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Title: Non-thermal effects of microwaves on protease-catalyzed esterification and transesterification
Authors: Roy, Ipsita
Gupta, Munishwar N
Keywords: α-chymotrypsin
microwave-assisted reaction
non-aqueous enzymology
subtilisin
transesterification
Issue Date: 2003
Citation: Tetrahedron, 59(29), 5431-5436
Abstract: The non-thermal effects of microwave irradiation on enzyme-catalyzed reactions have been evaluated by keeping the reaction temperature constant during irradiation. Subtilisin-catalyzed transesterification and α-chymotrypsin-catalyzed esterification have been carried out in six solvents of differing polarities and at three different temperatures. In all cases, microwave irradiation was found to increase the initial reaction rates by 2.1–4.7 times at all hydration levels. It is also shown that microwave irradiation can be used in conjunction with other strategies (like pH tuning and salt activation) for enhancing initial reaction rates.
URI: http://eprint.iitd.ac.in/dspace/handle/2074/1183
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