New reactions in water: metal-free conversion of alcohols and ketones into alpha-iodoketones.

Abstract

Using water as the reaction medium, ketones can be transformed into alpha-iodoketones upon treatment with sodium iodide, hydrogen peroxide and an acid; interestingly, alpha-iodoketones can be also obtained from secondary alcohols through a metal-free tandem oxidation-iodination approach.

Cite this paper

@article{Barluenga2004NewRI, title={New reactions in water: metal-free conversion of alcohols and ketones into alpha-iodoketones.}, author={Jos{\'e} Barluenga and Mar{\'i}a Marco-Arias and Francisco Gonz{\'a}lez-Bobes and Alfredo Ballesteros and Jose Miguel Gonzalez}, journal={Chemical communications}, year={2004}, volume={22}, pages={2616-7} }