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Highly efficient reduction of unactivated aryl and alkyl iodides by a ground-state neutral organic electron donor

Murphy, J.A. and Khan, T.A. and Zhou, S. and Mohan, M. and Thomson, D.W. (2005) Highly efficient reduction of unactivated aryl and alkyl iodides by a ground-state neutral organic electron donor. Angewandte Chemie, 44 (9). pp. 1356-1360.

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Abstract

Electron-transfer reductions of unactivated aryl and alkyl iodides with a neutral ground-state organic molecule are reported. The reducing agent 1 is formed in two steps from N-methylbenzimidazole using very simple chemistry, and subsequent treatment of the iodoalkane or -arene with 1 affords cyclized products (see scheme).