IBX-I2 Redox Couple for Facile Generation of IOH and I+: Expedient Protocol for Iodohydroxylation of Olefins and Iodination of Aromatics
Jarugu Narasimha Moorthy*, Kalyan Senapati and Sarvesh Kumar
*Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 208 016, India, Email: moorthyiitk.ac.in
J. N. Moorthy, K. Senapati, S. Kumar, J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 6287-6290.
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The reduction of IBX to IBA in the presence of molecular iodine in DMSO generates hypoiodous acid (IOH), which reacts with various olefins as well as α,β-unsaturated ketones leading to their respective iodohydrins with anti stereochemistry. The same redox chemistry in acetonitrile containing TFA produces iodonium ions for facile iodination of aromatic compounds.
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