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Bis(triphenylphosphine)palladium(II) dichloride

Synonym: Dichlorobis(triphenylphosphine)palladium(II), Palladium(II)bis(triphenylphosphine) dichloride, PdCl2(PPh3)2



General description

Bis(triphenylphosphine)palladium(II) dichloride is an organometallic complex. It is an efficient cross-coupling catalyst for C-C coupling reaction, such as Negishi coupling, Suzuki coupling, Sonogashira coupling and Heck coupling reaction. Detection of bis(triphenylphosphine)palladium(II) dichloride by electrospray ionization quadrupole ion trap mass spectrometry using different imidazolium salts as the charge carrier has been reported. It is employed as catalyst for the Heck reaction medium.


Application Guide for Palladium Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions

Bis(triphenylphosphine)palladium(II) dichloride was employed in the following studies:
• As model catalyst for the evaluation of functionalized silica′s for the adsorptive recovery of homogeneous catalysts, via its interaction with metal centre.
• As catalyst in the synthesis of diphenylacetylene.
• One-pot synthesis of furoquinolines, via Pd-catalyzed Sonogashira coupling followed by Cu(I) catalyzed ring closure.
• Catalyst for Sonogashira coupling of aryl alkynes to 2-bromothiazole and 2-bromothiophene.


1, 5, 25, 250 g in glass bottle

250 mg in glass bottle

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NONH for all modes of transport
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Protocols & Articles


Heck Reaction

The Heck reaction is the palladium catalyzed cross-coupling reaction between alkenes, and aryl or vinyl halides (or triflates) to afford substituted alkenes.1,2 It is a useful carbon–carbon bond form...
Keywords: Asymmetric synthesis, Cancer, Catalysis, Coupling reactions, Cross couplings, Heck Reaction, Herbicides, Ligands, Organic synthesis, Solvents

Transition-Metal Catalysts

A variety of transition-metal catalysts for the Suzuki coupling reaction are now available in our catalog. The majority of these catalysts are palladium- and nickelbased, typically utilizing phosphin...
ChemFiles Volume 1 Article 1
Keywords: Coupling reactions, Ligands, Suzuki coupling

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Application Guide for Palladium Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions

Palladium catalyzed cross-coupling reactions have revolutionized the way in which molecules are constructed. From the fields of organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry, to materials science and pol...
Keywords: Catalysis, Coupling reactions, Cross couplings, Materials Science, Medicinal chemistry, Organic synthesis, Polymer science, transformation

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