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(2-Iodoxybenzoic acid)

General Information:


CAS Number: 61717-82-6

Molecular Weight: 280.02 g/mol

2-Iodoxybenzoic acid (IBX) is a reagent typically used to oxidize alcohols to aldehydes or ketones. IBX is not soluble in many common organic solvents. Dess-Martin Periodinane is closely related to IBX and has the major benefit of being much more soluble in various solvents. IBX is considered to possibly be shock sensitive.

Common Uses:

Reagent to oxidize primary alcohols to aldehydes



Reagent to oxidize secondary alcohols to ketones



2-Iodoxybenzoic acid (IBX) is possibly shock sensitive.


1) Wikipedia: 2-Iodoxybenzoic acid (link)

2) 2-Iodoxybenzoic acid (link)