Reactions of lipid molecules in aqueous media: an ultrasonic approach


Grant Data
Project Title
Reactions of lipid molecules in aqueous media: an ultrasonic approach
Principal Investigator
Professor Lie Ken Jie, Marcel Soe Fa   (Principal investigator)
Duration
24
Start Date
1997-01-01
Completion Date
1998-12-31
Amount
761000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
HKU 506/96P
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
1996/1997
Status
Completed
Objectives
To study the effects of ultrasound energy on the rates of organic reactions, when water or aqueous organic media are used as the solvent; to determine the role of water during such reactions under concomitant ultrasonic irradiation involving hydrophobic substrates and organic reagents; to generate hydroxy free radicals from water by high frequency ultrasound and to study the reaction of such free radicals with polyunsaturated fatty acids; to study the chemical and physical properties of the newly formed fatty acid derivatives.