Possible answer to Sam's question
One of our loyal blog readers, Sam, wished to know how primary alcohols were iodinated using triphenylphosphine, iodine and imidazole. Here is it, courtesy of petr: In any case have fun in the thursday morning seminars, Samuel! I wish I was there to see a certain first year PhD student write his messy structures (if you can call them that) on the board together with sound effects. Bob Woodward would surely be turning in his grave!