Sonochemistry of lipids. A study of ultrasound assisted reactions in the synthesis and derivatization of long chain fatty acid molecules
Professor Lie Ken Jie, Marcel Soe Fa (Principal investigator)
HKU Project Code
General Research Fund (GRF)
To use ultrasonic energy in chemical reactions in the synthesis and derivatization of long chain unsaturated and polyfunctional fatty acid molecules (e.g. very long chain fatty acid, VLCFA); to study the mechanisms of novel organic reactions performed under concomitant ultrasonic irradiation (e.g. heteroaromatization of unsaturated ketones).