“Rhodium-Catalyzed Reductive Aldol Reactions Using Aldehydes as the Stoichiometric Reductants”, M. C. Willis and R. L. Woodward, J. Am. Chem. Soc2005127, 18012-18013.


“Efficient palladium-catalysed enamide synthesis from enol triflates and enol tosylates”, M. C. Willis, G. N. Brace and I. P. Holmes, Synthesis2005, 3229-3234.


“A new reactivity pattern for vinyl bromides; Cine-substitution via palladium catalysed C-N coupling/Michael addition reactions”, M. C. Willis, J. Chauhan and W. G. Whittingham, Org. Biomol. Chem20053, 3094-3095.


“Ruthenium(II) complexes of the chelating phosphine borane H2ClB·dppm”, N. Merle,C. G. Frost, G. Kociok Köhn, M. C. Willis and A. S. Weller, J. Organometallic Chem2005690, 2829-2834.


“Chelation controlled intermolecular alkene and alkyne hydroacylation: The utility of β-thioacetal aldehydes”, M. C. Willis, H. E. Randell-Sly, R. L. Woodward and G. S. Currie, Org. Lett20057, 2249-2251.


“The direct catalytic enantioselective synthesis of protected aryl β-hydroxy-α-amino Acids”, M. C. Willis, G. A. Cutting, V. J.-D. Piccio, M. J. Durbin and M. P. John, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed200544. 1543-1545.


“Palladium catalysed tandem alkenyl- and aryl-C-N bond formation:  A cascade N-annulation route to 1-functionalised indoles”, M. C. Willis, G. N. Brace and I. P. Holmes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed200544, 403-406.