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About two decades after Kobayashi's discovery in 1983 of a very mild way of generating highly reactive aryne intermediates, the synthetic community embraced o-(trimethylsilyl)aryl triflates as convenient and versatile aryne precursors for the synthesis of carbocycles and heterocycles, as well as natural products and pharmaceutically promising drug candidates. This review provides a comprehensive overview of the construction of heterocycles using Kobayashi's silylaryl triflate aryne precursors. It is organized according to the type of heterocycle generated.