Catalytic α-Arylation of Ketones with Heteroaromatic Esters

Ryota Isshiki*, Ryosuke Takise, Kenichiro Itami, Kei Muto, Junichiro Yamaguchi

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Heteroaromatic esters were found to be applicable as an arylating agent for the Pd-catalyzed α-arylation of ketones in a decarbonylative fashion. The use of our in-house ligand, dcypt, enabled this unique bond formation. Considering the ubiquity and low cost of aromatic esters, the present work will allow for rapid access to valuable α-aryl carbonyl compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2599-2603
Number of pages5
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec 1


  • aromatic esters
  • decarbonylative coupling
  • heteroarenes
  • ketones
  • palladium
  • α-arylation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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