Design, preparation, X-ray crystal structure, and reactivity of o-alkoxyphenyliodonium bis(methoxycarbonyl)methanide, a highly soluble carbene precursor

Chenjie Zhu, Akira Yoshimura, Lei Ji, Yunyang Wei, Victor N. Nemykin, Viktor Zhdankin

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Abstract

The preparation, X-ray structure, and reactivity of new, highly soluble, and reactive iodonium ylides derived from malonate methyl ester and bearing an ortho substituent on the phenyl ring are reported. These new reagents show higher reactivity than common phenyliodonium ylides in the Rh-catalyzed cyclopropanation, C-H insertion, and transylidation reactions under homogeneous conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3170-3173
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Volume14
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 2012

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