Halogen bonds in organic synthesis and organocatalysis.

@article{Schindler2015HalogenBI,
  title={Halogen bonds in organic synthesis and organocatalysis.},
  author={Severin Schindler and Stefan M Huber},
  journal={Topics in current chemistry},
  year={2015},
  volume={359},
  pages={167-203}
}
In contrast to hydrogen bonding, halogen bonding has so far found very little use in organic synthesis and organocatalysis. Although there are multiple reports on the use of elemental iodine in a wide range of organic reactions, the understanding of the actual mode of activation in these cases is very rudimentary. Recently, first proof-of-principle… CONTINUE READING