This book comprehensively covers iodine, its chemistry, and its role in functional materials, reagents, and compounds. - Provides an up-to-date, detailed overview of iodine chemistry with discussion on elemental aspects: characteristics, properties, iodides, and halogen bonding - Acts as a useful guide for readers to learn how to synthesize complex compounds using iodine reagents or intermediates - Describes traditional and modern processing techniques, such as starch, cupper, blowing out, and ion exchange resin methods - Includes seven detailed sections devoted to the applications of iodine: Characteristics, Production, Synthesis, Biological Applications, Industrial Applications, Bioorganic Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry, and Radioisotopes - Features hot topics in the field, such as hypervalent iodine-mediated cross coupling reactions, agrochemicals, dye sensitized solar cells, and therapeutic agents Iodine and its important role in functional materials, reagents, and compounds Iodine is essential for life and has a variety of forms that are useful for an even wider array of applications. This book acts a useful guide about iodine, its chemistry, fundamentals and advances. Using illustrative examples and detailed discussion, the examples in this book help readers gain a better understanding of the reactions, requirements, and industry potential of iodine. Chapters are divided into seven parts covering characteristics, production, synthesis, biological applications, industrial applications, bioorganic chemistry and environmental chemistry aspects, and radioisotopes. The areas covered include: An up-to-date overview of iodine chemistry with discussion on elemental aspects: characteristics, structures, properties and halogen bonding Traditional and modern techniques, such as such as starch, copper, blowing out, and ion exchange resin methods Comprehensive tips for readers learning how to synthesize complex compounds using iodine reagents or intermediates Popular applications and novel uses of iodine in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, films, solar cells, hypervalent iodine-mediated cross coupling reactions, and therapeutic agents The concepts in this book apply to organic chemistry as well as related fields in organometallics, materials, medicinal chemistry, and natural products. With broad coverage on both the chemistry and application of iodine, fundamentals, and advances in the field, this book is a useful tool for chemists and professionals.