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Palladium(0) bis(dibenzylideneacetone), Pd(dba)2
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core: palladium
reaction type: Buchwald-Hartwig Cross Coupling Reaction
reaction type: Heck Reaction
reaction type: Hiyama Coupling
reaction type: Negishi Coupling
reaction type: Sonogashira Coupling
reaction type: Stille Coupling
reaction type: Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling
reagent type: catalyst

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General description

Bis(dibenzylideneacetone)palladium(0) (Pd(dba)2) is an air stable Pd0 complex. It is a reagent for the synthesis of allylic substituted cyclopentadienes. It is a homogeneous catalyst. It catalyzes the alkylation of allyl acetates by various nucleophiles under mild conditions.


Bis(dibenzylideneacetone)palladium(0) (Pd(dba)2) was employed as catalyst in the following studies:
  • Synthesis of isomeric 2-aryl-2,5-dihydrofurans, via Heck coupling of aryl bromides with alkenes using neopentyl phosphine ligands.
  • Heck reaction of benzyl trifluoroacetate and 2,3-dihydrofuran phosphoramidite ligand.
  • Allylation of stabilized anions.
  • Cross coupling of allyl, alkenyl and aryl halides with organostannanes.
  • Cross coupling of vinyl halides with alkenyl zinc species.
  • Carbonylation of alkenyl and aryl halides.
  • Employed with cyclic thiourea ligands in an efficient aerobic oxidation of alcohols to aldehydes and ketones.


500 mg in glass bottle
2, 5, 50 g in glass bottle

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13 - Non Combustible Solids



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Cuerva, J. M.; Gomez-Bengoa, E.; et al
The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 62, 7540-7540 (1997)
Tetrahedron Letters, 22, 1399-1399 (1981)
Xiaoxiang Liu et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 126(16), 5182-5191 (2004-04-22)
A general procedure for the palladium-catalyzed arylation of trimethylsilyl enolates of esters and imides is reported. In the presence of ZnF2 or Zn(O-t-Bu)2 as an additive, the trimethylsilyl enolates of esters, including those bearing alpha-alkoxy derivatives, underwent arylation in high
T Vats et al.
Scientific reports, 6, 33053-33053 (2016-09-14)
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Arentsen, K.; Caddick, al.
Tetrahedron Letters, 45, 3511-3511 (2004)


Heck Reaction Applications & Products

The Heck reaction is the palladium catalyzed cross-coupling reaction between alkenes and aryl or vinyl halides (or triflates) to afford substituted alkenes.

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