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Copper-Catalyzed Oxidative Decarboxylative Arylation of Benzothiazoles with Phenylacetic Acids and α-Hydroxyphenylacetic Acids with O2 as the Sole Oxidant
Q. Song, Q. Feng, M. Zhou, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 5990-5993.

An Improved Larock Synthesis of Quinolines via a Heck Reaction of 2-Bromoanilines and Allylic Alcohols
M. T. Stone, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 2326-2329.

Convergent, Regiospecific Synthesis of Quinolines from o-Aminophenylboronates
J. Horn, S. P. Marsden, A. Nelson, D. House, G. G. Weingarten, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 4117-4120.

Metal-Free Enantioselective Hydroxyamination of Aldehydes with Nitrosocarbonyl Compounds Catalyzed by an Axially Chiral Amine
T. Kano, F. Shirozu, K. Maruoka, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 17735-17738.

Mild Decarboxylative Activation of Malonic Acid Derivatives by 1,1'-Carbonyldiimidazole
D. Lafrance, P. Bowles, K. Leeman, R. Rafka, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 2322-2325.

Unusually Stable, Versatile, and Pure Arenediazonium Tosylates: Their Preparation, Structures, and Synthetic Applicability
S. W. Smith, G. C. Fu, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 12645-12647.

Nickel-Catalyzed Asymmetric Cross-Couplings of Racemic Propargylic Halides with Arylzinc Reagents
T. Moriya, K. Shoji, S. Yoneda, R. Ikeda, T. Konakahara, N. Sakai, Synthesis, 2013, 45, 3233-3238.

An Effective Method To Prepare Imines from Aldehyde, Bromide/Epoxide, and Aqueous Ammonia
J.-M. Huang, J.-F. Zhang, Y. Dong, W. Gong, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 3511-3514.

[(CyPF-tBu)PdCl2]: An Air-Stable, One-Component, Highly Efficient Catalyst for Amination of Heteroaryl and Aryl Halides
Q. Sheng, J. F. Hartwig, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 4109-4112.

2-Methylenetetrahydropyrans: Efficient Partners in the Carbonyl Ene Reaction
G. Liang, D. T. Sharu, T. Lam, N. I. Totah, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 5974-5977.

Ruthenium-Catalyzed Oxidation of Alkenes at Room Temperature: A Practical and Concise Approach to α-Diketones
S. Chen, Z. Liu, E. Shi, L. Chen, W. Wei, H. Li, Y. Cheng, X. Wan, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 2274-2277.

Palladium-Catalyzed Direct C-2 Arylation of Indoles with Potassium Aryltrifluoroborate Salts
J. Zhao, Y. Zhang, K. Cheng, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 7428-7431.

Guanidine-Catalyzed γ-Selective Morita-Baylis-Hillman Reactions on α,γ-Dialkyl-Allenoates: Access to Densely Substituted Heterocycles
P. Selig, A. Turočkin, W. Raven, Synlett, 2013, 24, 2535-2539.

Propylphosphonic Anhydride (T3P)-Mediated One-Pot Rearrangement of Carboxylic Acids to Carbamates
J. K. Augustine, A. Bombrun, A. B. Mandal, P. Alagarsamy, R. N. Atta, P. Selvam, Synthesis, 2011, 1477-1483.

Olefin Ring Closing Metathesis and Hydrosilylation Reaction in Aqueous Medium by Grubbs Second Generation Ruthenium Catalyst
V. Polshettiwar, R. S. Varma, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 7417-7419.

One-Pot Three-Component Approach to the Synthesis of Polyfunctional Pyrazoles
G. Zhang, H. Ni, W. Chen, J. Shao, H. Liu, B. Chen, Y. Yu, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 5967-5969.

Pd-Diimine: A Highly Selective Catalyst System for the Base-Free Oxidative Heck Reaction
A. L. Gottumukkala, J. F. Teichert, D. Heijnen, N. Eisink, S. van Dijk, C. Ferrer, A. van den Hoogenband, A. J. Minnaard, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 2937-2941.

Highly Practical Catalytic Asymmetric 1,4-Addition of Arylboronic Acids in Water Using New Hydrophilic Chiral Bicyclo[3.3.0] Diene Ligands
C.-G. Feng, Z.-Q. Wang, C. Shao, M.-H. Xu, G.-Q. Lin, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 4101-4104.

Metal-Free, Mild, Nonepimerizing, Chemo- and Enantio- or Diastereoselective N-Alkylation of Amines by Alcohols via Oxidation/Imine-Iminium Formation/Reductive Amination: A Pragmatic Synthesis of Octahydropyrazinopyridoindoles and Higher Ring Analogues
I. A. Khan, A. K. Saxena, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 11656-11669.

Facile Amide Bond Formation from Carboxylic Acids and Isocyanates
K. Sasaki, D. Crich, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 2256-2259.

Preference of β-Lactam Formation in Cu(I)-Catalyzed Intramolecular Coupling of Amides with Vinyl Bromides
Q. Zhao, C. Li, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 4037-4040.

Convenient MW-Assisted Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Sulfides Using Sulfonyl Hydrazides as Aryl Thiol Surrogate
N. Singh, R. Singh, D. S. Raghuvanshi, K. N. Singh, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 5874-5877.

An Efficient Protocol for the Synthesis of 2-Phenylquinazolines Catalyzed by Ceric Ammonium Nitrate (CAN)
K. Karnakar, J. Shangkar, S. N. Murthy, K. Ramesch, Y. V. D. Nageshwar, Synlett, 2011, 1089-1096.

Palladium-Catalyzed Carbon−Sulfur Cross-Coupling Reactions with Indium Tri(organothiolate) and Its Application to Sequential One-Pot Processes
J.-Y. Lee, P. H. Lee, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 7413-7416.

Asymmetric Access to the Smallest Enolate Intermediate via Organocatalytic Activation of Acetic Ester
S. Chen, L. Hao, Y. Zhang, B. Tiwari, Y. R. Chi, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 5822-5825.

"Greener" Friedel-Crafts Acylations: A Metal- and Halogen-Free Methodology
M. C. Wilkinson, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 2232-2235.

A Highly Efficient Catalyst-Free Cycloisomerization Approach to Indolizinones
I. Kim, J. Choi, S. Lee, G. H. Lee, Synlett, 2008, 2334-2338.

Catalytic Methyl Transfer from Dimethylcarbonate to Carboxylic Acids
Y. Ji, J. Sweeney, J. Zoglio, D. J. Gorin, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 11606-11611.

Iron-Catalyzed Stereospecific Olefin Synthesis by Direct Coupling of Alcohols and Alkenes with Alcohols
Z.-Q. Liu, Y. Zhang, L. Zhao, Z. Li, J. Wang, H. Li, L.-M. Wu, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 2208-2211.

Palladium-Catalyzed Direct (Hetero)arylation of Ethyl Oxazole-4-carboxylate: An Efficient Access to (Hetero)aryloxazoles
C. Verrier, T. Martin, C. Hoarau, F. Marsais, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 7383-7386.