Iodine in dimethyl sulfoxide as a new general reagent for the preparative oxidation of 1,2-diarylethenes and 1,2-diarylethynes to aromatic 1,2-diketones

M. S. Yusybov, V. D. Filimonov

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1,2-Diarylethenes and 1,2-diarylethynes are readily converted to the corresponding 1,2-diketones in high yield using the reagent iodine in dimethyl sulfoxide. Alkynes in these reactions are more reactive than alkenes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-132
Number of pages2
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1991


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  • Organic Chemistry

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