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The Beneficial Sinergy of MW Irradiation and Ionic Liquids in Catalysis of Organic Reactions

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Chimiche, Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, via della Ricerca Scientifica snc, 00133 Rome, Italy
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Catalysts 2017, 7(9), 261;
Received: 26 July 2017 / Revised: 17 August 2017 / Accepted: 23 August 2017 / Published: 1 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Enabling Technologies toward Green Catalysis)


The quest for sustainable processes is becoming more and more important, with catalysis playing a major role in improving atom economy and reducing waste. Organic syntheses with less need of protecting/de-protecting steps are highly desirable. The combination of microwave irradiation, as energy source, with ionic liquids, as both solvents and catalysts, offered interesting solutions in recent years. The literature data of the last 15 years concerning selected reactions are presented, highlighting the importance of microwave (MW) technology coupled with ionic liquids. View Full-Text
Keywords: catalysis; microwave; ionic liquids; C–C bond formation; oxidation catalysis; microwave; ionic liquids; C–C bond formation; oxidation

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Floris, B.; Sabuzi, F.; Galloni, P.; Conte, V. The Beneficial Sinergy of MW Irradiation and Ionic Liquids in Catalysis of Organic Reactions. Catalysts 2017, 7, 261.

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