Microwave-Promoted Organic Synthesis Using Ionic Liquids: A Mini Review

Author(s): Nicholas E. Leadbeater, Hanna M. Torenius, Heather Tye

Journal Name: Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening
Accelerated Technologies for Biotechnology, Bioassays, Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products Research

Volume 7 , Issue 5 , 2004

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Due to their extraordinary properties, such as the ionic composition, good thermal stability, low vapor pressure, and solution interactions, ionic liquids can be used as solvents, reagents, and heating aids in conjunction with microwave chemistry. Synthesis of diverse molecules can be improved with the use of the ionic liquids assisted microwave heating due to fast reaction times, simple reaction work-up, and catalyst recovery. This mini-review outlines this newly emerging field.

Keywords: microwave heating, ionic liquids, fast reactions, organic synthesis

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Year: 2004
Page: [511 - 528]
Pages: 18
DOI: 10.2174/1386207043328562
Price: $65

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