Chemical Engineering & Technology, Vol.19, No.5, 420-424, 1996
A new continuous-flow recycle microwave reactor for homogeneous and heterogeneous chemical reactions
A new continuous-flow recycle microwave reactor suitable for organic synthesis has been developed to handle 0.51 quantities of reagents. The apparatus, which is designed for laboratory use, operates at atmospheric pressure in open- or closed-loop mode. It is fitted with a temperature control system. We describe this novel reactor and illustrate its efficiency with examples of organic syntheses carried out using both homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions.