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A New Reaction of 2-(Phenylsulfonyl)-3-phenyloxaziridine (Davis Reagent):  Oxidation of Thiolates to Sulfinates. Application to the Synthesis of Sulfones
F. Sandrinelli, S. Perrio, P. Beslin, Org. Lett., 1999, 1, 1107-1109.


Hydrosulfonylation of Unactivated Alkenes by Visible Light Photoredox Catalysis
J.-J. Wang, W. Yu, Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 9236-9240.

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.

Practical Application of the Aqueous 'Sulfonyl-Azide-Free' (SAFE) Diazo Transfer Protocol to Less α-C-H Acidic Ketones and Esters
D. Dar'in, G. Kantin, M. Krasavin, Synthesis, 2019, 51, 4284-4292.

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.

Enantioselective Catalytic Allylation of Acyclic Ketiminoesters: Synthesis of α-Fully-Substituted Amino Esters
U. Bhakta, P. V. Kattamuri, J. H. Siitonen, L. B. Alemany, L. Kürti, Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 9208-9211.

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.

Metal-Free Cascade [4 + 1] Cyclization Access to 4-Aryl-NH-1,2,3-triazoles from N-Tosylhydrazones and Sodium Azide
W.-M. Shu, X.-F. Zhang, X.-X. Zhang, M. Li, A.-J. Wang, A.-X. Wu, J. Org. Chem., 2019, 84, 14919-14925.

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.

Iron(III)/O2-Mediated Regioselective Oxidative Cleavage of 1-Arylbutadienes to Cinnamaldehydes
A. Bhowmik, R. A. Fernandes, Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 9203-9207.

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.

Highly Selective and Catalytic Generation of Acyclic Quaternary Carbon Stereocenters via Functionalization of 1,3-Dienes with CO2
X.-W. Chen, L. Zhu, Y.-Y. Gui, K. Jing, Y.-X. Jiang, Z.-Y. Bo, Y. Lan, J. Li, D.-G. Yu, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 18825-18835.

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.

Diastereoselective Intramolecular Hydride Transfer Triggered by Electrophilic Halogenation of Aryl Alkenes
B. Wang, D. A. Gandamana, D. F. L. Rayo, F. Gagosz, S. Chiba, Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 9179-9182.

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.

Metal-Free C-N or C-C Bond Cleavages of α-Azido Ketones: An Oxidative-Amidation Strategy for the Synthesis of α-Ketothioamides and Amides
P. Yu, Y. Wang, Z. Zeng, Y. Chen, J. Org. Chem., 2019, 84, 14883-14891.

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.

Hydrogen-Bond-Promoted Metal-Free Hydroamination of Alkynes
J. Bahri, N. Tanbouza, T. Ollevier, M. Taillefer, F. Monnier, Synthesis, 2019, 51, 2086-2090.

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.

Ni-Catalyzed Regioselective Hydroalkoxylation of Branched 1,3-Dienes
G. Tran, C. Mazet, Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 9060-9065.

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.