New method for developing anti-cancer drugs and antimalarial medications

Researchers developed a catalytic decarbonlyative etherification of aromatic esters using a nickel or palladium catalyst with their enabling diphosphine ligand to give the corresponding diaryl ethers.. This is the first of its kind in the world and provides a new method for pharmaceutical research in developing anti-cancer drugs and antimalarial medications.

A paper on this research was published in the online version of Journal of the American Chemical Society on February 21.

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