Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Benzimidazoles and Their Derivatives From 1994 to 2016-A Review

KAHVECİ B., Mentese E.

CURRENT MICROWAVE CHEMISTRY, vol.4, no.1, pp.73-101, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.2174/2213335603666160517154048
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.73-101


Background: The use of microwave irradiation is an important development for the synthesis of benzimidazoles in the 21st century, and in recent years, microwave-assisted heterocyclic synthesis has gained significant attention in modern drug discovery studies. Benzimidazoles are an important group in the field of medicinal chemistry because of a wide range of biological activities. This review article provides a collection of studies on the synthesis of benzimidazole derivatives by microwave techniques over a twenty-one years period for an alternative to conventional heating.