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“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, in press. (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, in press. (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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