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Design, Preparation, X-ray Crystal Structure, and Reactivity of o-Alkoxyphenyliodonium Bis(methoxycarbonyl)methanide, a Highly Soluble Carbene Precursor

Chenjie Zhu, Akira Yoshimura, Lei Ji, Yunyang Wei, Victor N. Nemykin* and Viktor V. Zhdankin*

*Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota 55812, United States, Email:,

C. Zhu, A. Yoshimura, L. Ji, Y. Wei, V. N. Nemykin, V. V. Zhdankin, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 3170-3173.

DOI: 10.1021/ol301268j (free Supporting Information)

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New and highly soluble iodonium ylides derived from malonate methyl ester show higher reactivity than common phenyliodonium ylides in the Rh-catalyzed cyclopropanation, C-H insertion, and transylidation reactions under homogeneous conditions.

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ID: J54-Y2012-1990