Palladium-catalyzed aromatic esterification of aldehydes with organoboronic acids and molecular oxygen

Org Lett. 2008 Apr 17;10(8):1537-40. doi: 10.1021/ol800176p. Epub 2008 Mar 18.


A palladium-catalyzed aromatic esterification reaction of aldehydes with arylboronic acids under an air atmosphere was achieved. This reaction tolerates many functional groups and provides aryl benzoate derivatives with yields ranging from moderate to good. Dioxygen takes part in the reaction and is crucial for this transformation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aldehydes / chemistry*
  • Boronic Acids / chemistry*
  • Catalysis
  • Esterification
  • Oxygen / chemistry*
  • Palladium / chemistry*


  • Aldehydes
  • Boronic Acids
  • Palladium
  • Oxygen