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Hofmann Rearrangement of Carboxamides Mediated by Hypervalent Iodine Species Generated in Situ from Iodobenzene and Oxone: Reaction Scope and Limitations

Aleksandra A. Zagulyaeva, Christopher T. Banek, Mekhman S. Yusubov and Viktor V. Zhdankin*

*Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota, 55812, Email:

A. A. Zagulyaeva, C. T. Banek, M. S. Yusubov, V. V. Zhdankin, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 4644-4647.

DOI: 10.1021/ol101993q (free Supporting Information)

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Alkylcarboxamides can be converted to the respective alkylcarbamates by Hofmann rearrangement using hypervalent iodine species generated in situ from PhI and Oxone in methanol. In addition, substituted benzamides can be converted to the respective quinone derivatives by treatment with Oxone and iodobenzene in aqueous acetonitrile.

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Key Words

Hofmann Rearrangement, Carbamates, Hypervalent Iodine Compounds, Oxone

ID: J54-Y2010-2920