A facile α-iodination reaction of unsaturated amides

Osamu Kitagawa, Tokushi Hanano, Tatsuya Hirata, Tadashi Inoue, Takeo Taguchi

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A novel and mild α-iodination of carboxamides was developed. Unsaturated amides could be converted to the α-iodoamides in moderate to good yields by treatment with I2 in the presence of s-collidine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1299-1302
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Mar 3
Externally publishedYes


  • collidine
  • imidate
  • iodination
  • iodine
  • unsaturated amide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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