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(Diacetoxyiodo)benzene-Mediated Reaction of Ethynylcarbinols: Entry to α,α′-Diacetoxy Ketones and Glycerol Derivatives
Q.-R. Liu, C.-X. Pan, X.-P. Ma, D.-L. Mo, G.-F. Su, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 6496-6501.

Copper-Catalyzed Oxidative Diamination of Terminal Alkynes by Amidines: Synthesis of 1,2,4-Trisubstituted Imidazoles
J. Li, L. Neuville, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 1752-1755.

A Concise Synthesis of (S)-(+)-Ginnol Based on Catalytic Enantioselective Addition of Commercially Unavailable Di(n-alkyl)zinc to Aldehydes and Ketones
M. Hatano, T. Mizuno, K. Ishihara, Synlett, 2010, 2024-2028.

Palladium-Catalyzed Monofluoromethylation of Arylboronic Esters with Fluoromethyl Iodide
J. Hu, B. Gao, L. Li, C. Ni, J. Hu, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 3086-3089.

Stereospecific Suzuki, Sonogashira, and Negishi Coupling Reactions of N-Alkoxyimidoyl Iodides and Bromides
D. D. Dolliver, B. T. Bhattarai, A. Pandey, M. L. Lanier, A. S. Bordelon, S. Adhikari, J. A. Dinser, P. F. Flowers, V. S. Wills, C. L. Schneider, K. H. Shaughnessy, J. N. Moore, S. M. Raders, T. S. Snowden, A. S. McKim, F. R. Fronczek, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 3676-3687.

Cu(I)-Catalyzed Regioselective Diamination of Conjugated Dienes via Dual Mechanistic Pathways
B. Zhao, X. Peng, S. Cui, Y. Shi, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 11009-11011.

Selective Copper-Catalyzed N-Arylation of Lactams with Arylboronic Acids under Base- and Ligand-Free Conditions
T. Bathini, V. S. Rawat, B. Sreedhar, Synlett, 2015, 26, 1348-1351.

Iron(II)-Catalyzed Benzylic Fluorination
S. Bloom C. R. Pitts, R. Woltornist, A. Griswold, M. G. Holl, T. Lectka, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 1722-1724.

An Alkynyliodide Cycloaddition Strategy for the Construction of Iodoisoxazoles
J. A. Crossley, D. L. Browne, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 5351-5354.

Indolizine Synthesis via Oxidative Cross-Coupling/Cyclization of Alkenes and 2-(Pyridin-2-yl)acetate Derivatives
R.-R. Liu, J. J. Hong, C.-J. Lu, M. Xu, J.-R. Gao, Y.-X. Jia, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 3050-3053.

A Practical Synthesis of Azobenzenes through Oxidative Dimerization of Aromatic Amines Using tert-Butyl Hypoiodite
Y. Takeda, S. Okumura, S. Minakata, Synthesis, 2013, 45, 1029-1033.

Catalytic and Regioselective Ring Expansion of Arylcyclobutanones with Trimethylsilyldiazomethane. Ligand-Dependent Entry to β-Ketosilane or Enolsilane Adducts
J. A. Dabrowski, D. C. Moebius, A. J. Wommack, A. F. Kornahrens, J. S. Kingsbury, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 3598-3601.

Synthesis of Sulfoximine Carbamates by Rhodium-Catalyzed Nitrene Transfer of Carbamates to Sulfoxides
M. Zenzola, R. Doran, R. Luisi, J. A. Bull, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 6391-6399.

A Metal-Free and Microwave-Assisted Efficient Synthesis of Diaryl Sulfones
D. Kumar, V. Arun, M. Pilania, K. P. Chandra Shekar, Synlett, 2013, 24, 831-836.

Acetic Acid Aldol Reactions in the Presence of Trimethylsilyl Trifluoromethanesulfonate
C. W. Downey, M. W. Johnson, D. H. Lawrence, A. S. Fleisher, K. J. Tracy, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 5351-5354.

Direct Dehydroxylative Coupling Reaction of Alcohols with Organosilanes through Si-X Bond Activation by Halogen Bonding
M. Saito, N. Tsuji, Y. Kobayashi, Y. Takemoto, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 3000-3003.

Photocatalytic Synthesis of Allylic Trifluoromethyl Substituted Styrene Derivatives in Batch and Flow
L. M. Kreis, S. Krautwald, N. Pfeiffer, R. E. Martin, E. M. Carreira, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 1634-1637.

α-Selective Ni-Catalyzed Hydroalumination of Aryl- and Alkyl-Substituted Terminal Alkynes: Practical Syntheses of Internal Vinyl Aluminums, Halides, or Boronates
F. Gao, A. H. Hoveyda, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 10961-10963.

Synthesis of Multiple-Substituted Pyrroles via Gold(I)-Catalyzed Hydroamination/Cyclization Cascade
X. Li, M. Chen, X. Xie, N. Sun, S. Li, Y. Liu, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 2984-2987.

[RuCl2(p-cymene)]2-Catalyzed Conjugate Addition of Arylboronic Acids to α,β-Unsaturated Ketones under Ligand-Free and Neutral Conditions
L. Zhang, X. Xie, L. Fu, Z. Zhang, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 3434-3437.

Highly Regioselective Palladium-Catalyzed Direct Arylation of Oxazole at C-2 or C-5 with Aryl Bromides, Chlorides, and Triflates
N. A. Strotman, H. R. Chobanian, Y. Guo, J. He, J. E. Wilson, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 3578-3581.

Sodium Sulfide: A Sustainable Solution for Unbalanced Redox Condensation Reaction between o-Nitroanilines and Alcohols Catalyzed by an Iron-Sulfur System
T. B. Nguyen, L. Ermolenko, A. Al-Mourabit, Synthesis, 2015, 47, 1741-1748.

Synthesis of 2-Substituted Benzothiazoles from 1-Iodo-2-nitrobenzenes by a Copper-Catalyzed One-Pot Three-Component Reaction
J. Liu, Q. Gui, Z. Yang, Z. Tan, R. Guo, J.-C. Shi, Synthesis, 2013, 45, 943-951.

Hydroxyterphenylphoshine-Palladium Catalyst for Benzo[b]furan Synthesis from 2-Chlorophenols. Bifunctional Ligand Strategy for Cross-Coupling of Chloroarenes
J.-R. Wang, K. Manabe, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 5340-5342.

Direct Annulation of Hydrazides to 1,3,4-Oxadiazoles via Oxidative C(CO)-C(Methyl) Bond Cleavage of Methyl Ketones
Q. Gao, S. Liu, X. Wu, J. Zhang, A. Wu, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 2960-2963.

Copper-Catalyzed Synthesis of Substituted Benzothiazoles via Condensation of 2-Aminobenzenethiols with Nitriles
Y. Sun, H. Jiang, W. Wu, W. Zeng, X. Wu, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 1598-1601.

A Photoirradiative Phase-Vanishing Method: Efficient Generation of HBr from Alkanes and Molecular Bromine and Its Use for Subsequent Radical Addition to Terminal Alkenes
H. Matsubara, M. Tsukida, D. Ishihara, K. Kuniyoshi, I. Ryu, Synlett, 2010, 2014-2018.

Copper-Catalyzed Oxidative C(sp3)-H Functionalization for Facile Synthesis of 1,2,4-Triazoles and 1,3,5-Triazines from Amidines
H. Huang, W. Guo, W. Wu, C.-J. Li, H. Jiang, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 2894-2897.

Assembly of Substituted 3-Aminoindazoles from 2-Bromobenzonitrile via a CuBr-Catalyzed Coupling/Condensation Cascade Process
L. Xu, Y. Peng, Q. Pan, Y. Jiang, D. Ma, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 3400-3401.

Carbon Dioxide as the C1 Source for Direct C-H Functionalization of Aromatic Heterocycles
O. Vechorkin, N. Hirt, X. Hu, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 3567-3569.