|Jmol-3D images||Image 1|
|Molar mass||204.01 g/mol|
|Melting point||−29 °C|
|Boiling point||188 °C|
|Solubility in water||Insoluble|
|Flash point||74.44 °C; 165.99 °F; 347.59 K|
heat capacity C
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Iodobenzene is an organoiodine compound consisting of a benzene ring substituted with one iodine atom. It is useful as a synthetic intermediate in organic chemistry. It is a volatile colorless liquid, although aged samples appear yellowish.
Iodobenzene is commercially available, but it can be prepared in the laboratory from aniline via the Sandmeyer reaction. In the first step, the amine functional group is diazotized with hydrochloric acid and sodium nitrite. Potassium iodide is added to the resultant phenyldiazonium chloride, causing nitrogen gas to evolve. The product is separated by steam distillation.
Since the C–I bond is weaker than C–Br or C–Cl, iodobenzene is more reactive than bromobenzene or chlorobenzene. Iodobenzene reacts readily with magnesium to form the Grignard reagent, phenylmagnesium iodide. Phenylmagnesium iodide, like the bromide analog, is a synthetic equivalent for the phenyl anion synthon. Iodobenzene reacts with chlorine to give the complex, iodobenzene dichloride, which is used as a solid source of chlorine.
- H. J. Lucas, E. R. Kennedy (1939), "Iodobenzene", Org. Synth.; Coll. Vol. 2: 351
- F. B. Dains and R. Q. Brewster (1941), "Iodobenzene", Org. Synth.; Coll. Vol. 1: 323
- H. J. Lucas and E. R. Kennedy, "Iodobenzene dichloride", Org. Synth.; Coll. Vol. 3: 482
- Gattermann-Wieland, "Laboratory Methods of Organic Chemistry," p. 283. Translated from the twenty-fourth German edition by W. McCartney, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1937.