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Microwave Heating in Conjunction with UV Irradiation


Kormos, C. M., Hull, R. M., & Leadbeater, N. E. (2009). Microwave Heating in Conjunction with UV Irradiation: a Tool for the Oxidation of 1,4-Dihydropyridines to Pyridines. Australian Journal of Chemistry, 62(1), 51-57. DOI: 10.1071/CH08414

Microwave heating is used for the preparation of 1,4-dihydropyridines and then, in conjunction with UV irradiation, is used for the efficient oxidation of the 1,4-dihydropyridines to pyridines. The oxidation reactions are performed in a sealed vessel using oxygen as the oxidant and an electrodeless discharge lamp as the irradiation source.