The first catalytic method for the asymmetric palladium-catalyzed intramolecular α-arylation of α-branched aldehydes was developed. This process is distinguished by the high yields and enantioselectivities that can be obtained, making this protocol a useful synthetic tool for further applications.
“Asymmetric Palladium-Catalyzed Intramolecular α-Arylation of Aldehydes”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2008, 47(42), 8108-8111.