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Gold(I)-Catalyzed Iodination of Arenes

David Leboeuf, Jennifer Ciesielski, Alison J. Frontier*

*Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA, Email:

D. Leboeuf, J. Ciesielsk, A. J. Frontier, Synlett, 2014, 25, 399-402.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1340321


Gold(I) catalysis enables an efficient iodination of a various electron-rich arenes in the presence of N-Iodosuccinimide (NIS) under mild conditions.

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Key Words

gold, homogeneous catalysis, NIS, iodination, arenes, electrophilic aromatic substitution

ID: J60-Y2014