University Chemistry ›› 2019, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (2): 1-16.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201806019

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Introduction of Hypervalent Iodine Chemistry and Its Application

Dan LIU,Jiahao HE,Chi ZHANG*()   

  • Received:2018-06-19 Published:2019-02-26
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In recent decades, hypervalent iodine chemistry has witnessed its explosive development. Hypervalent iodine reagents have drawn considerable attentions and their reactivities have been continuously explored. Hypervalent iodine reagents, featuring facile availability and easy handling, offer multiple advantages over established methods as a green, efficient and multipurpose oxidant. The reactivities of hypervalent iodine reagents are similar to derivatives of mercury, chromium, lead, thallium and other heavy metals, but the toxicity and environmental problems are less than those of the heavy metal reagents. This paper mainly introduces the development of hypervalent iodine chemistry, the structure and classification of hypervalent iodine reagents and the synthetic application of hypervalent iodine reagents in organic chemistry, materials chemistry and industrial synthesis.

Key words: Hypervalent iodine chemistry, Synthetic application, Organic synthesis, Material chemistry, Industrial synthesis


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