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Synthesis of Isothiochroman-3-ones via Metal-Free Oxidative Cyclization of Alkynyl Thioethers
Y.-Q. Zhang, X.-Q. Zhu, Y.-B. Chen, T.-D. Tan, M.-Y. Yang, L.-W. Ye, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 7721-7725.

Enantioselective Cu-Catalyzed Arylation of Secondary Phosphine Oxides with Diaryliodonium Salts toward the Synthesis of P-Chiral Phosphines
R. Beaud, R. J. Phipps, M. J. Gaunt, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 13183-13186.

Ruthenium-Catalyzed N-Alkylation of Amines with Alcohols under Mild Conditions Using the Borrowing Hydrogen Methodology
A. B. Enyong, B. Moasser, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 7559-7563.

Oxidative NHC Catalysis for the Generation of Imidoyl Azoliums: Synthesis of Benzoxazoles
A. Patra, A. James, T. K. Das, A. T. Biju, J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 14820-14826.

o-Naphthoquinone-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidation of Amines to (Ket)imines: A Modular Catalyst Approach
Y. Goriya, H. Y. Kim, K. Oh, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 5174-5177.

Branch-Selective Allylic C-H Carboxylation of Terminal Alkenes by Pd/sox Catalyst
H. Kondo, F. Yu, J. Yamaguchi, G. Liu, K. Itami, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 4212-4215.

Visible-Light Photocatalyzed Deoxygenation of N-Heterocyclic N-Oxides
K. D. Kim, J. H. Lee, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 7712-7716.

"On Water" C(sp3)-H Functionalization/C-O/C-N Bonds Formations: Synthesis of Functionalized Oxazolidines and Imidazolidines
V. Satheesh, M. Sengoden, T. Punniyamurthy, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 9792-9801.

Molybdenum-Mediated Desulfurization of Thiols and Disulfides
Z. Wang, Y. Kuninobu, M. Kanai, Synlett, 2014, 25, 1869-1872.

Direct Catalytic Enantioselective Benzylation from Aryl Acetic Acids
P. J. Moon, Z. Wei, R. J. Lundgren, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 17418-17422.

Synthesis of Aminopyrazoles from Isoxazoles: Comparison of Preparative Methods by in situ NMR Analysis
N. J. Kallman, K. P. Cole, T. M. Koenig, J. Y. Buser, A. D. McFarland, L. M. McNulty, D. Mitchell, Synthesis, 2016, 48, 3537-3543.

Rh(III)-Catalyzed Cyclopropanation Initiated by C-H Activation: Ligand Development Enables a Diastereoselective [2 + 1] Annulation of N-Enoxyphthalimides and Alkenes
T. Piou, T. Rovis, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 11292-11295.

Efficient Copper-Catalyzed Synthesis of Substituted Pyrazoles at Room Temperature
H. Wang, X. Sun, S. Zhang, G. Liu, C. Wang, L. Zhu, H. Zhang, Synlett, 2018, 29, 2689-2692.

Enantioselective Synthesis of Quaternary Stereocenters via Chromium Catalysis
Y. Xiong, G. Zhang, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 5094-5097.

Efficient Synthesis of N-Alkylated α,β-Unsaturated Ketonitrones via Cu-Catalyzed Rearrangement
I. Nakamura, T. Onuma, R. Kanazawa, Y. Nishigai, M. Terada, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 4198-4200.

Catalytic Chemoselective and Stereoselective Semihydrogenation of Alkynes to E-Alkenes Using the Combination of Pd Catalyst and ZnI2
R. Maazaoui, R. Abderrahim, F. Chemla, F. Ferreira, A. Perez-Luna, O. Jackowski, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 7544-7549.

Bu4NI-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling between Sulfonyl Hydrazides and Diazo Compounds To Construct β-Carbonyl Sulfones Using Molecular Oxygen
Y. Wang, L. Ma, M. Ma, H. Zheng, Y. Shao, X. Wan, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 5082-5085.

Cu-Catalyzed Fe-Driven Csp-Csp and Csp-Csp2 Cross-Coupling: An Access to 1,3-Diynes and 1,3-Enynes
S. Ahammed, D. Kundu, B. C. Ranu, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 7391-7398.

Visible-Light-Driven External-Reductant-Free Cross-Electrophile Couplings of Tetraalkyl Ammonium Salts
L.-L. Liao, G.-M. Cao, J.-H. Ye, G.-Q. Sun, W.-J. Zhou, Y.-Y. Gui, S.-S. Yan, G. Shen, D.-G. Yu, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 17338-17342.

Lewis Acid-Catalyzed Denitrogenative Transannulation of Pyridotriazoles with Nitriles: Synthesis of Imidazopyridines
A. Joshi, D. C. Mohan, S. Adimurthy, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 9461-9469.

Copper-Catalyzed Aerobic Decarboxylative Sulfonylation of Cinnamic Acids with Sodium Sulfinates: Stereospecific Synthesis of (E)-Alkenyl Sulfones
Q. Jiang, B. Xu, J. Jia, A. Zhao, Y.-R. Zhao, Y.-Y. Li, N.-N. He, C.-C. Guo, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 7372-7379.

Visible-Light-Promoted C-S Cross-Coupling via Intermolecular Charge Transfer
B. Liu, C. H. Lim, G. M. Miyake, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 13616-13619.

Generation of Hydrogen from Water: A Pd-Catalyzed Reduction of Water Using Diboron Reagent at Ambient Conditions
D. P. Ojha, K. Gadde, K. R. Prabhu, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 5062-5065.

Ni-Catalyzed Carboxylation of Unactivated Primary Alkyl Bromides and Sulfonates with CO2
Y. Liu, J. Cornella, R. Martin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 11212-11215.

FeCl3 as an Ion-Pairing Lewis Acid Catalyst. Formation of Highly Lewis Acidic FeCl2+ and Thermodynamically Stable FeCl4- To Catalyze the Aza-Diels-Alder Reaction with High Turnover Frequency
R. Tomifuji, J. Maeda, T. Takahashi, T. Kurahashi, S. Matsubara, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 7474-7477.

Expanding the Scope of the Gold(I)-Catalyzed Rautenstrauch Rearrangement: Protic Additives
C. Bürki, A. Whyte, S. Arndt, A. S. K. Hashmi, M. Lautens, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 5058-5061.

Zinc(II) Catalyzed Conversion of Alkynes to Vinyl Triflates in the Presence of Silyl Triflates
M. H. Al-huniti, S. D. Lepore, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 4154-4157.

Palladium-Catalyzed Reductive Coupling of Nitroarenes with Phenols­ leading to N-Cyclohexylanilines
K.-J. Liu, X.-L. Zeng, Y. Zhang, Y. Wang, X.-S. Xiao, H. Yue, M. Wang, Z. Tang, W.-M. He, Synthesis, 2018, 50, 4637-4644.

Combination of Enabling Technologies to Improve and Describe the Stereoselectivity of Wolff-Staudinger Cascade Reaction
B. Musio, F. Mariani, E. P. Śliwiński, M. A. Kabeshov, H. Odajima, S. V. Ley, Synthesis, 2016, 48, 3515-3526.

Thiol as a Synthon for Preparing Thiocarbonyl: Aerobic Oxidation of Thiols for the Synthesis of Thioamides
X. Wang, M. Ji, S. Lim, H.-Y. Jang, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 7258-7260.