New pyridine-based hypervalent iodine reagents, (dichloroiodo)pyridines, were prepared by chlorination of 2-, 3-, or 4-iodopyridines with NaOCl-HCl at room temperature. Structures of 2-(dichloroiodo)pyridine and 2-(dichloroiodo)-3-propoxypyridine were established by X-ray crystallography. The new (dichloroiodo)pyridines can be used as efficient reagents for oxidation of alcohols to carbonyl compounds and also as chlorinating reagents. The reduced form of the reagents such as 2-iodo-3-propoxypyridine, can be recovered from the reaction mixture in good yields by an acid-base liquid-liquid biphasic protocol.
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