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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.

Diastereoselective Synthesis of Vinylcyclopropanes from Dienes and Sulfur Ylides
R. Robiette, J. Marchan-Brynaert, Synlett, 2008, 517-520.

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.

Nickel-Catalyzed Asymmetric Negishi Cross-Couplings of Secondary Allylic Chlorides with Alkylzincs
S. Son, G. C. Fu, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 2756-2757.

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.

Synergistic Effect of Two Solvents, tert-Alcohol and Ionic Liquid, in One Molecule in Nucleophilic Fluorination
S. S. Shinde, B. S. Lee, D. Y. Chi, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 733-735.

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.

One-Pot Synthesis of 1,4-Dihydropyridines via a Phenylboronic Acid Catalyzed Hantzsch Three-Component Reaction
A. Debache, R. Boulcina, A. Belfaitah, S. Rhouati, B. Carboni, Synlett, 2008, 509-512.

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.

Palladium-Catalyzed Carbonylation of Aryl Tosylates and Mesylates
R. H. Munday, J. R. Martinelli, S. L. Buchwald, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 2754-2755.

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.

Palladium-Catalyzed One-Pot Synthesis of 2-Alkyl-2-arylcyanoacetates
X. Wang, A. Guram, E. Bunel, G.-Q. Cao, J. R. Allen, M. M. Faul, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 1643-1645.

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.

Gold(III)-Catalyzed Cyanosilylation of Ketones and Aldehydes
W. K. Cho, S. M. Kang, A. K. Medda, J. K. Lee, I. S. Choi, H.-S. Lee, Synthesis, 2008, 507-510.

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.

Strontium-Catalyzed Highly Enantioselective Michael Additions of Malonates to Enones
M. Agostinho, S. Kobayashi, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 2430-2431.

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.

Efficient 1,2-Addition of Aryl- and Alkenylboronic Acids to Aldehydes Catalyzed by the Palladium/Thioether-Imidazolinium Chloride System
M. Kuriyama, R. Shimazawa, R. Shirai, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 1597-1600.

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.

A Facile, Catalytic Deoximation Method Using Potassium Bromide and Ammonium Heptamolybdate in the Presence of Hydrogen Peroxide in an Aqueous Medium
N. C. Ganguly, S. K. Barik, Synthesis, 2008, 425-428.