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New Reactions of IBX: Oxidation of Nitrogen- and Sulfur-Containing Substrates To Afford Useful Synthetic Intermediates

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  • K. C. Nicolaou Prof. Dr.,

    1. Department of Chemistry and The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA, Fax: (+1) 858-784-2469
    2. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
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  • Casey J. N. Mathison,

    1. Department of Chemistry and The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA, Fax: (+1) 858-784-2469
    2. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
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  • Tamsyn Montagnon Dr.

    1. Department of Chemistry and The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA, Fax: (+1) 858-784-2469
    2. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
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  • We thank Dr. D. H. Huang and Dr. G. Siuzdak for NMR spectroscopic and mass spectrometric assistance, respectively. Financial support for this work was provided by the National Institutes of Health (USA) and the Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology.

Abstract

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New reactions for the synthetic toolbox: 2-Iodoxybenzoic acid (IBX) was employed to access a diverse array of useful synthetic intermediates. Among other transformations, the developed chemistry converts amines into imines, dithianes into carbonyl groups, N-heterocycles into N-heteroaromatic compounds, and hydroxylamines into oximes in high yields.

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