Diphenyl ditelluride


Phenyl ditelluride
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65-67 °C (lit.)

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General description

Diphenyl ditelluride (PhTe)2 is a versatile reagent used in the organic synthesis. Neurotoxicity by (PhTe)2 depends on the modulation of signaling pathways initiated at the plasma membrane. Comparative toxicological effects of diphenyl diselenide and (PhTe)2 in mice after in vivo administration has been reported. Teratogenic effects of (PhTe)2 on chicken embryo development has been investigated. The oxidative addition of (PhTe)2 to Pd(PPh3)4 in dichloromethane is reported to yield Pd6Cl2Te4(TePh)2(PPh3)6·1/2CH2Cl2.


Diphenyl ditelluride may be used in the assay of organolithium and Grignard reagents.


1, 5 g in glass bottle


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Target Organs

Respiratory system

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


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Daiane Francine Meinerz et al.
PeerJ, 2, e290-e290 (2014-04-09)
Organoselenium compounds have been pointed out as therapeutic agents. In contrast, the potential therapeutic aspects of tellurides have not yet been demonstrated. The present study evaluated the comparative toxicological effects of diphenyl diselenide (PhSe)2 and diphenyl ditelluride (PhTe)2 in mice...
Robert B Cody et al.
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 30(7), 1321-1324 (2019-05-08)
Elemental compositions are commonly determined from the exact m/z of the monoisotopic peak, which is often the lightest isotope. However, the lightest isotope peak is often weak or absent and the monoisotopic peak can be difficult to identify for organometallics...
Regina Pessoa-Pureur et al.
Oxidative medicine and cellular longevity, 2014, 458601-458601 (2014-07-23)
Evidence from our group supports that diphenyl ditelluride (PhTe)2 neurotoxicity depends on modulation of signaling pathways initiated at the plasma membrane. The (PhTe)2-evoked signal is transduced downstream of voltage-dependent Ca(2+) channels (VDCC), N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDA), or metabotropic glutamate receptors activation...
Hamit Celik et al.
Neurotoxicology, 80, 29-40 (2020-06-17)
The fact that oxaliplatin (OXL), a platinum-based chemotherapeutic drug, causes severe neuropathy greatly limits its clinical use. This study investigated the effects of lycopene, a potent antioxidant, on OXL-induced central and peripheral neuropathy. In this study, 30 min after oral administration...
Bruna Comparsi et al.
Toxicology mechanisms and methods, 24(8), 529-535 (2014-05-28)
Diphenyl ditelluride (PhTe)₂ is a versatile molecule used in the organic synthesis and it is a potential prototype for the development of novel biologically active molecules. The mechanism(s) involved in (PhTe)₂ toxicity is(are) elusive, but thiol oxidation of critical proteins...

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