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Special Issue "Advances in the Chemistry of Hypervalent Iodine Compounds"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Kazunori Miyamoto

Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Interests: Hypervalent iodine chemistry; Hypervalent bromine and chlorine chemistry; Chemistry of reactive intermediate; Kinetic studies; Theoretical chemistry; Photochemistry; Supramolecular chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Hypervalent compounds have attracted great attention from organic and inorganic/physical/theoretical chemists, owing to their unique structural characteristics and reactivity. In particular, Group 17 elements, hypervalent compounds have enjoyed widespread application over recent decades. Especially, 5th period hypervalent iodine compounds have become increasingly important in modern organic synthesis, mainly because of their: (1) excellent reactivity arising from vastly enhanced nucleofugality; (2) high chemoselectivity; (3) environmentally friendly nature; and (4) distinctive safety record (low-toxicity, non-explosiveness). In this Special Issue, we invite articles and communications from colleagues who have investigated the chemistry of hypervalent iodine compounds (and related hypervalent bromine/chlorine compounds), including their synthesis, characterization, reaction and their application in materials synthesis. Specifically, spectroscopic, crystallographic, and theoretical analyses as well as photochemical, electrochemical, and mechanochemical reactions would be suitable for this Special Issue. The editors hope very much to receive many interesting and challenging research manuscripts on these topics.

Dr. Kazunori Miyamoto
Guest Editor

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  • Hypervalent iodine
  • Photochemistry
  • Electorochemistry
  • Theoretical studies
  • Mechanochemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Materials science

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Type of the paper: Article

Tentative title: Synthesis of designer uracil-iodonium(III) salts for practical utilization as nucleobase synthetic modules

Authors: Naoko Takenaga, Shohei Ueda, Takumi Hayashi, Hodaka Yatabe, and Toshifumi Dohi

Affiliations: College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, 1-1-1 Nojihigashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525–8577, JAPAN

Abstract: Aryl iodonium(III) salts are one of the useful and important classes of hypervalent iodine compounds. Iodonium(III) salts bearing uracil moieties have recently appeared in literature, but their structural scope and utilization are limited due to their hygroscopic characteristics. In this paper, we describe our detail study for synthesizing a series of uracil iodonium(III) salts derived with various structural motives and counterions (see Communications: Heterocycles, 97 (Kiyoshi Tomioka’s Special Issue)/ 2, 1248 and an attached file). These new compounds could become attractive synthetic modules in constructing functionalized nucleobase and nucleosides.   

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