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Pure Appl. Chem., 2001, Vol. 73, No. 1, pp. 161-166

Reactivity and selectivity under microwaves in organic chemistry. Relation with medium effects and reaction mechanisms

André Loupy1, Laurence Perreux1, Marion Liagre1, Karine Burle2 and Michel Moneuse2

1 Laboratoire des Réactions Sélectives Sur Supports, Université Paris Sud, bâtiment 410, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
2 EDF, R&D, Site des Renardiéres, 77818 Moret-sur-Loing Cedex, France

Abstract: Typical applications of solvent-free conditions and microwave activation are described. Non-purely thermal specific effects are evidenced and discussed in terms of reaction medium and mechanisms, taking into account the variations in polarity of the systems.


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