Special Issue "Microwave-Assisted Organic Synthesis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2015)
Prof. Dr. Marilena Radoiu
Independent Consultant, EMLYON Business School, Lyon Area, France
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Interests: microwave processing in solid; liquid and gas phase with applications to cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, food, ceramics, etc.; scale up and commercialization of microwave processes to maximize the process benefits which include improved energy efficiency; product quality and throughput with reduced environmental impact including carbon footprint; fundamental understanding of the microwave/material interactions at a molecular level
The last century has clearly demonstrated the impact of technology on society. As the industrial processing continues the drive towards higher performance and lower costs, demanding new synthesis processes become a necessity. Balanced with the performance and quality requirements for current and future processing materials are the Environmental, Safety and Health concerns surrounding these processes. The shape and direction of further technological development also has to consider that many of these process steps are critically dependent on energy transfer into the reaction to deliver the highest levels of process performance and end-product reliability.
Microwave (MW) heating is a technique of heating dielectric materials, i.e., materials that have no or low electrical conductivity; in most cases these materials are also poorly conductive thermally. Conventional heating techniques, based on heat transfer phenomena, are inefficient for heating dielectrics. MW techniques dissipate heat within the material by an electromagnetic phenomenon of energy transfer. When discussing the performance of the microwave technique in comparison with other dielectric heating techniques (i.e., radio frequency), there are two main advantages that should be highlighted: high energy transfer due to higher frequency (915 MHz or 2450 MHz vs. 13.56 MHz or 27.12 MHz) and reduced breakdown risk due to the lower electric field strength.
It is well known that energy is often one of the most significant uncontrolled variables in an experiment. Microwaves have the potential to change that, partly by the fundamental way the energy is delivered to the molecules of interest, and partly by the electronic controls in the apparatus, facilitating the setting and recording of time, energy level, final temperature and so forth.
The present Special Issue of Molecules entitled “Microwave-Assisted Organic Synthesis” aims to attract all scientists working in the synthesis and characterization of microwave-assisted synthesis without restrictions to the value of the microwave frequency, the phase of the system, and the scale of the performed process. All papers submitted are welcome as we hope this effort to bring the SMM community together will receive the appreciation and support it deserves.
Dr. Marilena Radoiu
Dr. Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde
Dr. Annie Mayence
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