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Keywords:

  • arylation;
  • cross-coupling;
  • diaryl-λ3-iodanes;
  • green chemistry;
  • iodine;
  • hypervalent compounds

Abstract

The recent groundbreaking developments in the application of diaryliodonium salts in cross-coupling reactions has brought this class of previously underdeveloped reagents to the forefront of organic chemistry. With the advent of novel, facile, and efficient synthetic routes to these compounds, many more applications can be foreseen. Herein we provide an overview of the historical and recent advances in the synthesis and applications of diaryliodonium salts.