Date: 03 Feb 2011

Palladium(III) in Synthesis and Catalysis

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While the organometallic chemistry of Pd in its (0), (+II), and (+IV) oxidation states is well established, organometallic Pd(III) chemistry remains widely unexplored. Few characterized Pd(III) complexes are known, which has inhibited detailed study of the organometallic chemistry of Pd(III). In this review, the potential roles of both mono- and dinuclear Pd(III) complexes in organometallic chemistry are discussed. While not widely recognized, Pd in the (+III) oxidation state may play a significant role in a variety of known Pd-catalyzed reactions.

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