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Metal-Free Direct Oxidation of Aldehydes to Esters Using TCCA
S. Gaspa, A. Porcheddu, L. De Luca, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 3666-3669.

Copper-Catalyzed Direct Aryl Quaternization of N-Substituted Imidazoles to Form Imidazolium Salts
T. Lv, Z. Wang, J. You, J. Lan, G. Gao, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 5723-5730.

Room Temperature Palladium-Catalyzed Cross Coupling of Aryltrimethylammonium Triflates with Aryl Grignard Reagents
J. T. Reeves, D. R. Fandrick, Z. Tan, J. J. Song, H. Lee, N. K. Yee, C. H. Senanayake, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 4388-4391.

Palladium-Catalyzed Heck-type Domino Cyclization and Carboxylation to Synthesize Carboxylic Acids by Utilizing Chloroform as the Carbon Monoxide Source
X. Liu, B. Li, Z. Gu, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 7547-7554.

Metal-Free [2 + 2 + 1] Annulation of Alkynes, Nitriles, and Oxygen Atoms: Iodine(III)-Mediated Synthesis of Highly Substituted Oxazoles
A. Saito, A. Taniguchi, Y. Kambara, Y. Hanzawa, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 2672-2675.

Synthesis of Quaternary Carbon Stereogenic Centers through Enantioselective Cu-Catalyzed Allylic Substitutions with Vinylaluminum Reagents
F. Gao. K. P. McGrath, Y. Lee, A. H. Hoveyda, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 14315-14320.

Diethylene Glycol Serving as Ethyne Equivalent: A Sustainable Approach toward 2,3-Disubstituted Furan
J.-T. Yu, B. Shi, H. Peng, S. Sun, H. Chu, Y. Jiang, J. Cheng, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 3643-3645.

Fast and Efficient Bromination of Aromatic Compounds with Ammonium Bromide and Oxone
N. Naresh, M. A. Kumar, M. M. Reddy, P. Swamy, J. B. Nanubolu, N. Narender, Synthesis, 2013, 45, 1497-1504.

Ni(0)-Catalyzed 1,4-Selective Diboration of Conjugated Dienes
R. J. Ely, J. P. Morken, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 4348-4351.

Stereoconvergent Negishi Arylations of Racemic Secondary Alkyl Electrophiles: Differentiating between a CF3 and an Alkyl Group
Y. Liang, G. C. Fu, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 9523-9526.

Amide Bond Formation through Iron-Catalyzed Oxidative Amidation of Tertiary Amines with Anhydrides
Y. Li, L. Ma, F. Jia, Z. Li, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 5638-5646.

Cooperative Catalysis with Metal and Secondary Amine: Synthesis of 2-Substituted Quinolines via Addition/Cycloisomerization Cascade
N. T. Patil, V. S. Raut, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 6961-6964.

Nucleophilic Trifluoromethylation of N-Tosyl Aldimines
G. K. S. Prakash, M. Mandal, G. A. Olah, Synlett, 2001, 77-78.

Thioacids Mediated Selective and Mild N-Acylation of Amines
S. M. Mali, R. D. Bhaisare, H. N. Gopi, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 5550-5555.

O-Silylative Passerini Reaction: A New One-Pot Synthesis of α-Siloxyamides
T. Soeta, Y. Kojima, Y. Ukaji, K. Inomata, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 4280-4283.

Fluoride-induced trifluoromethylation of carbonyl compounds with trifluoromethyltrimethylsilane (TMS-CF3). A trifluoromethide equivalent
G. K. S. Prakash, R. Krishnamurti, G. A. Olah, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1989, 111, 393-395.

Metal-Free Synthesis of 2-Aminobenzothiazoles via Aerobic Oxidative Cyclization/Dehydrogenation of Cyclohexanones and Thioureas
J. Zhao, H. Huang, W. Wu, H. Chen, H. Jiang, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 2604-2607.

One-Pot Tandem Approach for the Synthesis of Benzothiazoles from Benzyl Halides
C. Zhu, T. Akiyama, Synlett, 2010, 2345-2351.

Synthesis of 2-Quinolinones through Palladium(II) Acetate Catalyzed Cyclization of N-(2-Formylaryl)alkynamides
J. Zhang, X. Han, X. Lu, Synlett, 2015, 26, 1744-1748.

Benzylation of Aromatic Compounds Catalyzed by 3-Methyl-1-sulfonic Acid Imidazolium Tetrachloroaluminate and Silica Sulfuric Acid under Mild Conditions
M. A. Zolfigol, H. Vahedi, S. Azimi, A. R. Moosavi-Zare, Synlett, 2013, 24, 1113-1116.

Molybdenum-Mediated Carbonylation of Aryl Halides with Nucleophiles Using Microwave Irradiation
B. Roberts, D. Liptrot, L. Alcaraz, T. Luker, M. J. Stocks, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 4280-4283.

Ruthenium-Catalyzed Formal Dehydrative [4 + 2] Cycloaddition of Enamides and Alkynes for the Synthesis of Highly Substituted Pyridines: Reaction Development and Mechanistic Study
J. Wu, W. Xu, Z.-X. Yu, J. Wang, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 9489-9495.

Solvent-Free Enantioselective Friedländer Condensation with Wet 1,1′-Binaphthalene-2,2′-diamine-Derived Prolinamides as Organocatalysts
A. Bańón-Caballero, G. Guillena, C. Nájera, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 5349-5356.

Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Cyclopropylmagnesium Bromide with Aryl Bromides Mediated by Zinc Halide Additives
C. Shu, K. Sidhu, L. Zhang, X.-j. Wang, D. Krishnamurthy, C. H. Senanayake, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 6677-6680.

Generation and Ring Opening of Aziridines in Telescoped Continuous Flow Processes
N. Hsueh, G. J. Clarkson, M. Shipman, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 3632-3635.

Catalytic Activation of Carbohydrates as Formaldehyde Equivalents for Stetter Reaction with Enones
J. Zhang, C. Xing, B. Tiwari, Y. R. Chi, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 8113-8116.

Highly Enantioselective Synthesis of (Diarylmethyl)amines by Rhodium-Catalyzed Arylation of N-Nosylimines Using a Chiral Bicyclo[3.3.0]diene Ligand
L. Wang. Z.-Q. Wang, M.-H. Xu, G.-Q. Lin, Synthesis, 2010, 3263-3264.

(NH4)2S2O8-Mediated Diiodination of Alkynes with Iodide in Water: Stereospecific Synthesis of (E)-Diiodoalkenes
Q. Jiang, J.-Y. Wang, C.-C. Guo, Synthesis, 2015, 47, 2081-2087.

Palladium-Catalyzed Addition of Potassium Aryltrifluoroborates to Aliphatic Nitriles: Synthesis of Alkyl Aryl Ketones, Diketone Compounds, and 2-Arylbenzo[b]furans
X. Wang, M. Liu, L. Xu, Q. Wang, J. Chen, J. Ding, H. Wu, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 5273-5281.

Transition-Metal-Free Catalytic Synthesis of 1,5-Diaryl-1,2,3-triazoles
S. W. Kwok, J. R. Fotsing, R. J. Fraser, V. O. Rodinov, V. V. Fokin, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 4217-4219.