Name: Dr. Rumana Qureshi
Designation: Associate Professor
Department: Chemistry

Qualifications: M.Phil
PhD. Physical Chemistry

Phone: +92-51 9064-2142
Status: On Job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

  • Electrochemistry
  • Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
  • Drug DNA Interaction Studies using UV-visible Spectroscopy, Cyclic Voltammetry and Computational Methods
  • Corrosion Studies using Cyclic Voltammetry and Impedence Spectroscopy
  • Bionanomaterials and their Applications

1.                   Ansari, F.L.; Qureshi, R.; Qureshi, M.L.; Qureshi, F.S., “Computer Aided Lessons on Pericyclic Reactions”, Proc. 19th IUPAC Symp. Chem. Natural Products, 1995.

2.                   Mohammad, M.; Qureshi, R.; Khan, A.Y.; Begum, W.; Subhani, M.S., “Heterogeneous Electron Transfer Rate Constant and Marcus Theory”, Bull. Electrochem., 1994, 10(4-5), 218.

3.                   Qureshi, R., “Potential Energy Surfaces Calculations for Ion Pairs (Part I), A Comparison of Peacock and Simonetta Method”, J. Chem. Soc. Pak, 1993, 15, 114.

4.                   Mohammad, M.; Khan, A.Y.; Ashraf, N.; Begum, W., Qureshi, R., Heterogeneous Electron Transfer Rate Constants for the Second Reduction Process of Some Dinitroaromatics”, Collection Czech. Chem. Commun., 1992, 1, 57.

5.                   Qureshi, R., “A Development Strategy for Computer Aided Instructions in the Education System”, Prof. 2nd Nat. Comp. Conf., Islamabad, 1991.

6.                   Mohammad, M.; Khan, A.Y.; Subhani, M.S.; Begum, W.; Ashraf, N.; Qureshi, R.; Iqbal, R., “Protonation of Anion Radicals and Dianions of Some Dinitroaromatics”, Research on Chemical Intermediates, 1991, 16, 9-43.

7.                   Mohammad, M.; Qureshi, R.; Khan, A.Y., “Home Computer in Molecular Orbital Calculations, Part II”, Pak. J. Sci. Ind. Res., 1990, 33, 3.

8.                   Mohammad, M.; Ashraf, N.; Begum, W.; Qureshi, R.; Khan, A.Y., “Digital Simulation Method for the Evaluation….”, Bull. Electrochem., 1988, 4, 775.

9.                   Mohammad, M.; Qureshi, R., Khan, A.Y., “Home Computer in Molecular     Orbital Calculations, Part I”, Pak. J. Sci. Ind. Res., 1987, 30, 359.

10.                Mohammad, M.; Qureshi, R.; Tariq, M., “Reversible Electrode Potential……, Part II”, Bull. Electrochem., 1987, 3(3), 267.

11.                Mohammad, M.; Qureshi, R.; Khan, A.Y.; Iqbal, R.; Electron Affinities of   Charged Species, Part I”, Bull. Electrochem., 1986, 2, 567.

12.                Mohammad, M.; Khan, A.Y.; Qureshi, R.; Iqbal, R., “Reversible Electrode Potential for Chemically Coupled…. Part I, Theoretical Considerations”, Bull. Electrochem., 1985, 1, 429.





13.                Bhatti, N.K.; Subhani, M.S.; Khan, A.Y.; Qureshi, R.; Rahman, A., Heterogeneous Electron Transfer Rate Constants of Viologens Monocations at Platinum Disk Electrode, Turkish Journal of Chemistry, 2005, 29, 659.

14.                Bhatti, N.K.; Subhani, M.S.; Khan, A.Y.; Qureshi, R.; Rahman, A., Heterogeneous Electron Transfer Rate Constants of Viologens at Platinum Disk Electrode, Turkish Journal of Chemistry, 2006, 30, 165.

15.                Kiran, M.; Qureshi, R.; Ansari, F.L.; Subhani, M.S.; Khan, A.Y.; Rehman, A., Electron Affinities, Solvation Energies and Redox Potentials of Some Chalcones: Substituent Effects and Correlation with Semiempirical MO Energies, Turkish Journal of Chemistry, 2006, 30, 1-10.

16.                Ahmad, S.; Khan, A.Y.; Qureshi, R., Electrochemical Study of Hydrogen-Bonding in Anthraquinones, J. Chem. Soc. Pak., 2006, 28(6), 542.

17.                Ahmed, S.; Khan, A.Y.; Qureshi, R.; Subhani, M.S., Hydrogen Bonding Associations in the Electroreduced Intermediates of Benzoquinones and Naphthoquinones, Russian Journal of Chemistry, 2007, 43(7), 811.

18.                Razzaq, H.; Qureshi, R.; Janjua, N.K.; Saira, F.; Saleemi, S., Charge Transfer Complexes of Picolenes with Sigma and Pi-acceptors, Spectrochim Acta A, 70 ,2008, 1034.

19.                Subhani, M.S.; Aslam, S.; Qureshi, R.; Rehman, A., UV Spectroscopic Studies of Charge Transfer Complexes of 2-Hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone, J. Chem. Soc. Pak. Vol 30, No. 2, 2008.

20.                Subhani, M.S.; Akram, A.; Qureshi, R.; Rehman, A., Investigation of Resonance Effect, Inductive Effect, Solvation Energies and Electron Affinities of Some Thiosemicarbazides, Hydrazides and Carboxylic Acids Through Linear Scan Voltammetry, J. Chem. Soc. Pak. Vol 30, No. 2, 2008.

21.                Rahman. A; Qureshi, R;, Ahmad S. Electrochemical and Computational Interpretations of Hydrogen-bonding of Naphthoquinones with Methanol. J. Chem. Soc. Pak. Vol 30, No. 5, 2008.

22.                Shah, A., Qureshi, R., Janjua, N. K., Haq, S. U., Ahmad, D., Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Investigations of Protonated Ferrocene-DNA Interaction, Analytical Sciences. 24 ,2008, 1437-1441.

23.                Shah, A., Khan M. A., Qureshi, R., Ansari, F. L., Nazar F. M., Shah S. S., Redox     behaviour of Anticancer Chalcones on a Glassy Carbon Electrode and   Evaluation    of  its Interaction Parameters wit DNA. Int J. Mol. Sci. 9 2008,1424

24.                N. Kausar Janjua, R. Qureshi, S. Ahmed, A. Yaseen Khan, M. Muhammad, M. Sadiq Subhani, R. Iqbal (late). Solvent-oriented 1H-NMR chemical shifts of pyridinium iodide and application of Buckingham equation, Journal of Molecular Structure,919, 2009, 321.



25.                Janjua N. K., Siddiqa A., Yaqub Azra., Sabahat Sana, Qureshi R.,  Haque S., Spectrophotometric analysis of flavonoid–DNA binding interactions at physiological conditions, Spectrochimica Acta, 74 ,2009, 1135.


26.                Shah A., Qureshi R., Khan M. A., Ansari, F. L., Ahmed S. Determination of  binding parameters and mode of Ferrocenyl Chalcone-DNA interaction. Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan 82 ,2009, 453

27.                Rehman Z., Shah A., Muhammad N., Ali S., Qureshi R., Butler I. S., Synthesis characterization and DNA binding studies of penta- and hexa coordinated diorganotin (IV) 4- (4- nitrophenyl ) piperazine-1- carbodithioates. J. Organomet. Chem. 694, 2009 ,1998.

28.                Rehman Z., Shah A., Muhammad N., Ali S., Qureshi R., Butler I. S., Synthesis, Spectroscopic characterization, X-Ray structures and evaluation of binding parameters of new triorganotin(IV) dithiocarboxylates with DNA. Europ. J. Med. Chem. 44, 2009, 3986.

29.           Muhammad N., Shah A., Rehman Z., Shuja S., Ali S.,  Qureshi R., Meetsma A., Tahir M. N., Organotin(IV) 4-nitrophenylethanoates: Synthesis, structural     characteristics and intercalative mode of interaction with DNA. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 694 ,2009,3431.

30.           Shah A, M. Khan A., Usman M., Qureshi R., Siddiqu M. and Shah S., Thermodynamic characterization of dexamethasone sodium phosphate and its complex with DNA as studied by conductometric and spectroscopic techniques. J. Chill. Chem. Soc. 54, 2009, 134.

31.           Shah A., Diculescu, V. C., Muhammad N., Qureshi R., Ali S., Brett, A. M. O., Electrochemical reduction of nitrophenyl acrylate on glassy carbon electrode, Electroanalysis, 22 ,2009, 121-127.

32.           Shah A, Diculescu V. C., Qureshi R., Brett A. M. O., Electrochemical behavior of dimethyl-2-oxoglutarate on glassy carbon electrode, 77 (2010) 145.

33.                Shuja S., Shah A, Rehman Z., Muhammad N., Ali S., Qureshi R., Khalid N., Meetsma A., Diorganotin(IV) derivatives of ONO tridentate schiff base: Synthesis, crystal structure, in vitro antimicrobial, anti-leishmanial and DNA binding studies. Europ. J. Med. Chem. 45 ,2010,2902.

34.                Shah A, Qureshi R., M. Khan A., Khera R. A., Ansari, F. L., Electrochemical Behavior of 1-Ferrocenyl-3-phenyl-2-propen-1-one on Glassy Carbon Electrode and Evaluation of its Interaction Parameters with DNA. J. Braz. Chem. Soc.,   21 ,2010, 447.




35.           Shah A., Zaheer M., Qureshi R., Akhter Z., Faizan M., Voltammetric and Spectroscopic Investigations of 4-Nitrophenylferrocene interacting with DNA. Spectrochimica Acta, 75 ,2010 ,1082.

 36.         Shah A., Diculescu V. C., Qureshi R., Brett, A. M. O., Redox behavior of camptothecin on glassy carbon electrode, Bioelectrochemistry, 79, 2010  ,    173

37.                Altaf F., Qureshi R., Ahmad S., Khan A. Y., Naseer A., Electrochemical adsorption studies of urea on copper surface in alkaline medium, J. Electroanal. Chem. 642 ,2010 ,98

38.                Diculescu V. C., Militaru, A., Shah A., Qureshi R., Tugulea L., Brett, A. M. O., Redox mechanism of lumazine at a glassy carbon electrode , Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 647, 2010),1.

39.           Zaheer M., Shah A., Akhter Z., Qureshi R., Mirza B., Tauseef M., Bolte M., Synthesis, characterization, electrochemistry and evaluation of biological activities of some ferrocenyl Schiff bases, Applied Organomet. Chem., 25 ,2011, 61.


  1. Ansari, F.L.; Qureshi, R.; Qureshi, M.L., “Electrocyclic Reactions - from Fundamentals to Research”, Supplemented with Computer Aided Lessons, Wiley - VCH, Weinheim, New York, 1999, ISBN 3-527-29755-3.
  2. Chapter contributed to the Annual Review: Social Development in Pakistan - The State of Education 2002-03, Social Policy and Development Centre, ISBN 969-8407-01-4.
  3. Chapter “Electrochemical and spectroscopic properties of ferrocenes and their relationship with biological and environmental applications” in book entitled” In: Ferrocenes: Compounds, Properties and Applications” contributed to Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-61761-880-2

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