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Molecules 2009, 14(12), 4814-4837; doi:10.3390/molecules14124814

Molecular Iodine-Mediated Cyclization of Tethered Heteroatom-Containing Alkenyl or Alkynyl Systems

Department of Chemistry, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, University of South Africa, P.O. Box 392, Pretoria 0003, South Africa
Received: 10 October 2009 / Revised: 9 November 2009 / Accepted: 12 November 2009 / Published: 25 November 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Organic Iodine Chemistry)
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Molecular iodine has established itself as a readily available and easy-to-handle electrophilic and oxidizing reagent used in various organic transformations. In this review attention is focused on the use of molecular iodine in promoting cyclization (iodocyclization and cyclodehydroiodination) of tethered heteroatom-containing alkenyl or alkynyl systems.
Keywords: iodine; iodocyclization; cyclodehydroiodination iodine; iodocyclization; cyclodehydroiodination
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Mphahlele, M.J. Molecular Iodine-Mediated Cyclization of Tethered Heteroatom-Containing Alkenyl or Alkynyl Systems. Molecules 2009, 14, 4814-4837.

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