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Ethyl Glyoxylate N-Tosylhydrazone as Sulfonyl-Transfer Reagent in Base-Catalyzed Sulfa-Michael Reactions
M. Fernández, U. Uria, L. Orbe, J. L. Vicario, E. Reyes, L. Carrillo, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 230-239.

Catalytic Asymmetric C-H Insertions of Rhodium(II) Azavinyl Carbenes
S. Chuprakov, J. A. Malik, M. Zibinsky, V. V. Fokin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 10352-10355.

Highly Efficient Route for Enantioselective Preparation of Chlorohydrins via Dynamic Kinetic Resolution
A. Träff, K. Bogár, M. Warner, J.-E. Bäckvall, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 4807-4810.

Highly Efficient and Versatile Synthesis of Lactams and N-Heterocycles via Al(OTf)3-Catalyzed Cascade Cyclization and Ionic Hydrogenation Reactions
J. Qi, C. Sun, Y. Tian, X. Wang, G. Li, Q. Xiao, D. Yin, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 190-192.

Selective Reduction of Nitroarenes by a Hantzsch 1,4-Dihydropyridine: A Facile and Efficient Approach to Substituted Quinolines
R.-G. Xing, Y.-N. Li, Q. Liu, Y.-F. Han, X. Wei, J. Li, B. Zhou, Synthesis, 2011, 2066-2072.

CuH-Catalyzed Enantioselective Intramolecular Reductive Aldol Reactions Generating Three New Contiguous Asymmetric Stereocenters
B. H. Lipshutz, B. Amorelli, J. B. Unger, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 14378-14379.

Asymmetric Intermolecular Heck Reaction of Aryl Halides
C. Wu, J. Zhou, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 650-652.

Copper-Mediated Synthesis of Substituted 2-Aryl-N-benzylbenzimidazoles and 2-Arylbenzoxazoles via C-H Functionalization/C-N/C-O Bond Formation
M. M. Guru, M. A. Ali, T. Punniyamurthy, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 5295-5308.

High Temperature Metalation of Functionalized Aromatics and Heteroaromatics using (tmp)2Zn·2MgCl2·2LiCl and Microwave Irradiation
S. Wunderlich, P. Knochel, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 4705-4707.

A Palladium-Catalyzed Regioselective Hydroesterification of Alkenylphenols to Lactones with Phenyl Formate as CO Source
H. Wang, B. Dong, Y. Wang, J. Li, Y. Shi, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 186-189.

Operationally Simple and Highly (E)-Styrenyl-Selective Heck Reactions of Electronically Nonbiased Olefins
E. W. Werner, M. S. Sigman, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 9692-9695.

General, Regiodefined Access to α-Substituted Butenolides through Metal-Halogen Exchange of 3-Bromo-2-silyloxyfurans. Efficient Synthesis of an Anti-inflammatory Gorgonian Lipid
J. Boukouvalas, R. P. Loach, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 8109-8112.

Synthesis of N-Sulfonylamidines by Catalyst-Free Hydroamination of Ynamides and Amines
Y. Kong, L. Yu, J. Cao, Synthesis, 2014, 46, 183-188.

An Effective Nitrilimine Cycloaddition for the Synthesis of 1,3,5-Trisubstituted 1,2,4-Triazoles from Oximes with Hydrazonoyl Hydrochlorides
L.-Y. Wang, W.-C. Tseng, H.-Y. Lin, F. F. Wong, Synlett, 2011, 1467-1471.

Room-Temperature Palladium-Catalyzed Allyl Cross-Coupling Reaction with Boronic Acids Using Phosphine-Free Hydrazone Ligands
T. Mino, K. Kajiwara, Y. Shirae, M. Sakamoto, T. Fujita, Synlett, 2008, 2711-2715.

DABSO-Based, Three-Component, One-Pot Sulfone Synthesis
A. S. Deeming, C. J. Russell, A. J. Henessy, M. C. Willis, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 150-153.

Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Diarylureas via Pd-Catalyzed C-N Cross-Coupling Reactions
S. Breitler, N. J. Oldenhuis, B. P. Fors, S. L. Buchwald, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 3262-3265.

Diene Hydroacylation from the Alcohol or Aldehyde Oxidation Level via Ruthenium-Catalyzed C-C Bond-Forming Transfer Hydrogenation: Synthesis of β,γ-Unsaturated Ketones
F. Shibahara, J. F. Bower, M. J. Krische, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 14120-14122.

One-Pot Regiospecific Synthesis of Imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines: A Novel, Metal-Free, Three-Component Reaction for the Formation of C-N, C-O, and C-S Bonds
H. Cao, X. Liu, L. Zhao, J. Cen, J. Lin, Q. Zhu, M. Fu, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 146-149.

A Novel Recyclable Organocatalytic System for the Highly Asymmetric Michael Addition of Aldehydes to Nitroolefins in Water
D. Sarkar, R. Bhattarai, A. D. Headley, B. Ni, Synthesis, 2011, 1993-1997.

1-Substituted 5-Aminotetrazoles: Syntheses from CNN3 with Primary Amines
Y.-H. Joo, J. M. Shreeve, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 4665-4667.

Palladium-Catalyzed α-Arylation of Benzylic Phosphine Oxides
S. Montel, T. Jia, P. J. Walsh, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 130-133.

Direct Benzylic Oxidation with Sodium Hypochlorite Using a New Efficient Catalytic System: TEMPO/Co(OAc)2
C. Jin, L. Zhang, W. Su, Synlett, 2011, 1435-1438.

Nucleophilic Fluorination of Triflates by Tetrabutylammonium Bifluoride
K.-Y. Kim, B. C. Kim, H. B. Lee, H. Shin, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 8106-8108.

A Phosphine-Free Approach to Primary Amides by Palladium-Catalyzed Aminocarbonylation of Aryl and Heteroaryl Iodides Using Methoxylamine Hydrochloride as an Ammonia Equivalent
S. T. Gadge, B. M. Bhanage, Synlett, 2014, 25, 85-88.

Synthesis of 2-Mercaptobenzothiazoles via DBU-Promoted Tandem Reaction of o-Haloanilines and Carbon Disulfide
F. Wang, S. Cai, Z. Wang, C. Xi, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 3202-3205.

Ruthenium Hydride-Catalyzed Addition of Aldehydes to Dienes Leading to β,γ-Unsaturated Ketones
S. Omura, T. Fukuyama, J. Horiguchi, Y. Murakami, I. Ryu, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 14094-14095.

Chemoselective Reductions of Nitroaromatics in Water at Room Temperature
S. M. Kelly, B. H. Lipshutz, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 98-101.

Iron(II)-Catalyzed Amidation of Aldehydes with Iminoiodinanes at Room Temperature and under Microwave-Assisted Conditions
T. M. U. Ton, C. Tejo, S. Tania, J. W. W. Chang, P. W. H. Chan, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 4894-4904.

FeCl2-Catalyzed Aminobromination of Alkenes Using Amides or Sulfonamides and NBS as the Nitrogen and Bromine Sources
Z. Wang, Y. Zhang, H. Fu, Y. Jiang, Y. Zhao, Synlett, 2008, 2667-2668.