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Microwave-Accelerated N-Acylation of Sulfoximines with Aldehydes under Catalyst-Free Conditions
K. K. Rajbongshi, S. Ambala, T. Govender, H. G. Kruger, P. I. Arvidsson, T. Naicker, Synthesis, 2020, 52, 1279-1286.

Electrosynthesis of Trisubstituted 2-Oxazolines via Dehydrogenative Cyclization of β-Amino Arylketones
H. Wang, J. Zhang, J. Tan, L. Xin, Y. Li, S. Zhang, K. Xu, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 2505-2508.

Palladium-Catalyzed Arylation of Aryl Sulfenate Anions with Aryl Bromides under Mild Conditions: Synthesis of Diaryl Sulfoxides
H. Jiang, T. Jia, M. Zhang, P. J. Walsh, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 972-975.

Iron-Catalyzed Alkylazidation of 1,1-Disubstituted Alkenes with Diacylperoxides and TMSN3
R. Wei, H. Xiong, C. Ye, Y. Li, H. Bao, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 3195-3199.

Pd(II)-Catalyzed Asymmetric Oxidative 1,2-Diamination of Conjugated Dienes with Ureas
M.-S. Wu, T. Fan, S.-S. Chen, Z.-Y. Han, L.-Z. Gong, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 2485-2489.

Visible-Light-Mediated Synthesis of Amides from Aldehydes and Amines via in Situ Acid Chloride Formation
N. Iqbal, E. J. Cho, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 1905-1911.

Specific Z-Selectivity in the Oxidative Isomerization of Allyl Ethers to Generate Geometrically Defined Z-Enol Ethers Using a Cobalt(II)(salen) Complex Catalyst
G. Huang, M. Ke, Y. Tao, F. Chen, J. Org. Chem., 2020, 85, 5321-5329.

A Novel Method for the Direct Synthesis of Symmetrical and Unsymmetrical Sulfides and Disulfides from Aryl Halides and Ethyl Potassium Xanthogenate
M. Soleiman-Beigi, Z. Arzehgar, Synlett, 2018, 29, 986-992.

Copper-Catalyzed SN2'-Selective Allylic Substitution Reaction of gem-Diborylalkanes
Z.-Q. Zhang, B. Zhang, X. Lu, J.-H. Liu, X.-Y. Lu, B. Xiao, Y. Fu, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 952-955.

Palladium-Catalyzed [4+2] Annulation of Aryl and Alkenyl Carboxamides with 1,3-Dienes via C-H Functionalization: Synthesis of 3,4-Dihydroisoquinolones and 5,6-Dihydropyridinones
M. Sun, J. Li, W. Chen, H. Wu, J. Yang, Z. Wang, Synthesis, 2020, 52, 1253-1265.

Copper-Catalyzed Vinylogous Aerobic Oxidation of Unsaturated Compounds with Air
H.-J. Zhang, A. W. Schuppe, S.-T. Pan, J.-X. Chen, B.-R. Wang, T. R. Newhouse, L. Yin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 5300-5310.

Base-Free Direct Synthesis of Alkynylphosphonates from Alkynes and H-Phosphonates Catalyzed by Cu2O
Y. Moglie, E. Mascaró, V. Gutierrez, F. Alonso, G. Radivoy, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 1813-1818.

Visible-Light-Induced, Base-Promoted Transition-Metal-Free Dehalogenation of Aryl Fluorides, Chlorides, Bromides, and Iodides
T.-H. Ding, J.-P. Qu, Y.-B. Kang, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 3084-3088.

An Inverse Electron Demand Azo-Diels-Alder Reaction of o-Quinone Methides and Imino Ethers: Synthesis of Benzocondensed 1,3-Oxazines
D. V. Osipov, V. A. Osyanin, G. D. Khaysanova, E. R. Masterova, P. E. Krasnikov, Y. N. Klimochkin, J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 4775-4785.

Aerobic Copper-Promoted Radical-Type Cleavage of Coordinated Cyanide Anion: Nitrogen Transfer to Aldehydes To Form Nitriles
Q. Wu, Y. Luo, A. Lei, J. You, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 2885-2888.

Divergent Synthesis of Tunable Cyclopentadienyl Ligands and Their Application in Rh-Catalyzed Enantioselective Synthesis of Isoindolinone
W.-J. Cui, Z.-J. Wu, Q. Gu, S.-L. You, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020, 142, 7379-7385.

Molecular Iodine Catalysed Benzylic sp3 C-H Bond Amination for the Synthesis of 2-Arylquinazolines from 2-Aminobenzaldehydes, 2-Aminobenzophenones and 2-Aminobenzyl Alcohols
D. S. Deshmukh, B. M. Bhanage, Synlett, 2018, 29, 979-985.

Thioetherification via Photoredox/Nickel Dual Catalysis
M. Jouffroy, C. B. Kelly, G. A. Molander, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 876-879.

Copper-free Sandmeyer-type Reaction for the Synthesis of Sulfonyl Fluorides
T. Zhong, M.-K. Pang, Z.-D. Chen, B. Zhang, J. Weng, G. Lu, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 2941-2945.

Ferric(III) Chloride Catalyzed Halogenation Reaction of Alcohols and Carboxylic Acids Using α,α-Dichlorodiphenylmethane
C.-H. Lee, S.-M. Lee, B.-H. Min, D.-S. Kim, C.-H. Jun, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 2468-2471.

Palladium-Catalyzed Synthesis of α-Iminonitriles from Aryl Halides via Isocyanide Double Insertion Reaction
Z.-B. Chen, Y. Zhang, Q. Yuan, F.-L. Zhang, Y.-M. Zhu, J.-K. Shen, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 1610-1616.

Cobalt-Catalyzed Csp3-Csp3 Cross-Coupling of Functionalized Alkylzinc Reagents with Alkyl Iodides
F. H. Lutter, L. Grokenberger, M. Benz, P. Knochel, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 2941-2945.

Scope and Mechanism of a True Organocatalytic Beckmann Rearrangement with a Boronic Acid/Perfluoropinacol System under Ambient Conditions
X. Mo, T. D. R. Morgan, H. T. Ang, D. G. Hall, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 5264-5271.

Aryl Nitriles from Alkynes Using tert-Butyl Nitrite: Metal-Free Approach to C≡C Bond Cleavage
U. Dutta, D. W. Lupton, D. Maiti, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 860-863.

Rhodium(III)-Catalyzed Three-Component 1,2-Diamination of Unactivated Terminal Alkenes
S. Lee, Y. J. Jang, E. J. T. Phipps, H. Lei, T. Rovis, Synthesis, 2020, 52, 1247-1252.

Coupling of N-Nosylhydrazones with Nitrosoarenes: Transition-Metal-Free Approach to (Z)-N-Arylnitrones
T. Liu, Z. Liu, Z. Liu, D. Hu, Y. Wang, Synthesis, 2018, 50, 1728-1736.

Metal-Free Assembly of Polysubstituted Pyridines from Oximes and Acroleins
H. Huang, J. Cai, L. Tang, Z. Wang, F. Li, G.-J. Deng, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 1499-1505.

AgN3-Catalyzed Hydroazidation of Terminal Alkynes and Mechanistic Studies
S. Cao, Q. Ji, H. Li, M. Pang, H. Yuan, J. Zhang, X. Bi, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020, 142, 7083-7091.

Visible-Light-Mediated Umpolung Reactivity of Imines: Ketimine Reductions with Cy2NMe and Water
R. Wang, M. Ma, X. Gong, G. B. Panetti, X. Fan, P. J. Walsh, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 2403-2406.

Direct Transformation of Ethylarenes into Primary Aromatic Amides with N-Bromosuccinimide and I2-Aqueous NH3
S. Shimokawa, Y. Kawagoe, K. Moriyama, H. Togo, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 784-787.