A novel 1-glycyl-3-methyl imidazolium chloride-palladium (II) complex [[Gmim]Cl-Pd (II)] was found to be a heterogeneous catalyst for an efficient Heck reaction with good to excellent yield under solvent free condition. Tetra-coordinated palladium complex was prepared by reacting PdCl 2 with 1-glycyl-3-methyl imidazolium chloride and its catalytic function invented for the CC bond formation. Spectroscopic evidence of complex has been proved by powder XRD, SEM, FT-IR and AFM. This protocol provides a simple strategy for the generation of a variety of new CC bonds under environmentally benign condition. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.