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Reciprocal-Activation Strategy for Allylic Sulfination with Unactivated Allylic Alcohols
P. Xie, Z. Sun, S. Li, X. Cai, J. Qiu, W. Fu, C. Gao, S. Qu, X. Yang, T.-P. Loh, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 4893-4897.


Thermoinduced Free-Radical C-H Acyloxylation of Tertiary Enaminones: Catalyst-Free Synthesis of Acyloxyl Chromones and Enaminones
Y. Guo, Y. Xiang, L. Wei, J.-P. Wan, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 3971-3974.


Recyclable Polystyrene-Supported Copper Catalysts for the Aerobic Oxidative Homocoupling of Terminal Alkynes
S. Yan, S. Pan, T. Osako, Y. Uozumi, Synlett, 2016, 27, 1232-1236.


Copper-Catalyzed Oxidative Acetalization of Boronic Esters: An Umpolung Strategy for Cyclic Acetal Synthesis
E. M. Miller, M. A. Walczak, J. Org. Chem., 2020, 85, 8230-8239.


Micelle-Enabled Photoassisted Selective Oxyhalogenation of Alkynes in Water under Mild Conditions
L. Finck, J. Brals, B. Pavuluri, F. Gallou, S. Handa, J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 7366-7372.


Rh-Catalyzed Stereospecific Synthesis of Allenes from Propargylic Benzoates and Arylboronic Acids
J. Ruchti, E. M. Carreira, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 2174-2176.


Stereoselective Synthesis of Terminal Monofluoroalkenes from Trifluoromethylated Alkenes
P. Poutrel, X. Pannecoucke, P. Jubault, T. Poisson, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 4858-4863.


Sulfonamide Synthesis via Calcium Triflimide Activation of Sulfonyl Fluorides
P. Mukherjee , C. P. Woroch, L. Cleary, M. Rusznak, R. W. Franzese, M. R. Reese, J. W. Tucker, J. M. Humphrey, S. M. Etuk, S. C. Kwan, C. W. am Ende, N. D. Ball, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 3943-3947.


Chan-Evans-Lam Amination of Boronic Acid Pinacol (BPin) Esters: Overcoming the Aryl Amine Problem
J. C. Vantourout, R. P. Law, A. Isidro-Llobet, S. J. Atkinson, A. J. B. Watson, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 3942-3950.


Nickel-Catalyzed Cross-Electrophile Reductive Couplings of Neopentyl Bromides with Aryl Bromides
S. Biswas, B. Qu, J.-N. Desrosiers, Y. Choi, N. Haddad, N. K. Yee, J. J. Song, C. H. Senanayake, J. Org. Chem., 2020, 85, 8214-8220.


Transition-Metal-Free Aminoacylation of Ynones with Amides: Synthesis of 3-Carbonyl-4-quinolinones or Functionalized Enaminones
Z. Zheng, Q. Tao, Y. Ao, M. Xu, Y. Li, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 3907-3910.


Tetrahydroxydiboron-Mediated Palladium-Catalyzed Transfer Hydrogenation and Deuteriation of Alkenes and Alkynes Using Water as the Stoichiometric H or D Atom Donor
S. P. Cummings, T.-N. Le, G. E. Fernandez, L. G. Quiambao, B. J. Stokes, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 6107-6110.


Sulfonate Versus Sulfonate: Nickel and Palladium Multimetallic Cross-Electrophile Coupling of Aryl Triflates with Aryl Tosylates
K. Kang, L. Huang, D. J. Weix, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020, 142, 10634-10640.


Highly Regio- and Stereoselective Catalytic Synthesis of Conjugated Dienes and Polyenes
V. T. Nguyen, H. T. Dang, H. H. Pham, V. D. Nguyen, C. Flores-Hansen, H. D. Arman, O. V. Larionov, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 8434-8438.


Rh- and Cu-Cocatalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Approach to Quinazolines via [4 + 2] C-H Annulation with Alkyl Azides
X. Wang, N. Jiao, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 2150-2153.


Unexpected Iodine-Promoted Aerobic Oxidation of α-Cyano-δ-keto Esters: A Facile Synthesis of α,δ-Dicarbonyl Esters
H. Xu, M.-Y. Weng, H. Chen, Z. Zhang, Synthesis, 2020, 52, 1841-1846.


N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Catalyzed Synthesis of α-Trifluoromethyl Esters
F. Gelat, A. Patra, X. Pannecoucke, A. T. Biju, T. Poisson, T. Besset, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 3897-3901.


Silver(I)-Catalyzed Tandem Sigamatropic Rearrangement/1,3-H Shift/6π Aza-electrocyclization of N-Propargylic Hydrazones: A Mild Synthetic Route to 1,6-Dihydropyridazines
Z.-C. Ding, L-C. Ju, Y. Yang, X.-M. An, Y.-B. Zhou, R.-H. Li, H.-T. Tang, C.-K. Ding, Z.-P. Zhan, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 3936-3941.


O-Phosphination of Aldehydes/Ketones toward Phosphoric Esters: Experimental and Mechanistic Studies
Y. Qian, Q. Dai, Z. Li, Y. Liu, J. Zhang, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 4742-4748.


Oxidative C-C Bond Cleavage for the Synthesis of Aryl Carboxylic Acids from Aryl Alkyl Ketones
L. Xu, S. Wang, B. Chen, M. Li, X. Hu, B. Hu, L. Jin, N. Sun, Z. Shen, Synlett, 2018, 29, 1505-1509.


Gold-Catalyzed Anti-Markovnikov Selective Hydrothiolation of Unactivated Alkenes
T. Tamai, K. Fujiwara, S. Higashimae, A. Nomoto, A. Ogawa, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 2114-2117.


TfOH-Catalyzed Phosphinylation of 2,3-Allenols into γ-Ketophosphine Oxides
R. Zhao, X. Huang, M. Wang, S. Hu, Y. Gao, P. Xu, Y. Zhao, J. Org. Chem., 2020, 85, 8185-8195.


2H-Chromene-3-carboxylic Acid Synthesis via Solvent-Controlled and Rhodium(III)-Catalyzed Redox-Neutral C-H Activation/[3 + 3] Annulation Cascade
Z. Zhou, M. Bian, L. Zhao, H. Gao, J. Huang, X. Liu, Y. Yu, X. Li, W. Yi, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 3892-3896.


Efficient Pd-Catalyzed Dehydrogenative Coupling of P(O)H with RSH: A Precise Construction of P(O)-S Bonds
Y. Zhu, T. Chen, S. Li, S. Shimada, L.B. Han, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 5825-5828.


Lanthanum(III) Trifluoromethanesulfonate Catalyzed Direct Synthesis of Ureas from N-Benzyloxycarbonyl-, N-Allyloxycarbonyl-, and N-2,2,2-Trichloroethoxycarbonyl-Protected Amines
T. T. Bui, H.-K. Kim, Synlett, 2020, 31, 997-1002.


N-Monomethylation of Aromatic Amines with Methanol via PNHP-Pincer Ru Catalysts
O. Ogata, H. Nara, M. Fujiwhara, K. Matsumura, Y. Kayaki, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 3866-3870.


Nickel-Catalyzed Phosphorylation of Phenol Derivatives via C-O/P-H Cross-Coupling
J. Yang, J. Xiao, T. Chen, L.-B. Han, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 3911-3916.


Pd-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Substitution Cascade of But-2-ene-1,4-diyl Dimethyl Dicarbonate for the Synthesis of Chiral 2,3-Dihydrofurans
H. Liu, Z. Sun, K. Xu, Y. Zheng, D. Liu, W. Zhang, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 4680-4685.


Regioselective Synthesis of γ-Lactones by Iron-Catalyzed Radical Annulation of Alkenes with α-Halocarboxylic Acids and Their Derivatives
M. Iwasaki, N. Miki, Y. Ikemoto, Y. Ura, Y. Nishihara, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 3848-3852.


Synthesis of β-Hydroxysulfones from Sulfonyl Chlorides and Alkenes Utilizing Visible Light Photocatalytic Sequences
S. K. Pagire, S. Paria, O. Reiser, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 2106-2109.