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Electrochemical selenium-initiated cyclization of alkenyl hydantoins
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1  Institute for Information Technologies Kragujevac, Department of Science, University of Kragujevac, Jovana Cvijica bb, 34000 Kragujevac, Serbia


5-Alkenyl hydantoins are converted into bycyclic or tricyclic hydantoins under indirect electrochemical conditions generating selenium cations. Regiospecific 5-exo ring closure process occurred. The reactions proceeded in good yields and the influence of electrochemical conditions on diastereoselectivity of the reactions are investigated.

Keywords: selenium, hydantoins, cyclization, electrosynthesis, selectivity