1,1-Diphenylethylene is used in the preparation of 2-chloro-1,1-diphenyl-ethene by reacting with benzeneseleninyl chloride and aluminum(III) chloride as reagents. It acts as an intermediate in organic synthesis as well as in pharmaceuticals.
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