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This project originated from efforts to incorporate a Pd-MPAA catalyst into a protein scaffold to generate an ArM. Establishing the identity of such a catalyst proved far more difficult than we expected! The original manuscript, available at ChemRxiv, notes this origin story, which had to be removed during peer review.