Allylic and propargylic phenyl selenide oxygenation by cyclohexanone oxygenase: [2,3]-sigmatraopic rearrangement of the enzyme-generated selenoxide

John A. Latham, Bruce P. Branchaud, Y. C.Jack Chen, Christopher Walsh

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Enzymic oxidation of propargylic and allylic selenides has been carried out and the resulting selenoxides found to readily undergo 2,3-sigmatropic rearrangement; the propargylic product undergoes fragmentation while the allylic product yields racemic alcohols.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)528-530
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986


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