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“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. Chem. 2011, 5558 - 5565. (doi: 10.1002/ejic.201100958).

“An Alkyne Hydroacylation Route to Highly Substituted Furans”, Philip Lenden, David A. Entwistle and Michael C. Willis, Angew. Chem. Ind. Ed. 2011, 50, 10657–10660. (doi: 10.1002/anie.201105795). Selected by the Editors as a “Hot” article.

Highlighted in Synfacts (2012, page 135).

“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)

DABSO is discussed on the “New Reactions” blog.  Also, on the ACS “Noteworthy Chemistry” blog, and at the Organic Chemistry Portal. In addition, see the ‘spotlight’ article in Synlett. And Andrei Yudin’s Amphoteros blog.

“Catalytic Enantioselective Total Synthesis of Hodgkinsine B”, Robert H. Snell, Robert L. Woodward and Michael C. Willis, Angew. Chem Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 9116-9119. (doi: 10.1002/anie.201103864). Highlighted at Synfacts.

“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 Chem. 2011, 13, 1980-1982. (doi: 10.1039/C1GC15293A)

“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. Ed. 2011, 50, 5134 –5138. (doi: 10.1002/anie.201100956)

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. Lett. 2011, 13, 998-1000. (doi: 10.1021/ol1030662)

“Rhodium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Intermolecular Hydroacylation Reactions”, Carlos González-Rodríguez and Michael C. Willis, Pure and Applied Chemistry 2011, 83, 577 - 585. (doi: 10.1351/PAC-CON-10-09-23)

“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)

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