1,3-dihydro-3,3-dimethyl-1-(trifluoromethyl)-1,2-benziodoxole is in the form of colorless, white solid. It is soluble in all common organic solvents. It is used as effective and very versatile reagent for trifluoromethylation reactions of a variety of compounds including secondary and primary aryland alkylphospines, phenols, peptides containing cysteine residues by SPPS and electrophilic S-trifluoromethylation, arenes and N-heterocycles, and electrophilic N-trifluoromethylation of arozoles.
J. Charpentier, N. Früh, A. Togni, Electrophilic Trifluoromethylation by use of hypervalent iodine reagents, Chemical Reviews, 2015, vol. 115, pp. 650-682
White to light yellow solid
Mild, electrophilic, hypervalent iodine CF3 reagent effective for the trifluoromethylation of a wide range of substrates.