“Palladium-catalyzed aminosulfonylation of aryl halides”, Bao Nguyen, Edward J. Emmett and Michael C. Willis, J. Am. Chem. Soc2010132, 16372–16373. (doi: 10.1021/ja1081124)


“Cascade palladium-catalyzed direct intramolecular arylation/alkene isomerization sequences: Synthesis of indoles and benzofurans”, Myriam Yagoubi, Ana C. F. Cruz, Paula L. Nichols, Richard L. Elliott and Michael C. Willis, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed201049, 7958–7962. (doi: 10.1002/anie.201004097). Selected by the Editors as a “Hot” article.


“Rhodium-catalyzed intermolecular alkyne hydroacylation: The enantioselective synthesis of alpha- and beta-substituted ketones via kinetic resolution”, Carlos González-Rodríguez, Scott R. Parsons, Amber L. Thompson and Michael C. Willis, Chem. Eur. J. 201016, 10950–10954. (doi: 10.1002/chem.201001748)


“Palladium catalyzed tandem alkenyl- and aryl-C-N bond formation:  A cascade N-annulation route to 4-, 5-, 6- and 7-chloro-indoles” Luke C. Henderson, Matthew J. Lindon and Michael C. Willis, Tetrahedron 2010, 66, 6632-6638. (doi: 10.1016/ j.tet2010.05.046) [Invited contribution to Symposium-in-Print in honour or Prof. S. V. Ley receiving the 2010 Tetrahedron prize]


“Catalytic intramolecular ketone hydroacylation: Enantioselective phthalide synthesis” (Highlight article), Michael C. Willis, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed201049, 6026-6027.(doi: 10.1002/anie.201000159)


“Controlling selectivity in intermolecular alkene or aldehyde hydroacylation reactions catalysed by {Rh(L2)}+ fragments”, Rebekah J. Pawley, Gemma L. Moxham, Romaeo Dallanegra, Adrian B. Chaplin, Simon K. Brayshaw, Andrew S. Weller and Michael C. Willis, Organometallics 201029, 1717-1728.


“Enantioselective desymmetrizing palladium catalyzed carbonylation reactions:  The catalytic asymmetric synthesis of quaternary carbon center containing 1,3-dienes”, Simon J. Byrne, Anthony J. Fletcher, Paul Hebeisen and Michael C. Willis, Org. Biomol. Chem20108, 758-760.


“Transition metal catalyzed alkene and alkyne hydroacylation”, M. C. Willis, Chem. Rev2010110, 725-748.