The Heck reaction (also called the Mizoroki-Heck reaction) is the chemical reaction of an unsaturated halide (or triflate) with an alkene and a strong base and palladium catalyst to form a substituted alkene.Together with the other palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions, this reaction is of great importance, as it allows to do substitution reactions on planar centers.
Palladium-Triarylphosphine Complexes as Catalysts for Vinylic Halide Reactions
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Palladium-catalyzed reactions of organic halides with olefins
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Acylation, methylation, and carboxyalkylation of olefins by Group VIII metal derivatives
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Palladium-catalyzed vinylic hydrogen substitution reactions with aryl, benzyl, and styryl halides
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Palladium-catalyzed annulation of aryl iodides with diphenylacetylene
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