“A Second Generation Catalyst for Intermolecular Alkene and Alkyne Hydroacylation using β-S-Substituted Aldehydes: The Role of a Hemilabile P-O-P Ligand”, G. L. Moxham, H. E. Randell-Sly, S. K. Brayshaw, R. L. Woodward, A. S. Weller, M. C. Willis, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed200645, 7618.


“Tandem palladium catalysed urea arylation – intramolecular ester amidation: Regioselective synthesis of 3-alkylated 2,4-quinazolinediones”, M. C. Willis, R. H. Snell, A. J. Fletcher and R. L. Woodward, Org. Lett20068, 5089-5091.


“Chelating phosphine boranes as hemilabile ligands. Synthesis of [Mn(CO)32-H3B·dppm)][BArF4] and [Mn(CO)41-H3B·dppm)][BArF4]”, N. Merle, C. G. Frost, G. Kociok-Köhn, M. C. Willis and A. S. Weller, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2006, 4068-4073.


“Rhodium catalysed intermolecular chelation controlled alkene and alkyne hydroacylation: Synthetic scope of β-S-substituted aldehyde substrates”, M. C. Willis, H. E. Randell-Sly, R. L. Woodward, S. J. McNally and G. S. Currie, J. Org. Chem. 200671, 5291-5297.


“Palladium catalysed intramolecular enolate O-arylation and thio-enolate S-arylation: Synthesis of benz[b]furans and benzo[b]thiophenes”, M. C. Willis, D. Taylor and A. T. Gillmore, Tetrahedron 200662, 11513-11520. (invited contribution; Young Investigator Prize, Symposium-in-Print).


“Aryl-alkenyl-dihalides as substrates for palladium catalysed tandem C-N bond formation: Efficient synthesis of 1-functionalised indoles”, M. C. Willis, G. N. Brace, T. J. K. Findlay and I. P. Holmes, Adv. Syn. Catal2006348, 851-856.