The chemistry group has established research strengths in the following areas:
- Chemical analysis, e.g. trace metals analysis by AAS; analysis of pesticides, pharmaceutical drugs, sugars and natural products by HPLC and LC-MS.
- Antioxidant activity assays and various other bioactivity tests of plant extracts in collaboration with members of microbiology and cell biology groups.
- Natural product chemistry, synthesis of inorganic/organic compounds of pharmaceutical/ medicinal interests.
- Developing new biodegradable polymers using plant waste to be used as control release device for anticancer drug and slow release device for application of fertilizer in agriculture.