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General Synthesis of Alkenyl Sulfides by Palladium-Catalyzed Thioetherification of Alkenyl Halides and Tosylates
N. Velasco, C. Virumbrales, R. Sanz, S. Suárez-Pantiga, M. A. Fernández-Rodríguez, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 2848-2852.

Benzylic Phosphates in Friedel-Crafts Reactions with Activated and Unactivated Arenes: Access to Polyarylated Alkanes
G. Pallikonda, M. Chakravarty, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 2135-2142.

A General Aminocatalytic Method for the Synthesis of Aldimines
S. Morales, F. G. Guijarro, J. L. G. Ruano, M. B. Cid, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 1082-1089.

Copper-Catalyzed Oxygenation Approach to Oxazoles from Amines, Alkynes, and Molecular Oxygen
J. Pan, X. Li, X. Qiu, X. Luo, N. Jiao, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 2762-2765.

Phosphorothiolation of Aryl Boronic Acids Using P(O)H Compounds and Elemental Sulfur
J. Xu, L. Zhang, X. Li, Y. Gao, G. Tang, Y. Zhao, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 1100-1103.

Experimental and Theoretical Study on Palladium-Catalyzed C-P Bond Formation via Direct Coupling of Triarylbismuths with P(O)-H Compounds
T. Wang, S. Sang, L. Liu, H. Qiao, Y. Gao, Y. Zhao, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 608-617.

PdII-Porphyrin Complexes - the First Use as Safer and Efficient Catalysts for Miyaura Borylation
K. U. Rao, K. Ventateswarlu, Synlett, 2018, 29, 1055-1060.

Regiospecific Synthesis of Benzoxepines through Pd-Catalyzed Carbene Migratory Insertion and C-C Bond Cleavage
Y. Xie, P. Zhang, L. Zhou, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 2128-2134.

Synergistic Au/Ga Catalysis in Ambient Nakamura Reaction
L. Liu, D. Zhang-Negrerie, Y. Du, K. Zhao, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 436-439.

PhICl2 and Wet DMF: An Efficient System for Regioselective Chloroformyloxylation/α-Chlorination of Alkenes/α,β-Unsaturated Compounds
M. M. Heravi, F. Panahi, N. Iranpoor, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 2753-2756.

Reduction of Aryl Halides into Arenes with 2-Propanol Promoted by a Substoichiometric Amount of a tert-Butoxy Radical Source
R. Ueno, T. Shimizu, E. Shirakawa, Synlett, 2016, 27, 747-744.

Simple Synthesis of 2-Aminoaryliminophosphoranes from N-Aryl-2-nitroso­anilines and Their Application in 2-Aminobenzimidazole Synthesis
E. Łukasik, Z. Wróbel, Synlett, 2014, 25, 217-220.

Au-Catalyzed Intermolecular [2+2] Cycloadditions between Chloroalkynes and Unactivated Alkenes
Y.-B. Bai, Z. Luo, Y. Wang, J.-M. Gao, L. Zhang, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 5860-5865.

Synthesis of Oxadiazol-5-imines via the Cyclizative Capture of in Situ Generated Cyanamide Ions and Nitrile Oxides
S. V. Bhat, D. Robinson, J. E. Moses, P. Sharma, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 1100-1103.

A Practical in situ Generation of the Schwartz Reagent. Reduction of Tertiary Amides to Aldehydes and Hydrozirconation
Y. Zhao, V. Snieckus, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 390-393.

[3 + 2]-Cycloaddition of Azaoxyallyl Cations with Hexahydro-1,3,5-triazines: Access to 4-Imidazolidinones
D. Ji, J. Sun, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 2745-2748.

Hypervalent Iodine as a Terminal Oxidant in Wacker-Type Oxidation of Terminal Olefins to Methyl Ketones
D. A. Chaudhari, R. A. Fernandes, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 2113-2121.

Catalyst-Controlled Wacker-Type Oxidation: Facile Access to Functionalized Aldehydes
Z. K. Wickens, K. Skakuj, B. Morandi, R. H. Grubbs, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 890-893.

Synthesis of Symmetric and Unsymmetric Secondary Amines from the Ligand-Promoted Ruthenium-Catalyzed Deaminative Coupling Reaction of Primary Amines
P. T. K. Arachchige, H. Lee, C. S. Yi, J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 4932-4947.

CBr4 Mediated Oxidative C-N Bond Formation: Applied in the Synthesis of Imidazo[1,2-α]pyridines and Imidazo[1,2-α]pyrimidines
C. Huo, J. Tang, H. Xie, Y. Wang, J. Dong, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 1016-1019.

Iron-Catalyzed Reductive Cyclization of 1,6-Enynes
A. Lin, Z.-W. Zhang, J. Yang, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 386-389.

Dihydroxylation of Olefins with Potassium Permanganate Catalyzed by Imidazolium Salt
I. Khan, Z.-B. Luo, A. Valeru, Y. Xu, B. Liu, B. Sangepu, J.-M. Xie, Synthesis, 2018, 50, 1815-1819.

Synthesis of Allenylphosphonates through Cu(I)-Catalyzed Coupling­ of Terminal Alkynes with Diazophosphonates
C. Wu, F. Ye, G. Wu, S. Xu, G. Deng, Y. Zhang, J. Wang, Synthesis, 2016, 48, 751-760.

Solvent-Free, Base-Free Microwave-Mediated Iridium-Catalyzed N-Alkylation of Amides with Alcohols
T. D. Apsunde, M. L. Trudell, Synthesis, 2014, 46, 230-234.

Cu-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Sulfuration/Annulation Approach to Thiazoles via Multiple Csp3-H Bond Cleavage
X. Wang, X. Qiu, J. Wei, J. Liu, S. Song, W. Wang, N. Jiao, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 2632-2636.

Divergent Syntheses of Isoquinolines and Indolo[1,2-a]quinazolines by Copper-Catalyzed Cascade Annulation from 2-Haloaryloxime Acetates with Active Methylene Compounds and Indoles
H. Jiang, J. Yang, X. Tang, W. Wu, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 2053-2061.

Copper-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Coupling of Aromatic Alcohols and Acetonitrile to β-Ketonitriles
J. Shen, D. Yang, Y. Liu, S. Qin, J. Zhang, J. Sun, C. Liu, C. Liu, X. Zhao, C. Chu, R. Liu, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 350-353.

Efficient Biginelli Synthesis of 2-Aminodihydropyrimidines under Microwave Irradiation
F. Felluga, F. Benedetti, F. Berti, S. Drioli, G. Regini, Synlett, 2018, 29, 986-992.

Nickel-Catalyzed Hydroacylation of Styrenes with Simple Aldehydes: Reaction Development and Mechanistic Insights
L.-J. Xiao, X.-N. Fu, M.-J. Zhou, J.-H. Xie, L.-X. Wang, X.-F. Xu, Q.-L. Zhou, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 2957-2960.

Three-Component Reaction between Alkynes, Elemental Sulfur, and Aliphatic Amines: A General, Straightforward, and Atom Economical Approach to Thioamides
T. B. Nguyen, M. Q. Tran, L. Ermolenko, A. Al-Mourabit, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 310-313.