alexa Microwave-assisted C-C bond forming cross-coupling reactions: an overview.
Materials Science

Materials Science

Journal of Material Sciences & Engineering

Author(s): Mehta VP, Van der Eycken EV

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Abstract Among the fundamental transformations in the field of synthetic organic chemistry, transition-metal-catalyzed reactions provide some of the most attractive methodologies for the formation of C-C and C-heteroatom bonds. As a result, the application of these reactions has increased tremendously during the past decades and cross-coupling reactions became a standard tool for synthetic organic chemists. Furthermore, a tremendous upsurge in the development of new catalysts and ligands, as well as an increased understanding of the mechanisms, has contributed substantially to recent advances in the field. Traditionally, organic reactions are carried out by conductive heating with an external heat source (for example, an oil bath). However, the application of microwave irradiation is a steadily gaining field as an alternative heating mode since its dawn at the end of the last century. This tutorial review focuses on some of the recent developments in the field of cross-coupling reactions assisted by microwave irradiation. This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2011 This article was published in Chem Soc Rev and referenced in Journal of Material Sciences & Engineering

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