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Stereoselective Synthesis of Vinyl Iodides through Copper(I)-Catalyzed Finkelstein-Type Halide-Exchange Reaction

Xiujuan Feng*, Haixia Zhang, Wenbo Lu, Yoshinori Yamamoto, Abdulrahman I. Almansour, Natarajan Arumugam, Raju Suresh Kumar, Ming Bao*

*State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116023, P. R. of China, Email:,

X. Feng, H. Zhang, W. Lu, Y. Yamamoto, A. I. Almansour, N. Arumugam, R. S. Kumar, M. Bao, Synthesis, 2017, 49, 2727-2732.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1588988 (free Supporting Information)

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A halide-exchange reaction of vinyl bromides with potassium iodide proceeds smoothly in the presence of a copper catalyst under mild reaction conditions to provide the corresponding vinyl iodides stereospecifically and in good yields.

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Key Words

stereoselective synthesis, vinyl iodides, vinyl bromides, copper catalyst, halide-exchange reaction

ID: J66-Y2017