Science China Chemistry

, Volume 57, Issue 2, pp 189–214

The applications of hypervalent iodine(III) reagents in the constructions of heterocyclic compounds through oxidative coupling reactions

Reviews Special Issue · The Frontiers of Chemical Biology and Synthesis

DOI: 10.1007/s11426-013-5043-1

Cite this article as:
Zheng, Z., Zhang-Negrerie, D., Du, Y. et al. Sci. China Chem. (2014) 57: 189. doi:10.1007/s11426-013-5043-1


Hypervalent iodine(III) reagents have been vastly used in many useful organic transformations. In this review article, we highlight the strategies that used the common hypervalent iodine(III) reagents as oxidants to synthesize the heterocyclic compounds, based on the patterns of bond formation during the construction of the heterocyclic backbones.


hypervalent iodine(III) reagentoxidative couplingbond formation strategyheterocycles

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tianjin Key Laboratory for Modern Drug Delivery & High-Efficiency; School of Pharmaceutical Science and TechnologyTianjin UniversityTianjinChina
  2. 2.Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering (Tianjin)TianjinChina