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Magnetically Separable CuFe2O4 Nanoparticles in PEG: A Recyclable Catalytic System for the Amination of Aryl Iodides
A. S. Kumar, T. Ramani, B. Sreedhar, Synlett, 2013, 24, 843-846.

Mild and General Zinc-Alkoxide-Catalyzed Allylations of Ketones with Allyl Pinacol Boronates
K. R. Fandrick, D. R. Fandrick, J. J. Gao, J. T. Reeves, Z. Tan, W. Li, J. J. Song, B. Lu, N. K. Yee, C. H. Senanayake, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 3748-3751.

Catalysis of 3-Pyrrolidinecarboxylic Acid and Related Pyrrolidine Derivatives in Enantioselective anti-Mannich-Type Reactions: Importance of the 3-Acid Group on Pyrrolidine for Stereocontrol
H. Zhang, S. Mitsumori, N. Utsumi, M. Imia, N. Garcia-Delgado, M. Mifsud, K. Albertshofer, P. H.-Y. Cheong, K. N. Houk, F. Tanaka, C. F. Barbas, III, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 875-886.

Direct Synthesis of Amides from Carboxylic Acids and Amines Using B(OCH2CF3)3
R. M. Lanigan, P. Starkov, T. D. Sheppard, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 4512-4523.

Mild, Efficient, and Robust Method for Stereocomplementary Iron-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Using (E)- and (Z)-Enol Tosylates
H. Nishikado, H. Nakatsuji, K. Ueno, R. Nagase, Y. Tanabe, Synlett, 2010, 2087-2092.

(BDP)CuH: A “Hot” Stryker's Reagent for Use in Achiral Conjugate Reductions
B. A. Baker, Ž. V. Bošković, B. H. Lipshutz, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 289-292.

N-Indolyltriethylborate: A Useful Reagent for Synthesis of C3-Quaternary Indolenines
A. Lin, J. Yang, M. Hashim, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 1950-1953.

Improved Arndt-Eistert Synthesis of α-Diazoketones Requiring Minimal Diazomethane in the Presence of Calcium Oxide as Acid Scavenger
V. Pace, G. Verniest, J.-V. Sinisterra, A. R. Alcántara, N. De Kimpe, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 5760-5763.

LiNTf2-Catalyzed Aminolysis of Lactones with Stoichiometric Quantities of Amines
C. Lalli, A. Trabocchi, G. Menchi, A. Guarna, Synlett, 2008, 189-192.

Synthesis of Trifluoromethyl Ketones via Tandem Claisen Condensation and Retro-Claisen C-C Bond-Cleavage Reaction
D. Yang, Y. Zhou, N. Xue, J. Qu, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 4171-4176.

A General and Efficient Catalyst for Palladium-Catalyzed C-O Coupling Reactions of Aryl Halides with Primary Alcohols
S. Gowrisankar, A. G. Sergeev, P. Anbarasan, A. Spannenberg, H. Neumann, M. Beller, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 11592-11598.

Chlorination/Cyclodehydration of Amino Alcohols with SOCl2: An Old Reaction Revisited
F. Xu, B. Simmons, R. A. Reamer, E. Corley, J. Murry, D. Tschaen, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 312-315.

A Safe Synthesis of 1,5-Disubstituted 3-Amino-1H-1,2,4-triazoles from 1,3,4-Oxadiazolium Hexafluorophosphates
B. Wong, A. Stumpf. D. Carrera, C. Gu, H. Zhang, Synthesis, 2013, 45, 1083-1093.

Chemistry of sulfonylmethyl isocyanides. 12. Base-induced cycloaddition of sulfonylmethyl isocyanides to carbon,nitrogen double bonds. Synthesis of 1,5-disubstituted and 1,4,5-trisubstituted imidazoles from aldimines and imidoyl chlorides
A. M. Van Leusen, J. Wildeman, O. H. Oldenziel, J. Org. Chem., 1977, 42, 1153-1159.

Monosubstituted Malononitriles: Efficient One-Pot Reductive Alkylations of Malononitrile with Aromatic Aldehydes
F. Tayyari, D. E. Wood, P. E. Fanwick, R. E. Sammelson, Synthesis, 2008, 279-285.

Organocatalytic Knoevenagel Condensations by Means of Carbamic Acid Ammonium Salts
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. N. Mase, T. Horibe, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 1854-1857.

Strategies and Synthetic Methods Directed Toward the Preparation of Libraries of Substituted Isoquinolines
E. Awuah, A. Capretta, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 5627-5634.

Indenylidene Ruthenium Complex Bearing a Sterically Demanding NHC Ligand: An Efficient Catalyst for Olefin Metathesis at Room Temperature
H. Clavier, C. A. Urbino-Blanco, S. P. Nolan, Organometallics, 2009, 28, 2848-2854.

Highly Practical Synthesis of Nitriles and Heterocycles from Alcohols under Mild Conditions by Aerobic Double Dehydrogenative Catalysis
W. Yin, C. Wang, H. Huang, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 1850-1853.

Asymmetric CuH-Catalyzed 1,4-Reductions in Water at Room Temperature
S. Huang, K. R. Voigtritter, H. B. Unger, B. H. Lipshutz, Synlett, 2010, 2041-2044.

Chiral N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalyzed Staudinger Reaction of Ketenes with Imines: Highly Enantioselective Synthesis of N-Boc β-Lactams
Y.-R. Zhang, L. He, X. Wu, P.-L. Shao, S. Ye, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 277-280.

Efficient Transformation of Inactive Nitriles into 5-Substituted 1H-Tetrazoles Using Microwave Irradiation and Their Applications
H. Yoneyama, Y. Usami, S. Komeda, S. Harusawa, Synthesis, 2013, 45, 1051-1059.

Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Grown on Carboxy-Functionalized Graphite: An Efficient Reusable Catalyst for Alkylation of Arenes
V. Rajpara, S. Banerjee, G. Sereda, Synthesis, 2010, 2835-2840.

An Improved Cu-Based Catalyst System for the Reactions of Alcohols with Aryl Halides
R. A. Altman, A. Shafir, P. A. Lichtor, S. L. Buchwald, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 284-286.

A Copper-Catalyzed Synthesis of 3-Aroylindoles via a sp3 C-H Bond Activation Followed by C-C and C-O Bond Formation
A. Gogoi, S. Guin, S. K. Rout, B. K. Patel, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 1802-1805.

The Role of Reversible Oxidative Addition in Selective Palladium(0)-Catalyzed Intramolecular Cross-Couplings of Polyhalogenated Substrates: Synthesis of Brominated Indoles
S. G. Newman, M. Lautens, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 11416-11417.

An improved 1,3-diene synthesis from alkyne and ethylene using cross-enyne metathesis
K. Tonogakia, M. Mori, Tetrahedron Lett., 2002, 43, 2235-2238.

Palladium-Catalyzed Diarylmethyl C(sp3)-C(sp2) Bond Formation: A New Coupling Approach toward Triarylmethanes
Y. Xia, F. Hu, Z. Liu, P. Qu, R. Ge, C. Ma, Y. Zhang, J. Wang, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 1784-1787.

Solution-phase parallel oxazole synthesis with TosMIC
B. A. Kulkarnia, A. Ganesan, Tetrahedron Lett., 1999, 40, 5637-5638.

Stereoselective RhI-Catalyzed Tandem Conjugate Addition of Boronic Acids−Michael Cyclization
C. Navarro, A. G. Csák˙, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 217-219.