Recently, there has been a great deal of progress in organopalladium chemistry. Numerous new synthetic methods have been developed, which use palladium reagents either as catalysts or as stoichiometric reagents. This text provides synthetic organic chemists with a timely insight into current research on palladium reagents. Reactions involving palladium reagents are classified according to reaction mechanism, giving a rational and systematic view of the field. Examples of different reaction types are given, with explanations of the mechanistic details, experimental procedures and applications.