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Professor. N.A.K.P.J.Seneviratne

Ph.D.(Wayne State)

  Office: B1 338/4  
  Phone: +94112903263
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Research and Teaching Interests

Quality improvement of coconut oil, antioxidant properties of coconut oil and other edible oils, investigation of the potential of unconventional edible oils as sources of essential fatty acids.

Selected Publications

“Comparison of the phenolic dependent antioxidant properties of coconut oil extracted under cold and hot conditions,” K.N. Seneviratne, C.D. Hapuarachchi, and S. Ekanayake, Food Chem., 2009, 114, 1444-1449.

“Canarium zeylanicum seed oil: An edible oil with beneficial qualities,” K.N. Seneviratne, and R.T. Kotuwegedara, Int. J.Food Sci. Techol., 2009, 44, 792-798.

“Phenolic dependence of antioxidant properties of the methanolic extracts of seed oils and seed hulls of five plant species, K.N. Seneviratne, and R.T. Kotuwegedara, Food Sci Technol. Int. 2009, 15, 419-425.

“Variation of phenolic content in coconut oil extracted by two conventional methods,” K.N. Seneviratne, and D.M.S. Dissanayake, Int. J.Food Sci. Techol. 2008, 43, 597-602.

“Improvement of the quality of coconut oil by incorporation of antioxidants from coconut cake,” K.N. Seneviratne, and D.M.S. Dissanayake, Sri Lanka Patent No. 13995, 2006.

“Analysis of phenolic antioxidants in coconut cake by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC),”, Herbal Medicine, Phytopharmaceuticals and other natural products: Trends and advances, 2006 1st Ed. ISBN: 955-9244-30-2, pp 162-166.

Seneviratne, K. N. and D.M.S. Dissanayake. Effect of method of extraction on the quality of coconut oil. Journal of Science, University of Kelaniya, 2005, 2, 63-72.

Ezhova, M.B., B.O. Patric, K.N. Seneviratne, B.R. James, F.J. Waller and M.E. Ford. Interactions of Rh(III)-dihydido-bis(phosphine) complexes with semicarbazones. Inorganic Chemistry, 2005, 44, 1482-1491.

Marcazzan, P., C. Abu-Gnim, K.N. Seneviratne and B.R. James. Imine hydrolysis and role of a rhodium(I)-imine-amine complex in homogeneous H2-hydrogenation of the imine and a rare example of inequivalent NH2 protons. Inorganic Chemistry, 2004, 43, 4820-4824.

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