Since polar reactants can adsorb microwave irradiation, chemists can utilize the microwave oven for some organic reactions. In this paper, we report a rapid conversion of lactams to cyclic imides using peracetic acid (CH_3-CO_3H) and manganic chloride (MnCl_2) in ethyl acetate (CH_3-COOEt) as a solvent and under microwave irradiation (90 W, 5 min) in good yields.
TAHERPOUR, AVAT ARMAN and MANSURI, HAMID REZA (2005) "Fast Oxidation of Lactams to Cyclic Imides Using Microwave Irradiation," Turkish Journal of Chemistry: Vol. 29: No. 3, Article 11. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/chem/vol29/iss3/11