“Catalytic enantioselective desymmetrization as a tool for the synthesis of Hodgkinsine and Hodgkinsine B”, Robert H. Snell, Matthew J. Durbin, Robert L. Woodward and Michael C. Willis, Chem. – Eur. J201218, 16754 - 16764. (doi:10.1002/chem.201203150)

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“Exploring small bite–angle ligands for the rhodium–catalyzed intermolecular hydroacylation of beta–S–substituted aldehydes with 1–octene and 1–octyne”, Indrek Pernik, Joel F. Hooper, Adrian B. Chaplin, Andrew S. Weller* and Michael C. Willis, ACS Catalysis20122, 2779 - 2786. (doi: 10.1021/cs300541m)

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“Tandem inverse-electron-demand hetero/retro Diels-Alder reactions for aromatic nitrogen heterocycle synthesis”, Radleigh A. A. Foster and Michael C. Willis, Chem. Soc. Rev. 201342, 63 - 76. (doi: 10.1039/C2CS35316D)

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“Palladium-catalyzed synthesis of benzimidazoles and quinazolinones from common precursors”, Jessie E.R. Sadig, Radleigh Foster, Florian Wakenhut and Michael C. Willis, J. Org. Chem201277, 9473-9486. (doi: 10.1021/jo301805d). Selected by the Editors as a “Feature Article”. SynFacts 20139, 147.

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“Intermolecular alkyne hydroacylation. Mechanistic insight from the isolation of the vinyl intermediate that precedes reductive elimination”, Rebekah Pawley, Miguel Huertos, Guy Lloyd–Jones, Andrew S. Weller*, Michael C. Willis, Organometallics 201231, 5650-5659. (doi: 10.1021/om300647n)

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“Rhodium-catalysed linear-selective alkyne hydroacylation”, Sarah-Jane Poingdestre, Jonathan D. Goodacre, Andrew S. Weller and Michael C. Willis, Chem. Commun201248, 6354-6356. (doi: 10.1039/C2CC32713A)

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“Copper-catalyzed tandem C-N bond formation: An efficient annulative synthesis of functionalised cinnolines”, Catherine J. Ball, Jeremy Gilmore and Michael C. Willis, Angew. Chemie Int. Ed201251, 5718-5722. (doi: 10.1002/anie.201201529). SynFacts 2012, 8, 833.

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“Palladium-catalysed aminosulfonylation of aryl-, alkenyl- and heteroaryl halides: Scope of the three-component synthesis of N-aminosulfonamides”, Edward J. Emmett, Charlotte S. Richards-Taylor, Bao Nguyen, Alfonso Garcia-Rubia, Barry R. Hayter and Michael C. Willis, Org. Biomol. Chem201210, 4007 - 4014. (doi; 10.1039/C2OB07034K). Featured on the front cover of the journal.

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“Intermolecular hydroacylation: High activity rhodium catalysts containing small bite angle diphosphine ligands.” Adrian B. Chaplin, Joel F. Hooper, Andrew S. Weller and Michael C. Willis, J. Am. Chem. Soc2012134, 4885-4897. (doi: 10.1021/ja211649a)

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“Palladium-catalyzed direct functionalization of benzoxazoles with alkenyl iodides”, Maria Gerelle, Anne J. Dalencon, Michael C. Willis, Tetrahedron Lett201253, 1954-1957. (doi: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2012.02.014)

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“Aryl methyl sulfides as substrates for rhodium-catalyzed alkyne carbothiolation: Arene functionalization with activating group recycling”, Joel F. Hooper, Adrian B. Chaplin, Carlos González-Rodríguez, Amber L. Thompson, Andrew S. Weller and Michael C. Willis, J. Am. Chem. Soc2012134, 2906 - 2909. (doi: 10.1021/ja2108992). SynFacts 20128, 534.

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“Author profile”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed201251, 1304. (doi: 10.1002/anie.201107516).