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(173) “A modular two-step route to sulfondiimidamides”, Ze-Xin Zhang, Charles Bell, Mingyan Ding, Michael C. Willis, J. Am. Chem. Soc2022144. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.2c04404).

 

(172) "Photocatalytic late‑stage functionalization of sulfonamides via Sulfonyl Radical Intermediates", Michael J. Tilby, Damien F. Dewez, Loїc R. E. Pantaine, Adrian Hall, Carolina Martínez-Lamenca, Michael C. Willis, ACS Catalysis202212. (doi: 10.1021/acscatal.2c01442).

 

(171) “N-Sulfinyl-O-(tert-butyl)hydroxylamine”, Thomas Q. Davies  and Michael C. Willis, eEROS, Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, Wiley, 2022. (doi:

 

(170) "Reductant-free cross-electrophile synthesis of di(hetero)arylmethanes by palladium-catalyzed desulfinative C–C coupling", Janette McKnight, Andre Shavnya, Neal W. Sach] David C. Blakemore, Ian B. Moses, and Michael C. Willis, Angewandte. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202116775. (doi: 10.1002/anie.202116775)

 

(169) “A silyl sulfinylamine reagent enables the modular synthesis of sulfonimidamides via primary sulfinamides”, Mingyan Ding, Ze-Xin Zhang, Thomas Q. Davies, and Michael C. Willis, Org. Lett202224, 1711-1715. (doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.2c00347)

 

(168) “Sulfondiimidamides as new functional groups for synthetic and medicinal chemistry”, Ze-Xin Zhang and Michael C. Willis, Chem 20228, 1137–1146. (doi: 10.1016/j.chempr.2022.02.013)

 

(167) "DABSO – A reagent to revolutionize organosulfur chemistry", Jonathan A. Andrews and Michael C. Willis, Synthesis 202254. (doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1719864)

 

(166) "Sulfonyl fluorides as targets and substrates in the development of new synthetic methods", Terry Shing-Bong Lou and Michael C. Willis, Nat. Rev. Chem20226. (doi: 10.1038/s41570-021-00352-8)

 

(165) "Diverse saturated heterocycles from a hydroacylation/conjugate addition cascade", Ndidi U. N. Iwumene, Daniel. F. Moseley, Robert D. C. Pullin and Michael C. Willis, Chem. Sci202213, 1504–1511. (doi: 10.1039/d1sc06900d)

 

(164) “Sulfinates from amines: A radical approach to alkyl sulfonyl derivatives via donor-acceptor activation of pyridinium salts”, Jonathan A. Andrews, Loïc R. E. Pantaine, Christopher F. Palmer, Darren L. Poole, and Michael C. Willis, Org. Lett202123, 8488–8493. (doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.1c03194)

 

(163) “Exploiting configurational lability in aza-sulfur compounds for the organocatalytic enantioselective synthesis of sulfonimidamides”, Michael J. Tilby, Damien F. Dewez, Adrian Hall, Carolina Martínez Lamenca, Michael C. Willis, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed202160, 25680–25687. (doi: 10.1002/anie.202109160)

 

(162) "Nickel(II)-Catalyzed Addition of Aryl and Heteroaryl Boroxines to the Sulfinylamine Reagent TrNSO: The Catalytic Synthesis of Sulfinamides, Sulfonimidamides and Primary Sulfonamides", Pui Kin Tony Lo, and Michael C. Willis, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 15576-15581. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.1c08052)

 

(161) "Azine-N-oxides as Effective Controlling Groups for Rh-catalysed Intermolecular Alkyne Hydroacylation", Daniel F. Moseley, Jagadeesh Kalepu, and Michael C. Willis, Chem. Sci. 202112, 13068–13073. (doi: 10.1039/D1SC03915F)

 

(160) "Base-activated latent heteroaromatic sulfinates as nucleophilic coupling partners in palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions", Xinlan A. F. Cook, Loïc R. E. Pantaine, David C. Blakemore, Ian B. Moses, Neal W. Sach, Andre Shavnya,and Michael C. Willis, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 22461-22468. (doi: 10.1002/anie.202109146)

 

(159) “How do we address neglected sulfur pharmacophores in drug discovery?” Michael J. Tilby and Michael C. Willis, Expert Opin. Drug Disc., 202116, 1227-1231. (doi: 10.1080/17460441.2021.1948008)

 

(158) "Sequential catalytic functionalization of aryltriazenyl aldehydes for the synthesis of complex benzenes", Sangwon Seo, Ming Gao, Eva Paffenholz and Michael C. Willis, ACS Catalysis 202111, 6091–6098. (doi: 10.1021/acscatal.1c01722)

 

(157) “Rediscovering sulfinylamines as reagents for organic synthesis”, Thomas Q. Davies and Michael C. Willis, Chem. Eur. J202127, 8918-8927. (doi: 10.1002/chem.202100321)

 

156) “Benzenemethanamine, alpha,alpha-diphenyl-N- sulfinyl-”, Michael J. Tilby  and Michael C. Willis, eEROS, Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, Wiley, 2021. (doi: 10.1002/047084289X.rn02281)

 

(155) "Benzosultam synthesis exploiting sequential palladium-catalysed intermolecular aminosulfonylation and intramolecular sulfamidation", Charlotte S. Richards-Taylor, and Michael C. Willis, Tetrahedron 202177. (doi: 10.1016/j.tet.2021.131988). Invited contribution to the special issue in memory of Prof. Jonathan Williams.

 

(154) "Primary sulfonamide synthesis using the sulfinylamine reagent N-sulfinyl-O-(tert-butyl)hydroxylamine, t-BuONSO", Thomas Q. Davies, Michael J. Tilby, David Skolc, Adrian Hall, and Michael C. Willis, Org. Lett202022, 9495–9499. (doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.0c03505)

 

(153) "The 2-pyridyl problem: Challenging nucleophiles in cross-coupling arylations", Xinlan A. F. Cook, Antoine de Gombert, Janette McKnight, Loïc R. E. Pantaine and Michael C. Willis, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 202160, 11068–11091. (doi: 10.1002/anie.202010631) 

 

(152) "Harnessing sulfinyl nitrenes: A unified one-pot synthesis of sulfoximines and sulfonimidamides", Thomas Q. Davies, Michael J. Tilby, Jack Ren, Nicholas A. Parker, David Skolc, Adrian Hall, Fernanda Duarte, and Michael C. Willis, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 15445−15453. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.0c06986)

 

(151) “alpha-Amidoaldehydes as substrates in rhodium-catalyzed intermolecular alkyne hydroacylation: The synthesis of alpha-amidoketones”, Ritashree Pal, Sean C. O’Brien and Michael C. Willis, Chem. Eur. J202026, 11710-11714. (doi: 10.1002/chem.202002478).

 

(150) "Mechanism of the month: Palladium-catalyzed desulfinative cross-couplings", Antoine de Gombert, Michael C. Willis, Trends in Chemistry 2020, 2, 865-866. (doi: 10.1016/j.trechm.2020.04.004)

 

(149) "Hydrosulfonylation of alkenes with sulfonyl chlorides under visible light activation”, Sandrine Monique Hell, Claudio Flavio Meyer, Antonio Misale, Jeroen B. I. Sap, Kirsten K. Christensen, Michael C. Willis, Andrés A. Trabanco, and Veronique Gouverneur,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 202059, 11620-11626. (doi: 10.1002/anie.202004070)

 

(148) “Sulfinamide Synthesis using Organometallic reagents, DABSO and Amines”, Pui Kin Tony Lo, Gwyndaf A. Oliver, Michael C. Willis, J. Org. Chem202085, 5753-5760. (doi: 10.1021/acs.joc.0c00334)

 

(147) “Mechanistic studies of the palladium-catalyzed desulfinative cross-coupling of aryl bromides and (hetero)aryl sulfinate salts “, Antoine de Gombert, Alasdair I. McKay, Christopher Davis, Katherine M. Wheelhouse, and Michael C. Willis, J. Am. Chem. Soc2020142, 3564-3576. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.9b13260)

 

(146) “18F-Trifluoromethanesulfinate enables direct C–H 18F-trifluoromethylation of native aromatic residues in peptides”, Choon Wee Kee, Osman Tack, Florian Guibbal, Patrick G. Isenegger, Thomas C. Wilson, Mateusz Imiołek, Stefan Verhoog, Michael Tilby, Giulia Boscutti, Sharon Ashworth, Juliette Chupin, Roxana Kashani,  Adeline W. J. Poh, Jane K. Sosabowski, Sven Macholl,  Christophe Plisson, Bart Cornelissen, Michael C. Willis, Jan Passchier, Benjamin G. Davis, Véronique Gouverneur,* J. Am. Chem. Soc2020142, 1180−1185. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.9b11709)

 

(145) “Silyl radical-mediated activation of sulfamoyl chlorides enables direct access to aliphatic sulfonamides from alkenes”, Sandrine M. Hell, Claudio F. Meyer, Gabriele Laudadio, Antonio Misale, Michael C. Willis, Timothy Noël, Andrés A. Trabanco, and Véronique Gouverneur,* J. Am. Chem. Soc2020142, 720−725. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.9b13071)

 

(144) “Synthesis of highly fluorinated arene complexes of [Rh(chelating phosphine) cations, and their use in synthesis and catalysis”, Alasdair I. McKay, James Barwick-Silk, Max Savage, Michael C. Willis and Andrew S. Weller,* Chem. Eur. J202026, 2883-2889. (doi: 10.1002/chem.201904668) 

 

(143) “Arylsulfonyl fluoride boronic acids: Preparation and coupling reactivity”, Terry Shing-Bong Lou, and Michael C. Willis, Tetrahedron 201975. (doi: 10.1016/j.tet.2019.130782)

 

(142) “Nickel(II)-catalyzed cynthesis of sulfinates from aryl and heteroaryl boronic acids and the sulfur dioxide surrogate DABSO”, Pui Kin Tony Lo, Yiding Chen, Michael C. Willis, ACS Catalysis20199, 10668−10673. (doi: 10.1021/acscatal.9b04363)

 

(141) “Cyclic alkenylsulfonyl fluorides: Palladium-catalyzed synthesis and functionalization of compact multi-functional reagents”, Terry Shing-Bong Lou, Scott W. Bagley, and Michael C. Willis, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed201958, 18859-18863. (doi: 10.1002/anie.201910871)

 

(140) “Modular sulfondiimine synthesis using a stable sulfinylamine seagent”, Ze-Xin Zhang, Thomas Q. Davies, and Michael C. Willis, J. Am. Chem. Soc2019141, 13022−13027. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.9b06831)

 

(139) “New catalytic reactions using sulfur dioxide”, Michael C. Willis, Phosphorus, Sulfur, Silicon and the Related Elements 2019194,  654-657. (doi: 10.1080/10426507.2019.1602623)

 

(138) “A rhodium-catalysed Sonogashira-type coupling exploiting C-S functionalisation: Orthogonality with palladium-catalysed variants”, Milan Arambasic, Manjeet K. Majhail, Robert N. Straker, James D. Neuhaus and Michael C. Willis, Chem. Commun201955, 2757–2760. (doi: 10.1039/c9cc00092e)

 

(137) “Rhodium(I)-catalyzed hydroacylation”, Maitane Fernández and Michael C. Willis, in Rhodium catalysis in organic synthesis: Methods and reactions, edited by Ken Tanaka, Wiley-VCH, 2019, pp 63-84. (doi: 10.1002/9783527811908.ch4)

 

(136)“Heterocyclic allylsulfones as latent heteroaryl nucleophiles in palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions”, Tim Markovic, Philip R. D. Murray, Benjamin N. Rocke, Andre Shavnya, David C. Blakemore, and Michael C. Willis, J. Am. Chem. Soc.2018, 15916–15923. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.8b09595)

 

(135) “Copper-catalysed synthesis of alkylidene 2-pyrrolinone derivatives from the combination of alpha-keto amides and alkynes”, Qian Wen Tan, Praful Chovatia and Michael C. Willis, Org. Biomol. Chem201816, 7797–7800. (doi: 10.1039/C8OB02205D)

 

(134) “Copper-catalyzed synthesis of activated sulfonate esters from boronic acids, DABSO and pentafluorophenol”, Vincent Vedovato, Eric P. A. Talbot and Michael C. Willis, Org. Lett201820, 5493–5496. (doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b02445).

 

(133) “The Direct Copper-Catalyzed Three-Component Synthesis of Sulfonamides”, Yiding Chen, Philip R. D. Murray, Alyn T. Davies and and Michael C. Willis, J. Am. Chem. Soc2018140, 8781−8787. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.8b04532). 

 

(132) “Rh(DPEPhos)-Catalyzed alkyne hydroacylation using beta-carbonyl substituted aldehydes. Mechanistic insight leads to low catalyst loadings that enables selective catalysis on gram-scale.” James Barwick-Silk, Simon Hardy, Michael C. Willis and Andrew S. Weller, J. Am. Chem. Soc2018140, 7347–7357. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.8b04086).

 

(131) “An enamine controlling group for rhodium-catalyzed intermolecular hydroacylation”, Robert N. Straker, Michele Formica, James D. Lupton, Jingze Niu, and Michael C. Willis, Tetrahedron201874, 5408–5414.. (doi: 10.1016/j.tet.2018.04.068). Contribution to the Sir Derek Barton Centenary issue.

 

(130) “DABCO-bis(sulfur dioxide), DABSO, as a source of sulfur dioxide in transition metal-catalyzed reactions”, Michael C. Willis, TCI Mail2018, 2–12.

 

(129) “Oxidative β-C–H sulfonylation of cyclic amines”, Robert J. Griffiths, Wei Chung Kong, Steven A. Richards, Glenn A. Burley, Michael C. Willis,* Eric P. A. Talbot*, Chem. Sci20189, 2295-2300. (doi: 10.1039/C7SC04900E)

 

(128) “Direct sulfonylation of anilines mediated by visible light”, Tarn C. Johnson, Bryony L. Elbert, Alistair J. M. Farley, Timothy W. Gorman, Christophe Genicot, Bénédicte Lallemand, Patrick Pasau, Jakub Flasz, José L. Castro, Malcolm MacCoss, Darren J. Dixon, Robert S. Paton, Christopher J. Schofield, Martin D. Smith and Michael C. Willis, Chem. Sci20189, 629 - 633 (doi: 10.1039/C7SC03891G)

 

(127) “Catalyst selection facilitates the use of heterocyclic sulfinates as general nucleophilic coupling partners in palladium-catalyzed coupling reactions”, Tim Markovic, Benjamin N. Rocke, David C. Blakemore, Vincent Mascitti and Michael C. Willis, Org. Lett201719, 6033–6035. (doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b02944). See our correction: doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b01120).

 

(126) “Exploiting rhodium-catalysed ynamide hydroacylation as a platform for divergent heterocycle synthesis”, Robert N. Straker, Manjeet K. Majhail and Michael C. Willis, Chem. Sci20178, 7963-7968. (doi: 10.1039/C7SC03795C)

 

(125) “One-pot, three-component sulfonimidamide synthesis exploiting the sulfinylamine reagent N-sulfinyltritylamine, TrNSO”, Thomas Q. Davies, Adrian Hall, and Michael C. Willis, Angew. Chemie. Int. Ed201756, 14937–14941(doi: 10.1002/anie.20170859).

 

(124) “A C-H cyanation of 6-ring N-containing heteroaromatics”, Bryony L. Elbert, Alistair J. M. Farley, Timothy W. Gorman, Tarn C. Johnson, Christophe Genicot, Bénédicte Lallemand, Patrick Pasau, Jakub Flasz, José L. Castro, Malcolm MacCoss, Robert S. Paton, Christopher J. Schofield, Martin D. Smith, Michael C. Willis, and Darren J. Dixon, Chem. Eur. J201723, 14733–14737. (doi. 10.1002/chem.201703931).

 

(123) “A copper(I)-catalyzed addition/annulation sequence for the two-component synthesis of γ-ylidenebutenolides”, Sangwon Seo and Michael C. Willis, Org. Lett201719, 4556–4559 (doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b02151).

 

(122) “Exploiting carbonyl groups to control intermolecular rhodium-catalyzed alkene and alkyne hydroacylation”, Thomas J. Coxon, Maitane Fernández, James Barwick-Silk, Alasdair I. McKay, Louisa E. Britton, Andrew S. Weller and Michael C. Willis, J. Am. Chem. Soc2017139, 10142–10149. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.7b05713) 

 

(121) “Enantioselective three-component assembly of beta’-aryl-enones using a rhodium-catalyzed alkyne hydroacylation/aryl boronic acid conjugate addition sequence”, Ming Gao and Michael C. Willis, Org. Lett. 201719, 2734–2737 (doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b01087)

 

(120) “Pyridine sulfinates as general nucleophilic coupling partners in palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions with aryl halides”, Tim Markovic, Benjamin N. Rocke, David C. Blakemore, Vincent Mascitti and Michael C. Willis, Chem. Sci2017, 8, 4437-4442. (doi: 10.1039/C7SC00675F)

 

(119) “Copper(I)-catalyzed sulfonylative Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling”, Yiding Chen and Michael C. Willis, Chem. Sci20178, 3249–3253. (doi: 10.1039/c6sc05483h)

 

(118) “Toolbox study for application of hydrogen peroxide as a versatile, safe and industrially-relevant green oxidant in continuous flow mode ”, Benjamin Martin,* Joerg Sedelmeier, Anaïs Bouisseau, Patricia Fernandez-Rodriguez, Julien Haber, Florian Kleinbeck, Sonja Kamptmann, Flavien Susanne, Pascale Hoehn, Marian Lanz, Laurent Pellegatti, Francesco Venturoni, Jeremy Robertson, Michael C. Willis and Berthold Schenkel, Green Chem. 201719, 1439–1448 (doi: 10.1039/C6GC02899C). 

 

(116) “One-pot palladium-catalyzed synthesis of sulfonyl fluorides from aryl bromides”, Alyn T. Davies, John M. Curto, Scott W. Bagley, and Michael C. Willis, Chem. Sci20178, 1233-1237. (doi: 10.1039/C6SC03924C)

 

(116) “Sequential catalysis: Exploiting a single rhodium(I) catalyst to promote an alkyne hydroacylation–aryl boronic acid conjugate addition sequence” Maitane Fernández, Matthias Castaing and Michael C. Willis, Chem. Sci. 20178, 536-540. (doi. 10.1039/C6SC03066A)

 

(115) “Two-component assembly of thiochroman-4-ones and tetrahydrothiopyran-4-ones using a rhodium-catalyzed alkyne hydroacylation/thio-conjugate-addition sequence”, Anaïs Bouisseau, John Glancy and Michael C. Willis, Org. Lett201618, 5676–5679 (doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b02909)

 

(114) “Traceless rhodium-catalyzed hydroacylation using alkyl aldehydes: The enantioselective synthesis of beta-aryl ketones”, Anaïs Bouisseau, Ming Gao and Michael C. Willis, Chem. Eur. J201622, 15624–15628 (doi: 10.1002/chem.201604035)

 

(113) “Homogeneous rhodium(I)-catalysis in de novo heterocycle syntheses”, James D. Neuhaus and Michael C. Willis, Org. Biomol. Chem201614, 4986–5000 (doi: 10.1039/C6OB00835F)

 

(112) “Direct synthesis of highly substituted pyrroles and dihydropyrroles using linear selective hydroacylation reactions”, Manjeet K. Majhail, Paul M. Ylioja and Michael C. Willis, Chem. Eur. J201622, 7879–7884. (doi: 10.1002/chem.201600311)

 

(111) “1,4-Disulfino-1,4-diazabicyclo [2.2.2]octane, bis(inner salt)”, Alex. S. Deeming and Michael C. Willis, eEROS, Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, Wiley, 2016. (doi: 10.1002/047084289X.rn01912)

 

(110) “One-Pot Sulfoxide Synthesis Exploiting a Sulfinyl-Dication Equivalent Generated from a DABSO/Trimethylsilyl Chloride Sequence”, Danny C. Lenstra, Vincent Vedovato, Emmanuel Ferrer Flegeau, Jonathan Maydom and Michael C. Willis, Org. Lett201618, 2086–2089. (doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b00712)

 

(109) “Heterocycle-derived beta-S-enals as bifunctional linchpins for the catalytic synthesis of saturated heterocycles”, Jingze Niu and Michael C. Willis, Org. Chem. Front20163, 625–629. (doi: 10.1039/ c6qo00057f).

 

(108) “Diversely Substituted Quinolines via Rhodium-Catalyzed Alkyne Hydroacylation”, James D. Neuhaus, Sarah M. Morrow, Michael Brunavs, Michael C. Willis, Org. Lett201618, 1562–1565. (doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b00390).

 

(107) “alpha-Amino Aldehydes as Readily Available Chiral Aldehydes for Rh-Catalyzed Alkyne Hydroacylation”, Joel F. Hooper,  Sangwon Seo, Fiona R. Truscott, James D. Neuhaus and Michael C. Willis, J. Am. Chem. Soc2016138, 1630–1634. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.5b11892)

 

(106) “Palladium(II)-Catalyzed Synthesis of Sulfinates from Boronic Acids and DABSO: A Redox-Neutral, Phosphine-Free Transformation”, Alex S. Deeming, Claire J.  Russell and Michael C. Willis, Angew. Chemie. Int. Ed201655, 747–750. (doi: 10.1002/anie.201508370R2)

 

(105) “One-Pot Sulfonamide Synthesis Exploiting the Palladium-Catalyzed Sulfination of Aryl Iodides” Emmanuel Ferrer Flegeau, Jack M. Harrison and Michael C. Willis, Synlett201627, 101-102. (open access, doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1560578).

 

(104) “An Aryne-Based Route to Substituted Benzoisothiazoles”, Yiding Chen and Michael C. Willis, Org. Lett. 201517, 4786-4789. (open access, doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b02347) 

 

(103) “Well-Defined and Robust Rhodium Catalysts for the Hydroacylation of Terminal and Internal Alkenes”, Amparo Prades, Maitane Fernández, Sebastian D. Pike, Michael C. Willis and Andrew S. Weller, Angew. Chem. int. Ed201554, 8520 –8524. (open access, doi: 10.1002/anie.201503208)

 

(102) “The Development and Application of Sulfur Dioxide Surrogates in Synthetic Organic Chemistry”, Edward J. Emmett and Michael C. Willis, Asian J. Org. Chem2015, 4, 602-611. (open access, doi: 10.1002/ajoc.201500103)

 

(101) “Rh–POP Pincer Xantphos Complexes for C–S and C–H Activation. Implications for Carbothiolation Catalysis”, Peng Ren, Sebastian D. Pike, Indrek Pernik, Andrew S. Weller* and Michael C. Willis, Organometallics 201534, 711–723. (open access, doi: 10.1021/om500984y)

 

(100) “The First Stereoselective Synthesis of a Dithiane Derivative of the C18 β-Diketodiene System Proposed for an Active Compound Isolated from Cantharellus cibarius (Chanterelle)”, Jacek Grodner, W. Marek Gołębiewski,* Michael C. Willis, James D. Osborne and Mirosław Gucma, Synthesis 201547, 1181–1189. (doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1379984)

 

(99) “Combining Organometallic Reagents, the Sulfur Dioxide Surrogate DABSO and Amines: A One-Pot Preparation of Sulfonamides, Amenable to Array Synthesis”, Alex S. Deeming, Claire J.  Russell and Michael C. Willis, Angew. Chemie. Int. Ed201453, 1168–1171. (open access, doi: 10.1002/anie.201409283)

 

(98) “Rediscovering the chemistry of sulfur dioxide: New developments in synthesis and catalysis”, Alex S. Deeming, Edward J. Emmett, Charlotte S. Richards-Taylor and Michael C. Willis, Synthesis201446, 2701–2710. (doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1379042)

 

(97) “Palladium-catalyzed synthesis of ammonium sulfinates from aryl halides and the sulfur dioxide-Surrogate DABSO: A gas and reductant free process”, Edward J. Emmett, Barry R. Hayter and Michael C. Willis, Angew. Chemie. Int. Ed201453, 10204–10208. (open access, doi: 10.1002/anie.201404527)

 

(96) “DABCO-bis(sulfur dioxide), DABSO, as an easy-to-handle source of SO2: Sulfonamide preparation”, Edward J. Emmett and Michael C. Willis, Org. Synth201491, 125-136. (doi: 10.15227/orgsyn.091.0125)

 

(95) Michael C. Willis, Hydroacylation of Alkenes, Alkynes and Allenes. In: Gary A. Molander and Paul Knochel (eds.), Comprehensive Organic Synthesis, 2nd Edition, Vol 4, Oxford: Elsevier; 2014, pp. 961- 994. (doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-097742-3.00423-7)

 

(94) “DABSO-Based, Three-Component, One-Pot Sulfone Synthesis”, Alex S. Deeming, Claire J. Russell, Alan J. Hennessy and Michael C. Willis, Org. Lett201416, 150-153. (open access, doi: 10.1021/ol403122a)

 

(93) “2-Aminobenzaldehydes as Versatile Substrates for Rhodium-Catalyzed Alkyne Hydroacylation: Application to Dihydroquinolone Synthesis”, Matthias Castaing, Sacha L. Wason, Beatriz Estepa, Joel F. Hooper and Michael C. Willis, Angew. Chemie. Int. Ed201352, 13280–13283. (open access; doi: 10.1002/anie.201308127)

 

(92) “One-pot three-component sulfone synthesis exploiting palladium-catalysed aryl halide aminosulfonylation”, Charlotte S. Richards-Taylor, David C. Blakemore and Michael C. Willis, Chem. Sci20145, 222–228. (open access; doi: 10.1039/C3SC52332B)

 

(91) “Palladium-Catalyzed Three-Component Diaryl Sulfone Synthesis Exploiting the Sulfur Dioxide Surrogate DABSO”, Edward J. Emmett, Barry R. Hayter and Michael C. Willis, Angew. Chemie. Int. Ed201352, 12679–12683. (open access; doi:10.1002/anie.201305369). SynFacts 2014, 10, 117.

 

(90) “Activating Group Recycling in Action: A Rhodium-Catalyzed Carbothiolation Route to Substituted Isoquinolines”, Milan Arambasic, Joel F. Hooper and Michael C. Willis, Org. Lett201315, 5162-5165. (open access; doi: 10.1021/ol402650q)

 

(89) “Synthesis of Aromatic Benzo-Fused Five- and Six-Membered Heterocycles via Palladium- and Copper-Catalysed C-X Bond Forming Reactions”, Catherine J. Ball and Michael C. Willis, in Transition-Metal-Mediated Aromatic Ring Construction, Ken Tanaka, Editor, Wiley, 2013. (ISBN: 978-1-118-14892-1)

 

(88) “3-(Methylthio)propionaldehyde/Methional”, Fiona Truscott and Michael C. Willis, in Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis [Online], 2013, John Wiley & Sons Ltd. (doi: 10.1002/047084289X.rn01527)

 

(87) “Carbon-carbon bond construction using boronic acids and aryl methyl sulfides: Orthogonal reactivity in Suzuki-type couplings”, Joel F. Hooper, Rowan D. Young, Indrek Pernik, Andrew S. Weller and Michael C. Willis, Chem. Sci20134, 1568 – 1572. (doi: 10.1039/C3SC00052D). SynFacts 2013, 9, 495.

 

(86) “Traceless Chelation-Controlled Rhodium-Catalyzed Intermolecular Alkene and Alkyne Hydroacylation”, Joel F. Hooper, Rowan D. Young, Andrew S. Weller and Michael C. Willis, Chem. – Eur. J201319, 3125 – 3130. (doi: 10.1002/chem.201204056)

 

(85) “Cascade Palladium- and Copper-Catalyzed Aromatic Heterocycle Synthesis: the Emergence of General Precursors”, Catherine J. Ball, and Michael C. Willis, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 425 - 441. (doi: 10.1002/ejoc.201201386)

 

(84) “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)

 

(83) “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)

 

(82) “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) 

 

(81) “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 2013, 9, 147.

 

(80) “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)

 

(79) “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)

 

(78) “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). SynFacts2012, 8, 833.

 

(77) “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.

 

(76) “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)

 

(75) “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)

 

(74) “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). SynFacts2012, 8, 534.

 

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

 

(72) “Exploring (Ph2PCH2CH2)2E Ligand Space (E = O, S, PPh) in Rh(I) Alkene Complexes as Potential Hydroacylation Catalysts”, S. D. Pike, R. J. Pawley, A. B. Chaplin, A. L. Thompson, J. A. Hooper, M. C. Willis and A.S. Weller* Eur. J. Inorg. Chem2011, 5558 - 5565. (doi: 10.1002/ejic.201100958).

 

(71) “An Alkyne Hydroacylation Route to Highly Substituted Furans”, Philip Lenden, David A. Entwistle and Michael C. Willis, Angew. Chem. Ind. Ed201150, 10657–10660. (doi: 10.1002/anie.201105795). Selected by the Editors as a “Hot” article. Highlighted in Synfacts (2012, page 135).

 

(70) “DABCO-Bis(sulfur dioxide), DABSO, as a Convenient Source of Sulfur Dioxide for Organic Synthesis: Utility in Sulfonamide and Sulfamide Preparation”, Holly Woolven, Carlos González-Rodríguez, Isabel Marco, Amber L. Thompson and Michael C. Willis, Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 4876–4878. (doi: 10.1021/ol201957n)

 

(69) “Catalytic Enantioselective Total Synthesis of Hodgkinsine B”, Robert H. Snell, Robert L. Woodward and Michael C. Willis, Angew. Chem Int. Ed201150, 9116-9119. (doi: 10.1002/anie.201103864)

 

(68) “Replacing Dichloroethane as a Solvent for Rhodium-Catalysed Intermolecular Alkyne Hydroacylation Reactions: The Utility of Propylene Carbonate”, Philip Lenden, Paul M. Ylioja, Carlos González-Rodríguez, David A. Entwistle and Michael C. Willis, Green Chem201113, 1980-1982. (doi: 10.1039/C1GC15293A)

 

(67) “Rhodium-Catalyzed Branched-Selective Alkyne Hydroacylation: A Ligand Controlled Regioselectivity Switch”, Carlos González-Rodríguez, Rebekah J. Pawley, Adrian B. Chaplin, Amber L. Thompson, Andrew S. Weller and Michael C. Willis, Angew. Chemie Int. Ed201150, 5134 –5138. (doi: 10.1002/anie.201100956)

 

(66) “O-Substituted Alkyl Aldehydes for Rhodium-Catalyzed Intermolecular Alkyne Hydroacylation: The Utility of Methylthiomethyl-Ethers”, Scott R. Parsons, Joel F. Hooper and Michael C. Willis, Org. Lett201113, 998-1000. (doi: 10.1021/ol1030662)

 

(65) “Rhodium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Intermolecular Hydroacylation Reactions”, Carlos González-Rodríguez and Michael C. Willis, Pure and Applied Chemistry 201185, 577- 585. (doi: 10.1351/PAC-CON-10-09-23)

 

(64) “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)

 

(63) “Palladium- and Copper-Catalyzed Aryl Halide Amination, Etherification and Thioetherification Reactions in the Synthesis of Aromatic Heterocycles”, Jessie E. R. Sadig and Michael C. Willis, Synthesis 2011, 1 - 22. (doi: 10.1055/s-0030-1258294)

 

(62) “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.

 

(61) “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)

 

(60)“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]

 

(59)“Catalytic Intramolecular Ketone Hydroacylation: Enantioselective Phthalide Synthesis” (Highlight article), Michael C. Willis, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed201049, 6026-6027.(doi: 10.1002/anie.201000159)

 

(58) “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.

 

(57) “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.

 

(56) “Transition Metal Catalyzed Alkene and Alkyne Hydroacylation”, M. C. Willis, Chem. Rev2010110, 725-748.

 

(55) “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.

 

(54) “Modern Applications of Transition Metal Catalysis in Heterocycle Synthesis”, Michael C. Willis, Tetrahedron 200965, 8907. Editorial for Tetrahedron-Symposium-in-Print.

 

(53) “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. [Invited contribution to Symposium-in-Print on Modern Applications of Transition Metal Catalysis in Heterocycle Synthesis]

 

(52) “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.

 

(51) “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. [Invited contribution to Prof. M. Krische’s Tetrahedron young investigator award issue]

 

(50) “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. [Invited contribution to Prof. G. W. Fleet celebratory 65th birthday issue]

 

(49) “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.

 

(48) “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. [Highlighted in Synfacts; Synfacts2009, 5, 482.]

 

(47) “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.

 

(46) “Catalytic Enantioselective Intermolecular Hydroacylation: Rhodium-Catalyzed Combination of β-S-Aldehydes and 1,3-Disubstituted Allenes”, J.D. Osborne, H. E. Randell-Sly, G. S. Currie, A. R. Cowley M. C. Willis, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008130, 17232–17233. [Highlighted in Synfacts; Synfacts 2009, 3, 289.]

 

(45) “Rhodium-Catalysed Hydroacylation or Reductive Aldol Reactions: A Ligand Dependent Switch of Reactivity”, J. D. Osborne and M. C. Willis, Chem. Commun2008, 5025-5027.

 

(44) “Intermolecular Alkene Hydroacylation using β-S-Substituted Aldehydes. Mechanistic Insight into the Role of a Hemilabile P-O-P Ligand”, G. L. Moxham, H. Randell-Sly, S. K. Brayshaw, A. S. Weller and M. C. Willis, Chem. Eur. J., 200814, 8383-839.

 

(43) “Palladium-Catalyzed -Arylation of Oxindoles”, M. J. Durbin and M. C. Willis, Org. Lett. 200810, 1413-1415. [Highlighted in Synfacts; Synfacts 2008, 6, 632.]

 

(42) “Intramolecular Palladium-Catalyzed Direct Arylation of Alkenyl Triflates”, A. C. F. Cruz, N. D. Miller and M. C. Willis, Org. Lett20079, 4391-4393.

 

(41) “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.

 

(40) “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.

 

(39) “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.

 

(38) “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.

 

(37) “Palladium catalysed couplings of ammonia and hydroxide with aryl halides: The direct synthesis of primary anilines and phenols”, M. C. Willis, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 200746, 3402-3404.

 

(36) “A Second Generation Catalyst for Intermolecular Alkene and Alkyne Hydroacylation using β-S-Substituted Aldehydes: The Role of a Hemilabile P-O-P Ligand”, G. L. Moxham, H. E. Randell-Sly, S. K. Brayshaw, R. L. Woodward, A. S. Weller, M. C. Willis, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed200645, 7618.

 

(35) “Tandem Palladium Catalysed Urea Arylation – Intramolecular Ester Amidation: Regioselective Synthesis of 3-Alkylated 2,4-Quinazolinediones”, M. C. Willis, R. H. Snell, A. J. Fletcher and R. L. Woodward, Org. Lett20068, 5089-5091.

 

(34) “Chelating Phosphine Boranes as Hemilabile Ligands. Synthesis of [Mn(CO)3(η2-H3B·dppm)][BArF4] and [Mn(CO)4(η1-H3B·dppm)][BArF4]”, N. Merle, C. G. Frost, G. Kociok-Köhn, M. C. Willis and A. S. Weller, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2006, 4068-4073.

 

(33) “Rhodium Catalysed Intermolecular Chelation Controlled Alkene and Alkyne Hydroacylation: Synthetic Scope of β-S-Substituted Aldehyde Substrates”, M. C. Willis, H. E. Randell-Sly, R. L. Woodward, S. J. McNally and G. S. Currie, J. Org. Chem. 200671, 5291-5297.

 

(32) “Palladium Catalysed Intramolecular Enolate O-Arylation and Thio-enolate SArylation: Synthesis of Benz[b]furans and Benzo[b]thiophenes”, M. C. Willis, D. Taylor and A. T. Gillmore, Tetrahedron 200662, 11513-11520. (invited contribution; Young Investigator Prize, Symposium-in-Print).

 

(31) “Aryl-Alkenyl-Dihalides as Substrates for Palladium Catalysed Tandem C-N Bond Formation: Efficient Synthesis of 1-Functionalised Indoles”, M. C. Willis, G. N. Brace, T. J. K. Findlay and I. P. Holmes, Adv. Syn. Catal2006348, 851-856.

 

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

 

(29) “Efficient Palladium-Catalysed Enamide Synthesis From Enol Triflates and Enol Tosylates”, M. C. Willis, G. N. Brace and I. P. Holmes, Synthesis2005, 3229-3234.

 

(28) “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.

 

(27) “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.

 

(26) “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.

 

(25) “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.

 

(24) “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.

 

(23) “Palladium Catalysed Intramolecular O-Arylation of Enolates: Application to Benzo[b]furan Synthesis”, M. C. Willis, D. Taylor and A. T. Gillmore, Org. Lett. 20046, 4755-4757.

 

(22) “Transition Metal Complexes of the Chelating Phosphine Borane Ligand Ph2PCH2Ph2P·BH3”, N. Merle, G. Koicok-Köhn, M. F. Mahon, C. G. Frost, G. D. Ruggerio, A. S. Weller and M. C. Willis, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans2004, 3883-3892.

 

(21) “A Direct Catalytic and Diastereoselective Aldol Route to Protected α,β-Dihydroxy-Ketones”, M. C. Willis, G. A. Cutting and M. P. John, Synlett 2004, 1195-1198.

 

(20) “Automated Structure Elucidation of two Unexpected Products in a Reaction of an α,β-Unsaturated pyruvate”, G. J. Sharman, I. C. Jones, M. P. Parnell, M. C. Willis, M. F. Mahon, D. V. Carlson, A. Williams, M. Elyashberg, K. Blinov and S. G. Molodstov, J. Magn. Reson. Chem200442, 567-572.

 

(19) “Enantioselective Suzuki Reactions:  The Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Compounds Containing Quaternary Carbon Centers”,  M. C. Willis, L. H. W. Powell,  C. K. Claverie and S. J. Watson, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed200442, 1249-1251.

 

(18) “Chelation Controlled Intermolecular Hydroacylation:  The Direct Addition of Alkyl Aldehydes to Functionalised Alkenes”, M. C. Willis, S. J. McNally and P. J. Beswick, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed200442, 340-343.

 

(17) “Palladium Catalysed Aryl Enol Ether Synthesis from Vinyl Triflates”, M. C. Willis, D. Taylor and A. T. Gillmore, Chem. Commun. 2003, 2222-2223.

 

(16) “One-Pot Synthesis of Perhydrofuro[2,3-b]pyran Derivatives”, M. C. Willis and S. E. Flower, Synlett 2003, 1491-1493.

 

(15) “Diphosphine Mono-Sulfides: Readily Available Chiral Monophosphines”, C. J. Chapman, C. G. Frost, M. P. Gill-Carey, G. Kociok-Köhn, M. F. Mahon, A. S. Weller and M. C. Willis, Tetrahedron: Asym200314, 705-710.

 

(14) “Palladium Catalysed Enamine Synthesis from Vinyl Triflates”, M. C. Willis and G. N. Brace, Tetrahedron Lett. 200243, 9085-9088.

 

(13) “A Direct Catalytic Aldol Route to Protected β-Hydroxy-α-Amino Acids” M. C. Willis and V. J.-D. Piccio, Synlett 2002, 1625-1628.

 

(12) “Tandem Intermolecular Suzuki Coupling, Intramolecular Vinyl Triflate–Arene Coupling”, M. C. Willis, C. K. Claverie and M. F. Mahon, Chem. Commun2002, 832-833.

 

(11) “Intermolecular Hydroacylation of Acrylate Esters: A New Route to 1,4-Dicarbonyls”, M. C. Willis and S. Sapmaz, Chem. Commun2001, 2558-2559.

 

(10) “The Preparation and Suzuki Coupling Reactivity of Cyclic 1,3-Dione Derived Mono- and Ditriflates”, M. C. Willis and C. K. Claverie, Tetrahedron Lett200142, 5105-5107.

 

(9) “Chelating Mono-Borane Phosphines: Rational and High-Yield Synthesis of [(COD)Rh-{((eta)2BH3)Ph2PCH2PPh2}][PF6]”, M. Ingleson, N. J. Patmore, G. D. Ruggiero, C. G. Frost, M. F. Mahon, M. C. Willis and A. S. Weller, Organometallics 200121, 4434-4436.

 

(8) “Enantioselective Cycloaddition Reactions” in Rodd’s Chemistry of Carbon Compounds: Topical Volumes, Asymmetric Catalysis, M. Sainsbury, Ed., Elsevier, Oxford, 2001.

 

(7) “Enantioselective and Diastereoselective Mukaiyama-Michael Reactions Catalysed by Bis(oxazoline) Copper(II) Complexes”, D. A. Evans, K. A. Scheidt, J. S. Johnston and M. C. Willis, J. Am. Chem. Soc2001123, 4480-4491.

 

(6) “Organic Aspects of Organometallic Chemistry”, M. C. Willis and Christopher G. Frost, Organometallic Chemistry Specialist Periodical Report 1999, Volume 29, M. Green, Ed., Royal Society of Chemistry.

 

(5) “Catalytic Enantioselective Michael Additions to Unsaturated Ester Derivatives Using Chiral Copper(II) Lewis Acid Complexes”, D. A. Evans, M. C. Willis and J. S. Johnston, Org. Lett19991, 865-868.

 

(4) “Enantioselective Desymmetrisation”, M. C. Willis, J. Chem Soc., Perkin Trans. 1 1999, 1765-1784.

 

(3) “Organic Aspects of Organometallic Chemistry”, M. C. Willis and Christopher G. Frost, Organometallic Chemistry Specialist Periodical Report 1998, Volume 28, M. Green, Ed., Royal Society of Chemistry.

 

(2) “(Phenylsulfonyl)-trimethylsilylmethane”, Steven V. Ley, M. C. Willis, in “Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis”, L. Paquette, Ed, J. Wiley: Chichester, 1995, Vol. 6, 4061.

 

(1) “An Improved Procedure for the N-Formylation of Secondary Amines Using  Chlorotrimethylsilane-Imidazole-N,N-Dimethylformamide”; M. B. Berry, J. Blagg, D. Craig, M. C. Willis, Synlett 1992, 659-660.