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There are plenty of sources saying that the Suzuki coupling is air-sensitive (even though there are some versions that require oxygen). However I'd like to know why a typical Suzuki coupling is air-sensitive. I cannot find what the oxygen actually does. Pd(0) doesn't seem like it would get oxidised in air that easily, does it?

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