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Multicomponent Synthesis of 1-Aryl 1,2,4-Triazoles
A. Tam, I. S. Armstrong, T. E. La Cruz, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 3585-3589.

Gold(I)-Catalyzed Addition of Carboxylic Acids to Alkynes
B. C. Chary, S. Kim, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 7928-7931.

Enantioselective Organocatalytic Michael Addition of Aldehydes to Nitroethylene: Efficient Access to γ2-Amino Acids
Y. Chi, L. Guo, N. A. Kopf, S. H. Gellman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 5048-5049.

Asymmetric Catalysis with an Inert Chiral-at-Metal Iridium Complex
L-A. Chen, W. Xu, B. Huang, J. Ma, L. Wang, J. Xi, K. Harms, L. Gong, E. Meggers, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 10598-10601.

Direct Addition of Functionalized Organozinc Reagents to Carbon Dioxide, Ketones, and Aldehydes in the Presence of MgCl2
S. Bernhardt, A. Metzger, P. Knochel, Synthesis, 2010, 3802-3810.

(t-Bu)2PNP(i-BuNCH2CH2)3N: New Efficient Ligand for Palladium-Catalyzed C-N Couplings of Aryl and Heteroaryl Bromides and Chlorides and for Vinyl Bromides at Room Temperature
Ch. V. Reddy, J. V. Kingston, J. G. Verkade, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 3047-3062.

Indium Triiodide Catalyzed Reductive Functionalization of Amides via the Single-Stage Treatment of Hydrosilanes and Organosilicon Nucleophiles
Y. Inamoto, Y. Kaga, Y. Nishimoto, M. Yasuda, A. Baba, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 3448-3451.

Preparation of a Cycloheptane Ring from a 1,2-Diketone with High Stereoselectivity
Y. Takada, K. Nomura, S. Matubara, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 5204-5205.

Palladium-Catalyzed α-Arylation of Esters with Chloroarenes
T. Hama, J. F. Hartwig, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 1549-1552.

Direct Amination of Phenols under Metal-Free Conditions
J. Yu, Y. Wang, P. Zhang, J. Wu, Synlett, 2013, 24, 1448-1454.

A Multiligand Based Pd Catalyst for C-N Cross-Coupling Reactions
B. P. Fors, S. L. Buchwald, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 15914-15917.

Iron(III) Chloride as Mild and Efficient Reagent for the α-Thiocyanation of Ketones: An Expedient Synthesis of α-Oxo Thiocyanates
J. S. Yadav, B. V. S. Reddy, U. V. S. Reddy, D. N. Chary, Synthesis, 2008, 1283-1287.

Organocatalytic Asymmetric Sulfa-Michael Addition of Thiols to α,β-Unsaturated Hexafluoroisopropyl Esters: Expeditious Access to (R)-Thiazesim
X. Fang, J. Li, C.-J. Wang, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 3448-3451.

Organocatalytic Preparation of Simple β-Hydroxy and β-Amino Esters: Low Catalyst Loadings and Gram-Scale Synthesis
H. Jiang, B. Gschwend, Ł. Albrecht, K. A. Jørgensen, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 5052-5055.

Zinc-Catalyzed Silylation of Terminal Alkynes
R. J. Rahaim, Jr., J. T. Shaw, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 2912-2915.

A Convenient Synthesis of α-Substituted β,γ-Unsaturated Ketones and Esters via the Direct Addition of Substituted Allylic Zinc Reagents Prepared by Direct Insertion
C. Sämann, P. Knochel, Synthesis, 2013, 45, 1870-1876.

Zero-Valent Metals Accelerate the Neopentylglycolborylation of Aryl Halides Catalyzed by NiCl2-Based Mixed-Ligand Systems
P. Leowanawat, A.-M. Resmerita, C. Moldoveanu, C. Liu, N. Zhang, D. A. Wilson, L. M. Hoang, B. M. Rosen, V. Persec, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 7822-7828.

Highly Regioselective Synthesis of Trisubstituted Allenes via Lithiation of 1-Aryl-3-alkylpropadiene, Subsequent Transmetalation, and Pd-Catalyzed Negishi Coupling Reaction
J. Zhao, Y. Liu, S. Ma, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 1521-1523.

Direct Catalytic Anti-Markovnikov Addition of Carboxylic Acids to Alkenes
A. J. Perkowski, D. A. Nicewicz, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 10334-10337.

Oxidative Decarboxylation of 2-Aryl Carboxylic Acids Using (Diacetoxyiodo)benzene for Preparation of Aryl Aldehydes, Ketones, and Nitriles
V. N. Telvekar, K. A. Sasane, Synlett, 2010, 2778-2779.

Synthesis of Arylallenes by Palladium-Catalyzed Retro-Propargylation of Homopropargyl Alcohols
S. Hayashi, K. Hirano, H. Yorimitsu, K. Oshima, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 5048-5049.

Stereoselective Nitration of Olefins with tBuONO and TEMPO: Direct Access to Nitroolefins under Metal-free Conditions
S. Maity, T. Naveen, U. Sharma, D. Maiti, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 3384-3387.

Chromatography-Free Wittig Reactions Using a Bifunctional Polymeric Reagent
P. S.-W. Leung, Y. Teng, P. H. Toy, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 4996-4999.

A New Application of Hypervalent Iodine (λ5) Reagents with Organosulfonic Acids for Direct α-Organosulfonyloxylation Carbonyl Compounds
U. S. Mahajan, K. G. Akamanchi, Synlett, 2008, 987-990.

Synthesis of Aryl Thiocyanates via Copper-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Cross-Coupling between Arylboronic Acids and KSCN
N. Sun, H. Zhang, W. Mo, B. Hu, Z. Shen, X. Hu, Synlett, 2013, 24, 1443-1447.

Bismuth(III) Oxide Catalyzed Oxidation of Alcohols with tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide
P. Malik, D. Chakraborty, Synthesis, 2010, 3736-3740.

One-Pot Three-Component Synthesis of α-Iminonitriles by IBX/TBAB-Mediated Oxidative Strecker Reaction
P. Fontaine, A. Chiaroni, G. Masson, J. Zhu, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 1509-1512.

Pd-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Potassium Alkenyltrifluoroborates with 2-Chloroacetates and 2-Chloroacetamides
G. A. Molander, T. Barcellos, K. M. Traister, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 3342-3345.

One-Pot Conversions of Olefins to Cyclic Carbonates and Secondary Allylic and Homoallylic Amines to Cyclic Carbamates
S. G. Davies, A. M. Fletcher, W. Kurosawa, J. A. Lee, G. Poce, P. M. Roberts, J. E. Thomson, D. M. Williamson, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 7745-7756.

Beckmann Rearrangement of Ketoximes to Lactams by Triphosphazene Catalyst
M. Hashimoto, Y. Obora, S. Sakaguchi, Y. Ishii, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 2894-2897.