The use of I2/AgOAc in dichloromethane constitutes a cheap, mild, and efficient method for the selective iodination of a variety of heterocycles. In a number of cases, this method provides superior yields than other literature methods and affords iodo-functionalized heterocycles that are suitable precursors for carbene complexes.
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Swiss National Science Foundation
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