Carbocyclization by Radical Closure onto O-Trityl Oximes:  Dramatic Effect of Diphenyl Diselenide

O-Trityl oximes of 5- and 6-iodoaldehydes undergo radical cyclization to produce oximes when treated in refluxing tetrahydrofuran (THF) with Bu3SnH, 1,1‘-azobis(cyclohexanecarbonitrile), i-Pr2NEt, and diphenyl diselenide (PhSeSePh).