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Enantioselective β-Boration of Acyclic Enones by a [2.2]Paracyclophane-Based N-Heterocyclic Carbene Copper(I) Catalyst
L. Zhao, Y. Ma, F. He, W. Duan, J. Chen, C. Song, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 1677-1681.

Copper Catalyzed Arylation/C-C Bond Activation: An Approach toward α-Aryl Ketones
C. He, S. Guo, L. Huang, A. Lei, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 8273-8275.

Copper-Catalyzed Enantioselective Substitution of Allylic Carbonates with Diboron: An Efficient Route to Optically Active α-Chiral Allylboronates
H. Ito, S. Ito, Y. Sasaki, K. Matsuura, M. Sawamura, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 14856-14857.

XtalFluor-E, an Efficient Coupling Reagent for Amidation of Carboxylic Acids
A. Orliac, D. G. Pardo, A. Bombrun, J. Cossy, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 902-905.

Searching for Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitors Using a New Variant of the Cope Elimination
R. J. Gruffin, A. Henderson, N. J. Curtin, A. Echalier, J. A. Endicott, I. R. Hardcastle, D. R. Newell, M. E. M. Noble, L.-Z. Wang, B. T. Golding, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 6012-6013.

Sequential Rhodium-Catalyzed Stereo- and Regioselective Addition of Organoboron Derivatives to the Alkyl 4-Hydroxy-2-Alkynoates/Lactonizaction Reaction
M. Alfonsi, A. Arcadi, M. Chiarini, F. Marinelli, J. Org. Chem., 2007, 72, 9510-9517.

Effective Palladium-Catalyzed Hydroxycarbonylation of Aryl Halides with Substoichiometric Carbon Monoxide
S. Korsager, R. H. Taaning, T. Skrydstrup, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 2891-2894.

A Simple and Efficient Approach to the Synthesis of 2-Phenylquinazolines via sp3 C-H Functionalization
J. Zhang, D. Zhu, C. Yu, C. Wan, Z. Wang, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 2841-2843.

Efficient and Novel Method for Thiocyanation of Aromatic and Hetero-aromatic Compounds Using Bromodimethylsulfonium Bromide and Ammonium Thiocyanate
D. S. Bhalerao, K. G. Agamanchi, Synlett, 2007, 2952-2956.

Synthesis of Isocoumarin Derivatives by Copper-Catalyzed Addition of o-Halobenzoic Acids to Active Internal Alkynes
X.-X. Guo, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 1660-1664.

Sodium Bromodifluoroacetate: A Difluorocarbene Source for the Synthesis of gem-Difluorocyclopropanes
K. Oshiro, Y. Morimoto, H. Amii, Synthesis, 2010, 2080-2084.

Aminochlorination in Water: First Brønsted Acid-Promoted Synthesis of Vicinal Chloramines
X.-L. Wu, G.-W. Wang, J. Org. Chem., 2007, 72, 9398-9401.

Rhodium-Catalyzed Chemo- and Regioselective Cross-Dimerization of Two Terminal Alkynes
H.-D. Xu, R.-W. Zhang, X. Li, S. Huang, W. Tang, W.-H. Hu, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 840-843.

Palladium Nanoparticle Catalyzed Hiyama Coupling Reaction of Benzyl Halides
D. Srimani, A. Bej, A. Sarkar, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 4296-4299.

Magnesium Perchlorate as Efficient Lewis Acid: A Simple and Convenient Route to 1,4-Dihydropyridines
G. Bartoli, K. Babiuch, M. Bosco, A. Carlone, P. Galzerano, P. Melchiorre, L. Sambri, Synlett, 2007, 2897-2901.

Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Cyclic Sulfamides from Conjugated Dienes
R. G. Cornwall, B. Zhao, Y. Shi, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 796-799.

An Organocatalytic Asymmetric Nazarov Cyclization
A. K. Basak, N. Shimada, W. F. Bow, D. A. Vicic, M. A. Tius, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 8266-8267.

Oppenauer Oxidation of Secondary Alcohols with 1,1,1-Trifluoroacetone as Hydride Acceptor
R. Mello, J. Martínze-Ferrer, G. Asensio, M. E. González-Núñez, J. Org. Chem., 2007, 72, 9376-9378.

Hydrogen-Free Alkene Reduction in Continuous Flow
A. S. Kleinke, T. F. Jamison, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 710-713.

Access to 2,5-Diamidopyrroles and 2,5-Diamidofurans by Au(I)-Catalyzed Double Hydroamination or Hydration of 1,3-Diynes
S. Kramer, J. L. H. Madsen, M. Rottländer, T. Skrydstrup, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 2758-2761.

Widely Useful DMAP-Catalyzed Esterification under Auxiliary Base- and Solvent-Free Conditions
A. Sakakura, K. Kawajiri, T. Ohkubo, Y. Kosugi, K. Ishihara, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 14775-14779.

Cycloaromatization Approach to Polysubstituted Indolizines from 2-Acetylpyrroles: Decoration of the Pyridine Unit
J. H. Lee, I. Kim, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 1283-1288.

Microwave-Assisted Neat Procedure for the Petasis Reaction
P. Nun, J. Martinez, F. Lamaty, Synthesis, 2010, 2063-2068.

Functionalization of Cysteine Derivatives by Unsymmetrical Disulfide Bond Formation
M. Szymelfejnik, S. Demkowicz, J. Rachon, D. Witt, Synthesis, 2007, 3528-3534.

Iodide as an Activating Agent for Acid Chlorides in Acylation Reactions
R. J. Wakeham, J. E. Taylor, S. D. Bull, J. A. Morris, J. M. J. Williams, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 702-705.

A Tandem Catalytic Approach to Methyleneindenes: Mechanistic Insights into gem-Dibromoolefin Reactivity
C. S. Bryan, M. Lautens, Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 2754-2757.

Iron-Catalyzed Highly Regio- and Stereoselective Conjugate Addition of 2,3-Allenoates with Grignard Reagents
Z. Lu, G. Chai, S. Ma, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 14546-14547.

Synthesis of Imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines: "Water-Mediated" Hydroamination and Silver-Catalyzed Aminooxygenation
D. C. Mohan, S. N. Rao, S. Adimurthy, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 1266-1272.

Synthesis of 1,3-Dialkyl-1,2,3-triazolium Ionic Liquids and Their Applications to the Baylis-Hillman Reaction
Y. Jeong, J.-S. Ryu, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 4183-4191.

Nickel-Catalyzed β-Boration of α,β-Unsaturated Esters and Amides with Bis(pinacolato)diboron
K. Hirano, H. Yorimitsu, K. Oshima, Org. Lett., 2007, 9, 5031-5033.