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Palladium-Catalyzed Benzylation of Arylboronic Acids with N,N-Ditosylbenzylamines

Sangeun Yoon, Myeng Chan Hong and Hakjune Rhee*

*Department of Bionanotechnology, Hanyang University, Sa 3-Dong 1271, Ansan, Kyunggi-Do 426-791, Korea, Email:

S. Yoon, M. C. Hong, H. Rhee, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 4206-4207.

DOI: 10.1021/jo500462n (free Supporting Information)


A palladium-catalyzed coupling of N,N-ditosylbenzylamines with arylboronic acids results in diarylmethanes in high yields. The N,N-ditosylimide group provided an efficient leaving group for the Pd-catalyzed benzylation of arylboronic acids.

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ID: J42-Y2014