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Synthesis of Azoxybenzenes by Reductive Dimerization of Nitrosobenzene
Y.-F. Chen, J. Chen, L.-J. Lin, G. J. Chuang, J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82, 11620-11630.


Enantioselective Synthesis of Carbo- and Heterocycles through a CuH-Catalyzed Hydroalkylation Approach
Y.-M. Wang, N. C. Bruno, A. L. Placeres, S. Zhu, S. L. Buchwald, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 10524-10527.


Regiocontrolled Synthesis of Polysubstituted Pyrroles Starting from Terminal Alkynes, Sulfonyl Azides, and Allenes
T. Miura, K. Hiraga, T. Biyajima, T. Nakamuro, M. Murakami, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 3298-3301.


Electrocatalytic Radical Dichlorination of Alkenes with Nucleophilic Chlorine Sources
N. Fu, G. S. Sauer, S. Lin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 15548-15553.


Efficient and General Aerobic Oxidative Cross-Coupling of THIQs with Organozinc Reagents Catalyzed by CuCl2: Proof of a Radical Intermediate
T. Wang, M. Schrempp, A. Berndhäuser, O. Schiemann, D. Menche, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 3982-3985.


Co-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Alkyl Halides with Tertiary Alkyl Grignard Reagents Using a 1,3-Butadiene Additive
T. Iwasaki, H. Takagawa, S. P. Singh, H. Kuniyasu, N. Kambe, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 9604-9607.


Asymmetric Synthesis of Borylalkanes via Copper-Catalyzed Enantioselective Hydroallylation
J. T. Han, W. J. Jang, N. Kim, J. Yun, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 15146-15149.


Amide and Peptide Bond Formation in Water at Room Temperature
C. M. Gabriel, M. Keener, F. Gallou, B. H. Lipshutz, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 3968-3971.


Palladium-Catalyzed Regio-, Diastereo-, and Enantioselective Allylation of Nitroalkanes with Monosubstituted Allylic Substrates
X.-F. Yang, W.-H. Yu, C.-H. Ding, Q.-P. Ding, S.-L. Wan, X.-L. Hou, L.-X. Dai, P.-J. Wang, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 6503-6509.


Tetraarylphosphonium Salt-Catalyzed Synthesis of Oxazolidinones from Isocyanates and Epoxides
Y. Toda, S. Gomyou, S. Tanaka, Y. Komiyama, A. Kikuchi, H. Suga, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 5786-5789.


Copper(II)-Catalyzed β-Borylation of Acetylenic Esters in Water
C. L. Peck, J. A. Calderone, W. L. Santos, Synthesis, 2015, 47, 2242-2248.


Microwave-Assisted Aqueous Krapcho Decarboxylation
J. D. Mason, S. S. Murphree, Synlett, 2013, 24, 1391-1394.


NHC-Copper-Catalyzed Tandem Hydrocupration and Allylation of Alkenyl Boronates
W. J. Jang, J. T. Han, J. Yun, Synthesis, 2017, 49, 4753-4758.


Organocatalytic Synthesis of Alkynes
M. Zhang, T. Jia, C. Y. Wang, P. J. Walsh, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 10346-10350.


A Convenient Synthesis of γ-Amino-Ynamides via Additions of Lithiated Ynamides to Aryl Imines; Observation of an Aza-Meyer-Schuster Rearrangement
R. Qi, X.-N. Wang, K. A. DeKorver, Y. Tang, C.-C. Wang, Q. Li, H. Li, M.-C. Lv, Q. Yu, R. P. Hsung, Synthesis, 2013, 45, 1749-1758.


Synthesis of Secondary Aromatic Amides via Pd-Catalyzed Aminocarbonylation of Aryl Halides Using Carbamoylsilane as an Amide Source
W. Tong, P. Cao, Y. Liu, J. Chen, J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82, 11603-11608.


Metal-Free Reduction of Aromatic and Aliphatic Nitro Compounds to Amines: A HSiCl3-Mediated Reaction of Wide General Applicability
M. Orlandi, F. Tosi, M. Bonsignore, M. Benaglia, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 3941-3943.


Gold Meets Rhodium: Tandem One-Pot Synthesis of β-Disubstituted Ketones via Meyer-Schuster Rearrangement and Asymmetric 1,4-Addition
M. M. Hansmann, A. S. K. Hashmi, M. Lautens, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 3226-3229.


Nucleo-Palladation-Triggering Alkene Functionalization: A Route to γ-Lactones
M. Zheng, P. Chen, L. Huang, W. Wu, H. Jiang, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 5756-5759.


The Stereoselective Reductions of Ketones to the Most Thermodynamically Stable Alcohols Using Lithium and Hydrated Salts of Common Transition Metals
N. Kennedy, T. Cohen, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 8134-8141.


Anti-Markovnikov Hydroamination of Alkenes Catalyzed by an Organic Photoredox System
T. M. Nguyen, D. A. Nicewicz, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 9588-9591.


Boron-Catalyzed Hydrogenative Reduction of Substituted Quinolines to Tetrahydroquinolines with Hydrosilanes
N. Gandhamsetty, S. Park, S. Chang, Synlett, 2017, 28, 2396-2400.


Asymmetric Synthesis of α-Amino Ketones by Brønsted Acid Catalysis
W. Wen, Y. Zeng, L.-Y. Peng, L.-N. Fu, Q.-X. Guo, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 3922-3925.


A Thioannulation Approach to Substituted Thiophenes from Morita-Baylis-Hillman Acetates of Acetylenic Aldehydes
C. R. Reddy, R. R. Valleti, N. D. Reddy, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 6495-6502.


Direct Synthesis of Acyl Fluorides from Carboxylic Acids with the Bench-Stable Solid Reagent (Me4N)SCF3
T. Scattolin, K. Deckers, F. Schoenebeck, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 5740-5743.


I2-Catalyzed C-O Bond Formation and Dehydrogenation: Facile Synthesis of Oxazolines and Oxazoles Controlled by Bases
W.-C. Gao, F. Hu, Y.-M. Huo, H.-H. Chang, X. Li, W.-L. Wei, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 3914-3917.


A New Strategy for the Construction of α-Amino Acid Esters via Decarboxylation
J. Zhang, J. Jiang, Y. Li, Y. Zhao, X. Wang, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 3222-3225.


Cobalt-Catalyzed Asymmetric Sequential Hydroboration/Hydrogenation of Internal Alkynes
J. Guo, B. Cheng, X. Shen, Z. Lu, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 15316-15319.


Palladium(II)-Catalyzed C-H Activation and C-C Coupling/Cyclization of Benzamidine and Terminal Alkynes Using an Internal Oxidant
X. Zhang, X. Xu, Y. Wu, Z. Wang, L. Yu, Q. Zhao, F. Shi, Synlett, 2015, 26, 1885-1889.


Oxidative Cleavage of C=C Bonds with Singlet Molecular Oxygen Generated from Monoacetylated Bishydroperoxides
D. Azarifar, Z. Najminejad, Synlett, 2013, 24, 1377-1382.