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Keywords:

  • biaryls;
  • chirality;
  • selectivity;
  • sulfoxide;
  • synthetic methods
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A modular way towards biaryls: Highly enantioenriched biphenyls can be prepared based on a transition-metal-free aryl–aryl coupling followed by efficient desymmetrization or deracemization and chemoselective functionalization (see scheme).