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).
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