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Unformatted text preview: erpenoids, flavonoids and limonoids. 43 23rd-25th June 2010 3rd ICYC 2010 Universiti Sains Malaysia KN-04 INSTITUT KIMIA MALAYSIA AND CHEMISTRY AS A PROFESSION IN MALAYSIA Soon Ting Kueh Institut Kimia Malaysia, 127B Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60 000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia E-mail: soontk@ikm.org.my Institut Kimia Malaysia (IKM) is a professional scientific organization in Malaysia. IKM was inaugurated on April 8, 1967 and incorporated under the Chemists Act 1975 on November 1, 1977. Under the A ct, IKM regulates the practice of chemistry in Malaysia. It also represents the chemistry profession and promotes the advancement of chemistry in Malaysia. This Lecture gives a brief description of the Chemists Act 1975 and its By-Laws. It will also discuss chemistry as a profession in Malaysia. An account on IKM, including its Council, membership, publications, scientific meetings, continuing education and professional development, national and international affiliations and collaborations, and other activ ities will also be presented. The Lecture also discusses the roles of chemistry in the socio -economic development of nations. Chemistry is also expected to provide solution to current world problems such as food safety and security, fresh water resources, renewable and sustainable energy, and climate change. 44 3rd ICYC 2010 Universiti Sains Malaysia KN-05 23rd-25th June 2010 SOME RECENT ADVANCES IN THE USE OF RICE HUSK SILICA AS A SUPPORT FOR HETEROGENEOUS CATALYST-THE OXIDATION OF BENZENE AND PHENOL AT AMBIENT TEMPERATURE Farook Adam School of Chemical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia E-mail: farook@usm.my Two methods were employed to obtain sodium silicate from rice husk (RH) as shown: Method 1: 600 oC RH 5h Method 2: NaOH White ash RT, 1 h Sodium silicate RHA-CuCe catalyst NaOH RH RT, 24 h Sodium silicate RH-Fe catalyst Using method 1, bimetallic copper-ceria incorporated heterogeneous catalysts were prepared. The oxidation of benzene to phenol with 30 % H2O2 in liquid-phas...
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