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Electrophilic Cyclization of o-Anisole- and o-Thioanisole-Substituted Ynamides: Synthesis of 2-Amidobenzofurans and 2-Amidobenzothiophenes
Y. Kong, L. Yu, L. Fu, J. Cao, G. Lai, Y. Cui, Z. Hu, G. Wang, Synthesis, 2013, 45, 1975-1982.

Iron(III)-Catalyzed Consecutive Aza-Cope-Mannich Cyclization: Synthesis of trans-3,5-Dialkyl Pyrrolidines and 3,5-Dialkyl-2,5-dihydro-1H-pyrroles
R. M. Carballo, M. Purino, M. A. Ramírez, V. S. Martín, J. I. Padrón, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 5334-5337.

Peptide Catalyzed Asymmetric Conjugate Addition Reactions of Aldehydes to Nitroethylene - A Convenient Entry into γ2-Amino Acids
M. Wiesner, J. D. Revell, S. Tonazzi, H. Wennemers, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 5610-5611.

Palladium(II)-Catalyzed Direct Carboxylation of Alkenyl C-H Bonds with CO2
K. Sasano, J. Takaya, N. Iwasawa, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 10954-10957.

Copper-Catalyzed Synthesis of Quinazoline Derivatives via Ullmann-Type Coupling and Aerobic Oxidation
C. Wang, S. Li, H. Liu, Y. Jiang, H. Fu, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 7936-7938.

A Novel InCl3/SiO2-Catalyzed Hydroarylation of Arenes with Styrenes under Solvent-Free Conditions
G. Sun, H. Sun, Z. Wang, M.-M. Zhou, Synlett, 2008, 1096-1100.

Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Nonsymmetrical Aryl Ethers Using Nitroarenes
A. P. Sarkate, S. S. Bahekar, V. M. Wadhai, G. N. Ghandge, P. S. Wakte, D. B. Shinde, Synlett, 2013, 24, 1513-1516.

Fast, Efficient, Mild, and Metal-Free Synthesis of Pyrroles by Domino Reactions in Water
M. Rueping, A. Parra, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 5281-5283.

One-Pot Enol Silane Formation-Mukaiyama Aldol-Type Addition to Dimethyl Acetals Mediated by TMSOTf
C. W. Downey, M. W. Johnson, K. J. Tracy, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 3299-3302.

Multicomponent Synthesis of 1-Aryl 1,2,4-Triazoles
A. Tam, I. S. Armstrong, T. E. La Cruz, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 3585-3589.

Gold(I)-Catalyzed Addition of Carboxylic Acids to Alkynes
B. C. Chary, S. Kim, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 7928-7931.

Enantioselective Organocatalytic Michael Addition of Aldehydes to Nitroethylene: Efficient Access to γ2-Amino Acids
Y. Chi, L. Guo, N. A. Kopf, S. H. Gellman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 5048-5049.

Asymmetric Catalysis with an Inert Chiral-at-Metal Iridium Complex
L-A. Chen, W. Xu, B. Huang, J. Ma, L. Wang, J. Xi, K. Harms, L. Gong, E. Meggers, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 10598-10601.

Direct Addition of Functionalized Organozinc Reagents to Carbon Dioxide, Ketones, and Aldehydes in the Presence of MgCl2
S. Bernhardt, A. Metzger, P. Knochel, Synthesis, 2010, 3802-3810.

(t-Bu)2PNP(i-BuNCH2CH2)3N: New Efficient Ligand for Palladium-Catalyzed C-N Couplings of Aryl and Heteroaryl Bromides and Chlorides and for Vinyl Bromides at Room Temperature
Ch. V. Reddy, J. V. Kingston, J. G. Verkade, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 3047-3062.

Indium Triiodide Catalyzed Reductive Functionalization of Amides via the Single-Stage Treatment of Hydrosilanes and Organosilicon Nucleophiles
Y. Inamoto, Y. Kaga, Y. Nishimoto, M. Yasuda, A. Baba, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 3448-3451.

Preparation of a Cycloheptane Ring from a 1,2-Diketone with High Stereoselectivity
Y. Takada, K. Nomura, S. Matubara, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 5204-5205.

Palladium-Catalyzed α-Arylation of Esters with Chloroarenes
T. Hama, J. F. Hartwig, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 1549-1552.

Direct Amination of Phenols under Metal-Free Conditions
J. Yu, Y. Wang, P. Zhang, J. Wu, Synlett, 2013, 24, 1448-1454.

A Multiligand Based Pd Catalyst for C-N Cross-Coupling Reactions
B. P. Fors, S. L. Buchwald, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 15914-15917.

Iron(III) Chloride as Mild and Efficient Reagent for the α-Thiocyanation of Ketones: An Expedient Synthesis of α-Oxo Thiocyanates
J. S. Yadav, B. V. S. Reddy, U. V. S. Reddy, D. N. Chary, Synthesis, 2008, 1283-1287.

Organocatalytic Asymmetric Sulfa-Michael Addition of Thiols to α,β-Unsaturated Hexafluoroisopropyl Esters: Expeditious Access to (R)-Thiazesim
X. Fang, J. Li, C.-J. Wang, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 3448-3451.

Organocatalytic Preparation of Simple β-Hydroxy and β-Amino Esters: Low Catalyst Loadings and Gram-Scale Synthesis
H. Jiang, B. Gschwend, Ł. Albrecht, K. A. Jørgensen, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 5052-5055.

Zinc-Catalyzed Silylation of Terminal Alkynes
R. J. Rahaim, Jr., J. T. Shaw, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 2912-2915.

A Convenient Synthesis of α-Substituted β,γ-Unsaturated Ketones and Esters via the Direct Addition of Substituted Allylic Zinc Reagents Prepared by Direct Insertion
C. Sämann, P. Knochel, Synthesis, 2013, 45, 1870-1876.

Zero-Valent Metals Accelerate the Neopentylglycolborylation of Aryl Halides Catalyzed by NiCl2-Based Mixed-Ligand Systems
P. Leowanawat, A.-M. Resmerita, C. Moldoveanu, C. Liu, N. Zhang, D. A. Wilson, L. M. Hoang, B. M. Rosen, V. Persec, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 7822-7828.

Highly Regioselective Synthesis of Trisubstituted Allenes via Lithiation of 1-Aryl-3-alkylpropadiene, Subsequent Transmetalation, and Pd-Catalyzed Negishi Coupling Reaction
J. Zhao, Y. Liu, S. Ma, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 1521-1523.

Direct Catalytic Anti-Markovnikov Addition of Carboxylic Acids to Alkenes
A. J. Perkowski, D. A. Nicewicz, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 10334-10337.

Oxidative Decarboxylation of 2-Aryl Carboxylic Acids Using (Diacetoxyiodo)benzene for Preparation of Aryl Aldehydes, Ketones, and Nitriles
V. N. Telvekar, K. A. Sasane, Synlett, 2010, 2778-2779.

Synthesis of Arylallenes by Palladium-Catalyzed Retro-Propargylation of Homopropargyl Alcohols
S. Hayashi, K. Hirano, H. Yorimitsu, K. Oshima, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 5048-5049.