Bimetallic palladium catalysis: direct observation of Pd(III)-Pd(III) intermediates. Academic Article uri icon


  • PhI(OAc)(2) is a common oxidant for Pd-catalyzed C-H bond functionalizations. Mechanistic hypotheses since the 1960s have suggested a Pd(II)/Pd(IV) mechanism. Here we present evidence for the relevance of bimetallic Pd(III) complexes to catalysis. A bimetallic Pd(III) acetate was isolated and can afford product by bimetallic reductive elimination.

author list (cited authors)

  • Powers, D. C., Geibel, M., Klein, J., & Ritter, T

complete list of authors

  • Powers, David C||Geibel, Matthias AL||Klein, Johannes EMN||Ritter, Tobias

publication date

  • January 1, 2009 11:11 AM