Name: Dr. M Moazzam Naseer
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: Chemistry


PhD (Organic Chemistry)

M.Phil (Organic Chemistry)

M.Sc (Chemistry)

Phone: +92-51 9064-2129
Status: On job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

Organic Synthesis, Supramolecular Chemistry, Crystal Engineering,

Bio-organic & medicinal Chemistry

1)       Jawaria, R.; Hussain, M.; Shafiq, Z.; Ahmad, H. B.; Tahir, M. N.; Shad H. A.; Naseer, M. M. Robustness of thioamide dimer synthon, carbon bonding and thioamide-thioamide stacking in ferrocene-based thiosemicarbazones. CrystEngComm, 2015, DOI: 10.1039/C4CE02566K.      (IF 3.858)

 2)       Dereli, ö.; Bahçeli, S.; Abbas,  A.; Naseer, M. M. Quantum chemical investigations of a co-crystal of 1,3,5-tris(4-hydroxyphenyl)benzene and 2,4,6-trimethoxy-1,3,5-triazine. Monatsh Chem. 2015, DOI 10.1007/s00706-015-1413-z.    (IF 1.347)

 3)       Youssoufi, M.H.; Hadda, T.B.; Warad, I.; Naseer, M.M.; Mabkhot, Y.N.; Bader, A. POM analyses of anti-kinase activity of thirteen peptide alkaloids extracted from Zizyphus species. Med. Chem. Res. 2015, 24, 267–274.                                (IF 1.612)

 4)       Anam, F.; Abbas, A.; Lo, K.M.; Zia-ur-Rehman; Hameed, S.; Naseer, M.M. Homologous 1,3,5-triarylpyrazolines: Synthesis, CH•••π interactions guided self-assembly and effect of alkyloxy chain length on DNA binding properties. New J. Chem., 2014, 38, 5617.              (IF 3.159)

 5)       Naseer, M.M.; Wang, D.-X.; Zhao, L.; Wang, M.-X. Construction and Multiple Exterior Surface Functionalization of Giant Molecular Cages. Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2014, 7895-7905.

(IF 3.154)

6)       Ahmad, M.; Pervez, H.; Hadda, T.B.; Toupet, L.; Naseer, M.M. Synthesis and solid state self-assembly of an isatin-thiazoline hybrid driven by three self-complementary dimeric motifs. Tetrahedron Lett., 2014, 55, 5400.                                                       (IF 2.391)


7)       Abbas, A.; Gökce, H.; Bahceli, S.; Naseer, M.M. Spectroscopic (FT-IR, Raman, NMR and UV-vis.) and Quantum Chemical Investigations of (E)-3-[4-(Pentyloxy)phenyl]-1-phenylprop-2-en-1-one. J. Mol. Struct., 2014, 1075, 352.                                     (IF 1.599)


8)       Abbas, A.; Hussain, S.; Hafeez, N.; Naseer, M.M. Synthesis and spectral characterization of new homologous 1,3,5-triaryl-2-pyrazolines: Influence of alkyloxy chain length on fluorescence. Spectrochim. Acta A, 2014, 133, 182.                                               (IF 2.163)


9)       Babar, T.M.; Naseer, M.M.; Ali, F.I; Rama, N.H; Hadda T.B. Synthesis and effect of substituent position on anti-inflammatory activity of 3-(halobenzyl)isocarbostyrils. Med. Chem. Res. 2014, 23, 4607-4618.                                                           (IF 1.612)


10)   Babar, T.M.; Naseer, M.M.; Rauf,  M.K.; Pervez, H.; Abihara, M.; Rama, N.H. Synthesis of hexacyclic fused isocoumarin framework through selective domino multicyclizations under catalyst and solvent free conditions. Chin. Chem. Lett., 2014, 25, 1282-1286. (IF 1.178)


11)   Arshad, I.: Ashraf, S.; Abbas, A.; Hameed, S.; Lo, K.M.; Naseer, M.M. Conformational isomerism in a conformational polymorph of 2,5-dibenzylidenecyclopentanone: crystallographic and quantum chemical structures. Eur. Chem. Bull., 2014, 3, 587-592.


12)   Mabkhot Y.N.; Al-Majid, A.M.; Barakat, A; Al-Showiman, S.S.; Al-Har, M.S.; Radi, S.; Naseer, M.M.; Hadda T.B. Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of 2-Aminobenzamide Derivatives as Antimicrobial Agents: Opening/Closing Pharmacophore Site. Int. J. Mol. Sci., 2014, 15, 5115.                                                                                                       (IF 2.339)


13)   Abbas, A.; Hussain, S.; Hafeez, N.; Hassan, A.; Naseer, M.M. Synthesis and spectral characterization of new 1,3,5-triaryl-2-pyrazolines highlighting effect of alkyloxy chain length on fluorescence. Spectrochim. Acta A, 2014, 127, 32.                               (IF 2.163)


14)   Hadda, T.B.; Srivastava, S.; Das, B.; Salgado-Zamora, H.; Shaheen, U.; Bader, A.; Naseer, M.M. POM analyses of antimicrobial activity of some 2,3-armed 4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1-benzothiophenes: favourable and unfavourable physico-chemical parameters in design of antibacterial and mycolytic agents. Med. Chem. Res., 2014, 23, 995.                   (IF 1.612)


15)   Nazir, H.; Zhang, W.; Liu, Y.; Chen, X.; Wang, L.; Naseer, M.M.; Ma, G. Silicone oil emulsions: strategies to improve their stability and applications in hair care products. Int. J. Cosmet. Sci., 2014, 36, 124.                                                                            (IF 1.451)


16)   Abbas, A.; Nazir, H.; Naseer, M.M.; Bolte, M.; Hussain, S.; Hafeez, N.; Hassan, A. Synthesis, spectral characterization, self-assembly and biological studies of N-acyl-2-pyrazolines bearing long alkoxy side chains. Spectrochim. Acta A, 2014, 120, 176.

                                                                                                                              (IF 2.163)


17)   Abbas, A.; Naseer, M.M.; Hassan, A.; Hadda, T.B. Synthesis and Cytotoxicity Studies of 4-Alkoxychalcones as New Antitumor Agents. J. Mater. Environ. Sci. 2014, 5, 281.


18)   Abbas, A.; Naseer, M.M. Synthesis and Anti-inflammatory Activity of New N-Acyl-2-pyrazolines Bearing Homologous Alkyloxy Side Chains. Acta Chim. Slov., 2014, 61, 792-802.                     (IF 0.810)


19)   Ahmed, M. N.; Arshad, I.; Bo, W.; Hameed, S.; Khan, B. A.; Yasin, K. A.; Naseer. M. M. Molecular Structure of (1-Benzyl-4-phenyl-1H-1,2,3-triazol-5-yl)(4-bromophenyl)methanone: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study. Chinese J. Struct. Chem. 2014, 33, 1749-1756.                                                                     (IF 0.477)


20)   Naseer, M.M.; Abbas, A.; Hameed, S.; M. Farman. Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction of dichloro-heteroaromatics: synthesis of functionalized dinucleophilic fragments. J. Chil. Chem. Soc. 2014, 59, 2717-2720.                                                                    (IF 0.469)


21)   Zia-ur-Rehman; Naseer, M.M.; Shah, A.; Ali, S.; Meetsma, A. Steric and Electronic Influence on the Coordination Aptitude of 4-Formylpiperazine-1-Carbodithioate Toward Triorganotin(IV) Moieties. Heteroatom Chem., 2014, DOI: 10.1002/hc.21222.    (IF 1.257)


22)   Hussain, A.; Kashif, M.K.; Naseer, M.M.; Rana, U.A.; Hameed, S. Synthesis and in vivo hypoglycemic activity of new imidazolidine-2,4-dione derivatives. Res. Chem. Intermed. 2014, DOI: 10.1007/s11164-014-1814-3.                                           (IF 1.540)


23)   Abbas, A.; Kalsoom, S.; Hadda, T.B.; Naseer, M.M. Evaluation of 4-alkoxychalcones as a new class of antiglycating agents: a combined experimental and docking study. Res. Chem. Intermed. 2014, DOI: 10.1007/s11164-014-1752-0.                                            (IF 1.540)


24)   Naseer, M.M.; Hameed, S. Synthons for supramolecular assemblies: synthesis of new triazine-core polyhydroxylated and multi-N-donor compounds. Eur. J. Chem. 2013, 4, 149.


25)   Naseer, M.M.; Hameed, S. Layer-by-layer assembly of supramolecular hexagonal blocks driven by CH/π and π-π interactions. CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 4247.           (IF 3.858)

Selected as an article of interest to crystal engineers from across the RSC journals (May, 10, 2012). Selected among top ten most accessed articles (June 27, 2012)


26)   Naseer, M.M.; Hameed, S. Double Suzuki Cross-Coupling Reaction of Pyrimidine Boronic Acid: Synthesis of New Versatile Dielectrophile. Appl. Organomet. Chem., 2012, 26, 330.                                                                                                              (IF 2.017)


27)   Naseer, M.M.; Wang, D.-X.; Wang, M.-X. Synthesis of Oxacalix[2]m-terphenyl[2]triazine and Its Functionalizations. Heterocycles, 2012, 84, 1375.                                    (IF 0.908)


28)   Naseer, M.M.; Wang, D.-X.; Zhao, L., Huang, Z.-T.; Wang, M.-X. Synthesis and Functionalization of Heteroatom Bridged Bicyclocalixaromatics, Large Molecular Triangular Prisms with Electron Rich and Deficient Aromatic Interiors. J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 1804.                                                                                                (IF 4.638)


29)   Chohan, Z.H; Naseer, M.M. Metal Based Sulfonamides: Synthesis, Characterization, antibacterial, antifungal and cytotoxic properties of pyrrolyl and thienyl derived compounds.  Appl. Organomet. Chem., 2007, 21, 728.                                           (IF 2.017)


30)   Chohan, Z.H; Naseer, M.M. Organometallic based biologically active compounds: synthesis of mono- and di-ethanolamine derived ferrocenes with antibacterial, antifungal and cytotoxic properties, Appl. Organomet. Chem., 2007, 21, 1005.                 (IF 2.017)


31)   Naseer, M.M.; Nawaz, R.; Shafiq, M.; Rehman R. Spectrophotometric determination of mefenamic acid excreted as free drug in urine of human beings. J. Res. (Sci.), 2007, 18, 211.


32)   Chohan, Z.H; Rauf, A.; Naseer, M.M.; Somra, M.A; Supuran, C.T.  Antibacterial, Antifugal and Cytotoxic Properties of Some Sulfonamide-Derived Chromones. J. Enz. Inhib. Med. Chem., 2006, 21, 173.                                                             (IF 2.383)


33)   Chohan, Z.H; Shaikh, A.U; Naseer, M.M; Supuran, C.T.  In-Vitro Antibacterial, Antifungal and Cytotoxic Properties of Metal Based Furanyl Derived Sulfonamides. J. Enz. Inhib. Med. Chem., 2006, 21, 771.                                                                   (IF 2.383)


34)   Chohan, Z.H; Shaikh, AU; Naseer, M.M.  Metal Based Isatin Bearing Sulfonamides:  Their Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Properties. Appl. Organomet. Chem., 2006, 20, 729.                                                                                                         (IF 2.017)

                                                                                                                   Total IF = 60.132

   INVITED ORAL PRESENTATION entitled “CH-π, π-π and Weak Hydrogen Bonds in Crystal Engineering” in the Collaborative Conference on Crystal Growth (3CG)” to be held in Phuket, Thailand from 04-07 November, 2014.


   ORAL PRESENTATION entitled “Giant Molecular Cages: Synthesis and Efficient Surface Functionalization” in the International Conference on Pure and Applied Chemistry (ICPAC2014) held in Mauritius from 23-27 June, 2014.


   ORAL PRESENTATION entitled “Large Cavity Heteroatom Bridged Calixaromatics: Construction and Functionalization” in the 12th International and 24th National Chemistry Conference held in Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan- Pakistan from 28-30 October, 2013.


   Attended as participant most of the conferences and symposia held in Beijing during 2007-2011, where listened many Nobel Laureate Lectures (Lehn, Suzuki, Negishi etc).


   Participated in the 6th international & 16th national chemistry conference held at  department of chemistry B. Z. U., Multan 6-8 April 2006, Organized the conference as a member of student organization committee.


            Participated  in  33rd  All  Pakistan  Science  Conference,  25-28           December,  2002.  University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.

ø  Obtained research grant of Rs. ~4.3 million on a research project of 2 year duration entitled “Design, synthesis, structure and biological screening of heteracalixhetarenes” from Higher Education Commision (HEC) of Pakistan, 2014.


ø  Obtained research grant of USD ~8,000 on a research project of 1.5 years duration entitled “Hybrid molecular approach for novel antimalarial and antitubercular agents: Design, synthesis and biological evaluation” from TWAS, 2014.


ø  Obtained research grant of Rs. ~ 0.025 million on a research project of 1 year duration entitled “Synthesis of some new homologous 1,3,5-triarylpyrazolines for evaluation of lipophilicity-bioactivity relationship” from University Research Fund (URF, 2014) of Quaid-i-Azam University.


ø  Obtained research grant of Rs. ~0.045 million on a research project of 1 year duration entitled “N-Bridged bis-triazines: Synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation” from University Research Fund (URF, 2013) of Quaid-i-Azam University.


     Obtained research grant of Rs. 0.5 million on a research project of 9      months duration entitled Synthesis of 1,3,5-triazine derived  novel  compounds and  evaluation of  their  biological significance from Higher Education Commission, Govt. of Pakistan. (December 1, 2011 – August 31, 2012)

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