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Cobalt-Catalyzed α-Alkylation of Ketones with Primary Alcohols
G. Zhang, J. Wu, H. Zeng, S. Zhang, Z. Yin, S. Zheng, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 1080-1083.

Iminopyridine Oxazoline Iron Catalyst for Asymmetric Hydroboration of 1,1-Disubtituted Aryl Alkenes
J. Chen, T. Xi, Z. Lu, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 6452-6455.

Direct Synthesis of β-Alkyl N-Aryl Aza Baylis-Hillman Adducts via Nitroso-Ene Reaction
S. Murru, A. A. Gallo, R. S. Srivastava, J. Org. Chem., 2012, 77, 7119-7123.

Pd-Catalyzed Conjunctive Cross-Coupling between Grignard-Derived Boron "Ate" Complexes and C(sp2) Halides or Triflates: NaOTf as a Grignard Activator and Halide Scavenger
G. J. Lovinger, M. D. Aparece, J. P. Morken, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 3153-3160.

Asymmetric Phase-Transfer Catalysts Bearing Multiple Hydrogen-Bonding Donors: Highly Efficient Catalysts for Enantio- and Diastereoselective Nitro-Mannich Reaction of Amidosulfones
B. Wang, Y. Liu, C. Sun, Z. Wei, J. Cao, D. Liang, Y. Lin, H. Duan, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 6432-6435.

Efficient and Selective Multicomponent Oxidative Coupling of Two Different Aliphatic Primary Amines into Thioamides by Elemental Sulfur
T. B. Nguyen, L. Ermolenko, A. Al-Mourabit, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 4274-4277.

CuBr-Catalyzed Aerobic Decarboxylative Cycloaddition for the Synthesis of Indolizines under Solvent-Free Conditions
W. Wang, J. Han, J. Sun, Y. Liu, J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82, 2835-2842.

Nonracemic Allylic Boronates through Enantiotopic-Group-Selective Cross-Coupling of Geminal Bis(boronates) and Vinyl Halides
B. Potter, A. A. Szymaniak, E. K. Edelstein, J. P. Morken, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 17918-17921.

Palladium-Catalyzed C(sp3)-H Arylation of Diarylmethanes at Room Temperature: Synthesis of Triarylmethanes via Deprotonative-Cross-Coupling Processes
J. Zhang, A. Bellomo, A. D. Creamer, S. D. Dreher, P. J. Walsh, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 13765-13772.

Lewis Acid Rather than Brønsted Acid Sites of Montmorillonite K10 Act as a Powerful and Reusable Green Heterogeneous Catalyst for Rapid Cyanosilylation of Ketones
X. Huang, L. Chen, F. Ren, C. Yang, J. Li, K. Shi, X. Gou, W. Wang, Synlett, 2017, 28, 439-444.

Ligand-Controlled Regiodivergent Ni-Catalyzed Reductive Carboxylation of Allyl Esters with CO2
T. Moragas, J. Cornella, R. Martin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 17702-17705.

Heteropolyacid-Catalyzed Direct Deoxygenation of Propargyl and Allyl Alcohols
M. Egi, T. Kawai, M. Umemura, S. Akai, J. Org. Chem., 2012, 77, 7092-7097.

o-Iodoxybenzoic Acid (IBX)-Iodine Mediated One-Pot Deacylative Sulfonylation of 1,3-Dicarbonyl Compounds: A Synthesis of β-Carbonyl Sulfones
P. Katrun, T. Songsichan, D. Soorukram, M. Pohmakotr, V. Reutrakul, C. Kuhakarn, Synthesis, 2017, 49, 1109-1121.

Arylation of Diorganochalcogen Compounds with Diaryliodonium Triflates: Metal Catalysts Are Unnecessary
L. Racicot, T. Kasahara, M. A. Ciufolini, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 6382-6385.

Palladium-Catalyzed Cascade Process Consisting of Isocyanide Insertion and Benzylic C(sp3)-H Activation: Concise Synthesis of Indole Derivatives
T. Nanjo, C. Tsukano, Y. Takemoto, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 4270-4273.

Nickel-Catalyzed Synthesis of Quinazolinediones
G. L. Beutner, Y. Hsiao, T. Razler, E. M. Simmons, W. Wertjes, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 1052-1055.

Mild and Catalyst-Free Petasis/Decarboxylative Domino Reaction: Chemoselective Synthesis of N-Benzyl Propargylamines
H. Feng, H. Jia, Z. Sun, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 11812-11818.

Synthesis of 2-Aryl Benzothiazoles via K2S2O8-mediated Oxidative Condensation of Benzothiazoles with Aryl Aldehydes
Z. Yang, X. Chen, S. Wang, J. Liu, K. Xie, A. Wang, Z. Tan, J. Org. Chem., 2012, 77, 7086-7091.

Synthesis of Polysubstituted 2-Aminoimidazoles via Alkene-Diamination of Guanidine with Conjugated α-Bromoalkenones
S. K. Guchhait, N. Hura, A. P. Shah, J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82, 2745-2752.

Silver(I)-Catalyzed Ring-Contractive Rearrangement: A New Entry to 5-Alkylidene-2-cyclopentenones
L. Zhao, J. Wang, H. Zheng, Y. Li, K. Yang, B. Cheng, X. Jin, X. Yao, H. Zhai, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 6378-6381.

A C-H Borylation Approach to Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling of Typically Unstable 2-Heteroaryl and Polyfluorophenyl Boronates
D. W. Robbins, J. F. Hartwig, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 4266-4269.

α-Imino Gold Carbenes from 1,2,4-Oxadiazoles: Atom-Economical Access to Fully Substituted 4-Aminoimidazoles
Z. Zeng, H. Jin, J. Xie, B. Tian, M. Rudolph, F. Rominger, A. S. K. Hashmi, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 1020-1023.

Synthesis of Diarylmethanes through Palladium-Catalyzed Coupling of Benzylic Phosphates with Arylsilanes
P. Zhang, J. Xu, Y. Gao, X. Li, G. Tang, Y. Zhao, Synlett, 2014, 25, 2928-2932.

Synthesis of Phenols via Fluoride-free Oxidation of Arylsilanes and Arylmethoxysilanes
E. J. Rayment, N. Summerhill, E. A. Anderson, J. Org. Chem., 2012, 77, 7052-7060.

Cascade Thiol-Michael-Aldol Reaction Promoted by Tetramethyl Guanidine: Synthesis of 2H-Thiochromene-3-carboxylate Libraries
T. T. H. Nguyen, T. X. Nguyen, T. T. T. Cao, T. H. Dinh, H. H. Nguyen, T. T. T. Bui, V. P. Pham, D. H. Mac, Synlett, 2017, 28, 429-432.

n-BuLi as a Highly Efficient Precatalyst for Hydrophosphonylation of Aldehydes and Unactivated Ketones
C. Liu, Y. Zhang, Q. Qian, D. Yuan, Y. Yao, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 6172-6175.

Robust Acenaphthoimidazolylidene Palladium Complexes: Highly Efficient Catalysts for Suzuki-Miyaura Couplings with Sterically Hindered Substrates
A. Joshi-Pangu, X. Ma, M. Diane, S. Iqbal, R. J. Kribs, R. Huang, C.-Y. Wang, M. R. Biscoe, J. Org. Chem., 2012, 77, 6629-6633.

Merging Photoredox with Copper Catalysis: Decarboxylative Alkynylation of α-Amino Acid Derivatives
T. Tu, Z. Sun, W. Fang, M. Xu, Y. Zhou, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 4250-4253.

One-Pot Synthesis of Pyrrole-2-carboxylates and -carboxamides via an Electrocyclization/Oxidation Sequence
D. Imbri, N. Netz, M. Kucukdisli, L. M. Kammer, P. Jung, A. Kretzschmann, T. Opatz, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 11750-11758.

Fe(III)/NaBH4-Mediated Free Radical Hydrofluorination of Unactivated Alkenes
T. J. Barker, D. L. Borger, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 13588-13591.