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General and Regioselective Synthesis of Pyrroles via Ruthenium-Catalyzed Multicomponent Reactions
M. Zahng, X. Fang, H. Neumann, M. Beller, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 11384-11388.

Facile Preparation of Aryl Sulfides Using Palladium Catalysis under Mild Conditions
T. Okauchi, K. Kuramoto, M. Kitamura, Synlett, 2010, 2891-2894.

Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling of Potassium Trifluoroboratohomoenolates
G. A. Molander, D. E. Petrillo, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 1795-1798.

Nucleophilic Addition of α-(Dimethylsilyl)nitriles to Aldehydes and Ketones
T. Jinzaki, M. Arakawa, H. Kinoshita, J. Ichikawa, K. Miura, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 3750-3753.

Isomerization of Allyl Ethers Initiated by Lithium Diisopropylamide
C. Su, P. G. Williard, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 5378-5381.

Silica-Supported Tetramethylguanidine: An Efficient Solid Base for Aldol-Type Coupling of Aldehydes with Ethyl Diazoacetate
P. R. Likhar, S. Roy, M. Roy, M. S. Subhas, M. Lakshmi Kantam, Synlett, 2008, 1283-1286.

Microwave-Assisted Molybdenum-Catalyzed Reductive Cyclization of o-Nitrobenzylidene Amines to 2-Aryl-2H-indazoles
A. H. Moustafa, C. C. Malakar, N. Aljaar, E. Merisor, J. Conrad, U. Beifuss, Synlett, 2013, 24, 1573-1577.

Novel and Efficient Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Trisulfides
S. Lach, M. Sliwka-Kaszynska, D. Witt, Synlett, 2010, 2857-2860.

Et2Zn-Mediated Rearrangement of Bromohydrins
L. Li, P. Cai, Q. Guo, S. Xue, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 3452-3459.

Copper-Catalyzed Intramolecular N-S Bond Formation by Oxidative Dehydrogenative Cyclization
Z. Wang, Y. Kuninobu, M. Kanai, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 7337-7342.

Different Reactivity of Hydroxylamine with Carbamoyl Azides and Carbamoyl Cyanides: Synthesis of Hydroxyureas and Carbamoyl Amidoximes
J. Paz, C. Pérez-Balado, B. Iglesias, L. Muñoz, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 8039-8047.

Novel One-Pot Approach to Synthesis of Indanones through Sb(V)-Catalyzed Reaction of Phenylalkynes with Aldehydes
A. Saito, M. Umakoshi, N. Yagyu, Y. Hanzawa, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 1783-1785.

Mild and Highly Selective Palladium-Catalyzed Monoarylation of Ammonia Enabled by the Use of Bulky Biarylphosphine Ligands and Palladacycle Precatalysts
C. W. Cheung, D. S. Surry, S. L. Buchwald, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 3734-3737.

Protodeboronation of Tertiary Boronic Esters: Asymmetric Synthesis of Tertiary Alkyl Stereogenic Centers
S. Nave, R. P. Sonawane, T. G. Elford, V. K. Aggarwal, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 17096-17098.

Catalytic Asymmetric Epoxidation of Cyclic Enones
X. Wang, C. M. Reisinger, B. List, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 6070-6071.

A Simple One-Pot Synthesis of 2-Substituted Quinazolin-4(3H)-ones from 2-Nitrobenzamides by Using Sodium Dithionite
A. H. Romero, J. Salazar, S. E. López, Synthesis, 2013, 45, 2043-2050.

Gold(I)-Catalyzed Cycloisomerization of β-Alkynylpropiolactones to Substituted α-Pyrones
T. Dombray, A. Blanc, J.-M. Weibel, P. Pale, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 5362-5365.

Diarylborinic Acid Derivatives as a Catalytic Iminium Ion Generator in the Mannich-Type Reaction Using Secondary Amines, Aldehydes, and Ketene Silyl Acetals
Y. Tanaka, T. Hasui, M. Suginome, Synlett, 2008, 1239-1241.

Catalyst- and Metal-Free Rapid Functionalizations of Alkynes Using TsNBr2
R. Chawla, A. K. Singh, L. D. S. Yadav, Synlett, 2013, 24, 1558-1562.

La(OTf)3: An Efficient Promoter for Thioglycoside Activation in Conjunction with N-Iodosuccinimide
S. Mukherjee, B. Mukhopadhyay, Synlett, 2010, 2853-2856.

Copper-Catalyzed Domino Annulation Approaches to the Synthesis of Benzoxazoles under Microwave-Accelerated and Conventional Thermal Conditions
R. D. Viirre, G. Evindar, R. A. Batey, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 3452-3459.

Oxone-Mediated Oxidative Cleavage of β-Keto Esters and 1,3-Diketones to α-Keto Esters and 1,2-Diketones in Aqueous Medium
A. Stergiou, A. Bariotaki, D. Kalaitzakis, I. Smonou, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 7268-7273.

Cu(II)-Catalyzed Acylation by Thiol Esters Under Neutral Conditions: Tandem Acylation-Wittig Reaction Leading to a One-Pot Synthesis of Butenolides
K. Matuso, M. Shindo, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 5346-5349.

Highly Enantioselective Asymmetric 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition of Azomethine Ylide Catalyzed by a Copper(I)/ClickFerrophos Complex
S.-i. Fukuzawa, H. Oki, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 1747-1750.

Efficient Preparation of 4-Hydroxyquinolin-2(1H)-one Derivatives with Silver-Catalyzed Carbon Dioxide Incorporation and Intramolecular Rearrangement
T. Ishida, S. Kikuchi, T. Yamada, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 3710-3713.

Regiospecific Azidoiodination of Alkenes with Sodium Periodate, Potassium Iodide, and Sodium Azide: A High-Yield Synthesis of β-Iodoazides
P. V. Chouthaiwale, P. U. Karabal, G. Suryavanshi, A. Sudalai, Synthesis, 2010, 3879-3882.

Direct Vinylation and Difluorovinylation of Arylboronic Acids Using Vinyl- and 2,2-Difluorovinyl Tosylates via the Suzuki-Miyaura Cross Coupling
T. M. Gøgsig, L. S. Søbjerg, A. T. Lindhardt (neé Hansen), K. L. Jensen, T. Skrydstrup, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 3404-3410.

Highly Efficient Aminocarbonylation of Iodoarenes at Atmospheric Pressure Catalyzed by a Robust Acenaphthoimidazolyidene Allylic Palladium Complex
W. Fang, Q. Deng, M. Xu, T. Tu, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 3678-3681.

A Concise Access to 3-Substituted 2-Pyrones
F. Frébault, M. T. Oliveira, E. Wöstefeld, Nuno Maulide, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 762-7695.

Conversion of N-Acyl Amino Acids into Imides via Oxidative Decarboxylation Induced by Ag+/Cu2+/S2O82- in Water
W. Huang, M. Wang, H. Yue, Synthesis, 2008, 1342-1344.