The translation of organometallic reactions into a microwave reactor has numerous advantages. Herein, we describe the application of a previously developed solid-supported Glaser-Hay reaction to microwave conditions. Overall, an array of diynes has been prepared demonstrating the ability to conduct chemoselective reactions in the microwave within 20 min compared to the 16 h thermal conditions. Moreover, non-microwave transparent alkynes have been found to react more quickly, preventing catalyst quenching, and resulting in higher yields.
Lampkowski, J., Maza, J., Verma, S., & Young, D. (2015). Optimization of solid-supported Glaser-Hay reactions in the microwave. Molecules, 20(4), 5276-5285.