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A Convenient and Practical Approach to α-Diketones via Reactions of Internal Aryl Alkynes with N-Iodosuccinimide/Water

Mingyu Niu, Hua Fu*, Yuyang Jiang, Yufen Zhao

*Key Laboratory of Bioorganic Phosphorus Chemistry and Chemical Biology (Ministry of Education), Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. of China, Email:

M. Niu, H. Fu, Y. Jiang, Y. Zhao, Synthesis, 2008, 2879-2882.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1067240


The reaction of alkynes with N-iodosuccinimides and water at 70˚C allows a convenient and practical approach to α-diketones.

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Key Words

α-diketones, alkynes, N-iodosuccinimide, water

ID: J66-Y2008-2540