A new air- and moisture-stable palladium(II) complex bearing pyridoxal thiosemicarbazone ligand has been synthesized. The synthesized complex was characterized by analytical and spectral methods. The molecular structure of the complex was confirmed by X-ray diffraction method. The palladium(II) complex was used as potential catalyst for Suzuki-Miyaura coupling reaction of several aryl halides under optimized conditions. (c) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.