Visible-light-induced Metathesis Reaction Between Diselenide and Ditelluride

Cheng Liu, Jiahao Xia, Shaobo Ji, Zhiyuan Fan and Huaping Xu

Chem. Commun.201955, 2813 – 2816.

The Se–Te bond was prepared by a metathesis reaction between diselenides and ditellurides, which could be manipulated with the presence or absence of visible light. Additionally, the apparent activation energy of the exchange process was measured to be only 28.01 kJ mol-1, explaining the high reactivity and sensitivity to light.

Liu Cheng CC 2019