Pseudocyclic 2-benzimidazolyl-substituted diaryliodonium salts were obtained by the reaction of the corresponding [hydroxy(tosyloxy)iodo]arenes with arenes in the presence of trifluoromethanesulfonic acid. X-ray structural analysis of these iodonium salts confirmed their pseudocyclic structure with a short (2.57-2.58 Å) noncovalent I···N interaction. Treatment of 2-benzimidazolyl-substituted diaryliodonium triflates with a base afforded novel five-membered iodine-nitrogen heterocycles.
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