“Palladium catalysed intramolecular O-arylation of enolates: Application to benzo[b]furan synthesis”, M. C. Willis, D. Taylor and A. T. Gillmore, Org. Lett. 20046, 4755-4757.


“Transition metal complexes of the chelating phosphine borane ligand Ph2PCH2Ph2P·BH3”, N. Merle, G. Koicok-Köhn, M. F. Mahon, C. G. Frost, G. D. Ruggerio, A. S. Weller and M. C. Willis, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans2004, 3883-3892.


“A direct catalytic and diastereoselective aldol route to protected α,β-dihydroxy-ketones”, M. C. Willis, G. A. Cutting and M. P. John, Synlett 2004, 1195-1198.


“Automated structure elucidation of two unexpected products in a reaction of an α,β-unsaturated pyruvate”, G. J. Sharman, I. C. Jones, M. P. Parnell, M. C. Willis, M. F. Mahon, D. V. Carlson, A. Williams, M. Elyashberg, K. Blinov and S. G. Molodstov, J. Magn. Reson. Chem200442, 567-572.


“Enantioselective Suzuki reactions:  The catalytic asymmetric synthesis of compounds containing quaternary carbon centers”,  M. C. Willis, L. H. W. Powell,  C. K. Claverie and S. J. Watson, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed200442, 1249-1251.


“Chelation controlled intermolecular hydroacylation:  The direct addition of alkyl aldehydes to functionalised alkenes”, M. C. Willis, S. J. McNally and P. J. Beswick, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed200442, 340-343.