Herein, we report an efficient and practical hydroiodination of internal alkynes using HI generated ex situ from the readily available triethylsilane and I2. This system offers high regio- and stereoselectivity to afford (E)-vinyl iodides in good yields under mild conditions. Furthermore, the hydroiodination reaction shows high functional group tolerance toward alkyl, methoxy, halogen, trifluoromethyl, cyano, ester, halomethyl, acid-sensitive silyl ether, and acetal moieties.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry