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Chan-Evans-Lam Amination of Boronic Acid Pinacol (BPin) Esters: Overcoming the Aryl Amine Problem
J. C. Vantourout, R. P. Law, A. Isidro-Llobet, S. J. Atkinson, A. J. B. Watson, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 3942-3950.

Aldehydes and Ketones Formation: Copper-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Decarboxylation of Phenylacetic Acids and α-Hydroxyphenylacetic Acids
Q. Feng, Q. Song, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 1867-1871.

CuI/TMEDA-Catalyzed Annulation of 2-Bromo Alkynylbenzenes with Na2S: Synthesis of Benzo[b]thiophenes
L.-L. Sun, C.-L. Deng, R.-Y. Tang, X.-G. Zhang, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 7546-7550.

Tetrahydroxydiboron-Mediated Palladium-Catalyzed Transfer Hydrogenation and Deuteriation of Alkenes and Alkynes Using Water as the Stoichiometric H or D Atom Donor
S. P. Cummings, T.-N. Le, G. E. Fernandez, L. G. Quiambao, B. J. Stokes, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 6107-6110.

Copper-Catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling of Arylboronate Esters: Transmetalation with (PN)CuF and Identification of Intermediates
S. K. Gurung, S. Thapa, A. Kafle, D. A. Dickie, R. Giri, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 1264-1267.

Solvent-Free Synthesis of Enamines from Alkyl Esters of Propiolic or But-2-yne Dicarboxylic Acid in a Ball Mill
R. Thorwirth, A. Stolle, Synlett, 2011, 2200-2202.

Rh- and Cu-Cocatalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Approach to Quinazolines via [4 + 2] C-H Annulation with Alkyl Azides
X. Wang, N. Jiao, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 2150-2153.

Stereodivergent α-Allylation of Linear Aldehydes with Dual Iridium and Amine Catalysis
S. Krautwald, M. A. Schafroth, D. Sarlah, E. M. Carreira, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 3020-3023.

Cu(II)-Catalyzed Intermolecular Amidation of C-Acylimine: A Convenient Access to gem-Diamino Acid Derivatives
S. Zhu, J. Dong, S. Fu, H. Jiang, W. Zeng, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 4914-4917.

Silver(I)-Catalyzed Tandem Sigamatropic Rearrangement/1,3-H Shift/6π Aza-electrocyclization of N-Propargylic Hydrazones: A Mild Synthetic Route to 1,6-Dihydropyridazines
Z.-C. Ding, L-C. Ju, Y. Yang, X.-M. An, Y.-B. Zhou, R.-H. Li, H.-T. Tang, C.-K. Ding, Z.-P. Zhan, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 3936-3941.

Direct Cross-Coupling Access to Diverse Aromatic Sulfide: Palladium-Catalyzed Double C-S Bond Construction Using Na2S2O3 as a Sulfurating Reagent
Z. Qiao, J. Wei, X. Jiang, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 1212-1215.

Deacylative Allylation: Allylic Alkylation via Retro-Claisen Activation
A. J. Grenning, J. A. Tunge, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 14785-14794.

Gold-Catalyzed Anti-Markovnikov Selective Hydrothiolation of Unactivated Alkenes
T. Tamai, K. Fujiwara, S. Higashimae, A. Nomoto, A. Ogawa, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 2114-2117.

The Reaction of Grignard Reagents with Bunte Salts: A Thiol-Free Synthesis of Sulfides
J. T. Reeves, K. Camara, Z. S. Han, Y. Xu, H. Lee, C. A. Busacca, C. H. Senanayaka, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 1196-1199.

An Efficient Synthesis of Vinyl Sulfones from Alkenes and Aryl Sulfinates
B. Das, M. Lingaiah, K. Damodar, N. Bhunia, Synthesis, 2011, 2941-2644.

Efficient Pd-Catalyzed Dehydrogenative Coupling of P(O)H with RSH: A Precise Construction of P(O)-S Bonds
Y. Zhu, T. Chen, S. Li, S. Shimada, L.B. Han, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 5825-5828.

Synthesis of 3,4,5-Trisubstituted Isoxazoles by the 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition Reaction of α-Azido Acrylates and Aromatic Oximes
M. Hu, X. He, Z. Niu, Z. Yan, F. Zhou, Y. Shang, Synthesis, 2014, 46, 510-514.

DABCO-Bis(sulfur dioxide), DABSO, as a Convenient Source of Sulfur Dioxide for Organic Synthesis: Utility in Sulfonamide and Sulfamide Preparation
H. Woolven, C. Gonzáles-Rodríguez, I. Marco, A. L. Thompson, M. C. Willis, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 4876-4878.

Nickel-Catalyzed Phosphorylation of Phenol Derivatives via C-O/P-H Cross-Coupling
J. Yang, J. Xiao, T. Chen, L.-B. Han, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 3911-3916.

Metal-Free Oxidative Amidation of 2-Oxoaldehydes: A Facile Access to α-Ketoamides
N. Mupparapu, S. Khan, S. Battula, M. Kushwaha, A. P. Gupta, Q. N. Ahmed, R. A. Vishwakarma, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 1152-1155.

Use of Catalytic Fluoride under Neutral Conditions for Cleaving Silicon-Oxygen Bonds
A. M. DiLauro, W. Seo, S. T. Phillips, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 7352-7358.

Synthesis of β-Hydroxysulfones from Sulfonyl Chlorides and Alkenes Utilizing Visible Light Photocatalytic Sequences
S. K. Pagire, S. Paria, O. Reiser, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 2106-2109.

Ligand-Free Copper-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reaction of Alkynes with Aryl Iodides and Vinyl Halides
W.-T. Tsai, Y.-Y. Lin, Y.-A. Chen, C.-F. Lee, Synlett, 2014, 25, 443-447.

Nucleophilic Addition of Sulfonamides to Bromoacetylenes: Facile Preparation of Pyrroles
M. Yamagishi, K. Nishigai, T. Hata, H. Urabe, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 4873-4875.

One-Pot Sulfoxide Synthesis Exploiting a Sulfinyl-Dication Equivalent Generated from a DABSO/Trimethylsilyl Chloride Sequence
D. C. Lenstra, V. Vedovato, E. F. Flegeau, J. Maydom, M. C. Willis, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 2086-2089.

Unmasked Acyl Anion Equivalent from Acid Chloride with Indium: Reversed-Polarity Synthesis of Unsymmetric Aryl Aryl and Alkenyl Aryl Ketone through Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reaction
D. Lee, T. Ryu, Y. Park, P. H. Lee, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 1144-1147.

Synthesis of Cyclic Enones via Direct Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Dehydrogenation of Ketones
T. Diao, S. S. Stahl, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 14566-14569.

Copper-Catalyzed Cascade Cycloamination of α-Csp3-H Bond of N-Aryl Ketimines with Azides: Access to Quinoxalines
T. Chen, X. Chen, J. Wei, D. Lin, Y. Xie, W. Zeng, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 2078-2081.

Electron Transfer Reduction of Nitriles Using SmI2-Et3N-H2O: Synthetic Utility and Mechanism
M. Szostak, B. Sautier, M. Spain, D. J. Procter, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 1092-1095.