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Organocatalytic Enantioselective α-Hydroxymethylation of Aldehydes: Mechanistic Aspects and Optimization
R. K. Boeckman, Jr., K. F. Biegasiewicz, D. J. Tusch, J. R. Miller, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 4030-4045.

Pd(II)-Catalyzed Enantioselective C-H Activation/C-O Bond Formation: Synthesis of Chiral Benzofuranones
X.-F. Cheng, Y. Li, Y.-M. Su, F. Yin, J.-Y. Wang, J. Sheng, H. U. Vora, X.-S. Wang, J.-Q. Yu, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 1236-1239.

One-Pot Procedure for the Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Diarylalkynes
R. Severin, J. Reimer, S. Doye, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 3518-3521.

Isoquinolone Synthesis through SNAr Reaction of 2-Halobenzonitriles with Ketones Followed by Cyclization
M. S. Mayo, X. Yu, X. Feng, Y. Yamamoto, M. Bao, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 3998-4002.

Selective Alkylation of Amines with Alcohols by Cp*-Iridium(III) Half-Sandwich Complexes
A. Wetzel, S. Wöckel, M. Schelwies, M. K. Brinks, F. Rominger, P. Hofmann, M. Limbach, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 266-269.

One-Pot Friedländer Quinoline Synthesis: Scope and Limitations
A.-H. Li, D. J. Beard, H. Coate, A. Honda, M. Kadablbajoo, A. Kleinberg, R. Laufer, K. M. Mulvihill, A. Nigro, P. Rastogi, M. W. Siu, A. G. Steinig, T. Wang, D. Werner, A. P. Crew, M. J. Mulvihill, Synthesis, 2010, 1629-1632.

Expedient Synthesis of Terminal Vinylphosphonates by Palladium-Catalyzed C-C Cross-Coupling Reactions of (1-Halovinyl)phosphonates
Y. Fang, L. Zhang, X. Jin, J. Li, M. Yuan, R. Li, H. Gao, J. Fang, Y. Liu, Synlett, 2015, 26, 980-984.

A Reliable Synthesis of 3-Amino-5-Alkyl and 5-Amino-3-Alkyl Isoxazoles
L. Johnson, J. Powers, F. Ma, K. Jendza, B. Wang, E. Meredith, N. Mainolfi, Synthesis, 2013, 45, 171-173.

Air-Stable Secondary Phosphine Oxide or Chloride (Pre)Ligands for Cross-Couplings of Unactivated Alkyl Chlorides
L. Ackermann, A. R. Kapdi, C. Schulzke, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 2298-2301.

One-Pot Sonogashira Coupling-Cyclization toward Regioselective Synthesis of Benzosultams
S. Debnath, S. Mondal, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 3940-3948.

Heck Alkynylation (Copper-Free Sonogashira Coupling) of Aryl and Heteroaryl Chlorides, Using Pd Complexes of t-Bu2(p-NMe2C6H4)P: Understanding the Structure-Activity Relationships and Copper Effects
X. Pu, H. Li, T. J. Colacot, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 568-581.

Nickel-Catalyzed Allylic Substitution of Simple Alkenes
R. Matsubara, T. F. Jamison, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 6880-6881.

Z-Selective Olefin Synthesis via Iron-Catalyzed Reductive Coupling of Alkyl Halides with Terminal Arylalkynes
C. W. Cheung, F. E. Zhurkin, X. Hu, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 4932-4935.

Copper-Catalyzed Aliphatic C-H Amination with an Amidine Moiety
H. Chen, S. Synjaya, Y.-F. Wang, S. Chiba, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 212-215.

Enamine-Based Domino Strategy for C-Acylation/Deacetylation of Acetoacetamides: A Practical Synthesis of β-Keto Amides
P. Angelov, Synlett, 2010, 1273-1275.

Metal-Free Synthesis of Indole via NIS-Mediated Cascade C-N Bond Formation/Aromatization
Y.-L. Li, J. Li, A.-L. Ma, Y.-N. Huang, J. Deng, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 3841-3851.

Ni-Catalyzed Direct Carboxylation of Benzyl Halides with CO2
T. León, A. Correa, R. Martin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 1221-1224.

Facile Synthesis of Polysubstituted Oxazoles via A Copper-Catalyzed Tandem Oxidative Cyclization
C. Wang, J. Zhang, S. Wang, J. Fan, Z. Wang, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 2338-2341.

Palladium Catalyzed Vinyltrifluoromethylation of Aryl Halides through Decarboxylative Cross-Coupling with 2-(Trifluoromethyl)acrylic Acid
S. Kathiravan, I. A. Nicholls, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 1874-1877.

Synthesis of Ortho/Ortho′-Substituted 1,1-Diarylethylenes through Cross-Coupling Reactions of Sterically Encumbered Hydrazones and Aryl Halides
M. Roche, A. Hamze, O. Provot, J.-D. Brion, M. Alami, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 445-454.

Copper-Mediated Aerobic Oxidative Trifluoromethylation of Terminal Alkynes with Me3SiCF3
L. Chu, F.-L. Qing, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 7262-7263.

Organoselenium-Catalyzed, Hydroxy-Controlled Regio- and Stereoselective Amination of Terminal Alkenes: Efficient Synthesis of 3-Amino Allylic Alcohols
Z. Deng, J. Wei, L. Liao, H. Huang, X. Zhao, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 1834-1837.

Amidinate Salt of Hexafluoroacetone Hydrate for the Preparation of Fluorinated Compounds by the Release of Trifluoroacetate
M. V. Riofski, A. D. Hart, D. A. Colby, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 208-211.

Tetrapropylammonium Perruthenate, Pr4N+RuO4-, TPAP: A Catalytic Oxidant for Organic Synthesis
S. B. Ley, J. Norman, W. P. Griffith, S. P. Marsden, Synthesis, 1994, 639-666.

Sodium Hydride Induced N-Arylation of Diisopropyl Azodicarboxylate by Aryl Trifluoromethanesulfonates
I. Yavari, M. Ghazanfarpour-Darjani, M. J. Bayat, A. Malekafzali, Synlett, 2015, 26, 942-944.

Regioselective Synthesis of 2-Amino-Substituted 1,3,4-Oxadiazole and 1,3,4-Thiadiazole Derivatives via Reagent-Based Cyclization of Thiosemicarbazide Intermediate
S.-J. Yang, S.-H. Lee, H.-J. Kwak, Y.-D. Gong, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 438-444.

Bromination of Aromatic Compounds Using Ammonium Bromide and Oxone
M. A. Kumar, C. N. Rohitha, S. J. Kulkarni, N. Narender, Synthesis, 2010, 1629-1632.

Highly Diastereo- and Enantioselective CuH-Catalyzed Synthesis of 2,3-Disubstituted Indolines
E. Ascic, S. L. Buchwald, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 4666-4669.

Iridium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Allylic Vinylation
J. Y. Hamilton, D. Sarlah, E. M. Carreira, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 994-997.

Cyclopropenation of Alkylidene Carbenes Derived from α-Silyl Ketones
J. Li, C. Sun, D. Lee, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 6640-6641.