Allowing many chemical reactions to be completed within minutes, microwave heating has revolutionized preparative chemistry. As a result, this technology has been widely adopted in both academic and industrial laboratories. Integrating microwave-assisted chemistry into undergraduate laboratory courses enables students to perform a broader range of
Introduction: Using Microwave Heating in Chemistry: The Basics. Diels-Alder Cycloaddition Reaction. Second-Order Elimination Reaction: Preparation of Heptene from 2-Bromoheptane. An Addition-Elimination Sequence: Preparation of a Bromoalkene. Fischer Esterification: Preparation of Ethyl-4-Aminobenzoate (Benzocaine). Transesterification Reaction: Preparation of Biodiesel. Knoevenagel Condensation Reaction: Preparation of 3-Acetylcoumarin. The Perkin Reaction: Condensation of an Aromatic Aldehyde with Rhodanine. Williamson Ether Synthesis: Preparation of Allyl Phenyl Ether. Claisen Rearrangement: Preparation of 2-Allyl Phenol from Allyl Phenyl Ether. Hydration of an Alkyne: Preparation of Acetophenone from Phenylacetylene. Oxidation of a Secondary Alcohol: Preparation of a Ketone. Suzuki Coupling Reaction: Preparation of a Biaryl. Heck Reaction: Preparation of Substituted Cinnamic Acids. Preparation of an Aryl Nitrile: Application of a Copper-Catalyzed Cyanation Reaction. Alkene Metathesis: Preparation of a Substituted Cyclopentene. Click Reaction: Preparation of a Triazole. Coordination Chemistry: Preparation of Cisplatin. Preparation of a Palladium Complex: Bis(triphenylphosphine)Palladium(II) Dichloride. Coordination of an Aromatic Ring to a Metal: Preparation of an Arene Chromium Tricarbonyl Complex. Determination of an Empirical Formula: Zinc Bromide. Microwave-Assisted Extraction: Identification of the Major Flavor Components of Citrus Oil. Microwave-Assisted Digestion of Dietary Supplements: Metal Analysis by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy. Index.