Dave studied a series of unusual hypervalent selenium compounds with potential as chiral dienophiles. The Diels-Alder products have selenium functionality which can be used for further transformations.|
Dave also worked on the chemistry of selenones (together with Debbie Saez). He showed that vinyl phenyl selenone is an active bis-electrophile, which forms aziridines with primary amines and diazetidines with hydrazines.
|Papers||"Synthesis of 2,3-Disubstituted 1,2-Butadienes from Organotin Precursors and Butadienyl Lithium Reagents. Diels-Alder Reactivity", H. J. Reich, I. L. Reich, K. E. Yelm, J. E. Holladay, and D. Gschneidner," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1993, 115, 6625-35. (Article). PDF|