European journal of organic chemistry issue:7 pages:1133-1155
A selective over-view of the recent developments of microwave-assisted, transition-metal-catalysed C-C and C-N bond-forming reactions is presented. Microwave-assisted chemistry is a comparatively novel technique in the present-day synthetic world and has recently grown in an exponential manner, stretching from academia to a widely practiced technique in industry. Transition-metal-catalysed C-C and C-N bond-forming reactions represent one of the most interesting and well-investigated type of microwave-assisted reactions, evident from the plethora of available literature and patents in this area. Given the large number of articles published on the subject, we have made a very concise selection from the recent literature, covering manuscripts dealing with the subject from the period of the end 2004 until the first part of 2007.