Synthesis of Precursor Glucosamine Building Blocks of Chitin
The acylation reaction is an important process for biological and chemical applications. Biologically, this reaction is used in a mechanism critical to numerous cellular processes, such as protein assembly and regulation. This article reviews the state of the art of microwave-assisted reactions and the influence of microwaves on mass and heat transfer. The heating behaviour of representative test reactions and single substances is compared for heating with microwaves and thermal energy.