2-Ethoxyethaneseleninic acid reacts with electron-rich aromatic substrates to deliver, by way of the selenoxides, the (2-ethoxyethyl)seleno ethers, which can in turn be transformed into a diverse set of aryl-selenylated products. Among these, a family of 5-uridinyl derivatives shows submicromolar inhibition of human and malarial orotate phosphoribosyltransferase.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry