Microwave Stimulation of Chemical Reactions

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DURING an investigation of the effects of microwave energy on organic reactions, a novel application of such radiation has been disclosed. One well-known difficulty in the examination of solid-state pyrolytic reactions is that, perforce, for each particle, the products move from the site of their production against a positive temperature gradient. For any sizable particle, therefore, the pyrolysate is subject to further decomposition and, in many cases, it is impossible to isolate the primary products.

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    McTaggart, F. K., Austral. J. Chem., 18, 937 (1965)

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CANE, R. Microwave Stimulation of Chemical Reactions. Nature 209, 197–198 (1966) doi:10.1038/209197b0

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