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Note | Special issue | Vol 82, No. 2, 2010, pp.1709-1717
Published online, 11th November, 2010
DOI: 10.3987/COM-10-S(E)116
Synthesis of Selenohydantoins from Isoselenocyanates and α-Amino Acids

Hajime Maeda,* Koichi Sakata, Masaru Takashima, Tatsuya Watanabe, Nobuteru Mizukami, Mitsunori Honda, and Masahito Segi*

*Chemistry Course, College of Science and Engineering, School of Chemistry, Kanazawa University, Kakuma, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-1192, Japan


Selenohydantoins were synthesized by the reaction of isoselenocyanates with α-amino acids in high yields. Reaction of isoselenocyanates with β-amino acids gave a six-membered ring compound and acyclic selenoureas.