Microwave Organic Synthesis

Synthetic organic chemistry, built on functional group conversions and carbon-carbon bond formation, has long benefited from microwave heating. Microwave reactors have become the industry standard for methodology development and total synthesis because they work better than conventional bench methods, providing…
  • Faster reaction times (minutes instead of hours)
  • Access to different product distributions
  • More accurate and precise reaction control
  • Faster and more simple reaction setup
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Microwave Inorganic and Materials Synthesis

Inorganic chemistry from catalyst preparation to solid-state synthesis can take advantage of faster reaction times and improved yields using microwave energy. Compared to conventional heating, microwave energy can also furnish…
  • Unique morphologies and phases
  • Access to novel reaction pathways
  • Lower polydispersity using volumetric heating

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Polymer Synthesis

Useful for both monomer synthesis and subsequent polymerizations, microwave energy provides unique reaction control to influence molecular weight and polydispersity characteristics. Perform reactions in minutes or hours rather than days with the ability to add more monomers, catalysts, or other reagents during the reaction. Also gain…
  • Easy access to high molecular weight polymers
  • Lower polydispersity using volumetric heating
  • Optional mechanical stirring for viscous reaction
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Teaching with Microwaves

With instruments placed in over 1000 universities and academic institutions, CEM has the experience and knowledge to help you turn students in to scientists. Explore CEM's areas of expertise below to determine which instruments best meet your teaching and/or research needs. Learn more