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A Heterogeneous Gold(I)-Catalyzed [2 + 2 + 1] Annulation of Terminal Alkynes, Nitriles, and Oxygen Atoms Leading to 2,5-Disubstituted Oxazoles
W. Yang, R. Zhang, F. Yi, M. Cai, J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82, 5204-5211.

Catalyst-Free and Metal-Free Electrophilic Bromoamidation of Unactivated Olefins Using the N-Bromosuccinimide/Sulfonamide Protocol
W. Z. Yu, F. Chen, Y. A. Cheng, Y.-Y. Yeung, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 2815-2821.

Efficient Pd-Catalyzed Direct Arylations of Heterocycles with Unreactive and Hindered Aryl Chlorides
D. Ghosh, H. M. Lee, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 5534-5537.

Light Mediated Preparation of Palladium Nanoparticles as Catalysts for Alkyne cis-Semihydrogenation
F. Mäsing, H. Nüsse, J. Klingauf, A. Studer, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 2658-2661.

Enantioselective Ruthenium-Catalyzed Carbonyl Allylation via Alkyne-Alcohol C-C Bond-Forming Transfer Hydrogenation: Allene Hydrometalation vs Oxidative Coupling
T. Liang, K. D. Ngyuen, W. Zhang, M. J. Krische, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 3161-3164.

Room-Temperature Hydrodehalogenation of Halogenated Heteropentalenes with One or Two Heteroatoms
G. Chelucci, S. Baldino, A. Ruiu, J. Org. Chem., 2012, 77, 9921-9925.

t-BuONa-Mediated Transition-Metal-Free Autoxidation of Diarylmethanes to Ketones
J.-S. Li, F. Yang, Q. Yang, Z.-W. Li, Z.-Q. Chen, Y.-D. Da, P.-M. Huang, C. Chen, Y. Zhang, L-Z. Huang, Synlett, 2017, 28, 994-998.

One-Pot Synthesis of 3,4,5-Trisubstituted 1,2,4-Triazoles via the Addition of Hydrazides to Activated Secondary Amides
W. S. Bechara, I. S. Khazhieva, E. Rodriguez, A. B. Charette, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 1184-1187.

Synthesis of Substituted Thiophenes by Palladium-Catalyzed Heterocyclodehydration of 1-Mercapto-3-yn-2-ols in Conventional and Nonconventional Solvents
B. Gabriele, R. Mancuso, L. Veltri, V. Maltese, G. Salerno, J. Org. Chem., 2012, 77, 9905-9909.

Synthesis of Functionalized Indenones via Rh-Catalyzed C-H Activation Cascade Reaction
N. Lv, Z. Chen, Y. Liu, Z. Liu, Y. Zhang, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 2588-2591.

Copper Nanopowder Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Diaryl Disulfides with Aryl Iodides in PEG-400
X.-m. Wu, G.-b. Yan, Synlett, 2015, 26, 537-542.

PPh3-Catalyzed (3 + 3) Annulations of 5-Acetoxypenta-2,3-dienoate with 1C,3O-Bisnucleophiles: Facile Entry to Stable Monocyclic 2H-Pyrans
J. Hu, W. Dong, X.-Y. Wu, X. Tong, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 5530-5533.

Iodine-Catalyzed Facile Approach to Sulfones Employing TosMIC as a Sulfonylating Agent
L. Kadari, R. K. Palakodety, L. P. Yallapragada, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 2580-2583.

Copper-Catalyzed One-Pot Synthesis of α-Ketoamides from 1-Arylethanols
N. Sharma, S. S. Kotha, N. Lahiri, G. Sekar, Synthesis, 2015, 47, 726-736.

Methyltrioxorhenium-Catalyzed Epoxidation of Homoallylic Alcohols with Hydrogen Peroxide
S. Yamazaki, J. Org. Chem., 2012, 77, 9884-9888.

A Biphilic Phosphetane Catalyzes N-N Bond-Forming Cadogan Heterocyclization via PIII/PV=O Redox Cycling
T. V. Nykaza, T. S. Harrison, A. Ghosh, R. A. Putnik, A. T. Radosevich, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 6839-6842.

One-Pot Three-Component Strategy for Functionalized 2-Aminoimidazoles via Ring Opening of α-Nitro Epoxides
X. Guo, W. Chen, B. Chen, W. Huang, W. Qi, G. Zhang, Y. Yu, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 1157-1159.

Highly Chemoselective Metal-Free Reduction of Phosphine Oxides to Phosphines
Y. Li, L.-Q. Lu, S. Das, S. Pisiewicz, K. Junge, M. Beller, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 18325-18329.

Convenient One-Pot Two-Step Synthesis of Symmetrical and Unsymmetrical Diacyl Ureas, Acyl Urea/Carbamate/Thiocarbamate Derivatives, and Related Compounds
A. G. Hernandez, G. M. Grooms, A. T. El-Alfy, J. Stec, Synthesis, 2017, 49, 2163-2176.

Ligand-Free, Palladium-Catalyzed Dihydrogen Generation from TMDS: Dehalogenation of Aryl Halides on Water
A. Bhattacharjya, P. Klumphu, B. H. Lipshutz, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 1122-1125.

Platinum-Catalyzed Oxoarylations of Ynamides with Nitrones
S. Bhunia, C.-J. Chang, R.-S. Liu, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 5522-5525.

Copper-Catalyzed Diaryl Ether Formation from (Hetero)aryl Halides at Low Catalytic Loadings
Y. Zhai, X. Chen, W. Zhou, M. Fan, Y. Lai, D. Ma, J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82, 4964-4969.

Alkyne Hydroacylation: Switching Regioselectivity by Tandem Ruthenium Catalysis
Q.-A. Chen, F. A. Cruz, V. M. Dong, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 3157-3160.

Preparation of 3,4,5-Trisubstituted Oxazolones by Pd-Catalyzed Coupling of N-Alkynyl tert-Butyloxycarbamates with Aryl Halides and Related Electrophiles
Z. Lu, W. Cui, S. Xia, Y. Bai, F. Luo, G. Zhu, J. Org. Chem., 2012, 77, 9871-9877.

One-Pot, Metal-Free Conversion of Anilines to Aryl Bromides and Iodides
D. A. Leas, Y. Dong, J. L. Vennerstrom, D. E. Stack, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 2518-2521.

Copper-Catalyzed [3 + 2] Cycloaddition/Oxidation Reactions between Nitro-olefins and Organic Azides: Highly Regioselective Synthesis of NO2-Substituted 1,2,3-Triazoles
Y. Chen, G. Nie, Q. Zhang, S. Ma, H. Li, Q. Hu, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 1118-1121.

Unexpected C-C Bond Cleavage: A Route to 3,6-Diarylpyridazines and 6-Arylpyridazin-3-ones from 1,3-Dicarbonyl Compounds and Methyl Ketones
Q. Gao, Y. Zhu, M. Lian, M. Liu, J. Yuan, G. Yin, A. Wu, J. Org. Chem., 2012, 77, 9865-9870.

Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of 3,4-Unsubstituted Thiochromenes through Sulfa-Michael/Julia-Kocienski Olefination Cascade Reaction
A. K. Simlandy, S. Mukherjee, J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82, 4851-4858.

Ruthenium-Catalyzed Synthesis of 5-Amino-1,2,3-triazole-4-carboxylates for Triazole-Based Scaffolds: Beyond the Dimroth Rearrangement
S. Ferrini, J. Z. Chandanshive, S. Lena, M. C. Franchini, G. Giannini, A. Tafi, M. Taddei, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 2562-2572.

Efficient, One-Pot, BF3·OEt2-Mediated Synthesis of Substituted N-Aryl Lactams
D. Caturvedi, A. K. Chaturvedi, N. Mishra, V. Mishra, Synlett, 2012, 23, 2627-2630.