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Erbium Triflate Promoted Multicomponent Synthesis of Highly Substituted Imidazoles
K. Rajaguru, R. Suresh, A. Mariappan, S. Muthusubramanian, N. Bhuvanesh, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 744-747.


Enantiospecific Synthesis of Pyridinones as Versatile Intermediates toward Asymmetric Piperidines
N. Gouault, M. Le Roch, A. Cheignon, P. Uriac, M. David, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 4371-4373.


Highly (E)-Selective Wadsworth-Emmons Reactions Promoted by Methylmagnesium Bromide
T. D. W. Claridge, S. G. Davies, J. A. Lee, R. L. Nicholson, P. M. Roberts, A. J. Russel, A. D. Smith, S. M. Toms, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 5437-5440.


One-Pot Transition-Metal-Free Synthesis of Weinreb Amides Directly from Carboxylic Acids
T. Niu, K.-H. Wang, D. Huang, C. Xu, Y, Su, Y. Hu, Y. Fu, Synthesis, 2014, 46, 320-330.


Chiral Br°nsted Acid from a Cationic Gold(I) Complex: Catalytic Enantioselective Protonation of Silyl Enol Ethers of Ketones
C. H. Cheon, O. Kanno, F. D. Toste, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 12875-12879.


Cross-Coupling of Aromatic Bromides with Allylic Silanolate Salts
S. E. Denmark, N. S. Werner, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 16382-16393.


Practical Approach for Preparation of Unsymmetric Benzils from β-Ketoaldehydes
L. Ruan, M. Shi, N. Li, X. Ding, F. Yang, J. Tang, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 733-735.


Diazo-Transfer Reactions to 1,3-Dicarbonyl Compounds with Tosyl Azide
M. Presset, D. Mailhol, Y. Coquerel, J. Rodriguez, Synthesis, 2011, 2549-2552.


Irregularities in the Effect of Potassium Phosphate in Ynamide Synthesis
K. Dooleweerd, H. Birkedal, T. Ruhland, T. Skrydstrup, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 9447-9450.


A Broadly Applicable NHC-Cu-Catalyzed Approach for Efficient, Site-, and Enantioselective Coupling of Readily Accessible (Pinacolato)alkenylboron Compounds to Allylic Phosphates and Applications to Natural Product Synthesis
F. Gao, J. L. Carr, A. H. Hoveyda, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 2149-2161.


Acid-Base Jointly Promoted Copper(I)-Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition
C. Shao, X. Wang, Q. Zhang, S. Luo, J. Zhao, Y. Hu, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 6832-6836.


Ionic Liquid - an Efficient Recyclable System for the Synthesis of 2,4-Disubstituted Quinolines via Meyer-Schuster Rearrangement
R. Sarma, D. Prajapati, Synlett, 2008, 3001-3005.


A Robust, Moisture- and Air-Stable Phosphine Mono-Ylide Palladacycle Precatalyst: A Simple and Highly Efficient System for Mizoroki-Heck Reactions
S. J. Sabounchi, M. Ahmadi, T. Azizi, M. Panahimehr, Synlett, 2014, 25, 336-342.


Iodoarene-Mediated α-Tosyloxylation of Ketones with MCPBA and p-Toluenesulfonic Acid
A. Tanaka, K. Moriyama, H. Togo, Synlett, 2011, 1853-1854.


Diastereoselective Construction of Functionalized Homoallylic Alcohols by Ni-Catalyzed Diboron-Promoted Coupling of Dienes and Aldehydes
H. Y. Cho, J. P. Morken, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 16140-16141.


Amidation Reactions from the Direct Coupling of Metal Carboxylate Salts with Amines
J. D. Goodreid, P. A. Duspara, C. Bosch, R. A. Batey, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 943-954.


General and Selective Iron-Catalyzed Transfer Hydrogenation of Nitroarenes without Base
G. Wienh÷fer, I. Sorribes, A. Boddien, F. Westerhaus, K. Junge, H. Junge, R. Llusar, M. Beller, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 12875-12879.


Transition-Metal-Free Indirect Friedlńnder Synthesis of Quinolines from Alcohols
R. MartÝnez, D. J. Ramˇn, M. Yus, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 9778-9780.


Leveraging the Micellar Effect: Gold-Catalyzed Dehydrative Cyclizations in Water at Room Temperature
S. R. K. Minkler, N. A. Isley, D. J. Lippincott, N. Krause, B. H. Lipshutz, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 724-726.


Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Sulfides Using Ethyl Potassium Xanthogenate and Recyclable Copper Catalyst under Ligand-Free Conditions
V. K. Akkilagunta, R. R. Kakulapati, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 6819-6824.


Iron-Catalyzed Enyne Cross-Coupling Reaction
T. Hatakeyama, Y. Yoshimoto, T. Gabriel, M. Nakamura, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 5341-5344.


Benzoquinone-Promoted Aerobic Oxidative Hydroxylation of Arylboronic Acids in Water
G. Chen, X. Zeng, X. Cui, Synthesis, 2014, 46, 263-268.


Transition-Metal-Free Alkynylation of Aryl Chlorides
T. Truong, O. Daugulis, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 4172-4175.


Indium Trichloride Mediated Cleavage of Acetonides in the Presence of Acid-Labile Functional Groups - Enhancing the Synthetic Utility of 1,3-Dioxolanyl-Substituted 1,2-Oxazines
F. Pfrengle, V. Dekaris, L. Schefzig, R. Zimmer, H.-U. Reissig, Synlett, 2008, 2965-2968.


Aminative Umpolung of Aldehydes to α-Amino Anion Equivalents for Pd-Catalyzed Allylation: An Efficient Synthesis of Homoallylic Amines
L. Ding, J. Chen, Y. Hu, J. Xu, X. Gong, D. Xu, B. Zhao, H. Li, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 720-723.


Asymmetric Olefin Isomerization of Butenolides via Proton Transfer Catalysis by an Organic Molecule
Y. Wu, R. P. Singh, L. Deng, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 12458-12461.


Micellar Catalysis of Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Couplings with Heteroaromatics in Water
B. H. Lipshutz, A. R. Abela, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 5329-5332.


Synthesis of 2-Aminoquinoxalines via One-Pot Cyanide-Based Sequential Reaction under Aerobic Oxidation Conditions
Y.-H. Cho, K.-H. Kim, C.-H. Cheon, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 901-907.


TPAP-Catalyzed Direct Oxidation of Primary Alcohols to Carboxylic Acids through Stabilized Aldehyde Hydrates
A.-K. C. Schmidt, C. B. W. Stark, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 4164-4167.


Oxidative Pd(II)-Catalyzed C-H Bond Amination to Carbazole at Ambient Temperature
J. A. Jordan-Hore, C. C. C. Johansson, M. Gulias, E. M. Beck, M. J. Gaunt, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 16184-16186.