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Accelerating Organic Synthesis Without Microwaves


During the past several decades, microwave heating has proven to be a well-established method for reaction acceleration. But what exactly is the reason for this acceleration? Do we really need microwaves for enhancing reactions? This in-depth presentation will explore the existence of non-thermal microwave effects and an alternative solution for successful and convenient reaction acceleration without microwave assistance.

Date: 2017-07-06, 13:00 - 14:00
Language: English
Trainer: Dr. Jennifer Kremsner

Jennifer studied chemistry at the Karl-Franzens University in Graz, where she received her PhD in 2007. Under the supervision of Prof. Oliver Kappe she worked on microwave-assisted organic synthesis with special focus on the investigation of non-thermal microwave effects. After post-doctoral research for BASF, where she developed microwave protocols for the synthesis of crop protection agents, she moved to Anton Paar GmbH in 2009. Since then she works as a product specialist on the development, support and evaluation of new modern synthesis reactors.

Jennifer is author of several publications in the field of microwave chemistry. This year the second edition of her book "A Chemist's Guide to Microwave Synthesis" was published, as well as the book „Minutes, not Hours! - A Practical Guide to High-speed Organic Synthesis in Modern Microwave Reactors“, which includes practical examples for student education.

Contact person and registration:
Hayley Gilbert
Tel.: +1 - 804 - 550 - 1051[at]