Highly efficient reduction of unactivated aryl and alkyl iodides by a ground-state neutral organic electron donor

J.A. Murphy, T.A. Khan, S. Zhou, M. Mohan, D.W. Thomson

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Abstract

Electron-transfer reductions of unactivated aryl and alkyl iodides with a neutral ground-state organic molecule are reported. The reducing agent 1 is formed in two steps from N-methylbenzimidazole using very simple chemistry, and subsequent treatment of the iodoalkane or -arene with 1 affords cyclized products (see scheme).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1356-1360
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie
Volume44
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • cyclization
  • synthetic methods
  • reduction
  • radical reactions
  • electron transfer

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