Synlett 2005(9): 1488-1489  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-868502
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2-Iodoxybenzoic Acid (IBX): A Versatile Reagent

Indresh Kumar*
Indresh Kumar c/o Dr. C. V. Rode, Homogenous Catalysis ­Division, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, 411008, India
e-Mail: indreshmalik@yahoo.co.in;
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Publication History

Publication Date:
27 April 2005 (online)

Introduction

The importance of hypervalent iodine reagents in organic chemistry has been demonstrated in recent years, and they have been found to have several desirable properties: they are mild, selective, efficient and eco-friendly. [1] 2-Iodoxybenzoic acid (IBX) has been developed as a powerful ­reagent for several organic transformations, and a recent surge in interest was driven by the publication of an improved method for its synthesis. [2a] IBX is a powerful ­single-electron transfer oxidant that readily accepts a new heteroatom-based ligand, and has been applied successfully for the construction of novel heterocycles.

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