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Silyl Radical Activation of Alkyl Halides in Metallaphotoredox Catalysis: A Unique Pathway for Cross-Electrophile Coupling
P. Zhang, C. Le, D. W. C. MacMillan, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 8084-8087.

Gold-Catalyzed Oxidative Reactions of Propargylic Carbonates Involving 1,2-Carbonate Migration: Stereoselective Synthesis of Functionalized Alkenes
N. Sun, M. Chen, Y. Liu, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 4055-4067.

A Divergent and Selective Synthesis of Isomeric Benzoxazoles from a Single N-Cl Imine
C.-y Chen, T. Andreani, H. Li, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 6300-6303.

The synthesis of amino acids by phase-transfer reactions
M. J. O'Donnell, J. M. Boniece, S. E. Earp, Tetrahedron Lett., 1978, 19, 2641-2644.

Direct β-Alkylation of Aldehydes via Photoredox Organocatalysis
J. A. Terrett, M. D. Clift, D. W. C. MacMillan, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 6858-6861.

A Powerful Palladium-Catalyzed Multicomponent Process for the Preparation of Oxazolines and Benzoxazoles
P. J. Boissarie, Z. E. Hamilton, S. Lang, J. A. Murphy, C. J. Suckling, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 6184-6187.

Dimethyl Sulfoxide and N-Iodosuccinimide Promoted 5-exo-dig Oxidative Cyclization of Yne-Tethered Ynamide: Access to Pyrrolidones and Spiro-pyrrolidones
B. Prabagar, S. Nayak, R. Prasad, A. K. Sahoo, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 3066-3069.

The Practical Preparation of Chiral N-Sulfonyl Oxaziridines via Catalytic Asymmetric Payne Oxidation
R. Tsutsumi, S. Kim, D. Uraguchi, T. Ooi, Synthesis, 2014, 46, 871-878.

Application of a C2-Symmetric Copper Carbenoid in the Enantioselective Hydrosilylation of Dialkyl and Aryl-Alkyl Ketones
A. Albright, R. E. Gawley, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 19680-19683.

Highly Enantioselective Synthesis of α-Alkyl-alanines via the Catalytic Phase-Transfer Alkylation of 2-Naphthyl Aldimine tert-Butyl Ester by Using O(9)-Allyl-N(1)-2',3',4'-trifluorobenzylhydrocinchonidinium Bromide
S.-s. Jew, B.-S. Jeong, J.-H. Lee, M.-S. Yoo, Y.-J. Lee, B.-s. Park, M. G. Kim, H.-g. Park, J. Org. Chem., 2003, 68, 4514-4516.

Efficient and Fast Method for the Preparation of Diaryl Ketones at Room Temperature
A. R. Hajipour, R. Pourkaveh, Synlett, 2014, 25, 1101-1105.

High-Yielding Oxidation of β-Hydroxyketones to β-Diketones Using o-Iodoxybenzoic Acid
S. L. Bartlett, C. M. Beaudry, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 9852-9855.

Palladium on Charcoal Catalyzed 3,4-Hydroperoxidation of α-Substituted Enals with Triethylsilane and Water
S. Tuokko, P. M. Pihko, Synlett, 2016, 27, 1649-1652.

Pd-Catalyzed Oxidative Annulation of Hydrazides with Isocyanides: Synthesis of 2-Amino-1,3,4-oxadiazoles
T. Fang, Q. Tan, Z. Ding, B. Liu, B. Xu, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 2342-2345.

Gaining Absolute Control of the Regiochemistry in the Cobalt-Catalyzed 1,4-Hydrovinylation Reaction
M. Arndt, M. Dindaroğlu, H.-G. Schmalz, G. Hilt, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 6184-6187.

Catalyst-Free Insertion of Sulfoxonium Ylides into Aryl Thiols. A Direct Preparation of β-Keto Thioethers
R. M. P. Dias, A. C. B. Burtoloso, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 3034-3037.

1,n-Rearrangement of Allylic Alcohols Promoted by Hot Water: Application to the Synthesis of Navenone B, a Polyene Natural Product
P.-F. Li, H.-L. Wang, J. Qu, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 3955-3962.

Manganese Dioxide Catalyzed N-Alkylation of Sulfonamides and Amines with Alcohols under Air
X. Yu, C. Liu, L. Jiang, Q. Xu, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 6184-6187.

Iodine-Mediated Oxidative Dehydrogenation of β-Acylamino Ketones for the Highly Stereoselective Synthesis of (Z)-β-Keto­enamides
H.-H. Chang, F. Hu, W.-C. Gao, T. Liu, X. Li, W.-L. Wei, Y. Qiao, Synlett, 2016, 27, 1592-1596.

A Catalytic Enantiotopic-Group-Selective Suzuki Reaction for the Construction of Chiral Organoboronates
C. Sun, B. Potter, J. P. Morken, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 6534-6537.

C-N Bond Cleavage of Allylic Amines via Hydrogen Bond Activation with Alcohol Solvents in Pd-Catalyzed Allylic Alkylation of Carbonyl Compounds
X. Zhao, D. Liu, H. Guo, Y. Liu, W. Zhang, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 19354-19357.

Single-Electron Transmetalation: Photoredox/Nickel Dual Catalytic Cross-Coupling of Secondary Alkyl β-Trifluoroboratoketones and -esters with Aryl Bromides
J. C. Tellis, J. Amani, G. A. Molander, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 2994-2997.

Odourless Strategy for Deep Eutectic Solvent-Mediated Ring Opening of Epoxides with In Situ Generated S-Alkylisothiouronium Salts
N. Azizi, Z. Yadollahy, A. Rahimzadeh-oskooee, Synlett, 2014, 25, 1085-1088.

Hydride as a Leaving Group in the Reaction of Pinacolborane with Halides under Ambient Grignard and Barbier Conditions. One-Pot Synthesis of Alkyl, Aryl, Heteroaryl, Vinyl, and Allyl Pinacolboronic Esters
J. W. Clary, T. J. Rettenmaier, R. Snelling, W. Bryks, J. Banwell, W. T. Wipke, B. Singaram, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 9602-9610.

Visible-Light-Enabled Decarboxylative Sulfonylation of Cinnamic Acids with Sulfonylhydrazides under Transition-Metal-Free Conditions
S. Cai, Y. Xu, D. Chen, L. Li, Q. Chen, M. Huang, W. Weng, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 2990-2993.

Ethyl 2-Cyano-2-(4-nitrophenylsulfonyloxyimino)acetate-Mediated Lossen Rearrangement: Single-Pot Racemization-Free Synthesis of Hydroxamic Acids and Ureas from Carboxylic Acids
K. Thalluri, S. R. Manne, D. Dev, B. Mandal, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 3765-3775.

Unexpected C-C Bond Cleavage: Synthesis of 1,2,4-Oxadiazol-5-ones from Amidoximes with Pentafluorophenyl or Trifluoromethyl Anion Acting as Leaving Group
T. Gerfaud, H.-L. Wei, L. Neuville, J. Zhu, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 6172-6175.

Alkyl and Aryl 4,5-Dichloro-6-oxopyridazin-1(6H)-carboxylates: A Practical Alternative to Chloroformates for the Synthesis of Symmetric and Asymmetric Carbonates
H. K. Moon, G. H. Sung, Y.-J. Yoon, H. J. Yoon, Synlett, 2016, 27, 1577-1581.

Development of (Trimethylsilyl)ethyl Ester Protected Enolates and Applications in Palladium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Allylic Alkylation: Intermolecular Cross-Coupling of Functionalized Electrophiles
C. M. Reeves, D. C. Behenna, B. M. Stotz, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 2314-2317.

Boron Trihalide Mediated Haloallylation of Aryl Aldehydes and Its Application to the Preparation of (E)-1,3-Dienes
M. P. Quinn, M.-L. Yao, G. W. Kabalka, Synthesis, 2011, 3815-3820.