Green Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science

Green Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science

Microwaves in Organic Synthesis

1st Edition - September 20, 2020

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  • Editors: Dr Inamuddin, Rajender Boddula, Abdullah M. Asiri
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128198483
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128226704

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Microwaves in Organic Synthesis provides an in-depth overview in the area of organic and pharmaceutical chemistry of the microwave technology in separation, purification and extraction of medicinal, biological, and organic compounds.This book methodically explores the application of microwaves in all types of organic synthesis. It includes stereoselectivity, regioselectivity, oxidation, reduction, protection, deprotection, addition, condensation, coupling, C-X bond formation, named reactions, heterocyclic, biological drugs, fluoro-organics and polymers. After a brief introduction discusses the main parameters which influence the process, and the limitations and advantages of the practical use of microwave in organic synthesis. This book is a vital resource on green chemistry technologies for students and academic researchers, R& D professionals, students and university professors working in the field of organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry and chemical engineering.

Key Features

  • Outlines microwave technology for green organic synthesis
  • Includes a description of the significant factors and challenges of the microwave-assisted green organic synthesis
  • Outlines the eco-friendly microwave based chemical processes and their applications in organic reactions, polymer synthesis, biofuel production, etc.
  • Gives detail account of the numerous real industrial applications such as polymers, pharmaceutical, fluoroorganics, biofuel, carbon, etc.
  • Discusses recent advances in microwave technology in organic chemistry


Postgraduates, scientists, academicians in chemistry, biochemical engineering. Researchers in a corporate environment

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction, activities and advantages of microwave-assisted organic synthesis
    2. Microwave-assisted oxidation reactions
    3. Microwave-assisted reduction reactions
    4. Microwave-assisted protection and deprotection reactions
    5. Microwave-assisted stereoselective organic synthesis
    6. Microwave-assisted stereospecific organic synthesis
    7. Microwave-assisted addition-type reactions
    8. Microwave-assisted condensation reactions
    9. Microwave-assisted alkylation reactions
    10. Microwave-assisted phenolic compounds synthesis
    11. Microwave-assisted aqueous vs biphasic organic synthesis
    12. Microwave-assisted fluoroorganics
    13. Microwave-assisted heterocyclics
    14. Microwave-assisted biological-active organic synthesis
    15. Microwave-assisted catalyst-free organic synthesis
    16. Microwave-assisted for solvent-free organic synthesis
    17. Microwave catalysis in Organic synthesis
    18. Microwave-assisted multi-component reactions
    19. Microwave-assisted Grignard reactions
    20. Microwave-assisted supported reagents
    21. Microwave-assisted C-H activation reactions
    22. Microwave-assisted C-N formation reactions
    23. Microwave-assisted coupling reactions
    24. Microwave-assisted bio-fuel production
    25. Microwave-assisted polymer synthesis
    26. Microwave-assisted functionalized carbon synthesis
    27. State of the art and perspectives of Microwave-assisted organic synthesis

Product details

  • No. of pages: 734
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: September 20, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128198483
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128226704

About the Editors

Dr Inamuddin

Inamuddin is an assistant professor at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He has extensive research experience in multidisciplinary fields of analytical chemistry, materials chemistry, electrochemistry, renewable energy, and environmental science. He has worked on different research projects funded by various government agencies and universities and is the recipient of awards, including the Fast-Track Young Scientist Award and the Young Researcher of the Year Award 2020 of the university. He has published about 189 research articles in various international scientific journals, 18 book chapters, and 144 edited books with multiple well-known publishers. His current research interests include ion exchange materials, a sensor for heavy metal ions, biofuel cells, supercapacitors, and bending actuators.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

Rajender Boddula

Dr. Rajender Boddula is currently working as CAS-PIFI Fellow in the CAS Key Laboratory of Nanosystems and Hierarchical Fabrication, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing, China. He has published many scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals and has authored nine book chapters, and also serving as editorial board member and referee for reputed international peer-reviewed journals. His specialized areas of energy conversion and storage technologies, which include nanomaterials, graphene, polymer composites, heterogeneous catalysis, photoelectrocatalytic water splitting, biofuel cell, and supercapacitor applications

Affiliations and Expertise

CAS Key Laboratory of Nanosystems and Hierarchical Fabrication, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China

Abdullah M. Asiri

Prof. Abdullah M. Asiri is the Head of the Chemistry Department at King Abdulaziz University since October 2009 and he is the founder and the Director of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research (CEAMR) since 2010 till date. He is the Professor of Organic Photochemistry. His research interest covers color chemistry, synthesis of novel photochromic and thermochromic systems, synthesis of novel coloring matters and dyeing of textiles, materials chemistry, nanochemistry and nanotechnology, polymers and plastics. A major achievement of Prof. Asiri is the discovery of tribochromic compounds, a class of compounds which change from slightly or colorless to deep colored when subjected to small pressure or when grind. This discovery was introduced to the scientific community as a new terminology published by IUPAC in 2000. This discovery was awarded a patent from European Patent office and from UK patent. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of various journals of international repute. He is the Vice- President of Saudi Chemical Society (Western Province Branch). He holds four USA patents, more than 800 Publications in international journals, seven book chapters, and ten books

Affiliations and Expertise

Chemistry Department, Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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