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Regiocontrolled Palladium-Catalyzed Arylative Cyclizations of Alkynols
D. Fujino, H. Yorimitsu, A. Osuka, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 6255-6258.


Copper-Catalyzed, One-Pot, Three-Component Synthesis of Benzimidazoles by Condensation and C-N Bond Formation
Y. Kim, M. R. Kumar, N. Park, Y. Heo, S. Lee, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 9577-9583.


Reductions of Aliphatic and Aromatic Nitriles to Primary Amines with Diisopropylaminoborane
D. Haddenham, L. Pasumansky, J. DeSoto, S. Eagon, B. Singaram, J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 1964-1970.


A Chemoselective Route to β-Enamino Esters and Thioesters
D. Xin, K. Burgess, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 2108-2110.


Ammonium Phosphorodithioate: A Mild, Easily Handled, Efficient, and Air-Stable Reagent for the Conversion of Amides into Thioamides
B. Kaboudin, L. Malekzadeh, Synlett, 2011, 2807-2810.


Synthesis of 5-Hydroxycyclopent-2-enones from Allenyl Vinyl Ketones via an Interrupted Nazarov Cyclization
V. M. Marx, D. J. Burnell, Org. Lett., 2009, 11, 1229-1231.


Boron Trifluoride Mediated Ring-Opening Reactions of trans-2-Aryl-3-nitro-cyclopropane-1,1-dicarboxylates. Synthesis of Aroylmethylidene Malonates as Potential Building Blocks for Heterocycles
T. Selvi, K. Srinivasan, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 3653-3658.


TEMPO Oxoammonium Salt-Mediated Dehydrogenative Povarov/Oxidation Tandem Reaction of N-Alkyl Anilines
H. Richter, O. G. Mancheņo, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 6066-6069.


Rhodium-Catalyzed Reductive Cleavage of Carbon-Cyano Bonds with Hydrosilane: A Catalytic Protocol for Removal of Cyano Groups
M. Tobisu, R. Nakamura, Y. Kita, N. Chatani, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 131, 3174-3175.


Trapping of Azidocarbenium Ion: A Unique Route for Azide Synthesis
S. Pramanik, P. Ghorai, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 2104-2107.


D2-Symmetric Dirhodium Catalyst Derived from a 1,2,2-Triarylcyclopropanecarboxylate Ligand: Design, Synthesis and Application
C. Qin, V. Boyarskikh, J. H. Hansen, K. I. Hardcastle, D. G. Musaev, H. M. L. Davies, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 19198-19204.


A Novel, Chemoselective and Efficient Microwave-Assisted Deprotection of Silyl Ethers with Selectfluor
S. T. A. Shah, S. Singh, P. J. Guiry, J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 2179-2182.


Intermolecular Hydroamination of 1,3-Dienes Catalyzed by Bis(phosphine)carbodicarbene-Rhodium Complexes
M. J. Goldfogel, C. C. Roberts, S. J. Meek, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 6227-6230.


Iodide-Catalyzed Reductions: Development of a Synthesis of Phenylacetic Acids
J. E. Milne, T. Storz, J. T. Colyer, O. R. Thiel, M. D. Seran, R. D. Larsen, J. A. Murry, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 9519-9524.


Recycling the Waste: The Development of a Catalytic Wittig Reaction
C. J. O'Brien, J. L. Tellez, Z. S. Nixon, L. J. Kang, A. L. Carter, S. R. Kunkel, K. C. Przeworski, G. A. Chass, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2008, 48, 6836-6839.


Highly Stereoselective Oxazaborolidinium Ion Catalyzed Synthesis of (Z)-Silyl Enol Ethers from Alkyl Aryl Ketones and Trimethylsilyldiazomethane
B. Chul, Kang, S. Y. Shim, D. H. Ryu, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 2077-2079.


Nickel-Catalyzed Heck-Type Reactions of Benzyl Chlorides and Simple Olefins
R. Matsubara, A. C. Gutierrez, T. F. Jamison, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 19020-19023.


Efficient Boron-Copper Additions to Aryl-Substituted Alkenes Promoted by NHC-Based Catalysts. Enantioselective Cu-Catalyzed Hydroboration Reactions
Y. Lee, A. H. Hoveyda, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 131, 3160-3161.


Metal-Free Iodination of Arylboronic Acids and the Synthesis of Biaryl Derivatives
L. Niu, H. Zhang, H. Yang, H. Fu, Synlett, 2014, 25, 995-1000.


Cu(II) Catalyzed Imine C-H Functionalization Leading to Synthesis of 2,5-Substituted 1,3,4-Oxadiazoles
S. Guin, T. Ghosh, S. K. Rout, A. Banerjee, B. K. Patel, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 5976-5979.


Micellar-System-Mediated Direct Fluorination of Ketones in Water
G. Stavber, M. Zupan, S. Stavber, Synlett, 2009, 589-594.


Staudinger Condensation for the Preparation of Thiohydantoins
S. Gosling, C. El Amri, A. Tatibouët, Synthesis, 2014, 46, 1079-1084.


Polyethylene Glycol (PEG-400) as an Efficient and Recyclable Reaction Medium for the One-Pot Synthesis of N-Substituted Azepines under Catalyst-Free Conditions
R. Mallepalli, L. Yeramanchi, R. Bantu, L. Nagarpu, Synlett, 2011, 2730-2732.


Palladium-Catalyzed Diamination of Unactivated Alkenes Using N-Fluorobenzenesulfonimide as Source of Electrophilic Nitrogen
P. A. Sibbald, F. E. Michael, Org. Lett., 2009, 11, 1147-1149.


Recyclable Polystyrene-Supported Siloxane-Transfer Agent for Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions
M. H. Nguyen, A. B. Smith, III, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 2070-2073.


N-Bromosuccinimide Promoted One-Pot Synthesis of Guanidine: Scope and Mechanism
L. Zhou, J. Chen, J. Zhou, Y.-Y. Yeung, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 5804-5807.


One-Pot Van Leusen Synthesis of 4,5-Disubstituted Oxazoles in Ionic Liquids
B. Wu, J. Wen, J. Zhang, J. Li, Y.-Z. Xiang, X.-Q. Yu, Synlett, 2009, 500-504.