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Palladium(II) Acetate, Recrystallized

By: Josephine Nakhla, Chemfiles Volume 10 Article 3

Josephine Nakhla, Ph.D. Market Segment Manager Organometallics & Catalysis

Josephine Nakhla, Ph.D. 
Market Segment Manager 
Organometallics & Catalysis

It has been demonstrated that in some applications recrystallized palladium(II) acetate (Pd(OAc)2) performs better than typical grades. White and Overman have both independently demonstrated that in some applications a particular grade of Pd(OAc)2 is necessary. In particular, the preparation of the White catalyst as well as the preparation of the COP catalysts, [COPOAc] 2 and [COP-Cl]2, by Overman successfully employ and require recrystallized Pd(OAc)2.

Figure 1. Recrystallized palladium(II) acetate (Pd(OAc)2)

Figure 1. Recrystallized palladium(II) acetate (Pd(OAc)2)

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  1. Anderson, C. E.; Kirsch, S. F.; Overman, L. E.; Richards, C. J.; Watson, M. P. Org. Synth., 2007, 84, 148.

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