A recent publication by Dr Ai‑Lan Lee, PhD student Paul Young and Erasmus student Nina Schopf in Chemical Communications has been chosen as a "Hot Article" and has been highlighted on the RSC Chem. Commun. blog. The work on "Gold(I)-catalysed direct allylic etherification of unactivated alcohols" is an invited article for the forthcoming "Emerging Investigators 2013" themed issue.