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N-Substituted 3(10H)-Acridones as Visible-Light, Water-Soluble Photocatalysts: Aerobic Oxidative Hydroxylation of Arylboronic Acids
H.-Y. Xie, L.-S. Han, S. Huang, X. Lei, Y. Cheng, W. Zhao, H. Sun, X. Wen, Q.-L. Xu, J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82, 5236-5241.

Potassium Thiocyanate as Source of Cyanide for the Oxidative α-Cyanation of Tertiary Amines
A. Wagner, A. R. Ofial, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 2848-2854.

Pd-Catalyzed Synthesis of Aryl Amines via Oxidative Aromatization of Cyclic Ketones and Amines with Molecular Oxygen
S. A. Girard, X. Hu, T. Knauber, F. Zhou, M.-O. Simon, G.-J. Deng, C.-J. Li, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 5606-5609.

Catalytic Anti-Markovnikov Hydroallylation of Terminal and Functionalized Internal Alkynes: Synthesis of Skipped Dienes and Trisubstituted Alkenes
M. Mailig, A. Hazra, M. K. Armstrong, G. Lalic, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 6969-6977.

1,1'-Methylene-3,3'-bis[(N-(tert-butyl)imidazol-2-ylidene] and Its Effect in Palladium-Catalyzed C-C Coupling
S. Nadri, E. Rafiee, S. Jamali, M. Joshaghani, Synlett, 2015, 26, 619-624.

Simple and Practical Method for Preparation of [(Diacetoxy)iodo]arenes with Iodoarenes and m-Chloroperoxybenzoic Acid
M. Iinuma, K. Moriyama, H. Togo, Synlett, 2012, 23, 2663-2666.

Direct Regioselective Synthesis of Tetrazolium Salts by Activation of Secondary Amides under Mild Conditions
V. Tona, B. Maryasin, A. de la Torre, J. Sprachmann, L. González, N. Maulide, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 2662-2665.

(Z)- or (E)-Selective Hydrogenation of Potassium (3,3,3-Trifluoroprop-1-yn-1-yl)trifluoroborate: Route to Either Isomer of β-Trifluoromethylstyrenes
P. V. Ramachandran, W. Mitsuhashi, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 1252-1255.

Synthesis of Coumarins via Pd-Catalyzed Oxidative Cyclocarbonylation of 2-Vinylphenols
J. Ferguson, F. Zeng, H. Alper, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 5602-5605.

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.