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Microwave-accelerated homogeneous catalysis in organic chemistry
2002 (English)In: Accounts of Chemical Research, ISSN 0001-4842, E-ISSN 1520-4898, Vol. 35, no 9, 717-727 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

The efficiency of microwave flash heating in accelerating organic transformations (reaction times reduced from days and hours to minutes and seconds) has recently-been proven in several different fields of organic chemistry. This specific account mainly summarizes our own experiences in developing rapid, robust, and selective microwave-assisted transition metal-catalyzed homogeneous reactions. Applications include selective Heck couplings, cross-couplings, and asymmetric substitutions. The science of green chemistry was developed to meet the increasing demand for environmentally benign chemical processes. We believe the combination of metal catalysis and microwave heating will be of importance in the search for green laboratory-scale synthesis.

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Uppsala Univ, BMC, Dept Organ Pharmaceut Chem, SE-75123 Uppsala, Sweden. Royal Inst Technol, Dept Chem, SE-10044 Stockholm, Sweden., 2002. Vol. 35, no 9, 717-727 p.
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Organic Chemistry
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-275415DOI: 10.1021/ar010074vISI: 000178085700005PubMedID: 12234201OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-275415DiVA: diva2:900285
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