Iodonium ylides in organic synthesis

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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
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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