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Nickel-Catalyzed Electrochemical Phosphorylation of Aryl Bromides
Y. Bai, N. Liu, S. Wang, S. Wang, S. Ning, L. Shi, L. Cui, Z. Zhang, J. Xiang, Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 6795-6799.

Synthesis of Cyclic Imides by Acceptorless Dehydrogenative Coupling of Diols and Amines Catalyzed by a Manganese Pincer Complex
N. Angel Espinosa-Jalapa, A. Kumar, G. Leitus, Y. Diskin-Posner, D. Milstein, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 11722-11725.

Catalyst- and Solvent-Free Rapid Addition of Secondary Phosphine Chalcogenides to Aldehydes: Another Click Chemistry
N. K. Gusarova, N. I. Ivanova, P. A. Volkov, K. O. Khrapova, L. I. Larina, V. I. Smirnov, T. N. Borodina, B. A. Trofimov, Synthesis, 2015, 47, 1611-1622.

Access to Imidazolidines via 1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions of 1,3,5-Triazinanes with Aziridines
L. Tu, Z. Li, T. Feng, S. Yu, R. Huang, J. Li, W. Wang, Y. Zheng, J. Liu, J. Org. Chem., 2019, 84, 11161-11169.

Mild Esterification of Carboxylic Acids via Continuous Flow Diazotization of Amines
C. Audubert, H. Lebel, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 4407-4410.

Highly Enantioselective and Anti-Diastereoselective Catalytic Intermolecular Glyoxylate-Ene Reactions: Effect of the Geometrical Isomers of Alkenes
X. Zhang, M. Wang, R. Ding, Y.-H. Xu, T.-P. Loh, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 2736-2739.

Light-Mediated Dual Phosphine-/Copper-Catalyzed Atom Transfer Radical Addition Reaction
O. V. Fedorov, S. I. Scherbinina, V. V. Levin, A. D. Dilman, J. Org. Chem., 2019, 84, 11068-11079.

Facile Synthesis of β-Iodonitro Alkenes via Iodonitration of Alkynes with tert-Butyl Nitrite and Iodine
Y. Fan, B. Zhou, K. Chen, B. Wang, X. Li, X. Xu, Synlett, 2017, 28, 1657-1659.

I2-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative C(sp3)-H Amination/C-N Cleavage of Tertiary Amine: Synthesis of Quinazolines and Quinazolinones
Y. Yan, Y. Xu, B. Niu, H. Xie, Y. Liu, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 5581-5587.

Organoselenium-Catalyzed Aza-Wacker Reactions: Efficient Access to Isoquinolinium Imides and an Isoquinoline N-Oxide
H. Li, L. Liao, X. Zhao, Synlett, 2019, 30, 1688-1692.

Manganese Catalyzed α-Olefination of Nitriles by Primary Alcohols
S. Chakraborty, U. K. Das, Y. Ben-David, D. Milstein, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 11710-11713.

Alkene Isomerization-Hydroboration Promoted by Phosphine-Ligated Cobalt Catalysts
M. L. Scheuermann, E. J. Johnson, P. J. Chirik, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 2708-2711.

Reductive Amination of Ketonic Compounds Catalyzed by Cp*Ir(III) Complexes Bearing a Picolinamidato Ligand
K. Tanaka, T. Miki, K. Murata, A. Yamaguchi, Y. Kayaki, S. Kuwata, T. Ikariya, M. Watanabe, J. Org. Chem., 2019, 84, 10962-10977.

A C-H Activation-Based Strategy for N-Amino Azaheterocycle Synthesis
P. Shi, L. Wang, S. Guo, K. Chen, J. Wang, J. Zhu, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 4359-4362.

Ni-Catalyzed Alkenylation of Ketone Enolates under Mild Conditions: Catalyst Identification and Optimization
M. Grigalunas, T. Ankner, P.-O. Norrby, O. Wiest, P. Helquist, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 7019-7022.

trans-Hydroboration of Propiolamides: Access to Primary and Secondary (E)-β-Borylacrylamides
R. J. Grams, R. G. Fritzemeier, C. Slebodnick, W. L. Santos, Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 6795-6799.

Regioselective Ene-Type Allylic Chlorination of Electron-Rich Alkenes by Activated DMSO
V. P. Demertzidou, S. Pappa, V. Sarli, A. L. Zografos, J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82, 8710-8715.

Copper-Catalyzed Coupling Cyclization of gem-Difluoroalkenes with Activated Methylene Carbonyl Compounds: Facile Domino Access to Polysubstituted Furans
X. Zhang, W. Dai, W. Wu, S. Cao, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 2708-2711.

Ni-Catalyzed Enantioselective Intermolecular Hydroamination of Branched 1,3-Dienes Using Primary Aliphatic Amines
G. Tran, W. Shao, C. Mazet, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 14814-14822.

Iridium(III)-Catalyzed One-Pot Access to 1,2-Disubstituted Benzimidazoles Starting from Imidamides and Sulfonyl Azides
L. Xu, L. Wang, Y. Feng, Y. Li, L. Yang, X. Cui, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 4343-4346.

Metal-Free N-Arylation of Secondary Amides at Room Temperature
F. Tinnis, E. Stridfeldt, H. Lundberg, H. Adolfsson, B. Olofsson, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 2688-2691.

Nickel-Catalyzed Decarbonylative Cyanation of Acyl Chlorides
Z. Wang, X. Wang, Y. Ura, Y. Nishihara, Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 6690-6694.

Hydroboration of Alkynes Catalyzed by Pyrrolide-Based PNP Pincer-Iron Complexes
K. Nakajima, T. Kato, Y. Nishibayashi, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 4323-4326.

4-Fluoro and 4-Hydroxy Pyrrolidine-thioxotetrahydropyrimidinones: Organocatalysts for Green Asymmetric Transformations in Brine
N. Kaplaneris, G. Koutoulogenis, M. Raftopoulou, C. G. Kokotos, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 5464-5473.

Rh-Catalyzed Chemoselective [4 + 1] Cycloaddition Reaction toward Diverse 4-Methyleneprolines
W. Cai, J. Wu, H. Zhang, H. B. Jalani, G. Li, H. Lu, J. Org. Chem., 2019, 84, 10877-10891.

Pd-Catalyzed/Iodide-Promoted α-Arylation of Ketones for the Regioselective Synthesis of Isocoumarins
A. Casnati, R. Maggi, G. Maestri, N. Della Ca', E. Motti, J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82, 8296-8303.

A Direct Metal-Free Decarboxylative Sulfono Functionalization (DSF) of Cinnamic Acids to α,β-Unsaturated Phenyl Sulfones
R. Singh, B. K. Allam, N. Singh, K. Kumari, S. K. Singh, K. N. Singh, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 2656-2659.

KOtBu-Promoted Transition-Metal-Free Transamidation of Primary and Tertiary Amides with Amines
T. Ghosh, S. Jana, J. Dash, Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 6690-6694.

Phosphorus Pentasulfide Mediated Conversion of Primary Carbamates into Thiols
C. K. Maurya, P. K. Gupta, Synlett, 2017, 28, 1649-1651.

Selective Access to 3-Cyano-1H-indoles, 9H-Pyrimido[4,5-b]indoles, or 9H-Pyrido[2,3-b]indoles through Copper-Catalyzed One-Pot Multicomponent Cascade Reactions
B. Li, S. Guo, J. Zhang, X. Zhang, X. Fan, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 5444-5456.