Hypervalent iodine(III) reagents in organic synthesis

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This review summarizes the chemistry of hypervalent iodine(III) compounds with emphasis of their synthetic applications. The preparation and reactions of (difluoroiodo)arenes, (dichloroiodo)arenes, iodosylarenes, [bis(acyloxy)iodo] arenes, and aryliodine(III) organosulfonates are overviewed. Application of these reagents allows mild and highly selective oxidative transformations in a facile and environmentally friendly manner. Some of these useful transformations can be carried out using organoiodine(III) compounds as catalysts or recyclable reagents. ARKAT USA, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-62
Number of pages62
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 21 2009


  • (Diacetoxyiodo)benzene
  • (Dichloroiodo)benzene
  • (Difiuoroiodo)benzene
  • Catalysis
  • Hypervalent iodine
  • Iodosylbenzene
  • Oxidation
  • Recyclable reagents
  • [Hydroxy(tosyloxy)]iodobenzene


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