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Molecules 2009, 14(12), 5308-5322; doi:10.3390/molecules14125308
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Molecular Iodine—An Expedient Reagent for Oxidative Aromatization Reactions of α,β-Unsaturated Cyclic Compounds

Department of Chemistry, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, University of South Africa, P.O. Box 392, Pretoria 0003, South Africa
Received: 26 November 2009 / Revised: 9 December 2009 / Accepted: 15 December 2009 / Published: 16 December 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Organic Iodine Chemistry)
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Abstract

Prompted by the scant attention paid by published literature reviews to the applications of molecular iodine in oxidative aromatization reactions, we decided to review methods developed to-date involving iodine as an oxidant to promote aromatization of α,β-unsaturated cyclic compounds.
Keywords: iodine; oxidative aromatization; α,β-unsaturated cyclic compounds iodine; oxidative aromatization; α,β-unsaturated cyclic compounds
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Mphahlele, M.J. Molecular Iodine—An Expedient Reagent for Oxidative Aromatization Reactions of α,β-Unsaturated Cyclic Compounds. Molecules 2009, 14, 5308-5322.

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