Synthesis of iodoalkanes and polyiodinated compounds
Alkylation of NaCHI2 with alkyl iodides and LiCHI2 with allyl and benzyl bromides gives functionalized gem-diiodoalkanes in good to excellent yields. Functional group tolerance toward olefins, acetals, ethers and silyl ethers, carbamates, and hindered esters is demonstrated.
J. A. Bull, A. B. Charette, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 8097-8100.