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Palladium-Catalyzed Mono-α-Arylation of Acetone with Aryl Imidazolylsulfonates

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Set the ace(tone): A palladium catalyst derived from the bidentate XantPhos ligand and Pd(OAc)2 has enabled broadly applicable mono-α-arylations of acetone to be performed with air- and moisture-stable aryl imidazolylsulfonates as most user-friendly electrophiles (see scheme).

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