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Iodobenzene Dichloride as a Stoichiometric Oxidant for the Conversion of Alcohols into Carbonyl Compounds; Two Facile Methods for Its Preparation

Xue-Fei Zhao, Chi Zhang*

*The State Key Laboratory of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, P. R. of China, Email:

X.-F. Zhao, C. Zhang, Synthesis, 2007, 551-557.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-965889


A highly efficient and mild procedure for the oxidation of different types of alcohols uses TEMPO as catalyst, iodobenzene dichloride as stoichiometric oxidant, and pyridine as base. Oxidation of 1,2-diols gives α-hydroxy ketones or α-diketones depending on the amount of oxidant used. High yielding procedures for the preparation of iodoarene dichlorides have been developed.

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Key Words

iodobenzene dichloride, alcohols, catalysis, TEMPO, oxidation, aldehydes, ketones, 1,2-diketones, iodine(III) compounds

ID: J66-Y2007-0630