Hypervalent Iodine Compounds in Carbohydrate Chemistry: Glycosylation, Functionalization and Oxidation

Mukul Mahanti*, Kumar Bhaskar Pal*, Carl Johan Wallentin*, M Carmen Galan*

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This mini review article provides an overview on the use of hypervalent iodine compounds (HICs) in carbohydrate synthesis, focusing on their chemistry and recent applications. HICs are similar to transition metals in their reactivity but have the added benefit of being environmentally benign, and are therefore commonly used as selective oxidants and eco-friendly reagents in organic synthesis. Herein, we summarize various synthetic uses of hypervalent iodine reagents in reactions such as glycosylation, oxidations, functionalization, and C-C bond-forming reactions. The goal of this review is to illustrate the advantages and versatility of using HICs as an environmentally sustainable alternative to heavy metals in carbohydrate chemistry.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere202400087
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number25
Early online date13 Feb 2024
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2024

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