Design and construction of a microwave generation subsystem for the semi-automatic peptide synthesis equipment

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Abstract

Peptides are molecular tools for study in different fields of health such as biochemistry, physiology and pharmacology. To obtain them, chemical synthesis coupled to microwaves is carried out and this microwave radiation is key for the coupling of amino acids in the assembly of the peptide. Keeping temperature and exposure times under control is a great challenge in this process. For this purpose, an electronic control was developed in the microwave oven. The microwave oven was modified to adapt it to the process, as a control and data acquisition system, an Arduino UNO card is used, which is responsible for recording the temperature of the sample and sends the signal to enable and disable the microwave power source (Magnetron). To control the temperature, an infrared sensor is used which is responsible for feedback the system and maintain the temperature of the sample at the desired levels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 9th International Congress of Mechatronics Engineering and Automation, CIIMA 2020 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsLuz Alejandra Magre Colorado
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728194967
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Nov 2020
Event9th International Congress of Mechatronics Engineering and Automation, CIIMA 2020 - Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
Duration: 4 Nov 20206 Nov 2020

Publication series

Name2020 9th International Congress of Mechatronics Engineering and Automation, CIIMA 2020 - Conference Proceedings

Conference

Conference9th International Congress of Mechatronics Engineering and Automation, CIIMA 2020
Country/TerritoryColombia
CityCartagena de Indias
Period4/11/206/11/20

Keywords

  • Automation
  • Electronic Control
  • Magnetron
  • Microwave Oven
  • Peptide Synthesis
  • Temperature

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