Rearrangements Induced by Hypervalent Iodine
This chapter describes advances in hypervalent iodine(III)-induced rearrangements reported between 2004 and 2015, beginning with Hofmann-type rearrangements and aliphatic aryl transpositions. In both reactions the iodine(III) reagent may be off-the-shelf or catalytically generated in situ. A number of stereoselective transformations are discussed, followed by transpositions triggered through phenol dearomatization, including Wagner–Meerwein-type rearrangements, Prins-pinacol transpositions, and a tandem polycylization-pinacol process. Other rearrangements such as an iodonio-Claisen rearrangement, an ipso-rearrangement, and rearrangements performed using iodine(V) are also described.