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1,4-Diiodobenzene is used in Suzuki reaction. It is used as a precursor in the preparation of martinellic acid and 1,4-bis(p-R-phenylethynyl)benzenes. Further, it is employed in the preparation of 1,4-diiodo-2,5-didodecylbenzene , which is a starting reagent for the synthesis of oligo(1,4-phenylene ethynylene). It is also used in human and animal nutrition products including antiseptics and disinfectants. In addition to this, it used in polarizing films for liquid crystal display chemicals.
Undergoes Pd-catalyzed carbonylative cross-coupling with arylboronic acids, e.g. 4-Methylbenzeneboronic acid, A13347, to give diketones; (cf. trans-Dichlorobis(triphenylphosphine)palladium(II), 10491 and Appendix 5): Tetrahedron Lett., 34, 7595 (1993); J. Org. Chem., 63, 4726 (1998):
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Liu, M.; Seino, Y.; Chen, D.; Inomata, S.; Su, S. J.; Sasabe, H.; Kido, J. Blue thermally activated delayed fluorescence materials based on bis(phenylsulfonyl)benzene derivatives. Chem. Commun. 2015, 51 (91), 16353-16356.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.