IBX—New Reactions with an Old Reagent

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A single-electron transfer (SET) is the key step in new reactions using the hypervalent iodine compound 2-iodoxybenzoic acid (IBX) 1 as a reagent. Efficient oxidations of alcohols, oxidation of the benzylic position, or introduction of α,β-double bonds into carbonyl compounds are other new applications of this reagent.

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