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  • Samaraweera, A.P.G.M.V. (Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, 2021-09)
    With the advancement of technology, the problems associated with the ecosystems are also increasing. As a result, the components of the ecosystem; water, land, and air are contaminated with pollutants.
  • Hewage, K. P. (Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, 2021-09)
    Gas chromatography (GC) is one of the versatile analytical techniques used in both qualitative and quantitative studies
  • Perera, K. Sarath D.; Theeshya Dulmini, A. D. (Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, 2021-09)
    Ancient Sri Lanka was well known as it was situated at the centre of the Silk Road. Ceylon cinnamon has become one of the main exports over a long period of time. According to “Mahavamsa” or the great chronicle of Sri ...
  • Fernando, L.N. (Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, 2021-09)
    I came to know Dr. Wijesekera in 1971 when he recruited me as a technical assistant to his Natural products laboratory at CISIR (Ceylon Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research). I was just out of high school, ...
  • Warnasuriya, Dilmani (Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, 2021-09)
    Dr. R. O. B. Wijesekera, the doyen of Natural Product Chemistry, and a much loved figure among all those he worked with, passed away on the 13 th July 2021 after a brief illness.
  • Dayananda, K. R. (Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, 2021-09)
    Rahula Oliver Barnes Wijesekera (ROB to his many friends and colleagues) was the eldest son in a family of 7 siblings. He was an excellent student at Royal College Colombo.
  • Mahindapala, Ranjith (Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, 2021-09)
    Dr Wijesekera took chemistry at the University of Ceylon and started his career as a Research Officer at the Medical Research Institute (MRI), primarily working on medicinal plants.
  • Jayewardene, A. Lakshman (Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, 2021-09)
    I first met ROB more than fifty years ago, soon after his return from the USA after a postdoc year at the University of California, Davis campus in 1969.
  • Sathsarani, Wandana; Wickramarachchi, Suranga (Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, 2021-09)
    When Cleopatra set sail to greet Marc Antony’s fleet, sailors reported that the entire sea smelled of incense to announce her arrival
  • Punyasiri, Nimal (Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, 2021-09)
    The use of natural-based cosmetic active ingredients is on the rise worldwide, particularly in anti-aging and skin lightening (brightening) skin care cosmetics.
  • Gunawardena, Nalaka (Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, 2021-09)
    Nature’s Beauty Creations Ltd (NBC) is under the Multichemi group, and the Multichemi group was established in 1993.
  • Hettigoda, Lankani (2021-09)
    Siddhalepa manufactures over 200 authentic Ayurveda medicinal products and OTC Ayurveda products, ranging from cosmetics, medicines, and food items, conforming to international and local Standards.
  • Perera, K. Sarath D. (Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, 2021-09)
    Organic chemistry is basically the study of synthesis, reactions, properties, and structures of carbon-containing compounds. Organic reactions can be classified into four main types: addition, elimination (E), substitution, ...
  • Haniffa, M.R.M. (Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, 2021-09)
    Let me at the outset, share my thoughts with you regarding basic mathematics and its teaching. It is based on my teaching experience over the past couple of decades and based on what I learned for my O/L
  • Ratnaweera, Chinthaka Nadun (Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, 2021-09)
    Let’s begin with something everyone knows, SI units! Everyone of us applies them, but do you know the concept behind its definitions? Very recently definitions of SI units were changed and they are now defined by ...
  • Perera, K. Sarath D. (Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, 2021-09)
    Arenes are aromatic compounds which can act These complexes with three simple ligands are called as π-electron donors. Organometallic complexes with such ligands are commonly known as arene complexes, arene metal complexes ...
  • Perera, K. Sarath D. (Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, 2021-09)
    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy is probably the most powerful tool available for structure determination of organic, inorganic and organometallic compounds. It is also used by chemists to study mechanisms, ...
  • Bolan, Nanthi (Institute of Chemistry, 2021-06)
    When nutrients are applied in excess of food and fodder crops’ requirements, they can escape from fields to surrounding soils, air, and waterways, thereby leading to environmental degradation and economic loss. ...
  • Choudhary, M. Iqbal; Rahman, Atta-ur (Institute of Chemistry, 2021-06)
    Sciences at the interface of chemistry and biology have led to increased opportunities for the identification of lead molecules against various therapeutic targets. For centuries, natural products have served as key ...
  • Rajapakse, R. M. G. (Institute of Chemistry, 2021-06)
    The progress of humankind and the society depends mainly on application of scientific research outputs for their benefit. The sustainable development of a society or a country, in particular, or the entire world, in ...

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