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Microwave dielectric heating in synthetic organic chemistry

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Abstract

First described more than two decades ago, microwave-assisted organic synthesis has matured from a laboratory curiosity to an established technique that today is heavily used in both academia and industry. One of the most valuable advantages of using controlled microwave dielectric heating for chemical synthesis is the dramatic reduction in reaction times: from days and hours to minutes and seconds. As will be explained in this tutorial review, there are many more good reasons why organic chemists are nowadays incorporating dedicated microwave reactors into their daily work routine.

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The article was received on 07 Mar 2008 and first published on 21 Apr 2008


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/B803001B
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2008,37, 1127-1139

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    Microwave dielectric heating in synthetic organic chemistry

    C. Oliver Kappe, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2008, 37, 1127
    DOI: 10.1039/B803001B

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