Reactions of lipid molecules in aqueous media: an ultrasonic approach
Professor Lie Ken Jie, Marcel Soe Fa (Principal investigator)
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
General Research Fund (GRF)
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.