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Ni-Catalyzed Regioselective Dicarbofunctionalization of Unactivated Olefins by Tandem Cyclization/Cross-Coupling and Application to the Concise Synthesis of Lignan Natural Products
S. KC, P. Basnet, S. Thapa, B. Shrestha, R. Giri, J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 2920-2936.


Silver-Promoted Oxidative Ring Opening/Alkynylation of Cyclopropanols: Facile Synthesis of 4-Yn-1-ones
C.-Y. Wang, R.-J. Song, Y.-X. Xie, J.-H. Li, Synthesis, 2016, 48, 223-230.


Guanidine-Catalyzed γ-Selective Morita-Baylis-Hillman Reactions on α,γ-Dialkyl-Allenoates: Access to Densely Substituted Heterocycles
P. Selig, A. Turočkin, W. Raven, Synlett, 2013, 24, 2535-2539.


Cleavage of C-C Bonds for the Synthesis of C2-Substituted Quinolines and Indoles by Catalyst-Controlled Tandem Annulation of 2-Vinylanilines and Alkynoates
J. Ni, Y. Jiang, Z. An, R. Yan, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 1534-1537.


C70 as a Photocatalyst for Oxidation of Secondary Benzylamines to Imines
R. Kumar, E. H. Gleißner, E. G. V. Tiu, Y. Yamakoshi, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 184-187.


One-Pot Three-Component Approach to the Synthesis of Polyfunctional Pyrazoles
G. Zhang, H. Ni, W. Chen, J. Shao, H. Liu, B. Chen, Y. Yu, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 5967-5969.


Iodosobenzene-Mediated α-Acyloxylation of 1,3-Dicarbonyl Compounds with Carboxylic Acids and Insight into the Reaction Mechanism
C. B. Rao, J. Yuan, Q. Zhang, R. Zhang, N. Zhang, J. Fang, D. Dong, J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 2904-2911.


Chiral Frustrated Lewis Pairs Catalyzed Highly Enantioselective Hydrosilylations of 1,2-Dicarbonyl Compounds
X. Ren, H. Du, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 810-813.


Metal-Free, Mild, Nonepimerizing, Chemo- and Enantio- or Diastereoselective N-Alkylation of Amines by Alcohols via Oxidation/Imine-Iminium Formation/Reductive Amination: A Pragmatic Synthesis of Octahydropyrazinopyridoindoles and Higher Ring Analogues
I. A. Khan, A. K. Saxena, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 11656-11669.


Palladium/PC-Phos-Catalyzed Enantioselective Arylation of General Sulfenate Anions: Scope and Synthetic Applications
L. Wang, M. Chen, P. Zhang, W. Li, J. Zhang, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 3467-3473.


Copper-Catalyzed Coupling of Oxime Acetates with Isothiocyanates: A Strategy for 2-Aminothiazoles
X. Tang, Z. Zhu, C. Qi, W. Wu, H. Jiang, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 180-183.


Convenient MW-Assisted Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Sulfides Using Sulfonyl Hydrazides as Aryl Thiol Surrogate
N. Singh, R. Singh, D. S. Raghuvanshi, K. N. Singh, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 5874-5877.


Highly Diastereoselective Synthesis of Trifluoromethyl Indolines by Interceptive Benzylic Decarboxylative Cycloaddition of Nonvinyl, Trifluoromethyl Benzoxazinanones with Sulfur Ylides under Palladium Catalysis
N. Punna, P. Das, V. Gouverneur, N. Shibata, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 1526-1529.


Synthesis of Terminal Allenes via a Copper-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Coupling Reaction of Alkynyl Carboxylic Acids
J. Lim, J. Choi, H.-S. Kim, I.S. Kim, K. C. Nam, J. Kim, S. Lee, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 303-308.


Asymmetric Access to the Smallest Enolate Intermediate via Organocatalytic Activation of Acetic Ester
S. Chen, L. Hao, Y. Zhang, B. Tiwari, Y. R. Chi, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 5822-5825.


Iridium(I)-Catalyzed Alkylation Reactions To Form α-Alkylated Ketones
S. Genç, S. Günnaz, B. Çetinkaya, S. Gülcemal, D. Gülcemal, J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 2875-2881.


Methyl Hydrazinocarboxylate as a Practical Alternative to Hydrazine in the Wolff-Kishner Reaction
P. B. Cranwell, A. T. Russell, C. D. Smith, Synlett, 2016, 27, 131-135.


Catalytic Methyl Transfer from Dimethylcarbonate to Carboxylic Acids
Y. Ji, J. Sweeney, J. Zoglio, D. J. Gorin, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 11606-11611.


T3P® - A Benign Desulfurating Reagent in the Synthesis of Isothiocyanates
Ł Janczewski, A. Gajda, S. Frankowski, T. M. Goszczyński, T. Gajda, Synthesis, 2018, 50, 1141-1151.


Asymmetric Conjugate Addition of Organoboron Reagents to Common Enones Using Copper Catalysts
C. Wu, G. Yue, C. D.-T. Nielsen, K. Xu, H. Hirao, J. Zhou, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 742-745.


Copper-Catalyzed C-H Cyanation of Terminal Alkynes with Cyanogen Iodide
K. Okamoto, M. Watanabe, N. Sakata, M. Murai, K. Ohe, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 5810-5813.


Rationally Designed Chiral Synthons Enabling Asymmetric Z- and E-Selective Vinylogous Aldol Reactions of Aldehydes
A. Padarti, H. Han, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 1448-1452.


One-Pot Sulfonamide Synthesis Exploiting the Palladium-Catalyzed Sulfination of Aryl Iodides
E. F. Flegeau, J. M. Harrison, M. C. Willis, Synlett, 2016, 27, 101-105.


Bromoform Activation. TiCl4-Mg-Promoted CHBr2- and CBr3- Transfer to a Variety of Aldehydes and Ketones
T.-H. Yan, S.-H. Chang, C.-T. Chang, C.-K. Lin, C.-Y. Liu, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 5802-5805.


Iodine Monoacetate for Efficient Oxyiodinations of Alkenes and Alkynes
T. Hokamp, A. T. Storm, M. Yusubov, T. Wirth, Synlett, 2018, 29, 415-418.


Direct Synthesis of N-Unsubstituted 4-Aryl-1,2,3-triazoles Mediated by Amberlyst-15
H. Zhang, D.-Z. Dong, Z.-L. Wang, Synthesis, 2016, 48, 131-135.


I2-Catalyzed Direct α-Hydroxylation of β-Dicarbonyl Compounds with Atmospheric Oxygen under Photoirradiation
C.-B. Miao, Y.-H. Wang, M.-L. Xing, X.-W. Lu, X.-Q. Sun, H.-T. Yang, J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 11584-11589.


Synthesis of N-(Hetero)aryl Carbamates via CuI/MNAO Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of (Hetero)aryl Halides with Potassium Cyanate in Alcohols
S. V. Kumar, D. Ma, J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 2706-2713.


Regioselective Rhodium-Catalyzed Addition of 1,3-Dicarbonyl Compounds to Terminal Alkynes
T. M. Beck, B. Breit, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 124-127.


Direct Dehydrative Esterification of Alcohols and Carboxylic Acids with a Macroporous Polymeric Acid Catalyst
M. Minakawa, H. Baek, Y. M. A. Yamada, J. W. Han, Y. Uozumi, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 5798-5801.