Name: Dr. Syed Ahmad Tirmizi
Designation: Professor
Department: Chemistry


Phone: +92-51 9064-2108
Status: On Job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

1. Nanomaterials for the control of Environmental pollution
2. Anticancer Compounds based on Pd metal
3. M.O.F for the adsorption of toxic gases to clean the Environment



a.                               ENVIRONMENTAL/ ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY


1.             Syed. A. Tirmizi*, J.Iqbal and M. Nasir

Determination of Trace Elements in sweet taste fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants. J .Pure Appl. Sci. (Pak) 13(1), 41-44 (1994)

2.             J.Iqbal, Syed.A.Tirmizi* and M. Naeem .

Determination of Chromium and Zinc in bitter taste fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants. J. Pure. Appl. Sci. (Pak) 14(1), 37-40 (1995)

2.                   J.Iqbal, Syed.A.Tirmizi* and M. T. Ehsan

Biodegradatian study of Chitosan in the soil samples of Bahawalpur. J. Pure. Appl. Sci. (Pak), 15(1), 29-34 (1996)

3.                Syed.A.Tirmizi*, Javed Iqbal and M. N. Akhtar

Determinatian of Mineral Elements in sour taste plants. J. Pure .Appl. Sci. (Pak), 15(1), 25-28 (1996)

4.                   Syed.A.Tirmizi*, J.Iqbal, S.Ahmad and S.Firdaus

A study of Inorganic Elements in vegetables and soil samples of the polluted and non-polluted areas of Bahawalpur city. Hamdard Medicus (Pak), Vol. xxxix (3), 90-95 (1996)

6.                   Syed A.Tirmizi*, J.Iqbal and M. Issa

Collection of Metal ions present in water samples of different sites of Pakistan using Biopolymer Chitosan. J. Chem. Soc  (Pak) 18(4), 312-15 (1996)

7.                   Syed A.Tirmizi*, J.Iqbal, A.S. Khattak and M. Farooq,

Biodegradation study of Chitosan in the soil samples of NWFP and Gilgit area of Pakistan. J. Pure .Appl. Sci  (Pak), 16(2), 53-58 (1997)

8.         A.A. Chaudhary, A. Salman, T.M. Ansari, S. Nadeem and Syed A.Tirmizi*                                Studies on the Effect of Seasonal Variations on Physical and Chemical characteristic of Indus River Water. J. Pure. Appl. Sci  (Pak) 17(1), 26-33 (1998) 

9.         F.Chohan, M.H.S.Watto, Syed A. Tirmizi*, F.H.Wattoo, A. Rehman and M.Tufail.

Analytical Investigation of Inorganic Nutritive Elements of Caparis deciduas grown in Cholistan Desert. The Nucleus (Pak), 39(3-4), 195-199 (2002)

10.        M.H.S.Wattoo, F.H.Wattoo, T.G.Kazi, Syed A.Tirmizi*, M.I.Bhanger, R.B.Mahar and J.Iqbal

Quality Characterization of Phulali Canal Water for Irrigation Purposes. The Nucleus (Pak)   41(1-4), 69-75 (2004)

11.        Syed A. Tirmizi*, F.H.Wattoo, M.H.S.Wattoo, M. N. Khokhar  and J.Iqbal

Analytical Investigation of Soil Inorganic Elements in Cotton Cultivated Areas of Vehari                  (Pakistan). J.Chem.Soc (Pak) 27(6), 606-10 (2005)

12.        J.Iqbal, Syed A.Tirmizi*, M. L. Mirza and M.J. Iqbal

Adsorption Status of Some Transition Metal Ions on Pretreated Fish Scales. J.Chem. Soc. (Pak) 27(1), 77-81(2005)

13.        M.H.S. Wattoo, F.H. Wattoo, T.G.Kazi, Syed A.Tirmizi* and Javed Iqbal

Quantitative Bacteria Evaluation and Chemical Analysis of Diet, Club, Ice Cream Soda, and         Soft Drinks.   Arab Gulf .J. Sci. Res  23(1), 15-22 (2005)

14.        J.Iqbal, Syed A. Tirmizi*, F.H. Wattoo, M. Imran, M.H.S .Wattoo, S.Sharfuddin and S. Latif

Biological properties of Chlorosalicylidine Analine and its complexes with Co2+and Cu2+  Turk. J. Biol  30, 1-4 (2006)

15.        S. Yasmin, Syed A. Tirmizi*, M. H. S. Wattoo, F. H. Wattoo and J.Iqbal
Chemical Analysis of Chicorum intubus grown and wild in Cholistan Desert. J.Chem.Soc (Pak) 28(1), 51-55 (2006)

16.       Syed A. Tirmizi*, F.H. Wattoo , M.H.S. Wattoo and J.Iqbal. 

                  Analytical Investigation of Soil Inorganic Nutrients of Cholistan Desert.

            J. Chem. Soc. (Pak), 28(4), 337-42 2006)

17        M.H.S. Wattoo, F.H. Wattoo, Syed A. Tirmizi*, T.G. Kazi, M. I. Bhanger and  J.Iqbal

            Pollution of Phulali Canal Water in the city premises of Hyderabad: Metal Monitoring

            J. Chem. Soc. (Pak), 28(2), 136-143 (2006).

18.        J.Iqbal.  Syed.A. Tirmizi*, F.H. Wattoo, M. Imran, M.H.S. Wattoo, S.Sharfuddin and S. Latif

Dehydroacetic acid oxime as a new ligand for Spectrophotometric Determination of Co2+ 

                 J.Chem.Soc.(Pak) 29(2), 136-39 (2007)

19.        Syed.A. Tirmizi*, M.H.S. Wattoo, M.Mazhar, F.H.Wattoo, A.N.Memon and J.Iqbal                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

            Analytical Investigation of Chromium and Zinc in Sweet, Sour and Bitter Taste Fruits,

            Vegetables and Medicinal Plants.  Quimica Nova 30(7), 1573-77 (2007)    

20.        Syed A.Tirmizi*, F.H.Wattoo, M.H.S.Wattoo, M.Moazzam, J.Iqbal and A.N.Memon

Analytical Investigation of Li+, Na+, K+, Ca2+ and Mg2+ levels in Human Blood Serum of Cholistan Desert Population. J.Chem.Soc.(Pak) 29(5), 453-57(2007)

21.        Syed A.Tirmizi*, M.Moazzam, F.H.Wattoo, M.H.S.Wattoo, N.Wasi, J.Iqbal and A.N.Memon

Analytical Investigation of Soil, Bark and Flowers of Acacia nilotica grown in Desert    Environment. J.Chem.Soc.(Pak) 29(5), 481-86 (2007)

22.        M. Hussain, Syed A. Tirmizi*, S.Ahmad and S.Rafique

Development of a Spectroscopic Method for Quantitative Determination of Pharmaceutical Preparations of Vitamin C. J.Chem.Soc.(Pak) 29(6), 575-79 (2007)

23.        F.H.Wattoo,M.S.Memon, A.N.Memon, M.H.S.Wattoo, Syed A. Tirmizi* and J.Iqbal

Quantitative Analysis of Stress and Cholestrol levels in University teachers and housewives of Hyderabad-Pakistan.  Pak.J.Med.Res.(Pak) 46(2), 42-45 (2007)

24.        S.Nadeem, M.K.Rauf, M.Ebihara, Syed A.Tirmizi* and S.Ahmad

                  Tetrakis(thiourea-kS)Palladium(II) dithiocyanate   Acta Cryst (2008).E64, m698-m699 

25.        M.H.S.Wattoo, M.Mazhar, M.Tufail, Syed A.Tirmizi* and J.Iqbal

X-RayDiffraction Analysis to Study the Effect of Metal Loading, Calcination and Reduction    Temperatures for Supported Palladium Catalysts. J.Chem.Soc.(Pak) 30(3),377-84 (2008)

26.        F.H.Wattoo,  Syed A.Tirmizi*, M. H. S. Wattoo, A.Anjum, J.Iqbal, A.B.Ghangharo and  M.Y.Khan

Analytical Investigation of Selected Inorganic Nutrients of Desert Growing Aloes.  J.Chem.Soc. (Pak) 30(3), 394-99 (2008)

27.        Syed A.Tirmizi*, F.H.Wattoo, M.H.S.Wattoo, S.Sarwar, J.Iqbal and A.B.Ghanghro

                  Spectrophotometric Study of Stability Constants of Famotidine-Cu(II) Complex at Different

                  Temperatures. Arabian.J.Sci.Engg  34(2A), 43-48 (2009)

28.        M.A.Arain, F.H.Wattoo, A.B.Ghanghro, M.H.S.Wattoo, Syed A. Tirmizi*, J.Iqbal and S.A.Arain

Simultaneous Determination of Metal Ions as Complexes of Pentamethylene Dithiocarbamate in Indus River Water Pakistan. Arabian.J.Chem 2, 25-29 (2009)

29.        Syed A.Tirmizi*, F.H.Wattoo, M.H.S.Wattoo, S.Sarwar, J.Iqbal and A.B.Ghanghro

                  Spectrophotometric Study of Stability Constants of Famotidine-Ni(II) Complex at Different

                  Temperatures.  Arabian.J.Sci.& Engg 35(1A), 93-99 (2010).

30.        Syed A.Tirmizi*, F.H.Wattoo, M.H.S.Wattoo, S.Sarwar, J.Iqbal and  A.B.Ghanghro

                  Spectrophotometric Study of Stability Constants of Cimetidine-Ni(II) Complex at Different

                  Temperatures. Arabian.J.Sci.Engg (2011). In press.                                                                                                                                                      31.        J.Iqbal, F.H.Wattoo, M.H.S.Wattoo, Syed A.Tirmizi*, M.Ahmad, M.Imran, R.Malik

                  Adsorption of acid yellow dye on flakes of Chitosan Prepared from Fishery Wastes.

                  Arabian.J. Chem, 4(4) 389-95 (2011).

32        Syed A Tirmizi*, M.H.S.Wattoo, F.H.Wattoo, A. Quddus, A.Wadood.

      Aerosol- Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition of Cadmium Sulfide and Zinc Sulfide 

Thin films prepared from bis (dibutylditiocarbamato) metal complexes. Arabian. J.Sci. Engg. 36, 565-71 (2011)


b.                              INORGANIC/ BIOCHEMISTRY


1.                   Sen. Yang, Syed A. Tirmizi*, A. Burns, A. A. Barney and W. M. Risen, Jr

Chitaline materials: Soluble Chitosan-Polyaniline copolymers and their Conductive doped forms. Synth. Metals 32, 191-200 (1989)

2.         J.Iqbal, Syed A.Tirmizi*, S. Malik, R. M. Siddique, M. Ismail and B. A Nasir

Chemistry of Dehydroacetic Acid Oxime Complexes of Fe2+, Fe3+, Ag+ and Cu2+, Acta.Sci (Pak) 4(142), 35-44(1994)

2.                                                                                                       Zia F. Khan, Syed A.Tirmizi* and Habibur-Rehman

Group theory and solid state photochemical reactions of Humulene nitrosite (C15H24N203), J. Pure  Appl. Sci  (Pak) 14(1), 23-32 (1995)       

4.         Syed A.Tirmizi*, Z.H. Chohan, J.Iqbal and Sayeda A.Sabira

Studies of Transition Metal ions binding with Polymeric ligand Chitosan and Mechanism of    Gelation.  J.Pure Appl. Sci (Pak) 14(2), 1-4 (1995)       

5.                   Syed A.Tirmizi*, J.Iqbal and A.Qayyum. Saqib

Fe2+, Co2+, Ni2+ and Cu2+ Complexes of Pyrazolylpyridine. J. Res.Sci (Pak) 8(1),11-15 (1996)
6.         Hans P. Brack, Syed A.Tirmizi* and W.M.Risen.Jr                                                 

Spectroscopic and Viscometric Study of the metal ion-induced gelation of the Biopolymer       Chitosan. Polymer 38(10), 2351-62 (1997)

7.         J. Iqbal, Syed A.Tirmizi* and Tariq M.Butt

            Metal complexes of a Schiff base formed by the condensatian of Benzaldehyde with Aniline.  J.Pure Appl.Sci(Pak)16(1), 55-59(1997)

8.         Z.H. Chohan and Syed A.Tirmizi *

Role of Anions (chloride, sulfate, nitrate, oxalate and acetate) on Biological Activity of Ni2+ and Co2+ Chelates with Melamine derived ligands.  Sci. Int (Pak) 9(1), 33-35 (1997)

9.            J.Iqbal, M.L. Mirza, Syed A.Tirmizi* and A. Mahmud

Adsorption Studies of Transition Metals from Manganese to Zinc over Zirconyl Silicate Resin. J. Chem. Soc (Pak) 20(4), 244-49 (1998)

10.               Syed A.Tirmizi*,M.H.S. Wattoo, S. Kanwal, F.H.Watoo and J.Iqbal

Inorganic Nutrients of  Saccharum bengalense grown in Desert Environment. J.Chem. Soc (Pak) 27(2), 186-89 ( 2005)

11.               Syed A. Tirmizi*, M.H.S. Watto,  N.Anwar, F.H.Wattoo, J.Iqbal and M.Tufail

Inorganic Nutrients of Calatropus procera grown in Cholistan Desert. J.Chem.Soc (Pak)                                               27(6), 621-26 (2005)

12.               F.H.Wattoo, M.S.Memon, A.N.Memon, M.H.S.Wattoo, Syed A.Tirmizi* and J.Iqbal

Effects of stress on serum lipid levels in lady health visitors and housewives. Rawal.Med.J (Pak) 32(1), 41-44 (2007)

13.               F.H.Wattoo, M.S.Memon, A.N.Memon, M.H.S.Wattoo, Syed A. Tirmizi* and J.Iqbal

Estimation and Correlation of Stress and Cholesterol levels in college teachers and housewives of Hyderabad- Pakistan.  J.Pak.Med.Assoc (Pak) 58(1), 15-17 (2008)                                       

14.               S.Nadeem, M.K.Rauf, S.Ahmad, M.Ebihara, Syed A.Tirmizi*, S.A.Bashir and A.Badshah,

Synthesis and Characterization of Palladium (II) Complexes of thiourea. X-ray structure of [Pd(N,N-dimethylthiourea)4]Cl2.2H2O and [Pd(tetramethylthiourea)4]Cl2.Trans.Met.Chem 34,197-202 (2009)                                                                                                      

15.        Syed A.Tirmizi*, S.Nadeem, A.Hameed, M.H.S.Wattoo, A.Anwar, Z.A.Ansari and S.Ahmad

Synthesis, Spectral Characterization and Antibacterial Studies of Palladium(II) Complexes of    Hetrocyclic thiones. Spectroscopy 23,299-306 (2009)

16.        S.Sharif, M.Akkurt, Islamullah Khan, S.Nadeem, Syed A.Tirmizi* and S.Ahmad.

3-Thioamidopyridinium iodide.  Acta Cryst (2009) E65: o2423

17.        S. Ahmad, T. Rüffer, H. Lang, S. Nadeem, Syed A. Tirmizi*, M. Saleem and A. Anwar.

Synthesis, Crystal Structure and Antimicrobial Studies of trans [Pd(PPh3)2(imidazolidine-2-thione)2]Cl2.3.5H2O. Russ.J.Coord. Chem 36 (07), 520-24 (2010).                                    

18.        S. Nadeem, M. K. Rauf, Syed. A. Tirmizi*, M. Bolte, S. Ahmad, M. Asma and A. Hameed.

Synthesis, Spectral Characterization and Biological Activity of Palladium(II) Bromido Complexes of thioamides; x-ray structure of [Pd(tetramethylthiourea)4]Br2 Trans.Met.Chem.35, 555-61(2010).                                                            

19.        S. Nadeem, M. Bolte, S. Ahmad, F. Tahira, Syed A. Tirmizi*, M. K. Rauf, S. A. Sattar, S. Siddiq, A.      Hameed and S. Z. Haider.

Synthesis, Crystal Structures, Antibacterial and Antiproliferative Activity in vitro of Palladium(II) complexes of triphenylphosphine and thioamides, Inorgan. Chim. Acta  363 , 3261-69 (2010).

20.   F.H.Wattoo, M.S. Memon, A.N.Memon, M.H.S.Wattoo, A.B.Ghanghro, M.Yaquib and Syed      A.Tirmizi*

Effect of Stress on Serum Cholestrol Levels in Nurses and Housewives of Hyderabad.(Pakistan) Pak.J.Biochem. Mol.Bio 43(2), 50-53 (2010).

21.        M.H.S.Wattoo, A.Quddos, A.Wadood, M.B.Khan, F.H.Wattoo, Syed A. Tirmizi* and K. Mehmood

Synthesis, Characterization and Impregnation of Lead Sulfide Semiconductor Nanoparticles on Polymer Matix. J.Saudi.Chem.Soc (2011), In press.

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