March 16, 2010 16:15 - 17:15
Empa, Dübendorf, Theodor-Erismann-Auditorium, VE102
High-speed microwave chemistry has attracted a considerable amount of attention in the past two decades with new and innovative applications in organic/peptide synthesis, polymer chemistry, material sciences, nano-technology and biochemical processes continuously being reported in the literature. In many instances, the use of microwave dielectric heating has been shown to dramatically reduce processing times, increase product yields, and to enhance product purities or material properties compared to conventionally processed experiments. Although many of the early pioneering experiments in microwave chemistry were performed in domestic, sometimes modified, kitchen microwave ovens, the current trend clearly is to use dedicated instruments (both single-mode and multimode reactors) for chemical synthesis which have become available only in the last few years.
This lecture will focus on the general theory behind microwave chemistry and microwave dielectric heating phenomena. Contributions from the laboratory in the field of microwave-assisted organic- and polymer synthesis, and on the synthesis of nanoparticles will also be discussed.
The language of the presentation is English.
Free entrance, guests are welcome
Dr. Anne Satir
Tel: 044 823 4562