A Rapid and Efficient Synthesis of Benzimidazoles Using Hypervalent Iodine as Oxidant
Li-Hua Du, Yan-Guang Wang*
*Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, P. R. of China, Email: orgwygzju.edu.cn
L.-H. Du, Y.-G. Wang, Synthesis, 2007, 675-678.
Various 2-arylbenzimidazoles were synthesized from phenylenediamines and aldehydes via a one-step process using hypervalent iodine as oxidant. This method features mild conditions, short reaction times, high yields, and a simple procedure.
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