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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Prof Zuriati Zakaria.......Organic chemist from Malaysia

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Zuriati Zakaria


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Zuriati Zakaria

Zuriati Zakaria is a professor at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Selangor, Malaysia, and the first Malay woman from Malaysia to receive a PhD in chemistry.
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Professor Zuriati Zakaria (MSc, PhD, FMIC, F.A.Sc. PMP), School of Chemical Sciences and Food Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, is working in the field of organic and environmental chemistry.

She received her PhD in heterocyclic chemistry at the University of East Anglia, UK, in 1978 after having studied at the Academic SmSn(Kimia) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and receiving her MSc in organic chemistry from the Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
She was Editor-in-Chief of Sains Malaysiana between 2002–2008, and Editorial Board member of the Journal of Palm Oil Research from 2000–2008.

Amongst others Professor Zakaria belongs to the Bioorganic Committee of the IUPAC since 2009. She was Secretary-General of the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies from 2007–2009 and is Council Member of the Malaysian Institute of Chemistry (Institut Kimia Malaysia) since 2000.

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Zuriati Zakaria, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia

Selected Publications
  • Extraction of Melalueuca cajuputi using supercritical fluid extraction and solvent extraction,
    S. M. Jajaei, W. R. W. Daud, M. Markhom, Z. Zakaria, M. Lo Presti, R. Costa, L. Mondello,
    J. Essent. Oil. Res. 201022, 205–210.
  • Chemical Profile Of Compounds From Lichens Of Bukit Larut, Peninsula Malaysia,
    Laily B. Din, Z. Zakaria, M. Wahid Samsudin, John A. Elix,
    Sains Malaysiana 201039(6), 901–908
  • Bioactivity Investigation of Litsea globularia in Bornea,
    K. Heng Yen, Z. Zakaria, N.Hadiani Ismail, Z. Md Nor, R. Ahmad, L. b Din,
    Malaysian J. Sci. 200928: (Special Edition), 223–228.
  • Chemical Constitutents from the Fruit Peel of Goniothalamus scortechinii,
    A. Abdullah, Z. Zakaria, F. b Ahmad, K. Mat Salleh, L. Bin Din,
    Sains Malaysiana 200938(3), 365–369.
  • Synthesis of Palmitic Acid-based esters and their effect on the pour point of palm oil methyl esters,
    C. Han Sern, C. Yuen May , Z. Zakaria, R. Daik,
    J. Oil Palm Res. 200820, 517–522.

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