“Intramolecular palladium-catalyzed direct arylation of alkenyl triflates”, A. C. F. Cruz, N. D. Miller and M. C. Willis, Org. Lett20079, 4391-4393. (doi: 10.1021/ol702044z)


“Palladium-catalysed N-annulation routes to indoles: The synthesis of indoles with sterically demanding N-substituents, including demethylasterriquinone A1”, A. J. Fletcher, M. N. Bax and M. C. Willis, Chem. Commun2007, 4764 - 4766. (doi: 10.1039/B712227F)


“Copper-catalysed benzofuran synthesis: Developing aryl bromide-alkenyl triflates as general heterocycle precursors”, A. C. Tadd, M. R. Fielding and M. C. Willis, Tetrahedron Lett. 200748, 7578-7581. (doi: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2007.08.109)


“Site-selective modification of peptides using rhodium and palladium catalysis: Complementary electrophilic and nucleophilic arylation”, C. J. Chapmam, A. Matsuno, C. G. Frost and M. C. Willis, Chem. Commun2007, 3903-3905. (doi: 10.1039/B711533D)


“Direct catalytic enantioselective Mannich reactions:  Synthesis of protected anti-α,β-diamino acids”, G. A. Cutting, N. E. Stainforth, M. P. John, G. Kociok-Köhn and M. C. Willis, J. Am. Chem. Soc2007129, 10632-10633. (doi: 10.1021/ja073473f)


“Palladium catalysed couplings of ammonia and hydroxide with aryl halides: The direct synthesis of primary anilines and phenols”, M. C. Willis, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed200746, 3402-3404. (doi: 10.1002/anie.200605071)