BrettPhos Pd G3


[(2-Di-cyclohexylphosphino-3,6-dimethoxy-2′,4′,6′- triisopropyl-1,1′-biphenyl)-2-(2′-amino-1,1′ -biphenyl)]palladium(II) methanesulfonate methanesulfonate
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:

Quality Level




generation 3

reaction suitability

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


150-193 °C (decomposition)

functional group


SMILES string




InChI key


General description

BrettPhos Pd G3 is a third generation (G3) Buchwald precatalyst. It is air, moisture and thermally-stable and is highly soluble in a wide range of common organic solvents. It has long life in solutions. BrettPhos Pd G3 is an excellent reagent for Buchwald-Hartwig cross-coupling reaction. Some of its unique features include lower catalyst loadings, shorter reaction time, efficient formation of the active catalytic species and accurate control of ligand: palladium ratio.


BrettPhos Pd G3 may be used for the C-N coupling reaction between monosubstituted ureas and 1,2 dihaloaromatic system to form benzimidazolones.
It may be used in the synthesis of following compounds:
  • [Pd(cinnamyl)(BrettPhos)]OTf by reacting with [(cinnamyl)PdCl]2 and AgOTf.
  • [Pd(crotyl)(BrettPhos)]OTf by reacting with [(crotyl)PdCl]2 and AgOTf.
  • [Pd(allyl)(BrettPhos)]OTf by reacting with [(allyl)PdCl]2 and AgOTf.
  • Pd(allyl)(BrettPhos)Cl by reacting with [(allyl)PdCl]2.


250 mg in glass bottle
1, 5, 10 g in glass bottle


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Regioselective Synthesis of Benzimidazolones via Cascade C-N Coupling of Monosubstituted Ureas.
Ernst JB, et al.
Organic Letters, 16(14), 3844-3846 (2014)
Generating Active ?L-Pd (0)? via Neutral or Cationic Π-Allylpalladium Complexes Featuring Biaryl/Bipyrazolylphosphines: Synthetic, Mechanistic, and Structure-Activity Studies in Challenging Cross-Coupling Reactions.
DeAngelis AJ, et al.
The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 80(13), 6794-6813 (2015)
2-Aminobiphenyl Palladacycles: The ?Most Powerful? Precatalysts in C-C and C-Heteroatom Cross-Couplings.
Bruneau A, et al.
ACS Catalysis, 5(2), 1386-1396 (2015)
All of the preformed catalysts used in the kit are air and moisture stable complexes in their commercially available form. Once activated by base under the reaction conditions they become sensitive to air. To best enable scale-up success, the use of standard Schlenk technique is recommended.
Read More
All contents in the foil bag are weighed, plated, packed, and sealed in a glove box under nitrogen.
Read More
G3 and G4 Buchwald palladium precatalysts are the newest air, moisture, and thermally stable crossing-coupling complexes used in bond formation for their versatility and high reactivity.
Read More
Related Content
The Buchwald group has developed a series of highly active and versatile palladium precatalysts and biarylphosphine ligands used in cross-coupling reactions for the formation of C-C, C–N, C–O, C–F, C–CF3, and C–S bonds. The ligands are electron-rich, and highly tunable to provide catalyst systems with a diverse scope, high stability and reactivity. Furthermore, the new series of precatalysts are air-, moisture and thermally-stable and display good solubility in common organic solvents. The use of precatalysts ensures the efficient generation of the active catalytic species and allows one to accurately adjust the ligand:palladium ratio. The ligands, precatalysts and methodology developed in the Buchwald group are user friendly and have rendered previously difficult cross couplings reactions, much easier to achieve.
Read More

Our team of scientists has experience in all areas of research including Life Science, Material Science, Chemical Synthesis, Chromatography, Analytical and many others.

Contact Technical Service

Social Media

LinkedIn icon
Twitter icon
Facebook Icon
Instagram Icon


Research. Development. Production.

We are a leading supplier to the global Life Science industry with solutions and services for research, biotechnology development and production, and pharmaceutical drug therapy development and production.

© 2021 Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and/or its affiliates. All Rights Reserved.

Reproduction of any materials from the site is strictly forbidden without permission.