Characterization and catalytical study of Pd/Pt complexes

In recent times Suzuki-Miyaura reaction, which is more commonly known as the “Suzuki coupling reaction,” is one of the most useful cross-coupling reactions between aryl or vinyl boronic acid with aryl or vinyl halides and also with different reagents like alkenes, alkynes, amines, pseudohalides, metallorganic compounds, etc. catalyzed by palladium (0) complexes. It is widely used in the production of olefins (including poly olefins also), styrenes, and substituted biphenyls are among some common examples. Generally, an alternative to boronic acid, which is organotrifloroborate salts is in common use.

Palladium-catalyzed Suzuki cross-coupling reactions are amongst the most powerful and applicable C—C bond formation methods. The reaction is generally carried out at temperatures of 60–80°C with excellent yield results.


  • Characterized several Pd or Pt complexes with Single-crystal XRD.
  • Studied the catalytic efficiency for coupling reactions such as Suzuki Coupling and Heck reaction using GC-MS.