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Microwave Chemistry: Not Just For Your Kitchen Anymore

Posted by Senthil Natesan on February 27, 2015 at 1:45 PM

 

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Time: Talk at 5.30 PM - Dinner at 7.30 PM

Location: Math-Science Complex, Room U125, Norwich University, Northfield, VT

Microwave Chemistry: Not Just For Your Kitchen Anymore

 by

Michael B. McGinnis, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Science and Mathematics

Professor of Chemistry

Norwich University

 

Abstract

The microwave oven was discovered in the 1940s, but not popularized until the 1960s with the introduction of a counter-top model. Chemists in the 1980s first reported that microwaves could be used to catalyze reactions. Around 2000, industrial strength microwaves were introduced and 2002 saw the first wave (only 20) of significant publications with laboratory-grade, industrial microwaves. Today, thousands of peer-reviewed microwave articles are published each year. This presentation will examine at the young history of the microwave, current developments of microwave assisted organic reactions (MAOS) and gaze into the future of microwave chemistry.

 

Dinner at Sarducci's in Montpelier at 7.30 p.m. (20 min drive from Norwich campus)

 www.sarduccis.com

If you wish to join us for dinner at 7:30 (after the talk), please RSVP

 Dick Millius at 802-485-2228 or via e-mail to rmilius[at]norwich.edu. We would like an approximate headcount as soon as possible, but by theend of the business day, Monday, March 16 at the latest. For directions, use maps.google.com.

Driving Directions to Norwich University

 From the south:

• Take I-89 North to Exit 5 (Northfield-Williamstown, VT Rt. 64)

• Turn left at the bottom of the ramp

• Follow Rt. 64 for about 3 miles to the intersection with VT Rt. 12

• Turn right onto Rt 12.

• Follow Rt 12 about 1.5 miles to Norwich University

• At the yellow blinking light, turn right into Parking Lot A. If lot A is filled, there is parking adjacent to Kreitzberg library- the large white structure next to the Math-Science complex.

• The Math Science building is directly across the street from the lot. Rooms are numbered sequentially. U125 is on the first floor.

 From the north:

• Take I-89 South to Exit 5 (Northfield-Williamstown, VT Rt. 64)

• Turn right at the bottom of the ramp

• Follow Rt. 64 for about 3 miles to the intersection with VT Rt. 12

• Turn right onto Rt 12.

• Follow Rt 12 about 1.5 miles to Norwich University

• At the yellow blinking light, turn right into Parking Lot A. If lot A is filled, there is parking adjacent to Kreitzberg library- the large white structure next to the Math-Science complex.

• The Math Science building is directly across the street from the lot. Rooms are numbered sequentially. U125 is on the first floor.

 

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