Development of Imino-λ3-iodanes with Improved Reactivity for Metal-Free [2+2+1] Cycloaddition-Type Reactions

Takafumi Baba, Shunsuke Takahashi, Yui Kambara, Akira Yoshimura, Victor N. Nemykin, Viktor V. Zhdankin, Akio Saito

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Aiming at the enhancement of electrophilicity of imino-λ3-iodanes, we have developed (tosylimino)pentafluorophenyl-λ3-iodane, which shows superior reactivity compared to the commonly used (tosylimino)phenyl-λ3-iodane in the [2+2+1]-type synthesis of imidazoles. (Figure presented.).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3860-3864
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Synthesis and Catalysis
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2017


  • Alkynes
  • cycloaddition
  • imidazoles
  • iminoiodanes
  • metal-free

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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