Iodination of nitroarenes by a superactive reagent based on iodine chloride

V. K. Chaikovskii, T. S. Kharlova, V. D. Filimnov

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Iodine chloride reacts with Ag2SO3 in H2SO4 to give a new superelectrophilic reagent capable of iodinating nitrobenzene, halogenated nitrobenzenes, nitrotoluenes, and aromatic compounds with two nitro groups in the ring. Mononitroarenes are easily iodinated at 0-20°C, while dinitroarenes require heating to 100-170°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1291-1294
Number of pages4
JournalRussian Chemical Bulletin
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1999



  • electrophilic iodine
  • iodination
  • iodine chloride
  • nitroarenes

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  • Chemistry(all)

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