Microwave-assisted Organic Synthesis - One Hundred Reaction Procedures provides readers with a broad overview of microwave assisted Organic Synthesis, enabling students and researchers alike to produce more efficient and high yield syntheses while saving time and resources. The work addresses key problems faced by chemistry laboratories in academia and in industry, that of an ever increasing need for procedures which are low-waste, energy efficient, high yield, occur over a short reaction period, and use environmentally friendly solvents. All these factors play an important role in the development of Green Chemistry methods, and in this, Microwave-assisted Organic Synthesis - One Hundred Reaction Procedures is an excellent resource for any library.

Key Features

* Provides a broad overview of microwave enhanced chemistry * Extensive references to the source of each procedure, including equipment used, full operating procedure, and associated hazards * Includes exercises and worked problems which can support more independent study


Advanced undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and lecturers in organic chemistry, and industrial chemists

Table of Contents

1. Preface
2. Interaction of microwaves with different materials
3. Microwave effect vs. thermal effect
3.1. Thermal activation during microwave irradiation
3.2. Non-thermal activation during microwave irradiation
4. Microwave equipment
4.1. Microwave generators
4.2. Transmission lines (waveguides)
4.3. Microwave applicators (cavities)
4.4. Microwave reactors
4.5. Temperature monitoring
4.6. Reaction vessels and glassware
5. Techniques for conducting chemical reactions under microwave irradiation
6. Safety precautions on the application of microwaves in laboratory
7. Reactions under microwave conditions
7.1. Reactions in homogenous media
7.2. Reactions of reagents supported on mineral supports
7.3. Solid-liquid solvent-free phase transfer catalysis (PTC) reactions
7.4. Reactions of neat reagents
7.5. Polymerization reactions
8. Concluding remarks


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About the author

D. Bogdal

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, Politechnika Krakowska, Poland