Regiospecific One-Pot Synthesis of Diaryliodonium Tetrafluoroborates from Arylboronic Acids and Aryl Iodides

Marcin Bielawski, David Aili, Berit Olofsson

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Abstract: Diaryliodonium salts have recently received considerable attention as mild arylation reagents in organic synthesis. This paper describes a regiospecific, sequential one-pot synthesis of symmetrical and unsymmetrical diaryliodonium tetrafluoroborates, which are the most popular salts in metal-catalyzed arylations. The protocol is fast and high-yielding and has a large substrate scope. Furthermore, the corresponding diaryliodonium triflates can conveniently be obtained via an in situ anion exchange.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)4602-4607
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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