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N-Methylation of Amines with Methanol at Room Temperature
V. N. Tsarev, Y. Morioka, J. Caner, Q. Wang, R. Ushimaru, A. Kudo, H. Naka, S. Saito, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 2530-2533.


Iridium-Catalyzed Selective α-Alkylation of Unactivated Amides with Primary Alcohols
L. Guo, Y. Liu, W. Yao, Y. Leng, Z. Huang, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 1144-1147.


Iodine-Mediated Synthesis of 3H-Indoles via Intramolecular Cyclization of Enamines
Z. He, H. Li, Z. Li, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 4296-4299.


Regioselective Synthesis of Multisubstituted Furans via Copper-Mediated Coupling between Ketones and β-Nitrostyrenes
M. Ghosh, S. Mishra, A. Hajra, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 5364-5368.


Monophasic Catalytic System for the Selective Semireduction of Alkynes
A. M Whittaker, G. Lalic, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 1112-1115.


Improved Palladium-Catalysed Synthesis of α-Benzyl-β-keto Ester
N. J. Bennett, A. Goldby, R. Pringle, Synlett, 2010, 1688-1690.


(Chloromethyl)magnesium Chloride-Lithium Chloride: A Chemoselective Reagent for the Synthesis of Functionalized Aromatic Chlorohydrins
R. H. V. Nishimura, V. E. Murie, R. A. Soldi, G. C. Clososki, Synthesis, 2015, 47, 1455-1460.


A Mild and Highly Efficient Conversion of Arylboronic Acids into Phenols by Oxidation with MCPBA
D.-S. Chen, J.-M. Huang, Synlett, 2013, 24, 499-501.


Nucleophilic Perfluoroalkylation of Imines and Carbonyls: Perfluoroalkyl Sulfones as Efficient Perfluoroalkyl-Transfer Motifs
G. K. S. Prakash, Y. Wang, R. Mogi, J. Hu, T. Mathew, G. A. Olah, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 2932-2935.


Synthesis of 1,2,3-Substituted Pyrroles from Propargylamines via a One-Pot Tandem Enyne Cross Metathesis-Cyclization Reaction
H. Chachignon, N. Scalacci, E. Petricci, D. Castagnolo, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 5287-5295.


Iridium-Catalyzed C-H Borylation of Cyclopropanes
C. W. Liskey, J. F. Hartwig, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 3375-3378.


Selective Addition of Organolithium Reagents to BF2-Chelates of β-Ketoesters
B. Štefane, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 2900-2903.


Ligand-Controlled Regioselective Copper-Catalyzed Trifluoromethylation To Generate (Trifluoromethyl)allenes
B. R. Ambler, S. Peddi, R. A. Altman, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 2506-2509.


Copper-Catalyzed C-O Bond Formation: An Efficient One-Pot Highly Regioselective Synthesis of Furans from (2-Furyl)Carbene Complexes
H. Cao, H. Zhan, J. Cen, J. Lin, Y. Lin, Q. Zhu, M. Fu, H. Jiang, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 1080-1083.


Rhodium-Catalyzed Arylzincation of Terminal Allenes Providing Allylzinc Reagents and Its Application to Versatile Three-component Coupling Reaction
Y. Yoshida, K. Murakami, H. Yorimitsu, K. Oshima, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 8878-8879.


Ni-Catalyzed Divergent Cyclization/Carboxylation of Unactivated Primary and Secondary Alkyl Halides with CO2
X. Wang, Y. Liu, R. Martin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 6476-6479.


Rhodium-Catalyzed Intermolecular [2 + 2] Cycloaddition of Terminal Alkynes with Electron-Deficient Alkenes
K. Sakai, T. Kochi, F. Kakiuchi, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 1024-1027.


Transfer Hydrogenation in Water: Enantioselective, Catalytic Reduction of α-Cyano and α-Nitro Substituted Acetophenones
O. Soltani, M. A. Ariger, H. Vázquez-Villa, E. M. Carreira, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 2893-2895.


Facile Synthesis of 2,5-Disubstituted Thiazoles from Terminal Alkynes, Sulfonyl Azides and Thionoesters
T. Miura, Y. Funakoshi, Y. Fujimoto, J. Nakahashi, M. Murakami, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 2454-2457.


Oxidative Diamination Promoted by Dinuclear Iodine(III) Reagents
C. Röben, J. A. Souto, E. C. Escudero-Adán, K. Muńiz, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 1008-1011.


Microwave-Assisted, One-Pot Reaction of Pyridines, α-Bromoketones and Ammonium Acetate: An Efficient and Simple Synthesis of Imidazo[1,2-a]-pyridines
M. Adib, A. Mohamadi, E. Sheikhi, S. Ansari, H. R. Bijanzadeh, Synlett, 2010, 1606-1608.


Enantio- and Diastereoselective Synthesis of 1,2-Hydroxyboronates through Cu-Catalyzed Additions of Alkylboronates to Aldehydes
M. V. Joannou, B. S. Moyer, S. J. Meek, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 6176-6179.


Ruthenium Hydride-Promoted Dienyl Isomerization: Access to Highly Substituted 1,3-Dienes
J. R. Clark, J. R. Griffiths, S. T. Diver, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 3327-3330.


Gold-Catalyzed One-Step Practical Synthesis of Oxetan-3-ones from Readily Available Propargylic Alcohols
L. Ye, W. He, L. Zhang, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 8550-8551.


A General Method for Imine Formation Using B(OCH2CF3)3
J. T. Reeves, M. D. Visco, M. A. Marsini, N. Grinberg, C. A. Busacca, A. E. Mattson, C. H. Senanayake, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 2442-2445.


Transition Metal Photoredox Catalysis of Radical Thiol-Ene Reactions
E. L Tyson, M. S. Ament, T. P. Yoon, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 2046-2050.


An Efficient Transformation from Benzyl or Allyl Halides to Aryl and Alkenyl Nitriles
W. Zhou, J. Xu, L. Zhang, N. Jiao, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 2888-2891.


Iodine-Mediated C-H Functionalization of sp, sp2, and sp3 Carbon: A Unified Multisubstrate Domino Approach for Isatin Synthesis
G. Satish, A. Polu, T. Ramar, A. Ilangovan, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 5167-5175.


Carbometalation-Carboxylation of 2,3-Allenols with Carbon Dioxide: A Dramatic Effect of Halide Anion
S. Li, B. Miao, W. Yuan, S. Ma, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 977-979.


Intramolecular Fe(II)-Catalyzed N-O or N-N Bond Formation from Aryl Azides
B. J. Stokes, C. V. Vogel, L. K. Urnezis, M. Pan, T. G. Driver, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 2884-2887.