Several transition metal-mediated oxidations using hypervalent iodine species are reported. A convenient procedure for preparation of iodylarenes via RuCl3-catalyzed oxidation of iodoarenes has been developed. This procedure allows the generation of highly reactive monomeric iodine(V) species, which are excellent oxidants toward alcohols and hydrocarbons in situ. A broad range of substrates can be oxidized to carbonyl compounds by a tandem catalytic system based on the Ru(III)-catalyzed reoxidation of ArIO to ArIO2 using Oxone® as oxidant. It was shown that electrophilic iodine(III) species, originating from oligomeric iodosylbenzene sulfate (PhIO)3SO3, are efficient oxygenating agents in catalytic oxidation of aromatic hydrocarbons in the presence of metalloporphyrin complexes.
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This work was supported by research grants from the National Science Foundation (CHE-1009038) (VVZ) and Petroleum Research Fund, administered by the American Chemical Society (VNN).
- Hypervalent iodine