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Palladium-Catalyzed Carbonylative Synthesis of Benzoxazinones from N-(o-Bromoaryl)amides Using Paraformaldehyde as the Carbonyl Source
W. Li, X.-F. Wu, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 10410-10416.

Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Aryl Chlorides and Triflates with Sodium Cyanate: A Practical Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Ureas
E. V. Vinogradova, B. P. Fors, S. L. Buchwald, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 11132-11135.

Direct Preparation of Benzofurans from O-Arylhydroxylamines
F. Contiero, K. M. Jones, E. A. Matts, A. Porzelle, N. C. O. Tomkinson, Synlett, 2009, 3003-3006.

p-Toluenesulfonic Acid Mediated 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition of Nitroolefins with NaN3 for Synthesis of 4-Aryl-NH-1,2,3-triazoles
X.-J. Quan, Z.-H. Ren, Y.-Y. Wang, Z.-H. Guan, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 5728-5731.

Approaches to the Construction of Substituted 4-Amino-1H-pyrrol-2(5H)-ones
H. Zali-Boeini, M. Mobin, K. Hajibabaei, M. Ghani, J. Org. Chem., 2012, 77, 5808-5812.

An improved procedure for the Blaise reaction: a short, practical route to the key intermediates of the saxitoxin synthesis
S. M. Hannick, Y. Kishi, J. Org. Chem., 1983, 48, 3833-3835.

A Catalytic Approach to the Metal-Free Reaction of Epoxides with Ketene Silyl Acetals for Accessing γ-Lactones
S. Bonollo, A. Z. Ahmady, C. Petrucci, A. Marocchi, F. Pizzo, L. Vaccaro, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 5721-5723.

Synthesis of Isoquinolines and Heterocycle-Fused Pyridines via Three-Component Cascade Reaction of Aryl Ketones, Hydroxylamine, and Alkynes
L. Zheng, J. Ju, Y. Bin, R. Hua, J. Org. Chem., 2012, 77, 5794-5800.

Synthesis of Densely Substituted Pyrimidine Derivatives
O. K. Ahmad, M. D. Hill, M. Movassaghi, J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 8460-8463.

Potassium tert-Butoxide Promoted Intramolecular Amination of 1-Aryl-2- (2-nitrobenzylidene)hydrazines: Efficient Synthesis of 1-Aryl-1H-indazoles
F. Esmaeili-Marandi, M. Saeedi, M. Mahdavi, I. Yavari, A. Foroumadi, A. Shafiee, Synlett, 2014, 25, 2605-2608.

A New Oxyma Derivative for Nonracemizable Amide-Forming Reactions in Water
Q. Wang, Y. Wang, M. Kurosu, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 3372-3375.

Highly Regio- and Stereoselective Addition of 1,3-Diketones to Internal Alkynes Catalyzed by Cationic Iridium Complex
G. Onodera, M. Kato, R. Kawano, Y. Kometani, R. Takeuchi, Org. Lett., 2009, 11, 5038-5041.

I2-Catalyzed Regioselective Oxo- and Hydroxy-acyloxylation of Alkenes and Enol Ethers: A Facile Access to α-Acyloxyketones, Esters, and Diol Derivatives
R. N. Reddi, P. K. Prasad, A. Sudalai, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 5674-5677.

Copper-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Nonactivated Secondary Alkyl Halides and Tosylates with Secondary Alkyl Grignard Reagents
C.-T. Yang, Z.-Q. Zhang, J. Liang, J.-H. Liu, X.-Y. Lu, H.-H. Chen, L. Liu, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 11124-11127.

A simple and highly efficient synthesis of β-amino-α,β-unsaturated ester via sonochemical Blaise reaction
A. S.-Y. Lee, R.-Y. Cheng, Tetrahedron Lett., 1997, 38, 443-446.

Copper-Catalyzed Direct Amidation of Heterocycles with N-Fluorobenzenesulfonimide
S. Wang, Z. Ni, X. Huang, J. Wang, Y. Pan, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 5648-5651.

Microwave-Assisted Solvent-Free Synthesis of Enantiomerically Pure N-(tert-Butylsulfinyl)imines
J. F. Collados, E. Toledano, D. Guijarro, M. Yus, J. Org. Chem., 2012, 77, 5744-5750.

Organic Reactions in Water: A Distinct Novel Approach for an Efficient Synthesis of α-Amino Phosphonates Starting Directly from Nitro Compounds
B. Das, G. Satyalakshmi, K. Suneel, K. Damodar, J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 8400-8402.

I2-Mediated Oxidative C-N Bond Formation for Metal-Free One-Pot Synthesis of Di-, Tri-, and Tetrasubstituted Pyrazoles from α,β-Unsaturated Aldehydes/Ketones and Hydrazines
X. Zhang, J. Kang, P. Niu, J. Wu, W. Yu, J. Chang, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 10170-10178.

Nickel-Catalyzed Reductive Coupling of Aryl Halides with Secondary Alkyl Bromides and Allylic Acetate
S. Wang, Q. Qian, H. Gong, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 3352-3355.

(NHC)CuH-Catalyzed Entry to Allenes via Propargylic Carbonate SN2'-Reductions
C. Deutsch, B. H. Lipshutz, N. Krause, Org. Lett., 2009, 11, 5010-5012.

Homologation of Isocyanates with Lithium Carbenoids: A Straightforward Access to α-Halomethyl- and α,α-Dihalomethylamides
V. Pace, L. Castoldi, A. D. Mamuye, W. Holzer, Synthesis, 2014, 46, 2897-2909.

Enantioselective Conversion of Primary Alcohols to α-exo-Methylene γ-Butyrolactones via Iridium-Catalyzed C-C Bond-Forming Transfer Hydrogenation: 2-(Alkoxycarbonyl)allylation
T. P. Montgomery, A. Hassan, B. Y. Park, M. J. Krische, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 11100-11103.

Access to α-Functionalized Glycine Derivatives with Arylboronic Acid via Imino Amides
L. Zhao, X. Liao, C.-J. Li, Synlett, 2009, 2953-2956.

1,3-Dicyclohexylimidazol-2-ylidene as a Superior Ligand for the Nickel-Catalyzed Cross-Couplings of Aryl and Benzyl Methyl Ethers with Organoboron Reagents
M. Tobisu, A. Yasutome, H. Kinuta, K. Nakamura, N. Chatani, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 5572-5575.

DDQ-Promoted C-S Bond Formation: Synthesis of 2-Aminobenzothiazole Derivatives under Transition-Metal-, Ligand-, and Base-Free Conditions
R. Wang, W.-j. Yang, L. Yue, W. Pan, H.-y. Zeng, Synlett, 2012, 23, 1643-1648.

Simple Reaction Conditions for the Formation of Ketonitrones from Ketones and Hydroxylamines
J. Y. Pfeiffer A. M. Beauchemin, J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 8381-8383.

Cobalt-Catalyzed Enantioselective Hydroboration of 1,1-Disubstituted Aryl Alkenes
L. Zhang, Z. Zuo, X. Wan, Z. Huang, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 15501-15504.

Metal-Free, Organocatalytic Syn Diacetoxylation of Alkenes
W. Zhong, S. Liu, J. Yang, X. Meng, Z. Li, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 3336-3339.

Cationic Gold(I)-Mediated Intramolecular Cyclization of 3-Alkyne-1,2-diols and 1-Amino-3-alkyn-2-ols: A Practical Route to Furans and Pyrroles
M. Egi, K. Azechi, S. Akai, Org. Lett., 2009, 11, 5002-5005.