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Transition-Metal-Free Synthesis of Trifluoromethylated Furans via a Bu3P-Mediated Tandem Acylation-Wittig Reaction
M. Li, W. Zhou, Synlett, 2020, 31, 203-2038.

Photochemical Preparation of 1,2-Dihydro-3H-indazol-3-ones in Aqueous Solvent at Room Temperature
J. S. Zhu, N. Kraemer, C. J. Li, M. J. Haddadin, M. J. Kurth, J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 15493-15498.

Palladium-Catalyzed Highly Regio- and Enantioselective Hydroesterification of Aryl Olefins with Phenyl Formate
J. Li, W. Chang, W. Ren, J. Dai, Y. Shi, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 5456-5459.

Ligand-Controlled Regioselective Pd-Catalyzed Diamination of Alkenes
X. Liu, C. Hou, Y. Peng, P. Chen, G. Liu, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 9371-9375.

Nickel-Catalyzed 1,2-Diarylation of Simple Alkenyl Amides
J. Derosa, R. Kleinmans, V. T. Tran, M. K. Karunananda, S. R. Wisniewski, M. D. Eastgate, K. M. Engle, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 17878-17883.

Synthesis of 3-Aminoimidazo[1,2-a]pyridines from α-Aminopyridinyl Amides
S. Régnier, W. S. Bechara, A. B. Charette, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 10348-10356.

Synthesis of gem-Difluoroalkenes via Zn-Mediated Decarboxylative/Defluorinative Cross-Coupling
H.-W. Du, Y. Chen, J. Sun, Q.-S. Gao, H. Wang, M.-D. Zhou, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 9342-9345.

Direct Primary Amination of Alkylmetals with NH-Oxaziridine
N. E. Behnke, R. Kielawa, D.-H. Kwon, D. H. Ess, L. Kürti, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 8064-8068.

Self-Assembled Nanoliposomes of Phosphatidylcholine: Bridging the Gap between Organic and Aqueous Media for a Green Synthesis of Hydroquinazolinones
F. Tamaddon, M. KazemiVernamkhasti, Synlett, 2016, 27, 2510-2514.

Copper-Catalyzed [3 + 2] Annulation of Azides with a (Difluorovinyl)zinc Complex, Fluoroacetylene Equivalent
T. Fujita, M. Takeishi, J. Ichikawa, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 9253-9257.

Copper-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Vinyliodonium Salts and Zinc-Based Silicon Nucleophiles
L. Zhang, M. Oestreich, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 8061-8063.

Pd-Catalyzed Aminocarbonylation of the Blaise Reaction Intermediate: One-Pot Synthesis of (Z)-3-Methyleneisoindolin-1-ones from Nitriles
Z. Xuan, D. J. Jung, H. J. Jeon, S.-g. Lee, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 10094-10098.

Electroreductive Carbofunctionalization of Alkenes with Alkyl Bromides via a Radical-Polar Crossover Mechanism
W. Zhang, S. Lin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020, 142, 19844-19849.

Hypervalent Iodine(III)-Catalyzed Synthesis of 2-Arylbenzofurans
F. V. Singh, S. R. Mangaonkar, Synthesis, 2018, 50, 4940-4948.

Regioselective Synthesis of Dihydrothiophenes and Thiophenes via the Rhodium-Catalyzed Transannulation of 1,2,3-Thiadiazoles with Alkenes
J.-Y. Son, J. Kim, S. H. Han, S. H. Kim, P. H. Lee, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 5408-5411.

Synthesis of Pyrazoles Utilizing the Ambiphilic Reactivity of Hydrazones
H. Matsuzaki, N. Takeda, M. Yasui, Y. Ito, K. Konishi, M. Ueda, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 9249-9252.

Iridium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Allyl-Allyl Cross-Coupling of Racemic Allylic Alcohols with Allylboronates
Y. Zheng, B.-B. Yue, K. Wei, Y.-R. Yang, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 8035-8038.

Liquid-Assisted Grinding Accelerating: Suzuki-Miyaura Reaction of Aryl Chlorides under High-Speed Ball-Milling Conditions
Z.-J. Jiang, Z.-H. Li, J.-B. Yu, W.-K. Su, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 10049-10055.

TfOH-Catalyzed Cascade C-H Activation/Lactonization of Phenols with α-Aryl-α-diazoesters: Rapid Access to α-Aryl Benzofuranones
S. Hu, Z. Lu, M. Liu, H. Xu, J. Wu, F. Chen, J. Org. Chem., 2020, 85, 14916-14925.

Selective, Catalytic, and Dual C(sp3)-H Oxidation of Piperazines and Morpholines under Transition-Metal-Free Conditions
D. Chamorro-Arenas, U. Osorio-Nieto, L. Quintero, L. Hernández-García, F. Sartillo-Piscil, J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 15333-15346.

Indole-to-Carbazole Strategy for the Synthesis of Substituted Carbazoles under Metal-Free Conditions
S. Chen, Y. Li, P. Ni, H. Huang, G.-J. Deng, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 5384-5387.

Palladium-Catalyzed Amide N-C Hiyama Cross-Coupling: Synthesis of Ketones
M. A. Idris, S. Lee, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 9184-9189.

Highly Active Platinum Catalysts for Nitrile and Cyanohydrin Hydration: Catalyst Design and Ligand Screening via High-Throughput Techniques
X. Xing, C. Xu, B. Chen, C. Li, S. C. Virgil, R. H. Grubbs, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 17782-17789.

Aerobic Acetoxyhydroxylation of Alkenes Co-catalyzed by Organic Nitrite and Palladium
X.-M. Chen, X.-S. Ning, Y.-B. Kang, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 5368-5371.

Radical Rearrangement of Aryl/Alkylidene Malononitriles via Aza Michael Addition/Decynoformylation/Addition Sequence: An Access to α-Aminonitriles and α-Aminoamides
S. P. Bhoite, A. H. Bansode, G. Suryavanshi, J. Org. Chem., 2020, 85, 14858-14865.

Phenolate Enabled General and Selective Fe/Ti Cocatalyzed Biaryl Cross-Couplings between Aryl Halides and Aryl Grignard Reagents
R. Zhang, Y. Zhao, K.-M. Liu, X.-F. Duan, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 7942-7946.

Electrophilic Fluorination of Secondary Phosphine Oxides and Its Application to P-O Bond Construction
Q. Chen, J. Zeng, X. Yan, Y. Huang, C. Wen, X. Liu, K. Zhang, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 10043-10048.

Electrochemical Iodoamination of Indoles Using Unactivated Amines
N. Lei, Y. Shen, Y. Li, P. Tao, L. Yang, Z. Su, K. Zheng, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 9184-9189.

Metal-Free Oxidative Thioesterification of Methyl Ketones with Thiols/Disulfides for the Synthesis of α-Ketothioesters
B. Hu, Pan Zhou, Q. Zhang, Y. Wang, S. Zhao, L. Lu, S. Yan, F. Yu, J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 14978-14986.

Acid-Catalyzed Oxidative Addition of Thiols to Olefins and Alkynes for a One-Pot Entry to Sulfoxides
H.-L. Yue, M. Klussmann, Synlett, 2016, 27, 2505-2509.