Recent developments on microwave chemistry
College of Science
Microwave chemistry has an edge over conventional heating methods for conducting chemical reactions, and may emerge as the preferred technology for performing chemical synthesis. Initially, microwave chemistry was primarily used to carry out analytical processes such as ashing, digestion, extraction, fat analysis and protein hydrolysis. As microwave chemical synthesis has advanced, its applications have been extended to include the synthesis of fine chemicals, organometallic, coordination, intercalation compounds, and nanoparticles. With the recent advancements in research grade microwave technology, the increase in rate of reaction does not change the accuracy and precision carried out by the chemical synthesis. Consequently, instrument manufacturers are developing prototypes that may achieve high-pressure conditions inside the reaction vessel. Microwave chemistry takes a leap in providing a safer reaction condition and is useful for chemical analysis and chemical synthesis.
Nua, P. T. (2008). Recent developments on microwave chemistry. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/faculty_research/8467