Aiming at the enhanced catalytic activity of fluoro-λ3-iodane generated from iodoarene precatalyst with Selectfluor and HF⋅pyridine, this study focused on the λ3-iodanes bearing coordinating substituents. Compared to 4-iodoanisole as a precatalyst of our previous method, N-methyl-2-iodobenzamide or 2-iodobenzamide worked well in the fluorocyclization of N-propargyl carboxamides to oxazoles. Control experiments suggest the equilibrium mixture of iodane-amine complexes and cyclic iodane fluorides would be involved in the present catalysis. (Figure presented.).
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