Prof. Akwasi Acheampong

Associate Professor

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

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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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    1. Akwasi Acheampong, Silas Ofori Frimpong, Patrick Buah, Lydia Tima Sarfo-Mainoo, Adolf Oti-Boakye, Kennedy Ameyaw Baah, and Judith Odei. 2024. Antioxidant, anthelminthic, and antimicrobial activities and GC-MS analysis of methanolic stem extract of Memecylon accedens. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 13(3): 115-124.
    2. Akwasi Acheampong, Emmanuel Quartey, Maud Adoley Acquaye, Abdulai A Naazo, Kennedy Ameyaw Baah, Lydia Tima Amankwaa, Patrick Buah and Silas Ofori Frimpong. 2024. In vitro anthelminthic and anti-inflammatory activities, and GC-MS analysis of methanol and acetone extracts of Mareya micrantha leaves. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 13(2): 799-805.

    3. Akwasi Acheampong, Patrick Buah, Silas Ofori Frimpong, Lydia Tima Sarfo-Mainoo, Adolf Oti-Boakye, Walter Mensah and Judith Odei. 2024. In vitro anti-helminthic, antimicrobial, and antioxidant activity of methanolic extract of Aspilia silphioides leaves. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 13(2): 151-161.

    4. Kennedy Ameyaw Baah, Akwasi Acheampong, Isaac Kingsley Amponsah, and Reinhard Isaac Nketia. 2024. Antiplasmodial Activity and Phytochemical Evaluation of the Stems of Albizia coriaria and Ficus sur. European Journal of Medicinal Plants, 35(2): 1-10.

    5. Jonathan Osei-Owusu, William K Heve, Owusu Fordjour Aidoo, Maxwell Jnr Opoku, Joseph Apau, Kodwo Ninsin Dadzie, Bright Yaw Vigbedor, Kwaafo Akoto Awuah-Mensah, Margaret Appiah, Akwasi Acheampong, Michael Birkett, Antony Hooper.2023. Repellency Potential, Chemical Constituents of Ocimum Plant Essential Oils, and Their Headspace Volatiles against Anopheles gambiae ss, Malaria Vector. Journal of Chemistry, 2023:1-12.
    6. Joseph Apau, Margaret Ohui Siameh, Jemima Adwoa Misszento, Opoku Gyamfi, Jonathan Osei-Owusu, Edward Ebow Kwaansa-Ansah, Akwasi Acheampong. 2022. Determination of potentially toxic elements in selected vegetables sampled from some markets in the Kumasi metropolis. Cogent Public Health, 9(1): 2145699.
    7. Akwasi Acheampong, Owusu Bempah, Joseph Osei-Owusu, Samuel Osafo-Acquaah.2024. Chemical composition of the headspace volatiles of intact cowpea pods and cowpea pods infested by Riptortus dentipes and Nezara viridula pests. Scientific African 23:e02011. 
    8. Kofi Sarpong, Akwasi Acheampong, Godfred Darko, and Osei Akoto. 2022. Potentially toxic Metal Loads in Soils Supporting Medicinal Plants in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Chemistry Africa, 5: 715–729.
    9. Akwasi Acheampong, Abdulai Alhassan Naazo, Jonathan Osei Owusu, Emmanuel Quartey, Abdul Fatawu Abdul Malik. 2022. Toxicity and repellency of shea nut cake extracts against Sitophilus zeamais Motsch (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Prostephanus truncatus Horn (Coleoptera?: Bostrichidae). Cogent Food and Agriculture,
    10. Clement Osei Akoto, Akwasi Acheampong, Yaw Duah Boakye, B. Asante, S. Ohene, F. Amankwah. 2021. Anthelminthic, Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidant, and Antimicrobial Activities and FTIR Analyses of Vernonia camporum Stem-Bark. Journal of Chemistry.
    11. Clement Osei Akoto, Akwasi Acheampong, Yaw Duah Boakye, Benjamin K. Kokloku and Gideon Kwarteng. 2020. In vitro anthelminthic, anti-inflamatory, antioxidant activities and FTIR analysis of Sclerocarya birrea. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 9(2): 1389-1401.
    12. Clement Osei Akoto, Akwasi Acheampong, Yaw Duah Boakye, Abdullai Alhassan Naazo, and Derrick Henneh Adomah. 2020. Anti-inflamatory, Antioxidant, and Anthelminthic Activities of Ocimum basilicum (Sweet Basil) Fruits. Journal of Chemistry. Article I.D. 2153534. DOI: 10.1155/2020/2153534.
    13. Clement Osei Akoto, Akwasi Acheampong, Prosper Dodzi Tagbor, Kingsley Bortey. 2020. Determination of the Antimicrobial and Antioxidant activities of the leaf extracts of Griffonia simplicifolia. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 9(2): 537-545
    14. Clement Osei Akoto, Akwasi Acheampong, Yaw Duah Boakye, Desmond Akwata, Michael Okine. 2019. In vitro Anthelminthic, Antimicrobial and Antioxidant activities and FTIR analysis of extracts of Alchornea cordifolia leaves. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 8(4): 2432 - 2442.
    15. Godfred Darko, Kwadwo Owusu Boakye, Marian Asante Nkansah, Opoku Gyamfi, Eugene Ansah, L.L. Yevugah, Akwasi Acheampong, Matt Dodd. 2019. Human Health Risk  and Bioaccesibility of Toxzic Metals in Topsois from Gbani Mining Community in Ghana. Journal of Health and Pollution, 9(22): 190602.
    16. Clement Osei Akoto, Akwasi Acheampong, Yaw Duah Boakye, Samuel Takyi and Rukaya Garba. 2019. Phytochemical screening and in vitro antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of the extracts of the stem bark of Psydrax peruviana. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies, 7(5): 28 - 34.
    17. Akwasi Acheampong, Samuel Okyem, Clement Osei Akoto, Kennedy Ameyaw Baah. 2018. Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, and FTIR analysis of methanol root extract of Cnestic ferruginea and ethanol root extract of Citrus limon. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 7(4): 2938 - 2946.
    18. Joseph Apau, Akwasi Acheampong, Eric Adua. 2018. Exposure to bisphenol A,  bisphenol F and bisphenol S can cause obesity in human body. Cogent Chemistry, 4: 1506601 
    19. Akwasi Acheampong, Lydia Amankwaa Tima, Isaac O. Afriyie, Kennedy A. Baah. 2018. Antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of the methanol and petroleum ether extracts of the stem of Microdesmis puberula. The Pharmaceutical and Chemical journal, 5(1): 38-48.
    20. Adolf Oti-Boakye, Akwasi Acheampong, Gyang Nathan Ohene, Amoah Charles Agyei, Akorfa Akosua Agbosu. 2018. Comparative assessment of some physico-chemical properties of seed oils of Parkia biglobosa and Monodora myristica with some commercial oils. African Journal of Food Science, 12(1): 1-5. DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2015.1336.
    21. Adolf Oti-Boakye, Akwasi Acheampong, Ohene Gyang Nathan, Akorfa Akosua Agbosu, Amoah Charles Agyei. 2017. Determination of mercury and cadmium levels in omega-3 food supplements on the Ghanaian market. African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry, 12(6): 50-53. DOI: 10.5897/AJPAC2016.0675
    22. Jonathan Osei-Owusu, Akwasi Acheampong, J.V.K. Afun, Samuel Osafo Acquaah. 2017. Chemical Composition of the Headspace Volatiles of Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M. King in Ghana. Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants, 20(5): 1418-1423. DOI: 10.1080/0972060X.2017.1396928   
    23. Kennedy Ameyaw Baah, Akwasi Acheampong, Isaac Kingsley Amponsah, Yakubu Jibira, Mary Osei Owusu, Lydia Amankwaa Tima. 2017. Evaluation of the anti-inflamatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of the stem bark extract of Croton penduliflorus Hutch (Euphorbiaceae). Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 6(6): 1705-1710. 
    24. Godfred Darko, Lawrence Sheringham Borquaye, Akwasi Acheampong, Kwasi Oppong. 2017. Veterinary antibiotics in dairy products from Kumasi, Ghana. Cogent Chemistry, 3: 1343636. DOI: 10.1080/23312009.2017.1343636
    25. Akwasi Acheampong, Mercy Badu, Andrews Yirenkyi Agyemang. 2016. Comparative Total Phenolics and Antioxidant activities of Xanthosoma colocasia, Solanum torvum and Allium ascalonicum L. International journal of Chemical and Biomolecular Science, 2(4):73-79.
    26. Akwasi Acheampong, Wilfred Owusu Gyasi, Godfred Darko, Joseph Appau, Sylvester Addai-Arhin. 2016. Validated RP-HPLC method for simultaneous determination and quantification of Chlorpheniramine maleate, Paracetamol and Caffeine in tablet formulation. SpringerPlus, 5(1):1-8. DOI 10.1186/s40064-2241-2
    27. J. Apau, A. Acheampong, O. Akoto, E. Duah Boateng. 2015. Physicochemical and Microbial Analysis of Water from selected Hand-dug wells in Ayeduase, Kumasi. International journal of Chemical and Biomolecular Science, 1(4): 292-296.
    28. A. Acheampong, S. Addai-Arhin, J. Apau, W. O. Gyasi. 2015. Development and Validation of a RP-HPLC Method with PDA Detection for the Simultaneous Estimation of Acetylsalicylic Acid, Paracetamol and Caffeine in Fixed Dose Combination Tablets. International journal of Chemical and Biomolecular Science, 1(4): 211-217.
    29. G. Darko, A. Faanu, O. Akoto, A. Acheampong, E. J. Goode, O. Gyamfi.  2015. Distribution of natural and artificial radioactivity in soils, water and tuber crops. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 187(6): 1–11.
    30. A. Acheampong, L. S. Borquaye, S. O. Acquaah, J. Osei-Owusu, G. K. Tuani. 2015. Antimicrobial Activities of Some Leaves and Fruit Peels Hydrosols. Internation Journal of Chemical and Biomolecular Science, 1(3): 158–162.
    31. A. Adam, A. Acheampong. and I. Abdul-Mumeen. 2015. Effect of soil variation on quality of shea butter in selected areas of the northern region of Ghana.  Journal of Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Development, 7(5): 43-50.
    32. J. Apau, A. Acheampong, V. Bepule. 2014. Physicochemical and Microbial parameters of water from hand-dug wells from Nyamebekyere, a suburb of Obuasi, Ghana. International Journal of Science and Technology. 3(6):347-351.
    33. J. Apau, A. Acheampong, J. A. Appiah, E. Ansong. 2014. Levels and health risk assessment of heavy metals in tubers from the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana. International Journal of Science and Technology. 3(9): 534-539.
    34. A. Acheampong, J. Apau, G. Darko, A. Oti-Boakye. 2014. Assessment of mercury levels in omega-3 food supplements available on the Ghanaian market. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences 2(5): 658-662.          .
    35. N. Leveque, A. Acheampong, S. Heron, A. Tchapla. 2012.  Determination of triacylglycerol regioisomers using electrospray ionization- quadrupole ion trap mass spectrometer with a kinetic method. Analytica Chimica Acta. 722:80-86.
    36. A. Acheampong, N. Leveque, S. Heron, A Tchapla. 2011. Simple complementary Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry approaches for the characterization of triacylglycerols in Pinus koraiensis oil, Journal of Chromatography A. 1218: 5087-5100.
    37. Okine N. N. A., Asare-Nkansah S., Bekoe S. O., Acheampong A. 2007. Determination of Relative Bioavailability of locally manufactured co-trimoxazole tablets using urinary excretion data. Journal of Ghana Science Association 9(1), 62-70.
    38. Okine N. N. A., Asare-Nkansah S., Acheampong A. 2006, Simultaneous determination of sulphamethoxazole and trimethoprim in co-trimoxazole tablets using RP-LC analysis. JST, 26(3), 66-76.

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