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Tellurium in Organic Synthesis - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080453101, 9780080474922

Tellurium in Organic Synthesis

2nd Edition

Second, Updated and Enlarged Edition

Authors: Nicola Petragnani Hélio Stefani
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080453101
eBook ISBN: 9780080474922
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 5th March 2007
Page Count: 398
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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    2. Preparation of the more important inorganic tellurium compounds
    3. Preparation of the principal classes of organic tellurium compounds
    4. Tellurium in organic synthesis
    5. Telluroheterocycles
    6. Toxicology of organotellurium compounds
    7. Pharmacology of organotellurium compounds
    8. Miscellaneous reactions, including use of TeCl4 as a catalyst


The increasing number of publications that use tellurium clearly demonstrates the important role of tellurium compounds as unique and powerful tools in a broad range of organic chemical manipulations, often characterized by their selective behavior.

Tellurium in Organic Synthesis provides an overview of the principal aspects of organic tellurium chemistry. Many chapters have been enriched and updated in this second edition. New chapters include overviews of toxicology and pharmacology and a review on the preparation and reactivity of several tellurium heterocycles.

The first part of the book focuses on the preparation of selected inorganic tellurium compounds and on the main classes of organotellurium compounds. The second part, and main interest of the book, details the use of these inorganic and organic compounds as reagents to perform specific organic manipulations and synthesis. Reactions covered include reduction, formation and reaction of anionic species, deprotection, tellurium cyclizations, formation of alkenes, use of vinyllic tellurides, free radical chemistry, transmetallations, and removal of tellurium.

Key Features

  • Overview of inorganic and organic tellurium chemistry
  • Synthetic applications of tellurium compounds
  • All topics accompanied by detailed experimental procedures


For beginners and also will open new perspectives to advanced researchers


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About the Authors

Nicola Petragnani

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Chemistry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Hélio Stefani

Affiliations and Expertise

Pharmacy School, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil