Varinder Aggarwal and co-workers from the University of Bristol have reported in ACIEE on a [3+2] reaction between a vinyl aziridine and a Michael acceptor while taking advantage of Tsuji-Trost allylation. Additionally, they cleaved off the phenyl group on the resulting pyrrolidine ring using a RuCl3/H5IO6/NaIO4 oxidation protocol.
Dirk Menche and co-workers at the University of Heidelberg have published in ACIEE on an intermolecular oxy-Michael addition of an alcohol onto a nitro-olefin followed by a Tsuji-Trost reaction to form a tetrahydropyran.
Jin-Heng Li and co-workers from Hunan National University have recently published in JOC on a three component cyclization process that combines carbon monoxide, allylic carbonate and a benzyne to form a new ring to access indenone ring systems. They have combined the Tsuji-Trost, Pauson-Khand-like and benzyne chemistry to do some beautiful chemistry here.