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Iodine(III)-Mediated Oxidative Hydrolysis of Haloalkenes: Access to α-Halo Ketones by a Release-and-Catch Mechanism

Antoine Jobin-Des Lauriers and Claude Y. Legault*

*University of Sherbrooke, Department of Chemistry, Centre in Green Chemistry and Catalysis, 2500 boul. de l'Université, Sherbrooke, Québec J1K 2R1, Canada, Email:

A. Jobin-Des Lauriers, C. Y. Legault, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 108-111.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b03345

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Key Words

HTIB, α-bromination, α-chlorination, oxidative hydrolysis

ID: J54-Y2016