Selective Conversion of Alcohols into Alkyl Iodides Using a Thioiminium Salt
Adam R. Ellwood and Michael J. Porter*
*Department of Chemistry, University College London, Christopher Ingold Laboratories, 20 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AJ, U.K., Email: m.j.porterucl.ac.uk
A. R. Ellwood, M. J. Porter, J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 7982-7985.
DOI: 10.1021/jo901415n (free Supporting Information)
Treatment of a range of primary and secondary alcohols with MeSCH═NMe2+ I− affords the corresponding alkyl iodides in excellent yield. Selective formation of a primary iodide in the presence of a secondary alcohol can be achieved.
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