Treatment of sodium tetraphenylborate with aliphatic or aromatic acid anhydrides in the presence of a rhodium catalyst gives the corresponding alkyl (or aryl) phenyl ketones in good yields. In the presence of norbornene, tandem three-component coupling products, 2-acyl-3-phenylnorbornanes are obtained. © 2002 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.
Oguma, K., Miura, M., Satoh, T., & Nomura, M. (2002). Rhodium-catalyzed coupling of sodium tetraphenylborate with acid anhydrides in the presence or absence of norbornene. Journal of Organometalic Chemistry, 648(1–2), 297–301. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-328X(01)01439-5