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Bi(OTf)3-Catalyzed Three-Component Synthesis of Amidomethylarenes and -Heteroarenes
A. E. Schneider, G. Manolikakes, Synlett, 2013, 24, 2057-2060.

Facile Synthesis of (E)-Alkenyl Aldehydes from Allyl Arenes or Alkenes via Pd(II)-Catalyzed Direct Oxygenation of Allylic C-H Bond
H. Chen, H. Jiang, C. Cai, J. Dong, W. Fu, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 992-994.

A new one-flask Ramberg-Bäcklund reaction
T.-L. Chan, S. Fong, Y. Li, T.-O. Man, C.-D. Poon, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1994, 1771-1772.

Regioselective and Stereoselective Entry to β,β-Disubstituted Vinyl Ethers via the Sequential Hydroboration/Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling of Ynol Ethers
W. Cui, M. Mao, Z. He, G. Zhu, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 9815-9821.

CuBr-Catalyzed Coupling of N-Tosylhydrazones and Terminal Alkynes: Synthesis of Benzofurans and Indoles
L. Zhou, Y. Shi, Q. Xiao, Y. Liu, F. Ye, Y. Zhang, J. Wang, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 968-971.

Transesterification of Various Methyl Esters Under Mild Conditions Catalyzed by Tetranuclear Zinc Cluster
T. Iwasaki, Y. Maegawa, Y. Hayashi, T. Ohshima, K. Mashima, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 5147-5150.

Highly Efficient Reduction of Aldehydes with Silanes in Water Catalyzed by Silver
Z. Jia, M. Liu, X. Li, A. S. C. Chan, C.-J. Li, Synlett, 2013, 24, 2049-2056.

Synthesis of Carbazoles by Gold(I)-Catalyzed Carbocyclization of 2-(Enynyl)indoles
C. Praveen, P. T. Perumal, Synlett, 2011, 268-272.

Copper(I)-Catalyzed Carboxylation of Aryl- and Alkenylboronic Esters
J. Takaya, K. Ukai, N. Iwasawa, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 2697-2700.

Iron Halide-Mediated Regio- and Stereoselective Halosulfonylation of Terminal Alkynes with Sulfonylhydrazides: Synthesis of (E)-β-Chloro and Bromo Vinylsulfones
X. Li, X. Shi, M. Fang, X. Xu, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 9499-9504.

Redox-Neutral Atom-Economic Rhodium-Catalyzed Coupling of Terminal Alkynes with Carboxylic Acids Toward Branched Allylic Esters
A. Lumbroso, P. Koschker, N. R. Vautravers, B. Breit, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 2386-2389.

Unexpected Z-stereoselectivity in the Ramberg-Bäcklund reaction of diarylsulfones leading to cis-stilbenes: the effect of aryl substituents and application in the synthesis of the integrastatin nucleus
J. S. Foot, G. M. P. Giblin, A. C. Whitwood, R. J. K. Taylor, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2005, 3, 756-763.

Aerobic Synthesis of Substituted Quinoline from Aldehyde and Aniline: Copper-Catalyzed Intermolecular C-H Active and C-C Formative Cyclization
R. Yan, X. Liu, C. Pan, X. Zhou, X. Li, X. Kang, G. Huang, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 4876-4879.

Switching Regioselectivity in Crossed Acyloin Condensations between Aromatic Aldehydes and Acetaldehyde by Altering N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalysts
M. Y. Jin, S. M. Kim, H. Han, D. H. Ryu, J. W. Yang, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 880-883.

Efficient Sonogashira Coupling Reaction Catalyzed by Palladium(II) β-Oxoiminatophosphane Complexes under Mild Conditions
D.-H. Lee, H. Qiu, M.-H. Cho, I.-M. Lee, M.-J. Jin, Synlett, 2008, 1657-1660.

Simple and General Procedure for the Synthesis of α,β-Alkynyl Ketones from Nitriles Using Alkynyldimethylaluminum Reagents
B. L. Korbad, S.-H. Lee, Synlett, 2013, 24, 1856-1860.

Thermal and Microwave-Assisted Rapid Syntheses of Substituted Imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines Under Solvent- and Catalyst-Free Conditions
K. C. Chunavala, G. Joshi, E. Suresh, S. Adimurthy, Synthesis, 2011, 635-641.

Intramolecular Pd(II)-Catalyzed Oxidative Biaryl Synthesis Under Air: Reaction Development and Scope
B. Liégault, D. Lee, M. P. Huestis, D. R. Stuart, K. Fagnou, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 5022-5028.

Straightforward and Highly Efficient Synthesis of α-Acetoxy Ketones through Gold-Catalyzed Intermolecular Oxidation of Terminal Alkynes
C. Wu, Z. Liang, D. Yan, W. He, J. Xiang, Synthesis, 2013, 45, 2605-2611.

A Facile and Practical Copper Powder-Catalyzed, Organic Solvent- and Ligand-Free Ullmann Amination of Aryl Halides
J. Jiao, X.-R. Zhang, N.-H. Chang, J. Wang, J.-F. Wei, X.-Y. Shi, Z.-G. Chen, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 1180-1183.

Catalytic Enantioselective Peroxidation of α,β-Unsaturated Ketones
X. Lu, Y. Liu, B. Sun, B. Cindric, L. Deng, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 8134-8135.

Metal-Free Aziridination of Styrene Derivatives with Iminoiodinane Catalyzed by a Combination of Iodine and Ammonium Iodide
K. Kiyokawa, T. Kosaka, S. Minataka, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 4858-4861.

Palladium-Catalyzed Alkoxycarbonylation of (Z)-2-En-4-yn Carbonates Leading to 2,3,5-Trienoates
G. E. Akpınar, M. Kuş, M. Uçncu, E. Karakuş, L. Artok, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 748-751.

Effective Pd-Nanoparticle (PdNP)-Catalyzed Negishi Coupling Involving Alkylzinc Reagents at Room Temperature
J. Liu, Y. Deng, H. Wang, H. Zhang, G. Yu, B. Wu, H. Zhang, Q. Li, T. B. Marder, Z. Yang, A. Lei, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 2661-2664.

Cinchona Alkaloid Squaramide Catalyzed Enantioselective Hydrazination/Cyclization Cascade Reaction of α-Isocyanoacetates and Azodicarboxylates: Synthesis of Optically Active 1,2,4-Triazolines
M-X. Zhao, H.-L. Bi, H. Zhou, H. Yang, M. Shi, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 9377-9382.

Rapid Synthesis of 1,3,5-Substituted 1,2,4-Triazoles from Carboxylic Acids, Amidines, and Hydrazines
G. M. Castanedo, P. S. Seng, N. Blaquiere, S. Trapp, S. T. Staben, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 1177-1179.

Immobilization of Copper(II) in Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials: A Highly Efficient and Reusable Catalyst for the Classic Ullmann Reaction
Q. Wu, L. Wang, Synthesis, 2008, 2007-2012.

Carbon-Sulfur Bond Formation Catalyzed by [Pd(IPr*OMe)(cin)Cl] (cin = cinnamyl)
G. Bastug, S. P. Nolan, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 9303-9308.

A Mild and Efficient Palladium-Catalyzed Cyanation of Aryl Chlorides with K4[Fe(CN)6]
P. Y. Yeung, C. M. So, C. P. Lau, F. Y. Kwong, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 648-651.

Mild, Efficient Friedel-Crafts Acylations from Carboxylic Acids Using Cyanuric Chloride and AlCl3
C. O. Kangani, B. W. Day, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 2645-2648.