Speeding Up Chemistry: Organic Synthesis Using Microwaves, Berlin, Germany
Event Apr 12
Dr Peter Spargo, Scientific Update, UK
Almost every conceivable organic reaction has been performed with microwave assistance somewhere, and the technology is widely applied in research laboratories across the chemical industry. This seminar will provide a critical up-to-date overview of the application of microwaves in organic synthesis.
The fundamentals of microwave-matter interactions will be discussed (including the controversial area of "non-thermal microwave effects"), as well as microwave reactor design (including commercially available laboratory and industrial microwave equipment for organic chemistry), as well as the prospects for scale-up.
The reaction chemistries covered will include a wide range of classical and modern organic chemistry, chemistry performed in pressurised reactors, homogeneous and heterogeneous media, phase-transfer catalysis, supported reagents, combinatorial chemistry, radiochemistry and photochemistry.
Chemists with ready access to a laboratory microwave reactor will benefit from the seminar, and those without access to a microwave reactor will be better placed to consider using and/or purchasing one.