Prof. Akwasi Acheampong

Associate Professor

Dept: Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Physical and Computational Sciences, College of Science, KNUST.

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Research Areas/Interests

My research centers on Natural products, Lipids, pharmaceutical analysis and quality control, and analysis of water, food and food supplements. In the...~more

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Areas of Specialization

  • Natural Product Chemistry ( Extraction of bioactives, antioxidant, antimicrobial and antiinflamatory studies etc
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry ( Pharmaceutical analysis and quality control, HPLC method development for multi-component drug formulations etc)
  • Analytical Chemistry (HPLC, HPLC-MS Method development, Water Analysis, Heavy metal contaminations, Radioactivity etc)
  • Analysis of water, food and food supplements
  • Environmental research aimed at determining radionuclide pollution, heavy metals in food, herbal preparations, soils and plants.
  • Chemical Ecology: interest is on semiochemicals release by plants in defence of herbivory feeding, their identification, characterization and quantification that will lead to synthesis of blends that can be used as biological pesticides.

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