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Cationic Pd(II)/Bipyridine-Catalyzed Addition of Arylboronic Acids to Arylaldehydes. One-Pot Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Triarylmethanes

Shaohui Lin and Xiyan Lu*

*State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 354 Fenglin Lu, Shanghai 200032, China, Email:

S. Lin, X. Lu, J. Org. Chem., 2007, 72, 9757-9760.

DOI: 10.1021/jo071232k

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Cationic Pd(II) complex-catalyzed addition of arylboronic acids to aldehydes gave diarylmethanols in high yields with low catalyst loading. A one-pot synthesis of unsymmetrical triarylmethanes from arylboronic acids, aryl aldehydes, and electron-rich arenes was achieved in high yields.

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ID: J42-Y2007-4050