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Versatile and Iodine Atom-Economic Co-Iodination of Alkenes

Himabindu Gottam and Thottumkara K. Vinod*

*Department of Chemistry, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois 61455, United States, Email:

H. Gottam, T. K. Vinod, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 974-977.

DOI: 10.1021/jo102051z

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Acetyl hypoiodite (CH3CO2I) is readily generated in situ by oxidation of molecular iodine by (diacetoxyiodo)benzene (DAIB) and can be utilized for the synthesis of 1,2-iodo-cofunctionalized derivatives of alkenes. Conversion of both atoms of molecular iodine to I+ results in 100% iodine atom economy for the reported iodo-cofunctionalization of alkenes.

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Key Words

Iodohydrins, DAIB

ID: J42-Y2011-0250