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Palladium-Catalyzed Diarylmethyl C(sp3)-C(sp2) Bond Formation: A New Coupling Approach toward Triarylmethanes

Ying Xia, Fangdong Hu, Zhenxing Liu, Peiyuan Qu, Rui Ge, Chen Ma, Yan Zhang* and Jianbo Wang*

*Beijing National Laboratory of Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), College of Chemistry, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China, Email:,

Y. Xia, F. Hu, Z. Liu, P. Qu, R. Ge, C. Ma, Y. Zhang, J. Wang, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 1784-1787.

DOI: 10.1021/ol400690t


Palladium-catalyzed reductive coupling reactions between N-tosylhydrazones and aryl halides provide a general route for the synthesis of triarylmethanes.

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Key Words

Arylation, Formate

ID: J54-Y2013-1040