4,4′-Bis(dichloroiodo)biphenyl and 3-(dichloroiodo)benzoic acid: New recyclable hypervalent iodine reagents for vicinal halomethoxylation of unsaturated compounds

Mehman S. Yusubov, Larisa Alexandrovna Drygunova, Viktor Vladimirovich Zhdankin

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4,4′-Bis(dichloroiodo)biphenyl and 3-(dichloroiodo)benzoic acid are convenient recyclable hypervalent iodine reagents for vicinal chloromethoxylation or iodomethoxylation of unsaturated compounds. The reactivity of these reagents in the reaction of vicinal halomethoxylation is generally similar to dichloroiodobenzene and the advantage of their use is that the reduced forms of these reagents can be easily separated from the reaction mixture and reused for the regeneration of the reagents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2289-2292
Number of pages4
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2004



  • Alkenes
  • Electrophilic additions
  • Halogens
  • Hypervalent iodine
  • Oxidations

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  • Organic Chemistry

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