19. Microwaves in the Synthesis of Natural Products

  1. Prof. Antonio de la Hoz3 and
  2. Dr. André Loupy4
  1. Erik V. Van der Eycken1,
  2. Jitender B. Bariwal2 and
  3. Jalpa J. Bariwal2

Published Online: 27 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9783527651313.ch19

Microwaves in Organic Synthesis, Volume 1, Third Edition

Microwaves in Organic Synthesis, Volume 1, Third Edition

How to Cite

Van der Eycken, E. V., Bariwal, J. B. and Bariwal, J. J. (2012) Microwaves in the Synthesis of Natural Products, in Microwaves in Organic Synthesis, Volume 1, Third Edition (eds A. de la Hoz and A. Loupy), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527651313.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Facultad de Ciencias y, Technologías Químicas, Avda. Camilo Josè Cela 10, 13071 Ciudad Real, Spain

  2. 4

    Universitè Paris-Sud 11, Laboratoire des Réactions, Sélectives sur Supports, Laboratoire de Chimie des, procédés et Substances Naturelles, ICMMO, Bâtiment 410, 91405 Orsay, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory for Organic and Microwave-Assisted Chemistry (LOMAC) Celestijnenlaan 200F, Leuven 3001, Belgium

  2. 2

    ISF College of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Ferozepur G.T. Road, Moga, Punjab 142001, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 FEB 2013
  2. Published Print: 5 DEC 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527331161

Online ISBN: 9783527651313



  • microwave irradiation;
  • natural products;
  • alkaloids;
  • total synthesis


Microwave irradiation is well known for its ability to reduce reaction times dramatically, to increase product yields, and to enhance product purities by reducing unwanted side reactions compared with conventional heating. In this chapter, the application of microwave irradiation in the synthesis of natural products is reviewed from 2006 onwards. The literature is discussed in four sections covering the total synthesis of natural products, the total synthesis of alkaloids, the synthesis of natural product analogs, and the synthesis of building blocks for natural products.