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    Aqueous Microwave AssistedChemistry: Synthesis and Catalysis

    An up-to-date survey of the field, byan international team. These aresmall-scale catalytic processes formaking organic specialities in water.Whether microwaves have specificeffects in addition to thermal effects isstill debated. A final chapter describesmicrowave-assisted synthesis ofnanoparticles, some of which areuseful catalysts.V Polshettiwar and RS Varma (eds), 2010, RSCPublishing, Cambridge, UK, ISBN 978-1-84973-038-9,228 pp, 99.99


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