Benziodoxole-based hypervalent iodine reagents in organic synthesis

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Five-membered hypervalent iodine heterocycles derived from benziodoxole and benziodazole oxide have recently emerged as reagents of choice for various synthetically useful oxidative transformations. In particular, IBX (2-iodoxybenzoic acid) and DMP (Dess-Martin periodinane) are widely used for the selective oxidation of primary and secondary alcohols and for a variety of other important oxidations. IBX-amides and IBX-esters are a new class of pentavalent iodine reagents with a pseudo-benziodoxole structure and a reactivity pattern similar to IBX.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-145
Number of pages25
JournalCurrent Organic Synthesis
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005


  • Benziodazole
  • Benziodoxole
  • DMP
  • Hypervalent iodine
  • IBX
  • Oxidation


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