Stereoselective Rearrangements with Chiral Hypervalent Iodine Reagents


  • We thank Dr. Benson Kariuki (Cardiff University) for the X-ray analysis of 3 c and 3 d and the EPSRC National Mass Spectrometry Facility, Swansea, for mass spectrometric data. We thank Cardiff University for financial support, the region Picardie (France) for a Philéas Stay scholarship (R.C.), and the DAAD for support through the Erasmus program (L.A.).


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I likes rearrangements: Hypervalent iodine compounds can be used as environmentally friendly, mild, and selective reagents for highly enantioselective rearrangements of alkenes. For the first time, rearrangements to α-arylated ketones can be performed enantioselectively using lactic acid-based iodine(III) reagents.