A new, one-step, effective protocol for the iodination of aromatic and heterocyclic compounds via aprotic diazotization of amines

Elena A. Krasnokutskaya, Nadya I. Semenischeva, Victor D. Filimonov, Paul Knochel

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We have developed a convenient one-step preparation of aromatic and some heterocyclic iodides by the sequential diazotization-iodination of the aromatic amines with a KI/NaNO2/p-TsOH system in acetonitrile at room temperature. This method has general character and allows aryl iodides with either donor or acceptor substituents in various positions to be obtained from the corresponding amines in 50-90% yield.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-84
Number of pages4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 2007



  • Aromatic amines
  • Aromatic iodides
  • Diazotization
  • Potassium iodide
  • Sodium nitrite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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