2-Iodoxybenzoic acid ditriflate: the most powerful hypervalent iodine(v) oxidant.

Affiliation

The Tomsk Polytechnic University, 634050 Tomsk, Russia. [Email]

Abstract

A ditriflate derivative of 2-iodoxybenzoic acid (IBX) was prepared by the reaction of IBX with trifluoromethanesulfonic acid and characterized by single crystal X-ray crystallography. IBX-ditriflate is the most powerful oxidant in a series of structurally similar IBX derivatives which is best illustrated by its ability to readily oxidize hydrocarbons and the oxidation resistant polyfluoroalcohols.

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