A ditriflate derivative of 2-iodoxybenzoic acid (IBX) was prepared by the reaction of IBX with trifluoromethanesulfonic acid and characterized by single crystal X-ray crystallography. IBX-ditriflate is the most powerful oxidant in a series of structurally similar IBX derivatives which is best illustrated by its ability to readily oxidize hydrocarbons and the oxidation resistant polyfluoroalcohols.
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This work was supported by research grants from the NSF (CHE-1759798), the Royal Society (IE160304), and the NSERC. M. S. Y. and A. Y. are also thankful to the Russian Science Foundation (RSF-16-13-10081-P).
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