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L19385 Bis(pyridine)iodonium tetrafluoroborate, 97%

CAS Number
Barluenga's Reagent

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L19385-MD 250mg 26.20
L19385-03 1g 64.40
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Bis(pyridine)iodonium tetrafluoroborate, 97%


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
Melting point
ca 160° dec.
Storage & Sensitivity
Keep Cold. Moisture Sensitive. Light Sensitive.
Hydrolyzes in water.


Bis(pyridine)iodonium tetrafluoroborate is used as mild iodinating and oxidizing reagent. It is also useful for selective iodination of free phenolic groups in tyrosine residues during solid-phase synthesis.


Keep container tightly sealed. Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers. Incompatible with oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Yoshifumi Maegawa.; Yasutomo Goto.; Shinji Inagaki.; Toyoshi Shimada. A useful procedure for diiodination of carbazoles and subsequent efficient transformation to novel 3,6-bis(triethoxysilyl)carbazoles giving mesoporous materials. Tetrahedron Letters. 2006, 47 (39), 6957-6960.

Benito Alcaide.; Pedro Almendros.; Amparo Luna.; M. Rosario Torres. Divergent Reactivity of 2-Azetidinone-Tethered Allenols with Electrophilic Reagents: Controlled Ring Expansion versus Spirocyclization. Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis. 2010, 352 (4), 621-626.

Powerful electrophilic iodinating agent; reagent of choice for selective iodinations, under mild conditions, of alkenes: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 27, 1715 (1985), acetylenes: J. Org. Chem., 55, 3104 (1990), and aromatic compounds: J. Org. Chem., 58, 2058 (1993); Tetrahedron Lett., 34, 3893 (1993).

Useful for selective iodination of free phenolic groups in tyrosine residues during solid-phase synthesis: Tetrahedron Lett., 39, 7393 (1998); 40, 7279 (1999). Photolysis of cycloalkanols in the presence of cesium carbonate affords ring-opened ω -iodocarbonyl compounds in good yield: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 40, 3389 (2001).

Photochemical oxidations with the reagent have been reported, e.g. cleavage of 1,2-diols to aldehydes, and oxidation of alcohols to aldehydes or ketones: Chem. Eur. J., 10, 4206 (2004).

For a brief review on uses of the reagent in synthesis, see: Synlett, 1679 (1999).

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335

Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P261-P264b-P271-P280-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362-P501c

Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

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