Solvent-free iodination of arenes using iodine-silver nitrate combination

Mekhman S. Yusubov, Elena N. Tveryakova, Elena A. Krasnokutskaya, Irina A. Perederyna, Viktor V. Zhdankin

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A simple and environmentally safe general method of iodination of aromatic substrates under sovent-free conditions using the I2/AgNO3 combination in a solid state is reported. Both activated and deactivated aromatic compounds afford the respective aryl iodides in generally high yields (80-90%).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1259-1265
Number of pages7
JournalSynthetic Communications
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 2007

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors thank Victor D. Filimonov (Department of Organic Chemistry, Tomsk Polytechnic University) for helpful discussion. V. V. Z. is thankful to the National Science Foundation (NSF/CHE-0353541 and NSF-MRI award CHE 0416157) for partial support of this research.

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  • Aryl iodides
  • Iodination
  • Iodine
  • Silver nitrate


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