Iodonium ylides in organic synthesis

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Abstract

This review summarizes the chemistry of iodonium ylides with emphasis on their synthetic applications. The preparation, structure and chemistry of iodonium ylides of different structural types are overviewed. Iodonium ylides have found synthetic application as efficient carbene precursors, especially useful as reagents for cyclopropanation of alkenes and preparation of heterocyclic compounds. Recently iodonium ylides have been utilized as efficient reagents in the thiotrifluoromethylation and nucleophilic fluorination reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)342-374
Number of pages33
JournalArkivoc
Volume2016
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Carbenes
  • Carbenoids
  • Hypervalent iodine
  • Iodonium ylides
  • Thiotrifluoromethylation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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