Palladium oxidative addition complexes (OACs) have recently emerged as useful tools to enable challenging bond connections. However, each OAC can only be formed with one dative ligand at a time. As no one ligand is optimal for every cross- coupling reaction, we herein disclose a ligand exchange protocol for the preparation of a series of OACs bearing a variety of ancillary ligands from one common complex. These complexes were further applied to cross-coupling transformations.