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LiHMDS-Promoted Palladium or Iron-Catalyzed ipso-Defluoroborylation of Aryl Fluorides
X. Zhao, M. Wu, Y. Liu, S. Cao, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 5564-5568.


Metal-Free Amidation of Acids with Formamides and T3P
L. Bannwart, S. Abele, S. Tortoioli, Synthesis, 2016, 48, 2069-2078.


Chemoselective N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Catalyzed Cross-Benzoin Reactions: Importance of the Fused Ring in Triazolium Salts
S. M. Langdon, M. M. D. Wilde, K. Thai, M. Gravel, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 7359-7542.


sp3 C-H Arylation and Alkylation Enabled by the Synergy of Triplet Excited Ketones and Nickel Catalysts
Y. Shen, Y. Gu, R. Martin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 12200-12209.


Asymmetric Hydroarylation of Vinylarenes Using a Synergistic Combination of CuH and Pd Catalysis
S. D. Friis, M. T. Pirnot, S. L. Buchwald, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 8372-8375.


Nickel-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Aryl Fluorides and Organozinc Reagents
F. Zhu, Z.-X. Wang, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 4285-4292.


Copper-Catalyzed Propargylic Reduction with Diisobutylaluminum Hydride
Y. Kim, H. Lee, H. Lee, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 5478-5481.


Copper-Catalyzed Coupling of 2-Siloxy-1-alkenes and Diazocarbonyl Compounds: Approach to Multisubstituted Furans, Pyrroles, and Thiophenes
W. W. Tan, N. Yoshikai, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 5566-5573.


A Facile and Expeditious One-Pot Synthesis of α-Keto-1,3,4-oxadiazoles
D. Kumar, M. Pilania, V. Arun, B. Mishra, Synlett, 2014, 25, 1137-1141.


Chromium(III)-Catalyzed Addition of Water and Alcohol to α,β-Unsaturated Ketones for the Synthesis of β-Hydroxyl and β-Alkoxyl Ketones in Aqueous Media
J.-J. Yun, X.-Y. Liu, W. Deng, X.-Q. Chu, Z.-L. Shen, T.-P. Loh, J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 10898-10907.


Selective Metal-Free Deoxygenation of Unsymmetrical 1,2-Dicarbonyl Compounds by Chlorotrimethylsilane and Sodium Iodide
L.-Z. Yuan, D. Renko, I. Khelifi, O. Provot, J.-D. Brion, A. Hamze, M. Alami, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 3238-3241.


A Highly Efficient Cu-Catalyzed S-Transfer Reaction: From Amine to Sulfide
Y. Li, J. Pu, X. Jiang, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 2692-2695.


Gold-Catalyzed Oxidative Cyclizations of {o-(Alkynyl)phenyl propargyl} Silyl Ether Derivatives Involving 1,2-Enynyl Migration: Synthesis of Functionalized 1H-Isochromenes and 2H-Pyrans
J. Zhao, W. Xu, X. Xie, N. Sun, X. Li, Y. Liu, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 5461-5465.


Reaction between 4-Nitro-1,3-diarylbutan-1-ones and Ammonium Acetate in the Presence of Morpholine and Sulfur: An Efficient Synthesis of 2,4-Diarylpyrroles
M. Adib, N. Ayashi, F. Heidari, P. Mirzaei, Synlett, 2016, 27, 1738-1742.


Boron Carboxylate Catalysis of Homoallylboration
G. J. Dugas, Y.-h. Lam, K. N. Houk, I. J. Krauss, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 4277-4278.


Nickel-Catalyzed Asymmetric Propargylic Amination of Propargylic Carbonates Bearing an Internal Alkyne Group
K. Watanabe, Y. Miyazaki, M. Okubo, B. Zhou, H. Tsuji, M. Kawatsaru, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 5448-5451.


Catalytic Asymmetric [4 + 1] Annulation of Sulfur Ylides with Copper-Allenylidene Intermediates
Q. Wang, T.-R. Li, L.-Q. Lu, M.-M. Li, K. Zhang, W.-J. Xiao, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 8360-8363.


Congested C-C Bonds by Pd-Catalyzed Enantioselective Allyl-Allyl Cross-Coupling, a Mechanism-Guided Solution
M. J. Ardolino, J. P. Morken, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 7092-7100.


Cyclization of 2-Biphenylthiols to Dibenzothiophenes under PdCl2/DMSO Catalysis
T. Zhang, G. Deng, H. Li, B. Liu, Q. Tan, B. Xu, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 5439-5443.


Ruthenium-Catalyzed Dehydrogenative β-Benzylation of 1,2,3,4-Tetrahydroquinolines with Aryl Aldehydes: Access to Functionalized Quinolines
Z. Tan, H. Jiang, M. Zhang, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 3154-3157.


Iron-Catalyzed Borylation Reactions of Alkynes: An Efficient Synthesis of E-Vinyl Boronates
V. S. Rawat, B. Sreedhar, Synlett, 2014, 25, 1132-1136.


Ru-Catalyzed Cross-Dehydrogenative Coupling between Primary Alcohols to Guerbet Alcohol Derivatives: with Relevance for Fragrance Synthesis
S. Manojveer, S. Salahi, O. F. Wendt, M. T. Johnson, J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 10864-10870.


Transition Metal Free Intermolecular Direct Oxidative C-N Bond Formation to Polysubstituted Pyrimidines Using Molecular Oxygen as the Sole Oxidant
W. Guo, C. Li, J. Liao, F. Ji, D. Liu, W. Wu, H. Jiang, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 5538-5546.


2,2,2-Trifluoroacetophenone: An Organocatalyst for an Environmentally Friendly Epoxidation of Alkenes
D. Limniois, C. G. Kokotos, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 4270-4276.


Phosphine-Free [3+2] Cycloaddition of Propargylamines with Dialkyl Azodicarboxylates: An Efficient Access to Pyrazole Backbone
Y. Zhang, J. Liu, X. Jia, Synthesis, 2018, 50, 3499-3505.


Sc(OTf)3-Catalyzed Addition of Bromomagnesium 2-Vinyloxy Ethoxide to Various Aldehydes Leading to Protected Aldol Products
P. Quinio, L. Kohout, D. S. Roman, J. Gaar, K. Karahiosoff, P. Knochel, Synlett, 2016, 27, 1715-1719.


Mild and Phosphine-Free Iron-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Nonactivated Secondary Alkyl Halides with Alkynyl Grignard Reagents
C. W. Cheung, P. Ren, X. Hu, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 2566-2569.


Low-Valent Titanium-Mediated Radical Conjugate Addition Using Benzyl Alcohols as Benzyl Radical Sources
T. Suga, S. Shimazu, Y. Ukaji, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 5389-5392.


Synthesis of Quaternary 3,3-Disubstituted 2-Oxindoles from 2-Substituted Indole Using Selectfluor
X. Jiang, J. Yang, F. Zhang, P. Yu, P. Yi, Y. Sun, Y. Wang, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 3154-3157.


A Highly Active and Air-Stable Ruthenium Complex for the Ambient Temperature Anti-Markovnikov Reductive Hydration of Terminal Alkynes
M. Zeng, L. Li, S. B. Herzon, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 7058-7067.