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Ruthenium-Catalyzed Oxidation of Allyl Alcohols with Intermolecular Hydrogen Transfer: Synthesis of α,β-Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds
K. Ren, B. Hu, M. Zhao, Y. Tu, X. Xie, Z. Zhang, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 2170-2177.

N-Heterocyclic Carbene/Pd(II)/1-Methylimidazole Complex Catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling Reaction of Aryl Chlorides in Water
X.-X. Zhou, L.-X. Shao, Synthesis, 2011, 3138-3142.

Palladium(0)-Catalyzed Benzylation of H-Phosphonate Diesters: An Efficient Entry to Benzylphosphonates
G. Lavéna, J. Stawinski, Synlett, 2009, 225-228.

Organoselenium-Catalyzed Mild Dehydration of Aldoximes: An Unexpected Practical Method for Organonitrile Synthesis
L. Yu, H. Li, X. Zhang, J. Ye, J. Liu, Q. Xu, M. Lautens, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 1346-1349.

Ligand-Promoted, Copper Nanoparticles Catalyzed Oxidation of Propargylic Alcohols with TBHP or Air as Oxidant
C. Han, M. Yu, W. Sun, Y. Yao, Synlett, 2011, 2363-2368.

Tuning the Chiral Environment of C2-Symmetric Diene Ligands: Development of 3,7-Disubstituted Bicyclo[3.3.1]nona-2,6-dienes
R. Shintani, Y. Ichikawa, K. Takatsu, F.-X. Chen, T. Hayashi, J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 869-873.

Regioselective Hydroacylation of 1,3-Dienes by Cobalt Catalysis
Q.-A. Chen, D. K. Kim, V. M. Dong, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 3772-3775.

General and Scalable Amide Bond Formation with Epimerization-Prone Substrates Using T3P and Pyridine
J. R. Dunetz, Y. Xiang, A. Baldwin, J. Ringling, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 5048-5051.

Cleavage of tert-Butyl Benzoates with NaH in DMF: Comments on the Mechanism and a Simple and Safe Alternative Procedure
E. Filali, G. C. Lloyd-Jones, D. A. Sale, Synlett, 2009, 205-208.

Copper Triflate: An Efficient Catalyst for Direct Conversion of Secondary Alcohols into Azides
P. Khedar, K. Pericherla, A. Kumar, Synlett, 2014, 25, 515-518.

Convenient One-Pot Synthesis of Sulfonamides and Sulfonyl Azides from Thiols Using N-Chlorosuccinimide
H. Veisi, R. Ghorbani-Vaghei, S. Hemmati, J. Mahmoodi, Synlett, 2011, 2315-2320.

Copper-Facilitated Suzuki Reactions: Application to 2-Heterocyclic Boronates
J. Z. Deng, D. V. Paone, A. T. Ginnetti, H. Kurihara, S. D. Dreher, S. A. Weissman, S. R. Stauffer, C. S. Burgey, Org. Lett., 2009, 11, 345-347.

Preparation of 3,5-Disubstituted Pyrazoles and Isoxazoles from Terminal Alkynes, Aldehydes, Hydrazines and Hydroxylamine
R. Harigae, K. Moriyama, H. Togo, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 2049-2058.

Gold-Catalyzed Cycloisomerizations of 1-(2-(Tosylamino)phenyl)prop-2-yn-1-ols to 1H-Indole-2-carbaldehydes and (E)-2-(Iodomethylene)indolin-3-ols
P. Kothandaraman, S. R. Mothe, S. S. M. Toh, P. W. H. Chan, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 7633-7640.

General Method for the Synthesis of Phenyliodonium Ylides from Malonate Esters: Easy Access to 1,1-Cyclopropane Diesters
S. R. Goudreau, D. Marcoux, A. B. Charette, J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 470-473.

Vicinal Difunctionalization of Alkenes: Chlorotrifluoromethylation with CF3SO2Cl by Photoredox Catalysis
S. H. Oh, Y. R. Malpani, N. Ha, Y.-S. Jung, S. B. Han, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 1310-1313.

A Practical and Cost-Efficient, One-Pot Conversion of Aldehydes into Nitriles Mediated by 'Activated DMSO'
J. K. Augustine, A. Bombrun, R. N. Atta, Synlett, 2011, 2223-2227.

A Method for the Selective Protection of Aromatic Amines in the Presence of Aliphatic Amines
V. Perron, S. Abbott, N. Moreau, D. Lee, C. Penney, B. Zacharie, Synthesis, 2009, 283-289.

Transition-Metal-Free Acid-Mediated Synthesis of Aryl Sulfides from Thiols and Thioethers
A. M. Wagner, M. S. Sanford, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 2263-2264.

An Improved Palladium-Catalyzed Conversion of Aryl and Vinyl Triflates to Bromides and Chlorides
J. Pan, X. Wang, Y. Zhang, S. L. Buchwald, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 4974-4976.

Palladium-Indolylphosphine-Catalyzed Hiyama Cross-Coupling of Aryl Mesylates
C. M. So, H. W. Lee, C. P. Lau, F. Y. Kwong, Org. Lett., 2009, 11, 317-320.

Synthesis of Chiral α-Diarylacetic Esters by Stereospecific 1,2-Aryl Migration Promoted by in Situ Generated Acetals from Benzoins
R. B. Kothapalli, R. Niddana, R. Balmurugan, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 1278-1281.

TAPC-Catalyzed Synthesis of Thioethers from Thiols and Alcohols
K. Bahrami, M. M. Khodaei, N. Khodaboustan, Synlett, 2011, 2206-2210.

A New Efficient Catalytic System for the Chemoselective Cobalt-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Aryl Grignard Reagents with Primary and Secondary Alkyl Bromides
G. Cahiez, C. Chaboche, C. Duplais, A. Moyeux, Org. Lett., 2009, 11, 277-280.

Copper-Catalyzed N-Arylation of Sulfonamides with Boronic Acids in Water under Ligand-Free and Aerobic Conditions
M. Nasrollahzadeh, A. Ehsani, M. Maham, Synlett, 2014, 25, 505-508.

An Efficient and Recyclable Magnetic-Nanoparticle-Supported Palladium Catalyst for the Suzuki Coupling Reactions of Organoboronic Acids with Alkynyl Bromides
X. Zhang, P. Li, Y. Ji, L. Zhang, L. Wang, Synthesis, 2011, 2975-2983.

Desulfurizing Difluorination Reaction of Benzyl Sulfides Using IF5
T. Fukuhara, S. Hara, Synlett, 2009, 198-200.

Aldehydes and Ketones Formation: Copper-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Decarboxylation of Phenylacetic Acids and α-Hydroxyphenylacetic Acids
Q. Feng, Q. Song, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 1867-1871.

CuI/TMEDA-Catalyzed Annulation of 2-Bromo Alkynylbenzenes with Na2S: Synthesis of Benzo[b]thiophenes
L.-L. Sun, C.-L. Deng, R.-Y. Tang, X.-G. Zhang, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 7546-7550.

"Ligand-Free" CuI-Catalyzed Highly Efficient Intramolecular S-Vinylation of Thiols with Vinyl Chlorides and Bromides
Q. Zhao, L. Li, Y. Fang, D. Sun, C. Li, J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 459-462.