(N-Heterocyclic Carbene)PdCl<sub>2</sub>(TEA) Complexes: Studies on the Effect of the “Throw-Away” Ligand in Catalytic Activity

The synthesis and characterization of a series of (N-heterocyclic carbene)PdCl<sub>2</sub>(TEA) (TEA = triethylamine) complexes are presented. A comparison of their activity in the Suzuki–Miyaura and Buchwald–Hartwig reactions with similar (N-heterocyclic carbene)Pd(II) complexes is also presented.