Chapter 1. Theoretical Aspects of Microwave Dielectric Heating

  1. Jason P. Tierney2 and
  2. Pelle Lidström3
  1. D. Michael P. Mingos

Published Online: 3 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305548.ch1

Microwave Assisted Organic Synthesis

Microwave Assisted Organic Synthesis

How to Cite

Mingos, D. M. P. (2005) Theoretical Aspects of Microwave Dielectric Heating, in Microwave Assisted Organic Synthesis (eds J. P. Tierney and P. Lidström), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305548.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    GlaxoSmithKline, Harlow, UK

  2. 3

    Biotage AB, Uppsala, Sweden

Author Information

  1. Chemistry Department and St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, Queens Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 MAY 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175906

Online ISBN: 9781444305548



  • microwave dielectric heating;
  • microwave assisted organic synthesis;
  • Arrhenius-type analysis of temperature dependence;
  • dielectric material - permanent or induced dipoles;
  • microwave and conventional heating comparison;
  • dielectric properties of solids;
  • loss tangents as function of frequency for common solvents


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Theoretical basis of dielectric heating

  • Dielectric properties of solids

  • Comparison of microwave and conventional heating

  • Acknowledgement

  • References