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A Facile Synthesis of Substituted Benzyl Selenocyanatesâ€

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Author(s): Linda A. Jacob | Bianca Matos | Corey Mostafa | Joelle Rodriguez | Joanne Kivella Tillotson

Journal: Molecules
ISSN 1420-3049

Volume: 9;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 622;
Date: 2004;
Original page

Keywords: Benzyl selenocyanates | chemopreventative agents.

ABSTRACT
Benzyl selenocyanates can be made from the corresponding benzylic bromides or chlorides in 30-60 minutes using acetonitrile as a solvent. The products may be obtained pure in satisfactory yields without recourse to chromatography.
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