Remote Functionalization

Researchers at the Technion’s Schulich Faculty of Chemistry have reported a paradigm shift by functionalizing organic molecules at a very distant position of the most reactive site. The group has managed to transfer chemical information from the original location of the functional group to a very remote point in the molecule, in a single process (one-pot operation). Prof. Ilan Marek, Dr. Sukhdev Singh (a postdoctoral student from India), Jeffrey Bruffaerts (a doctoral student from Belgium) and Dr. Alexandre Vasseur (a postdoctoral student from France) have recently published a paper detailing this important achievement in Nature Communications.
Link for the full story on the Technion’s website- http://www.technion.ac.il/en/2017/03/23429/
Link for the article- http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14200