Palladium(II) acetate is a chemical compound of palladium described by the formula Pd(O2CCH3)2 or Pd(OAc)2. It is considered more reactive than the analogous platinum compound. It is soluble in many organic solvents.
Palladium has a rich organometallic chemistry which has developed over the past twenty-five years. While palladium is not unique in its ability to carry out a wide range of carbon-carbon bond forming reactions, its ver- satility has resulted in an increasing effort being made towards the use of palladium reagents in organic synthesis in academic and industrial research laboratories.Widely used procedures such as the Heck, Suzuki and Sonogashira cross-coupling reactions and Buckwald-Hartwig aminations most commonly employ a palladium-based catalyst.