Cross-coupling of benzylic acetates with arylboronic acids: One-pot transformation of benzylic alcohols to diarylmethanes

Ryoichi Kuwano, Masashi Yokogi

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Benzylic acetates reacted with arylboronic acids in the presence of a DPEphos-[Pd(η3-C3H5)Cl]2 catalyst when tert-amyl alcohol was used as a solvent, and the catalytic cross-couplings produced diarylmethanes in high yields (up to 94% isolated yield).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5899-5901
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number47
Publication statusPublished - Dec 21 2005


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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