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Iodine Monoacetate for Efficient Oxyiodinations of Alkenes and Alkynes

Tobias Hokamp, Alena Therese Storm, Mekhman Yusubov, Thomas Wirth*

*School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT, UK, Email:

T. Hokamp, A. T. Storm, M. Yusubov, T. Wirth, Synlett, 2018, 29, 415-418.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1589119

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The use of iodine and Oxone in acetic acid/acetic anhydride enables an inexpensive, environmentally friendly, and highly efficient regio- and diastereoselective iodoacetoxylation of alkenes and alkynes in a simple one-pot process.

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formation of iodine monoacetate using iodine and Oxone

Key Words

alkenes, alkynes, iodine, iodine(I)acetate, oxyiodination, iodohydrins, oxone

ID: J60-Y2018