Vuk, Ed and Eléna’s article on HFIP-assisted dehydrative Friedel-Crafts reactions of highly deactivated benzylic alcohols has been accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. It is Vuk’s first paper from his PhD and Eléna’s last. Congrats!
Our invited Synpacts article in Synlett has been chosen as the cover for the December 1st issue. Yay!
Ed Richmond has won a poster prize at the 2nd NSFC-RSC International Symposium on Emerging Frontiers in Organic Synthesis, held earlier this week at Burlington House in London. The symposium showcased top speakers from China and the UK. Way to go, Ed!
Top foreign students as well as French nationals can obtain a fellowship to do a PhD in our group by applying here. Please contact Dr. Moran as soon as possible since the deadline is November 15, 2016.
Congratulations to friend and senior colleague Jean-Pierre Sauvage for being a co-recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry! He received the award jointly with Prof. Fraser Stoddart and Prof. Ben Feringa for the development of molecular machines. Jean-Pierre becomes the third Nobel Laureate in Chemistry at our institute! See story.
Elodie Chevallot-Beroux and Lucas Lethuillier make up the third wave of PhD students to join the group. A warm welcome to both!
Our first paper from our collaboration with the Ebbesen group describing how strong coupling to the vacuum field can be exploited to change the rate of chemical reactions has been accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie. Congrats to all who participated from the Ebbesen group and to Marian and Sreejith from our group!
Our collaboration with the Samori group on liquid-phase exfoliation of graphite to yield graphene is published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.