Design, preparation, X-ray crystal structure, and reactivity of o-alkoxyphenyliodonium bis(methoxycarbonyl)methanide, a highly soluble carbene precursor

Chenjie Zhu, Akira Yoshimura, Lei Ji, Yunyang Wei, Victor N. Nemykin, Viktor V. Zhdankin

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The preparation, X-ray structure, and reactivity of new, highly soluble, and reactive iodonium ylides derived from malonate methyl ester and bearing an ortho substituent on the phenyl ring are reported. These new reagents show higher reactivity than common phenyliodonium ylides in the Rh-catalyzed cyclopropanation, C-H insertion, and transylidation reactions under homogeneous conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3170-3173
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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