Abstract: Pd catalysis of C-C bond formations is briefly reviewed from the angle of nanoparticles (NPs) whether they are homogeneous or heterogeneous precatalysts and whether they are intentionally preformed or generated from a Pd derivative such as Pd(OAc)2. The most studied reaction is the Heck coupling of halogenoarenes with olefins that usually proceeds at high temperature (120-160 degrees C). Under such conditions, the PdII precursor is reduced to Pd0, forming PdNPs from which Pd atom leaching, subsequent to oxidative addition of the aryl halide onto the PdNP surface, is the source of very active molecular catalysts. Other C-C coupling reactions (Suzuki, Sonogashira, Stille, Negishi, Hiyama, Corriu-Kumada, Ullmann, and Tsuji-Trost) can also be catalyzed by species produced from preformed PdNPs. For catalysis of these reactions, leaching of active Pd atoms from the PdNPs may also provide a viable molecular mechanistic scheme. Thus, the term "PdNP catalysis of C-C coupling" used in this review refers to this function of PdNPs as precursors of catalytically active Pd species (i.e., the PdNPs are precatalysts of C-C coupling reactions).