The chemistry of hypervalent iodine compounds has been experiencing considerable
attention of organic chemists during the past few years. Hypervalent iodine reagents have found
ubiquitous applications in organic synthesis because of their mild and highly chemoselective
oxidizing properties, easy commercial availability, and environmental benign character. Along with
oxidation of alcohol, they have also shown to be useful in number of organic transformations which
include oxidative functionalization of carbonyl compounds, catalytic imidations, cyclization,
oxidative coupling of phenols, amines and related compounds. Among various hypervalent iodine
reagents, iodine-V compounds (λ5-iodanes) have attracted much attention in recent years. This
review narrates the particular advances in iodine (V) reagents with special emphasis on the use of
DMP in organic transformations.
Keywords: Aromatization, cyclization, DMP, hypervalent iodine, IBX, oxidation.
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