Connie W. Y. Luk

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Previously unreported paraquat derivatives were prepared and used to develop enzyme-immunoassay methods for paraquat in serum and urine matrices. The study involved comparison of the effects of novel paraquat derivatives made of methyl and ethyl-4,4'-bipyridinium and cyanuric chloride (heterologous bridges) or valeric acid (homologous bridges) on the(More)
It is challenging to reduce ground-level ozone (O3) pollution at a given locale, due in part to the contributions of both local and distant sources. We present direct evidence that the increasing regional effects have negated local control efforts for O3 pollution in Hong Kong over the past decade, by analyzing the daily maximum 8 h average O3 and Ox(More)
An efficient and mild method for labelling of immunoglobulin G (IgG) with horseradish peroxidase (HRP) using cyanuric chloride (2,4,6-trichloro-1,3,5-triazine, CC) as a bridging molecule is described. The enzyme was treated first with cyanuric chloride to introduce dichloro triazine and after removal of excess reagent, the activated enzyme was mixed with(More)
A polyclonal antiserum to streptomycin was generated in sheep using a streptomycin-bovine serum albumin conjugate as immunogen. Streptomycin was linked to the carrier protein with cyanuric chloride using a new two-step conjugation method. Plate coating antigen conjugates of streptomycin and gelatine were prepared using either cyanuric chloride (homologous(More)
This study presents the development and evaluation of a next generation air monitoring system with both laboratory and field tests. A multi-parameter algorithm was used to correct for the impact of environmental conditions on the electrochemical sensors for carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollutants. The field evaluation in an urban roadside(More)
Grid field measurements of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) covering the entire territory of Hong Kong were simultaneously carried out twice daily on 27 September 2013 and 24 September 2014, respectively, to advance our understanding on the spatiotemporal variations of VOCs and ozone (O3) formation, the factors controlling O3 formation and the efficacy of(More)
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and organic peroxides play an important role in atmospheric chemistry, but knowledge of their abundances, sources, and sinks from heterogeneous processes remains incomplete. Here we report the measurement results obtained in four seasons during 2011-2012 at a suburban site and a background site in Hong Kong. Organic peroxides were(More)
Atmospheric oxidizing capacity (AOC), dominated by the hydroxyl radical (OH), is an important index of the self-cleaning capacity of atmosphere and plays a vital role in the tropospheric chemistry. To better understand the key processes governing the chemistry of rural atmosphere of southern China, we analyzed the oxidation capacity and radical chemistry at(More)
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