Microwave-assisted synthesis using ionic liquids
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- Martínez-Palou, R. Mol Divers (2010) 14: 3. doi:10.1007/s11030-009-9159-3
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The research and application of green chemistry principles have led to the development of cleaner processes. In this sense, during the present century an ever-growing number of studies have been published describing the use of ionic liquids (ILs) as solvents, catalysts, or templates to develop more environmentally friendly and efficient chemical transformations for their use in both academia and industry. The conjugation of ILs and microwave irradiation as a non-conventional heating source has shown evident advantages when compared to conventional synthetic procedures for the generation of fast, efficient, and environmental friendly synthetic methodologies. This review focuses on the advances in the use of ILs in organic, polymers and materials syntheses under MW irradiation conditions.
KeywordsIonic liquids Microwave Organic synthesis Polymer synthesis Materials synthesis
Chiral Ionic Liquid(s)