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Nucleophilic Substitution at the Guanidine Carbon Center via Guanidine Cyclic Diimide Activation
T. An, Y. Lee, Org. Lett., 2021, 23, 9163-9167.

Methanesulfinylation of Benzyl Halides with Dimethyl Sulfoxide
D. Fu, J. Dong, H. Du, J. Xu, J. Org. Chem., 2020, 85, 2752-2758.

Borane-Catalysed Hydroboration of Alkynes and Alkenes
N. W. J. Ang, C. S. Buettner, S. Docherty, A. Bismuto, J. R. Carney, J. H. Docherty, M. J. Cowley, S. P. Thomas, Synthesis, 2018, 50, 803-808.

ZnBr2-Catalyzed Dehydrogenative Borylation of Terminal Alkynes
M. Luo, Y. Qin, X. Chen, Q. Xiao, B. Zhao, W. Yao, M. Ma, J. Org. Chem., 2021, 86, 16666-16674.

A Palladium-Catalyzed Cascade C-C Activation of Cyclopropenone and Carbonylative Amination: Easy Access to Highly Functionalized Maleimide Derivatives
T. Nanda, P. C. Ravikumar, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 1368-1374.

Synthesis of Polysubstituted Quinolines from α-2-Aminoaryl Alcohols Via Nickel-Catalyzed Dehydrogenative Coupling
S. Das, D. Maiti, S. D. Sarkar, J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 2309-2316.

Cooperative Rh(II)/Pd(0) Dual Catalysis: Synthesis of Highly Substituted 3(2H)-Furanones with a C2-Quaternary Center via a Cyclization/Allylic Alkylation Cascade of α-Diazo-δ-keto-esters
Q.-Q. Zhou, M. Cheng, Q.-Liu, B.-Q. Qu, X.-Y. Huang, F. Yang, K. Ji, Z.-S. Chen, Org. Lett., 2021, 23, 9151-9156.

Homoleptic Bis(trimethylsilyl)amides of Yttrium Complexes Catalyzed Hydroboration Reduction of Amides to Amines
P. Ye, Y. Shao, X. Ye, F. Zhang, R. Li, J. Sun, B. Xu, J. Chen, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 1265-1269.

Enamines as Surrogates of Alkene Carbanions for the Reductive Alkenylation of Secondary Amides: An Approach to Allylamines
A.-E. Wang, C.-C. Yu, T.-T. Chen, Y.-P. Liu, P.-Q. Huang, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 999-1002.

The Catalytic Asymmetric Intermolecular Prins Reaction
C. D. Díaz-Oviedo, R. Maji, B. List, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2021, 143, 20598-20604.

Recyclable Heterogeneous Palladium-Catalyzed Carbonylative Cyclization of 2-Iodoanilines with Aryl Iodides Leading to 2-Arylbenzoxazinones
Z. Xu, B. Huang, Z. Zhou, M. Cai, Synthesis, 2020, 52, 581-590.

Transfer Hydrogenation of Aldehydes and Ketones with Isopropanol under Neutral Conditions Catalyzed by a Metal-Ligand Bifunctional Catalyst [Cp*Ir(2,2′-bpyO)(H2O)]
R. Wang, Y. Tang, M. Xu, C. Meng, F. Li, J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 2274-2281.

Bi(OAc)3/Chiral Phosphoric Acid-Catalyzed Enantioselective 1,2- and Formal 1,4-Allylation Reaction of β,γ-Unsaturated α-Ketoesters
X.-S. Liu, Y. Li, X. Li, Org. Lett., 2021, 23, 9128-9133.

Rhodium-Catalyzed Remote Isomerization of Alkenyl Alcohols to Ketones
W. Dong, H. Yang, W. Yang, W. Zhao, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 1265-1269.

Tetramethyl Orthosilicate (TMOS) as a Reagent for Direct Amidation of Carboxylic Acids
D. C. Braddock, P. D. Lickiss, B. C. Rowley, D. Pugh, T. Purnomo, G. Santhakumar, S. J. Fussell, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 950-953.

Dibromo-BODIPY as an Organic Photocatalyst for Radical-Ionic Sequences
W. H. García-Santos, J. Ordóñez-Hernández, M. Farfán-Paredes, H. M. Castro-Cruz, N. A. Macías-Ruvalcaba, N. Farfán, A. Cordero-Vargas, J. Org. Chem., 2021, 86, 16315-16326.

Visible-Light-Promoted C2 Selective Arylation of Quinoline and Pyridine N-Oxides with Diaryliodonium Tetrafluoroborate
D. Li, C. Liang, Z. Jiang, J. Zhang, W.-T. Zhuo, F.-Y. Zou, W.-P. Wang, G.-L. Gao, J. Song, J. Org. Chem., 2020, 85, 2733-2742.

Rhodium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Decarboxylative Alkynylation of Allenes with Arylpropiolic Acids
C. P. Grugel, B. Breit, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 1066-1069.

Stereoselective Dehydroxyboration of Allylic Alcohols to Access (E)-Allylboronates by a Combination of C-OH Cleavage and Boron Transfer under Iron Catalysi
W. Su, T.-T. Wang, X.-T. J.-R. Han, X.-L. Zhen, S.-M. Fan, Y.-X. You, Y.-K. Zhang, R.-X. Qiao, Q. Cheng, S. Liu, Org. Lett., 2021, 23, 9094-9099.

Pentafluorophenyl Esters: Highly Chemoselective Ketyl Precursors for the Synthesis of α,α-Dideuterio Alcohols Using SmI2 and D2O as a Deuterium Source
H. Li, Y. Hou, C. Liu, Z. Lai, L. Ning, R. Szostak, M. Szostak, J. An, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 1249-1253.

An Additive-Free, Base-Catalyzed Protodesilylation of Organosilanes
W. Yao, R. Li, H. Jiang, D. Han, J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 2250-2255.

A Unified Approach for the Synthesis of Isourea and Isothiourea from Isonitrile and N,N-Dibromoarylsulfonamides
D. Mishra, P. Phukan, J. Org. Chem., 2021, 86, 17581-17593.

Nickel-Catalyzed Transformation of Alkene-Tethered Oxime Ethers to Nitriles by a Traceless Directing Group Strategy
Y. Takahashi, H. Tsuji, M. Kawatsurna, J. Org. Chem., 2020, 85, 2654-2665.

Nickel-Catalyzed Domino Heck Cyclization/Suzuki Coupling for the Synthesis of 3,3-Disubstituted Oxindoles
Y. Li, K. Wang, Y. Ping, Y. Wang, W. Kong, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 921-924.

Nickel-Catalyzed Hydrodeoxygenation of Aryl Sulfamates with Alcohols as Mild Reducing Agents
K. Matsuo, M. Kuriyama, K. Yamamoto, Y. Demizu, K. Nishida, O. Onomura, Synthesis, 2021, 53, 4449-4460.

Asymmetric Umpolung Hydrogenation and Deuteration of Alkenes Catalyzed by Nickel
S. Guo, X. Wang, J. S. Zhou, Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 1204-1207.

Copper-Catalyzed Fluoroolefination of Silyl Enol Ethers and Ketones toward the Synthesis of β-Fluoroenones
Y. Li, J. Liu, S. Zhao, Y. Du, M. Guo, W. Zhao, X. Tang, G. Wang, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 917-920.

Photocatalyzed Triplet Sensitization of Oximes Using Visible Light Provides a Route to Nonclassical Beckmann Rearrangement Products
X. Zhang, T. Rovis, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2021, 143, 21211-21217.

Development of a Continuous Flow Photoisomerization Reaction Converting Isoxazoles into Diverse Oxazole Products
C. Bracken, M. Baumann, J. Org. Chem., 2020, 85, 2607-2617.

Ni-Catalyzed Carbon-Carbon Bond-Forming Reductive Amination
C. Heinz, J. P. Lutz, E. M. Simmons, M. M. Miller, W. R. Ewing, A. G. Doyle, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 2292-2300.