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“Two-component assembly of thiochroman-4-ones and T=tetrahydrothiopyran-4-ones using a rhodium-catalyzed alkyne hydroacylation/thio-conjugate-addition sequence”, Anaïs Bouisseau, John Glancy and Michael C. Willis, Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 5676–5679. (doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b02909)

LiveSlides commentary here

“Traceless rhodium-catalyzed hydroacylation using alkyl aldehydes: The enantioselective synthesis of beta-aryl ketones”, Anaïs Bouisseau, Ming Gao and Michael C. Willis, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 15624–15628 (doi: 10.1002/chem.201604035)

“Homogeneous rhodium(I)-catalysis in de novo heterocycle syntheses”, James D. Neuhaus and Michael C. Willis, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2016, 14, 4986–5000 (doi: 10.1039/C6OB00835F)

“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. J. 2016, 22, 7879–7884. (doi: 10.1002/chem.201600311)

See the Synfacts highlight: Synfacts, 2016, 12, 0789.

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)

“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. Lett. 2016, 18, 2086–2089. (doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b00712)

See the Synfact highlight: Synfacts, 2016, 12, 0728.

Organic Chemistry Portal, here.

“Heterocycle-derived beta-S-enals as bifunctional linchpins for the catalytic synthesis of saturated heterocycles”, Jingze Niu and Michael C. Willis, Org. Chem. Front. 2016, 3, 625–629. (doi: 10.1039/ c6qo00057f).

“Diversely Substituted Quinolines via Rhodium-Catalyzed Alkyne Hydroacylation”, James D. Neuhaus, Sarah M. Morrow, Michael Brunavs, Michael C. Willis, Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 1562–1565. (doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b00390).

“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. Soc. 2016, 138, 1630–1634. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.5b11892)

“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. Ed. 2016, 55, 747—750. (doi: 10.1002/anie.201508370)

“One-Pot Sulfonamide Synthesis Exploiting the Palladium-Catalyzed Sulfination of Aryl Iodides” Emmanuel Ferrer Flegeau, Jack M. Harrison and Michael C. Willis, Synlett, 2016, 27, 101-102.  (doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1560578).

See the commentary at the Sussex Drug Discovery blog.



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