Inside Cover: Stereoselective Rearrangements with Chiral Hypervalent Iodine Reagents (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 27/2013)



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Iodine has made a long journey from being a table salt additive to the key element in efficient chiral reagents. In their Communication on page 7018 ff. T. Wirth and co-workers describe the utilization of such reagents in stereoselective oxidative rearrangements of alkenes. For the first time, rearrangements to α-arylated ketones can be performed in high enantioselectivities using chiral hypervalent iodine reagents based on lactic acid.

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