High-Oxidation-State Palladium Catalysis: New Reactivity for Organic Synthesis


  • Kilian Muñiz Prof. Dr.

    1. Institut de Chimie, UMR 7177, University of Strasbourg, 4 rue Blaise Pascal, 67000 Strasbourg (France)
    2. New address: Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Av. Països Catalans, 16, 43007 Tarragona (Spain)
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Recent years have seen the rapid development of a new field of palladium catalysis in organic synthesis. This chemistry takes place outside the usually encountered Pd0/PdII cycles. It is characterized by the presence of strong oxidants, which prevent further palladium(II)-promoted reactions at a given point of the catalytic cycle by selective metal oxidation. The resulting higher-oxidation-state palladium complexes have been used to develop a series of new synthetic transformations that cannnot be realized within conventional palladium catalysis. This type of catalysis by palladium in a higher oxidation state is of significant synthetic potential.