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Keywords:

  • aldehydes;
  • esterification;
  • ligand design;
  • oxidation;
  • palladium
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It's a benzyl kind of magic: In the title reaction proceeding with benzyl chloride as the oxidant, the benzyl group serves as a carbon ligand, thus having an η3-coordination effect on palladium (see scheme). A variety of aldehydes and alcohols were selectively converted into the corresponding esters in good to excellent yields.