I desperately need this reaction I am running now to work (a reductive detriflation). It is the last step in a long linear sequence. There were way too many hits in the literature on similar transformations, so I dissolved my starting material in DMF and added 22 equivalents of triethylamine and 20 equivalents of formic acid, which appeared to be common.
I then… heh… eyeballed dashes of Pd(OAc)2, PdCl2(dppf), PdCl2(PPh3)2 and finally a sprinkle of Pd/C into the mix. And cranked the temperature up to 90 °C. Ha!
If that -OTf is still around by LCMS by tomorrow, I do not have the slightest idea what the next logical step is :), so help me God.
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