This review summarizes the applications of iodonium compounds in the rapidly developing field of Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Reactions of diaryliodonium salts with fluoride anion have found wide practical application in PET as a fast and convenient method for the introduction of the radioactive [18F]-fluoride into radiotracer molecules. The best synthetic methods for the preparation of iodonium precursors for PET are described, the mechanistic aspects of nucleophilic fluorination reaction are discussed, and specific examples of the preparation of PET radioligands are provided.
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- Organic Chemistry