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Palladium-Catalyzed Alkylarylation of Acrylamides with Unactivated Alkyl Halides
H. Wang, L.-N. Guo, X.-H. Duan, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 860-867.

Design, Generation, and Synthetic Application of Borylzincate: Borylation of Aryl Halides and Borylzincation of Benzynes/Terminal Alkyne
Y. Nagashima, R. Takita, K. Yoshida, K. Hirano, M. Uchiyama, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 18730-18733.

N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC)-Catalyzed Intermolecular Hydroacylation of Cyclopropenes
X. Bugaut, F. Liu, F. Glorius, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 8130-8133.

Cascade Oxa-Michael-Henry Reaction of Salicylaldehydes with Nitrostyrenes via Ball Milling: A Solvent-Free Synthesis of 3-Nitro-2H-chromenes
S.-X. Liu, C.-M. Jia, B.-Y. Yao, X.-L. Chen, Q. Zhang, Synthesis, 2016, 48, 407-412.

Silver-Catalyzed Vinylogous Fluorination of Vinyl Diazoacetates
C. Qin, H. M. L. Davies, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 6152-6154.

(R)-3,5-diCF3-SYNPHOS and (R)-p-CF3-SYNPHOS, Electron-Poor Diphosphines for Efficient Room Temperature Rh-Catalyzed Asymmetric Conjugate Addition of Arylboronic Acids
F. Berhal, O. Esseiva, C.-H. Martin, H. Tone, J.-P. Genet, T. Ayad, V. Ratovelomanana-Vidal, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 2806-2809.

N-Iodosuccinimide-Promoted Hofmann-Löffler Reactions of Sulfonimides under Visible Light
C. Q. O'Broin, P. Fernández, C. Martínez, Kilian Muñiz, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 436-439.

Copper-Catalyzed Oxidative Three-Component Synthesis of N,N′,N″-Trisubstituted Guanidines
J. Li, L. Neuville, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 6124-6127.

Regioselective Semihydrogenation of Dienes
T. J. A. Graham, T. H. Poole, C. N. Reese, B. C. Goess, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 4132-4138.

m-CPBA Mediated Metal Free, Rapid Oxidation of Aliphatic Amines to Oximes
V. V. Patil, E. M. Gayakwad, G. S. Shankarling, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 781-786.

Copper-Catalyzed Domino Synthesis of Quinazolin-4(3H)-ones from (Hetero)arylmethyl Halides, Bromoacetate, and Cinnamyl Bromide
H. Wei, T. Li, Y. Zhou, L. Zhou, Q. Zeng, Synthesis, 2013, 45, 3349-3354.

Silver Triflate Catalyzed Acetylation of Alcohols, Thiols, Phenols, and Amines
R. Das, D. Chakraborty, Synthesis, 2011, 1621-1625.

Pd-Catalyzed Hydroborylation of Alkynes: A Ligand Controlled Regioselectivity Switch for the Synthesis of α- or β-Vinylboronates
D. P. Ojha, K. R. Prabhu, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 432-435.

Phenyl Hydrazine as Initiator for Direct Arene C-H Arylation via Base Promoted Homolytic Aromatic Substitution
A. Dewanji, S. Murarka, D. P. Curran, A. Studer, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 6102-6105.

Ti(O-i-Pr)4/Me3SiCl/Mg-Mediated Reductive Cleavage of Sulfonamides and Sulfonates to Amines and Alcohols
N. Shohji, T. Kawaji, S. Okamoto, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 2626-2629.

A Palladium-Catalyzed Three-Component Synthesis of Arylmethylsulfonamides
T. Beisel, G. Manolikakes, Synthesis, 2016, 48, 379-386.

Modular, Gold-Catalyzed Approach to the Synthesis of Lead-like Piperazine Scaffolds
T. James, I. Simpson, J. Grant, V. Sridharan, A. Nelson, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 6094-6097.

1,2,3-Triazole Bound Au(I) (TA-Au) as Chemoselective Catalysts in Promoting Asymmetric Synthesis of Substituted Allenes
D. Wang, L. N. S. Gautam, C. Bollinger, A. Harris, M. Li, X. Shi, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 2618-2621.

Regioselective Fluorination of 1-(2,2-Dibromovinyl)benzene Derivatives with Wet Tetra-n-butylammonium Fluoride: One-Pot Synthesis of (Z)-1-(2-Bromo-1-fluorovinyl)benzenes
M. Zhao, L. Ming, J. Tang, X. Zhao, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 416-419.

Homogeneous and Stereoselective Copper(II)-Catalyzed Monohydration of Methylenemalononitriles to 2-Cyanoacrylamides
X. Xin, D. Xiang, J. Yang, Q. Zhang, F. Zhou, D. Dong, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 11956-11961.

Trifluoroacetic Anhydride-Catalyzed Oxidation of Isonitriles by DMSO: A Rapid, Convenient Synthesis of Isocyanates
H. V. Le, B. Ganem, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 2584-2585.

Microwave-Assisted Nickel-Catalyzed One-Pot Synthesis of 2,4,5-Trisubstituted Imidazoles
T. S. Chundawat, N. Sharma, P. Kumari, S. Bhagat, Synlett, 2016, 27, 404-408.

Olefin Isomerization and Hydrosilylation Catalysis by Lewis Acidic Organofluorophosphonium Salts
M. Pérez, L. J. Hounjet, C. B. Caputo, R. Dobrovetsky, D. W. Stephan, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 18308-18310.

A Facile and Efficient Synthesis of 2-Imidazolines from Aldehydes Using Hydrogen Peroxide and Substoichiometric Sodium Iodide
G.-y. Bai, K. Xu, G.-f. Chen, Y.-h. Yang, T.-y. Li, Synthesis, 2011, 1599-1603.

Carbohydrate-Catalyzed Enantioselective Alkene Diboration: Enhanced Reactivity of 1,2-Bonded Diboron Complexes
L. Fang, L. Yan, F. Haeffner, J. P. Morken, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 2508-2511.

Synthesis of 3-Alkylbenzoxazolones from N-Alkyl-N-arylhydroxylamines by Contiguous O-Trichloroacetylation, Trichloroacetoxy ortho-Shift, and Cyclization Sequence
R. N. Ram. V. K. Soni, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 11935-11947.

Electrophile-Driven Regioselective Synthesis of Functionalized Quinolines
S. Ali, H.-T. Zhu, X.-F. Xia, K.-G. Ji, Y.-F. Yang, X.-R. Song, Y.-M. Liang, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 2598-2601.

Zinc Iodide Catalyzed Synthesis of 3-Aminoimidazo[1,2-a]pyridines from 2-Aminopyridines and α-Amino Carbonyl Compounds
X. Han, C. Ma, Z. Wu, G. Huang, Synthesis, 2016, 48, 351-356.

Metal-Free Synthesis of Aryl Ethers in Water
E. Lindstedt, R. Ghosh, B. Olofsson, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 6070-6073.

Mild Pd-Catalyzed N-Arylation of Methanesulfonamide and Related Nucleophiles: Avoiding Potentially Genotoxic Reagents and Byproducts
B. R. Rosen, J. C. Ruble, T. J. Beauchamp, A. Navarro, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 2564-2567.