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Issue 11, 2012
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Microwave-assisted synthesis of medium-sized heterocycles

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The development of new strategies for synthesis of medium-sized heterocycles has remained a highly attractive but challenging proposition. In the last few years, the application of microwave irradiation has greatly facilitated the construction of such heterocyclic ring systems through a myriad of different synthetic approaches. This feature article illustrates the progress made in the microwave-assisted synthesis of medium-sized heterocycles with an emphasis on examples describing the use of a dedicated microwave synthesizer.

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The article was received on 23 Aug 2011, accepted on 07 Oct 2011 and first published on 27 Oct 2011

Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC15238F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 1623-1637

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    Microwave-assisted synthesis of medium-sized heterocycles

    A. Sharma, P. Appukkuttan and E. Van der Eycken, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 1623
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CC15238F

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