The large-scale production of chemicals to meet various societal needs has created environmental pollution, including pollution from byproducts and improper disposal of waste. With the world facing adverse consequences due to this pollution, green chemistry is increasingly being viewed as a means to address this concern.
Since most organic syntheses require toxic solvents, more reaction time, and drastic conditions of temperature, conventional methods of organic synthesis are less preferred. Microwave-assisted organic synthesis is considered to be a promising green chemical approach because it reduces reaction time from days or hours to minutes or even seconds, and has many other advantages. It helps reduce side reactions and increase yields, uses fewer solvents or is almost solvent-free, has solid supported reactions, and improves purity.
This book’s main focus is microwave-assisted organic synthesis processes, particularly various reactions such as cycloaddition, rearrangement, elimination, substitution, oxidation, reduction, condensation, coupling, polymerization, nanomaterials, synthesis of heterocycles, and industrial applications under microwave irradiation. The time is not far off when this methodology will virtually replace existing and cumbersome methods of organic synthesis.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Suresh C. Ameta
Instrumentation; Chetna Ameta, Purnima Dashora, and Ritu Vyas
Oxidation; Chetna Ameta, Poonam Kumawat, and Abhilasha Tripathi
Reduction; Sangeeta Kalal, Kiran Meghwal, Meenakshi Joshi, and Pinki B. Punjabi
Substitution; Meenakshi Singh Solanki, Shikha Panchal, and Ritu Vyas
Alkylation and Arylation; Sanyogita Sharma, Neelam Kunwar and Suresh C. Ameta
Addition; Abhilasha Jain, Priya Parsoya and Dipti Soni
Cycloaddition; Abhilasha Jain, K. L. Ameta, Pinki B. Punjabi and Suresh C. Ameta
Elimination; Chetna Ameta, Kumudini Bhanat, Arpit Kumar Pathak, and Pinki. B. Punjabi
Condensation; Sanyogita Sharma, Abhilasha Jain, and Rakshit Ameta
Rearrangement; Paras Tak, Nirmala Jangid, and Pinki B. Punjabi
Coupling; Surbhi Benjamin, Neelam Kunwar, Kumudini Bhanat, and Suresh C. Ameta
Syntheses of Heterocycles; Chetna Ameta, Rajat Ameta, and Seema Kothari
Nanomaterials; Surbhi Benjamin, Shweta Sharma, and Rakshit Ameta
Polymerization; Dipti Soni, Monika Trivedi, and Rakshit Ameta
Other Reactions; Surbhi Benjamin, Paras Tak, and Rakshit Ameta
Industrial Applications; Dipti Soni, Jitendra Vardia, and Rakshit Ameta
Future Prospects; Rakshit Ameta