And yet another chemistry blog… a traditional organic chemist by training in the pharmaceutical industry, I spent most of my career as a drug hunter and puzzle solver for a number of therapeutic areas, which always provided new chemistry to examine. Relying on traditional approaches I was excited to be part of new microwave techniques as a go-to approach to the rapidly expanding arsenal of methodologies, such as metal-catalyzed coupling reactions and tandem cascades. It seems like every time a journal is opened now, microwaves are being used for new methods and more efficient syntheses. With the advancement of new instrumentation, we can now scope methods and develop reactions on-scale in a batch or continuous-flow manner.

Having left the pharma industry, I have been lucky enough to enjoy a new personal frontier into microwave organic synthesis or inorganic and MOF structures — and even some interesting polymer designs. This has opened a host of applications that would have otherwise been closed – – and for that I want to provide a resource for those eager to learn the widening scope of microwave chemistry.

This is a page dedicated to the utility of microwave synthesis for the construction of complex organic compounds, inorganic and metal-organic frameworks along with new methodologies in research. As a technology, microwave approaches have generated many of the new and exciting avenues for the advancement in the research of complex structures.

David Gunn

Just another synthetic chemist who enjoys jumping into the deep end of the pool



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