The electrosynthesis of diaryliodonium salts

Peacock, M. J. and Pletcher, D. (2000) The electrosynthesis of diaryliodonium salts. Tetrahedron Letters, 41, (46), 8995-8998. (doi:10.1016/S0040-4039(00)01620-8).


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A simple, one-step procedure for the synthesis of diaryliodonium salts is described. It is shown that the electrochemical oxidation of an aryl iodide at a carbon felt anode in acetic acid/25% acetic anhydride/5% sulfuric acid in the presence of an arene leads to a diaryliodonium salt in good yield. The method allows the preparation of unsymmetrical, as well as symmetrical diaryliodonium salts.

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Keywords: iodine compounds
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Chemistry
ePrint ID: 19029
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2005
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2015 02:18

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