“Palladium-catalyzed aryl-carbonylation – intramolecular O-enolate acylation: Efficient isocoumarin synthesis”, Andrew C. Tadd, Mark R. Fielding and Michael C. Willis, Chem. Commun2009, 6744–6746. (doi: 10.1039/b917839b)


“Modern applications of transition metal catalysis in heterocycle synthesis”, Michael C. Willis, Tetrahedron 200965, 8907. Editorial for Tetrahedron-Symposium-in-Print. (doi: 10.1016/j.tet.2009.08.065)


“Palladium catalyzed tandem alkenyl- and aryl-C-N bond formation:  A cascade N-annulation route to 1-functionalised 7-azaindoles”, Roy C. Hodgkinson, Jurgen Schulz and Michael C. Willis, Tetrahedron 200965, 8940-8949. (doi: 10.1016/j.tet.2009.08.046) [Invited contribution to Symposium-in-Print on Modern Applications of Transition Metal Catalysis in Heterocycle Synthesis]


“Changing the local coordination environment in mono- and bi- nuclear lanthanide complexes through click chemistry”, Maite Jauregui, William S. Perry, Clémence Allain, Lewis R. Vidler, Michael C. Willis, Alan M. Kenwright, John S. Snaith, Graeme J. Stasiuk, Mark P. Lowe and Stephen Faulkner, Dalton Trans2009, 6283-6285. (doi: 10.1039/b911588a)


“Intermolecular rhodium catalyzed hydroacylation of allenes: The regioselective synthesis of α,β-unsaturated ketones”, Helen E. Randell-Sly, James D. Osborne, Robert L. Woodward, Gordon S. Currie and Michael C. Willis, Tetrahedron 200965, 5110–5117. (doi: 10.1016/j.tet.2009.03.054) [Invited contribution to Prof. M. Krische’s Tetrahedron young investigator award issue]


“Direct catalytic diastereoselective Mannich reactions: The synthesis of protected β-hydroxy-α-aminoketones”, Nikki E. Stainforth, Gary A. Cutting, Matthew P. John and Michael C. Willis, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 200920, 741-743. (doi: 10.1016/j.tetasy.2009.03.026) [Invited contribution to Prof. G. W. Fleet celebratory 65th birthday issue]


“Total synthesis of Rapamycin”, Steven V. Ley, Miles N. Tackett, Matthew L. Maddess, James C. Anderson, Paul E. Brennan, Michael W. Cappi, Jag P. Heer, Coline Helgen, Masakuni Kori, Cyrille Kouklovsky, Stephen P. Marsden, Joanne Norman, David P. Osborn, María Palomero, John B. J. Pavey, Catherine Pinel, Lesley A. Robinson, Jürgen Schnaubelt, James S. Scott, Christopher D. Spilling, Hidenori Watanabe, Kieron E. Wesson, and Michael C. Willis, Chem. Eur. J200915, 2874 – 2914. (doi: 10.1002/chem.200801656)


“Cascade palladium-catalyzed alkenyl aminocarbonylation/intramolecular aryl amidation: An annulative synthesis of 2-quinolones”, A. C. Tadd, A. Matsuno, M. R. Fielding and M. C. Willis, Org. Lett. 200911, 583–586. (doi: 10.1021/ol802624e) [Highlighted in Synfacts; Synfacts2009, 5, 482.]


“Tandem copper-catalysed aryl and alkenyl amination reactions: The synthesis of N-functionalised indoles”, R. C. Hodgkinson, J. Schulz and M. C. Willis, Org. Biomol. Chem20097, 232-234. (doi: 10.1039/b817254d)