Microwave synthesis is an important technique for facilitating drug discovery, polymer science, chemical and materials research. It reduces reaction times from days to minutes, increases yields, and in many cases, produces cleaner reactions.

Microwave synthesis has become the method of choice for many chemists and biochemists for a multitude of reactions for one reason: it simply works better. Reactions that took hours, or even days, to complete can now be performed in minutes with better yields and cleaner chemistries.