CDL Microwave

 


CDL Microwave Chemistry (2006-2008)
Microwave assisteted peptide synthesis 

 

Nowadays, the use of microwave heating in areas such as synthetic organic chemistry, inorganic synthesis, polymer synthesis, ceramics, material sciences, and in several analytical and biochemical applications is growing at a fast rate. More and more researchers are taking advantage of the beneficial effects of carrying out chemical reactions utilizing the rapid energy transfer by in situ microwave dielectric heating. Microwaves generate rapid intense heating of polar substances with significant reduction in reaction times (minutes instead of hours), cleaner processes, and in many cases better conversions. In fact, some reactions/processes that do not occur by classical heating or that occur in very low yields can be performed in high yields under microwave irradiation. Therefore, it seems evident that in a few years many chemical transformations requiring heat will be carried out on microwave reactors. In the field of synthetic organic chemistry, for example, many academic and industrial research groups are already using microwave chemistry as a forefront technology for rapid reaction optimization, for the efficient synthesis of new chemical entities, and for the discovery and probe of new chemical reactivity.


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