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Pd-Catalyzed Regiodivergent Hydroesterification of Aryl Olefins with Phenyl Formate

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posted on 2015-07-17, 00:00 authored by Wenlong Ren, Wenju Chang, Yang Wang, Jingfu Li, Yian Shi
An effective Pd-catalyzed regiodivergent hydroesterification of aryl olefins with phenyl formate is described. Either linear or branched phenyl arylpropanoates can be obtained in good yields with high regioselectivities by the judicious choice of ligand without the use of toxic CO gas.