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“Palladium-Catalyzed Aminosulfonylation of Aryl Halides”, Bao Nguyen, Edward J. Emmett and Michael C. Willis, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 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. Ed. 2010, 49, 7958 – 7962. (doi: 10.1002/anie.201004097). Selected as a “Hot Article” by the Editors. Highlighted in SynFacts 2011, 27.

“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. 2010, 16, 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. [Invited contribution to Symposium-in-Print in honour or Prof. S. V. Ley receiving the 2010 Tetrahedron prize] doi: 10.1016/j.tet2010.05.046

“Catalytic Intramolecular Ketone Hydroacylation: Enantioselective Phthalide Synthesis”

(Highlight article), Michael C. Willis, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 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 2010, 29, 1717-1728.  doi: 10.1021/om9011104

“Enantioselective Desymmetrizing Palladium Catalyzed Carbonylation Reactions:  TheCatalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Quaternary Carbon Center Containing 1,3-Dienes”, Simon J. Byrne, Anthony J. Fletcher, Paul Hebeisen and Michael C. Willis, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2010, 8, 758-760. doi: 10.1039/b923186b

“Transition Metal Catalyzed Alkene and Alkyne Hydroacylation”, Michael C. Willis, Chem. Rev. 2010, 110, 725-748. doi: 10.1021/cr900096x

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