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“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)

“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. Chem. 2018, 16, 7797–7800. (doi: 10.1039/C8OB02205D)

“Copper-Catalyzed Synthesis of Activated Sulfonate Esters from Boronic Acids, DABSO and Pentafluorophenol”, Vincent Vedovato, Eric P. A. Talbot and Michael C. Willis, Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 5493–5496. (doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b02445).

“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. Soc. 2018, 140, 8781−8787. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.8b04532).

Highlighted in OPRD. Second most viewed JACS paper in July 2018.

“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. Soc. 2018, 140, 7347–7357. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.8b04086).

“An enamine controlling group for rhodium-catalyzed intermolecular hydroacylation”, Robert N. Straker, Michele Formica, James D. Lupton, Jingze Niu, and Michael C. Willis, Tetrahedron, 2018, 74, 5408–5414. (doi: 10.1016/j.tet.2018.04.068). Contribution to the Sir Derek Barton Centenary issue.

“DABCO-bis(sulfur dioxide), DABSO, as a source of sulfur dioxide in transition metal-catalyzed reactions”, Michael C. Willis, TCI Mail, 2018, 2–12.

“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. Sci. 2018, 9, 2295-2300. (doi: 10.1039/C7SC04900E)

“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. Sci. 2018, 9,  629 - 633. (doi: 10.1039/C7SC03891G)



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