Microwave-Assisted Organic Synthesis
A Green Chemical Approach

Editors: Suresh C. Ameta, PhD
Pinki B. Punjabi, PhD
Rakshit Ameta, PhD
Chetna Ameta, PhD

Microwave-Assisted Organic Synthesis

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Pub Date: December 2014
Hardback Price: $179.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771880398
Pages: 412 pp with index
Binding Type: hardbound

The production of different chemicals on a large scale based on the varied needs of the society has created environmental pollution. The world is facing serious outcomes from this action because of byproducts and improper disposal of wastes. Green chemistry has come to our rescue at this stage. Most of the organic syntheses require toxic solvents, more reaction time, drastic conditions of temperature, etc.; therefore, conventional methods of organic synthesis are less preferred these days. Microwave-assisted organic synthesis enters the scene here. This technique is considered a promising green chemical approach as it reduces reaction time from days or hours to minutes or even seconds, and has many other advantages. It helps in the reduction of side reactions, it helps to increase yields, it uses less solvents or is almost solvent-free, it has solid supported reactions, it improves purity, etc.

This book has its main focus on microwave-assisted organic synthesis processes, particularly on various reactions such as cycloaddition, rearrangement, elimination, substitution, oxidation, reduction, condensation, coupling, polymerization, nanomaterials, synthesis of heterocycles, industrial applications, etc., under microwave irradiation. The time is not far off when this methodology will almost replace the existing and cumbersome methods of organic synthesis.

This book is imporant for a variety of reasons:
• Microwave-assisted organic synthesis is an eco-friendly technique. It is likely to replace other conventional syntheses in years to come.
• Microwave synthesis requires only a minute or even a second as compared to conventional synthesis, which is completed in hours or sometimes even days.
• It is also carried out under solvent free conditions and also on solid support.
• It helps in protecting the environment from the vapors of solvents, which are commonly used in traditional syntheses.
• The book covers the majority of reactions, starting from oxidation, reduction to synthesis of heterocyclics, nanomaterials, polymerization, etc.

Chapter 1. Introduction
Suresh C. Ameta

Chapter 2. Instrumentation

Chetna Ameta, Purnima Dashora, and Ritu Vyas

Chapter 3. Oxidation

Chetna Ameta, Poonam Kumawat, and Abhilasha Tripathi

Chapter 4. Reduction

Sangeeta Kalal, Kiran Meghwal, Meenakshi Joshi, and Pinki B. Punjabi

Chapter 5. Substitution

Meenakshi Singh Solanki, Shikha Panchal, and Ritu Vyas

Chapter 6. Alkylation and Arylation

Sanyogita Sharma, Neelam Kunwar and Suresh C. Ameta

Chapter 7. Addition

Abhilasha Jain, Priya Parsoya and Dipti Soni

Chapter 8. Cycloaddition

Abhilasha Jain, K. L. Ameta, Pinki B. Punjabi and Suresh C. Ameta

Chapter 9. Elimination

Chetna Ameta, Kumudini Bhanat, Arpit Kumar Pathak, and Pinki. B. Punjabi

Chapter 10. Condensation

Sanyogita Sharma, Abhilasha Jain, and Rakshit Ameta

Chapter 11. Rearrangement

Paras Tak, Nirmala Jangid, and Pinki B. Punjabi

Chapter 12. Coupling

Surbhi Benjamin, Neelam Kunwar, Kumudini Bhanat, and Suresh C. Ameta

Chapter 13. Syntheses of Heterocycles

Chetna Ameta, Rajat Ameta, and Seema Kothari

Chapter 14. Nanomaterials

Surbhi Benjamin, Shweta Sharma, and Rakshit Ameta

Chapter 15. Polymerization

Dipti Soni, Monika Trivedi, and Rakshit Ameta

Chapter 16. Other Reactions

Surbhi Benjamin, Paras Tak, and Rakshit Ameta

Chapter 17. Industrial Applications

Dipti Soni, Jitendra Vardia, and Rakshit Ameta

Chapter 18. Future Prospects

Rakshit Ameta


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Suresh C. Ameta, PhD
Professor of Chemistry and Director, Pacific College of Basic and Applied Sciences, PAHER University, Udaipur, India

Prof. Suresh C. Ameta obtained his Masters degree from the University of Udaipur and was awarded a Gold Medal in 1970. He also secured a first position in MPhil in 1978 at Vikram University, Ujjain (M. P.). He also obtained a PhD degree from Vikram University, Ujjain. He has served as Professor and Head of the Department of Chemistry at North Gujarat University Patan (1994) and M. L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur (2002-2005), and Head of the Department of Polymer Science (2005-2008). He also served as Dean of postgraduate studies. He is now serving as Director of the Pacific College of Basic and Applied Sciences and Dean of Faculty of Science at PAHER University, Udaipur.

Prof. Ameta has occupied the coveted position of President, Indian Chemical Society, Kotkata, and is now life-long Vice President, beginning in 2002. He was awarded a number of prizes during his career, such as national prizes twice for writing chemistry books in Hindi; he received the Prof. M. N. Desai Award, the Prof. W. U. Malik Award, the National Teacher Award, the Prof. G. V. Bakore Award, a Life Time Achievement Award by Indian Chemical Society, etc. He has successfully guided 71 students in the PhD program. Prof. Ameta has more than 300 research publications to his credit in journals of national and international repute. He has also contributed in the form of books. He is the author of around 40 undergraduate- and postgraduate-level books. He has also written chapters in books published by several international publishers. He has completed five major research projects from different funding agencies, such as DST, UGC, CSIR and Ministry of Energy, Govt. of India. Prof. Ameta has delivered lectures and chaired sessions at national conferences throughout India. He is also reviewer of number of international journals.

Pinki B. Punjabi, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Dr. Pinki B. Punjabi completed her MSc, MPhil, and PhD degrees from Vikram University, Ujjain, India, and secured a gold medal for her MSc studies. Dr. Punjabi is serving as Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Mohanlal Sukhadia University in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Her research interests include photocatalysis and photo-Fenton reactions for the degradation of organic pollutants, microwave-assisted organic synthesis, and polymer synthesis. She has supervised 22 PhD students, and seven are currently working under her supervision. She has more than 100 research papers in journals of national and international repute and has attended various conferences and delivered invited lectures. She has also contributed to several undergraduate- and postgraduate-level books. She has published several chapters in books published by international publishers.

Rakshit Ameta, PhD
Associate Professor of Chemistry, Pacific College of Basic & Applied Sciences, PAHER University, Udaipur, India

Rakshit Ameta, PhD, is Associate Professor of Chemistry, Pacific College of Basic and Applied Sciences, PAHER University, Udaipur, India. He has 8 years of experience in teaching and research. He has published more than 50 research papers and at present is guiding seven research students for their PhD theses.

Dr. Rakshit Ameta has received various awards and recognitions in his career, such as securing the first position in for MSc, for which he was awarded Gold Medal. He received the Fateh Singh Award from the Maharana Mewar Foundation, Udaipur, for his meritorious performance. He has served at M. L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur; the University of Kota, Kota, and PAHER University, Udaipur. He has supervised two PhD students, and seven more are performing research under his supervision on various aspects of green chemistry. He has around 50 research publications to his credit in journals of national and international repute. He holds one patent, and two more are under way. Dr. Rakshit has organized three national conferences as Organizing Secretary at the University of Kota in 2011 and PAHER University in 2012 & 2013. He is also planning to organize the fourth conference at PAHER University in 2014. He has delivered invited lectures at Bhopal, Jodhpur, Palanpur, Rajkot, Dharwad, and Chandigarh. He has chaired sessions in conferences held by the Indian Chemical Society and the Indian Council of Chemists. Dr. Rakshit was elected as council member of the Indian Chemical Society, Kolkata (2011-2013), and Indian Council of Chemists, Agra (2012-2014). He has written five degree-level books and has contributed chapters to books published by several international publishers.

Chetna Ameta, PhD
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, M. L Sukhadia University, Udaipur, India

Dr. Chetna Ameta was awarded a PhD degree from M. L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur, India. She was a recipient of JRF and SRF from UGC, India. She is presently working as Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Sukhadia University, Udaipur, and has 16 research papers to her credit. Her research interests are in microwave-assisted organic synthesis and green chemistry.

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