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Synthetic reactions using metal powders under microwave irradiation

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Abstract

Liquid-phase synthetic reactions that require the use of metal powders are widely regarded as being unsuited to heating with microwave radiation, as they tend to exhibit destructive arcing. In a previous paper, we examined the factors that lead to arcing in these systems and, hence, how it may be controlled. This paper describes the application of those findings in a range of microwave-induced syntheses of organometallic and organic compounds, where metal powders are necessary. Although reaction yields were similar to those observed when conventional heating is used, the rapid nature of microwave heating leads to a slight reduction in reaction times.

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The article was received on 05 Jul 2002, accepted on 23 Aug 2002 and first published on 02 Oct 2002


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B206557F
Citation: J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2002,0, 3967-3970
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    Synthetic reactions using metal powders under microwave irradiation

    A. G. Whittaker and D. M. P. Mingos, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2002, 0, 3967
    DOI: 10.1039/B206557F

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