Microwave-Assisted Organic Chemistry ReactionsAuthor(s): Amelia Hawking
Microwave Assisted Organic Syntheses (MAOS), which transform small molecules into large polymers in a fraction of the time, have sparked a revolution in organic compound synthesis. The demand for various organic compound libraries for drug discovery, biomaterial production, automated library screening, proteomics, and other applications has fueled the development of novel MAOS technologies. In previous reviews on this topic, the emphasis on MAOS reactions has been on the method rather than the importance placed on the applications. The different applications of microwave assisted synthesis of organic polymeric compounds have been extensively discussed in this editorial, with a focus on aspects of speed, reproducibility, and scalability. It is clear from this editorial that data consistently points to MW as a novel and powerful tool that has enabled the synthesis of a number of new compounds and highlights the need for further research in this field, regardless of the type of organic material. Microwave assisted irradiation reactions have been accepted as a valuable tool for accelerating the production of a wide variety of organic molecules. Small molecules are formed up into large polymers in a fraction of the time when opposed to thermal methods, ensuring the acceptance of Microwave assisted irradiation reactions as a valuable tool for accelerating the development of a wide variety of organic molecules.