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Inductive Heating for Organic Synthesis by Using Functionalized Magnetic Nanoparticles Inside Microreactors


  • This work was supported by the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie. We thank Dr. D. Bormann and Dr. G. Gershteyn (Institut für Werkstoffkunde, Leibniz Universität Hannover) for providing TEM micrographs and Dr. K. Mennecke for synthetic support.


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The heat is on! Ferromagnetic materials heated by induction in an electromagnetic field have found synthetic application. Best results were obtained when superparamagnetic nanoparticles coated with SiO2 were incorporated in a microfluidic reactor and transformations were performed under flow conditions. These magnetic particles can be doped with Pd and used as heated heterogeneous catalysts.