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Title: Microwave-specific acceleration of a retro-Diels–Alder reaction
A high-temperature retro-Diels–Alder reaction is accelerated by microwave (MW) heating to rates higher than expected based on Arrhenius kinetics and the measured temperature of the reaction mixture. Observations are consistent with selective MW heating of the polar reactant relative to other, less polar components of the reaction mixture.
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Chemical Communications
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11247 to 11250
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National Science Foundation
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