Palladium-catalyzed oxidative direct C-H/C-H cross coupling of anilides with β-keto esters.


A Pd(II)-catalyzed oxidative direct C(sp(2))-H/C(sp(3))-H cross coupling of anilides with α-dicarbonyl compounds with Mn(OAc)3·2H2O as the oxidant is reported and this protocol provides facile access to α-aryl malonates and β-keto esters in good yields and regioselectivity. 
DOI: 10.1039/c3cc44769c


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