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Amide and Peptide Bond Formation in Water at Room Temperature
C. M. Gabriel, M. Keener, F. Gallou, B. H. Lipshutz, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 3968-3971.

Palladium-Catalyzed Regio-, Diastereo-, and Enantioselective Allylation of Nitroalkanes with Monosubstituted Allylic Substrates
X.-F. Yang, W.-H. Yu, C.-H. Ding, Q.-P. Ding, S.-L. Wan, X.-L. Hou, L.-X. Dai, P.-J. Wang, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 6503-6509.

Lanthanide Amides [(Me3Si)2N]3Ln(μ-Cl)Li(THF)3 Catalyzed Hydrophosphonylation of Aryl Aldehydes
Q. Wu, J. Zhou, Z. Yao, F. Xu, Q. Shen, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 7498-7501.

Copper(II)-Catalyzed β-Borylation of Acetylenic Esters in Water
C. L. Peck, J. A. Calderone, W. L. Santos, Synthesis, 2015, 47, 2242-2248.

Microwave-Assisted Aqueous Krapcho Decarboxylation
J. D. Mason, S. S. Murphree, Synlett, 2013, 24, 1391-1394.

Efficient Iodine-Mediated Beckmann Rearrangement of Ketoximes to Amides under Mild Neutral Conditions
N. C. Ganguly, P. Mondal, Synthesis, 2010, 3705-3709.

Organocatalytic Synthesis of Alkynes
M. Zhang, T. Jia, C. Y. Wang, P. J. Walsh, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 10346-10350.

A Convenient Synthesis of γ-Amino-Ynamides via Additions of Lithiated Ynamides to Aryl Imines; Observation of an Aza-Meyer-Schuster Rearrangement
R. Qi, X.-N. Wang, K. A. DeKorver, Y. Tang, C.-C. Wang, Q. Li, H. Li, M.-C. Lv, Q. Yu, R. P. Hsung, Synthesis, 2013, 45, 1749-1758.

Cu(OTf)2-Mediated Chan-Lam Reaction of Carboxylic Acids to Access Phenolic Esters
L. Zhang, G. Zhang, M. Zhang, J. Cheng, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 7472-7474.

Metal-Free Reduction of Aromatic and Aliphatic Nitro Compounds to Amines: A HSiCl3-Mediated Reaction of Wide General Applicability
M. Orlandi, F. Tosi, M. Bonsignore, M. Benaglia, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 3941-3943.

Gold Meets Rhodium: Tandem One-Pot Synthesis of β-Disubstituted Ketones via Meyer-Schuster Rearrangement and Asymmetric 1,4-Addition
M. M. Hansmann, A. S. K. Hashmi, M. Lautens, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 3226-3229.

One-Pot Synthesis of Optically Active Allyl Esters via Lipase-Vanadium Combo Catalysis
S. Akai, R. Hanada, N. Fujiwara, Y. Kita, M. Egi, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 4900-4903.

The Stereoselective Reductions of Ketones to the Most Thermodynamically Stable Alcohols Using Lithium and Hydrated Salts of Common Transition Metals
N. Kennedy, T. Cohen, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 8134-8141.

Anti-Markovnikov Hydroamination of Alkenes Catalyzed by an Organic Photoredox System
T. M. Nguyen, D. A. Nicewicz, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 9588-9591.

Synthesis of Water-Tolerant Indium Homoenolate in Aqueous Media and Its Application in the Synthesis of 1,4-Dicarbonyl Compounds via Palladium-Catalyzed Coupling with Acid Chloride
Z.-L. Shen, K. K. K. Goh, H.-L. Cheong, C. H. A. Wong, Y.-C. Lai, Y.-S. Yang, T.-P. Loh, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 15852-15855.

Asymmetric Synthesis of α-Amino Ketones by Brønsted Acid Catalysis
W. Wen, Y. Zeng, L.-Y. Peng, L.-N. Fu, Q.-X. Guo, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 3922-3925.

A Thioannulation Approach to Substituted Thiophenes from Morita-Baylis-Hillman Acetates of Acetylenic Aldehydes
C. R. Reddy, R. R. Valleti, N. D. Reddy, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 6495-6502.

Facile Epoxidation of α,β-Unsaturated Ketones with trans-3,5-Dihydroperoxy-3,5-dimethyl-1,2-dioxolane as an Efficient Oxidant
D. Azarifar, K. Khosravi, Synlett, 2010, 2755-2758.

I2-Catalyzed C-O Bond Formation and Dehydrogenation: Facile Synthesis of Oxazolines and Oxazoles Controlled by Bases
W.-C. Gao, F. Hu, Y.-M. Huo, H.-H. Chang, X. Li, W.-L. Wei, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 3914-3917.

A New Strategy for the Construction of α-Amino Acid Esters via Decarboxylation
J. Zhang, J. Jiang, Y. Li, Y. Zhao, X. Wang, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 3222-3225.

Synthesis of 2-Alkyl- and Aryl-3-ethoxycarbonyl-2,5-dihydrofurans through Gold-Catalyzed Intramolecular Hydroalkoxylation
D. Eom, D. Kang, P. H. Lee, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 7447-7450.

Palladium(II)-Catalyzed C-H Activation and C-C Coupling/Cyclization of Benzamidine and Terminal Alkynes Using an Internal Oxidant
X. Zhang, X. Xu, Y. Wu, Z. Wang, L. Yu, Q. Zhao, F. Shi, Synlett, 2015, 26, 1885-1889.

Oxidative Cleavage of C=C Bonds with Singlet Molecular Oxygen Generated from Monoacetylated Bishydroperoxides
D. Azarifar, Z. Najminejad, Synlett, 2013, 24, 1377-1382.

Stereoselective Negishi-like Couplings Between Alkenyl and Alkyl Halides in Water at Room Temperature
A. Krasovskiy, C. Duplais, B. H. Lipshutz, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 4742-4744.

Steric-Hindrance-Induced Regio- and Chemoselective Oxidation of Aromatic Amines
V. V. Patil, G. S. Shankarling, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 7876-7883.

Nickel-Catalyzed Borylation of Halides and Pseudohalides with Tetrahydroxydiboron [B2(OH)4]
G. A. Molander, L. N. Cavalcanti, C. García-García, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 6427-6439.

Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Chiral Allylic Esters
J. S. Cannon, S. F. Kirsch, L. E. Overman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 15185-15191.

Rh-Catalyzed Domino Addition-Enolate Arylation: Generation of 3-Substituted Oxindoles via a Rh(lll) Intermediate
Y. J. Jang, H. Yoon, M. Lautens, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 3895-3897.

TEMPO-Mediated Aliphatic C-H Oxidation with Oximes and Hydrazones
X. Zu, Y.-F. Wang, W. Ren, F.-L. Zhang, S. Chiba, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 3214-3214.

Water-Compatible Iminium Activation: Highly Enantioselective Organocatalytic Michael Addition of Malonates to α,β-Unsaturated Enones
Z. Mao, Y. Jia, W. Li, R. Wang, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 7428-7430.