Jimenez-Rodriguez C1, Eastham GR, Cole-Hamilton DJ.
Dalton Trans. 2005 May 21;(10):1826-30. Epub 2005 Apr 25.A catalyst system based on palladium-1,2-bis-(di-tert-butylphosphinomethyl)benzene (BDTBPMB) shows good activity for the methoxycarbonylation of strongly activated aryl chlorides, like 4-chloromethylbenzoate or 4-chlorocyanobenzene. Surprisingly, the use of less activated aryl chlorides, like 4-chloroacetophenone, leads to the formation of dimethyl terephthalate amongst other products arising from ... Read More