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Name: Dr. Afzal Shah
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: Chemistry


Qualifications: Ph.D


Phone: +92-51 9064-2110
Email: afzals_qau@yahoo.com
Status: On Job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

  • Redox mechanism of biologically important compounds
  • Synthesis and characterization of surfactants
  • Drug-DNA interactions in solution
  • Drug-DNA interactions on DNA coated electrode (Biosensor)
  • Micelles as drug delivery vehicles
  • Use of micelles in the removal of toxic chemicals


Chapters


1.      A chapter in book entitled” In: Ferrocenes: Compounds, Properties and Applications” was contributed to Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-61761-880-2

2.      A chapter in book entitled “DNA binding and DNA extraction” was also contributed to Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York, 2011.

 

Research Papers

 1.      Afzal Shah et al, Characterization and DNA binding studies of unexplored imidazolidines by electronic absorption spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology  120 (2013) 90-97.

2.      Afzal Shah et al,, Redox behavior of a novel menadiol derivative at glassy carbon electrode, Electrochimica Acta, 88 (2013) 858-864.

3.      Afzal Shah et al,, High yield synthesis, detailed spectroscopic characterization and electrochemical fate of novel cationic surfactants, J Surfact Deter, 2013, DOI 10.1007/s11743-013-1511-z

4.      Afzal Shah et al, Detailed Electrochemical Probing of a BiologicallyActive Isoquinoline, Journal of The Electrochemical Society,160 (2013) H1-H7.

5.      Afzal Shah et al, Cost effective procedures for extremely efficient synthesis of environmental friendly surfactants, Tenside. Surf. Det., 50 (2013) 160-168.

6.      Afzal Shah et al, Interaction of antihypertensive acetazolamide with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 125 (2013) 155-163.

7.      Afzal Shah et al, Bioactive hepta- and penta-coordinated supramolecular diorganotin(IV) Schiff bases, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 741 (2013) 59-66.

8.      Afzal Shah et al, New supramolecular ferrocenyl phenylguanidines as potent antimicrobial and DNA binding agents, Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 66 (2013) 1959-1973.

9.      Afzal Shah et al, Redox behavior of juglone in buffered aq.:ethanol media, Comptes Rendus Chimie, Accepted on 18th April 2013.

10.  Afzal Shah et al, Electrochemical investigations of unexplored anthraquinones and their DNA binding, Journal of electrochemical Science and Engineering, 3  (2013) 19-27.

11.  Afzal Shah et al,  Redox behavior of a novel derivative of vitamin K at a glassy carbon electrode, J. Electrochem. Soc. 2012 159, G112-G116.

12.  Afzal Shah et al, Supramolecular organotin(IV) dithiocarboxylates as potential antimicrobial agents, Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 65 ( 2012) 3238–3253.

13.  Afzal Shah et al, Electrochemical oxidation of hydantoins at glassy carbon electrode, Electrochimica Acta, 80 (2012) 108-117.

14.  Afzal Shah et al, Chemistry of DNA Minor Groove Binding Agents, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology. 115 (2012) 105-118.

15.  Afzal Shah et al, Effect of acidic and basic conditions on the plasmon band of colloidal silver, Walailak J Sci & Tech 9 (2012) 229237.

16.  Afzal Shah et al, Synthesis, characterization and DNA binding studies of organoantimony(V) ferrocenyl benzoates" has been accepted for publication in Journal of Organometallic Chemistry. 717 (2012) 1-8.

17.  Afzal Shah et al, New Supramolecular Triorganotin(IV) Dithiocarboxylates as Potential Antibacterial Agents, Heteroatom Chemistry 23 (2012) 560-567.

18.  Afzal Shah et al, Photochemistry and electrochemistry of anticancer uracils, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 117 (2012) 269–277

19.  Afzal Shah et al, Synthesis, structural characteristics and antimicrobial activities of new organotin(IV) 3-(4-bromophenyl)-2-ethylacrylates, J. Coord. Chem. 65 (2012) 3766-3775.

20.  Afzal Shah et al, Proposals on micelles as soil and water decontamination agents accepted for writing a review to Chemical Reviews (accepted in June 2012)

21.  Afzal Shah et al, New supramolecular ferrocenyl amides as potential DNA-binders. J. Coord. Chem. 65 (2012) 969-979.

22.  Afzal Shah et al, New dimeric and supramolecular mixed ligand Palladium(II) dithiocarbamates as potent DNA binders, polyhedron 39 (2012) 1-8.

23.  Afzal Shah et al, Synthesis, Characterization, Biological Activities and Electrochemical Studies of Adducts formed by Azomethine [2-((3,5-dimethylphenylimino)methyl)phenol] and Organotin(IV) Chlorides, polyhedron 40 (2012) 19-31.

24.  Afzal Shah et al, Synthesis, characterization and applications of bimetallic (Au-Ag, Au-Pt, Au-Ru) alloy nanoparticle" Reviews on Advanced Materials Science Journal 30 (2012) 133-149.

25.   Afzal Shah et al, Synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of   Ag-Cu alloy nanoparticles prepared in various ratios. Comptes Rendus Chimie 15 (2012) 533-538.

26.  Afzal Shah et al, Separation and recycling of nanoparticles using cloud point extraction with non-ionic surfactant mixtures. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 363 (2011) 490-496.

27.  Afzal Shah et al, Synthesis, characterization, electrochemistry and evaluation of biological activities of some ferrocenyl Schiff bases, Applied Organometallic Chem., 25 (2011) 61-69.

28.  Afzal Shah et al, Electrochemical, spectroscopic and molecular docking studies of anticancer organogermalactones, International Research Journal of Pharmaceuticals, 1 (2011)    1-8.

29.  Afzal Shah et al, Electrochemical behaviour of dimethyl-2-oxoglutarate on glassy carbon electrode, Bioelectrochemistry, 77 (2010) 145-150.

30.  Afzal Shah et al, Redox behavior of Na-salt of 2-methyl-3-(4-nitrophenyl)acrylate on glassy carbon electrode, Electroanalysis, 22 (2010) 121-127.

31.  Afzal Shah et al, Electrochemical reduction mechanism of camptothecin at glassy carbon electrode. Bioelectrochemistry, 79 (2010) 173-178.

32.  Afzal Shah et al, Redox mechanism of lumazine at a glassy carbon electrode, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 647 (2010) 1-7.

33.  Afzal Shah et al, Diorganotin(IV) derivatives of ONO tridentate schiff base: Synthesis, crystal structure, in vitro antimicrobial, anti-leishmanial and DNA binding studies, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 45 (2010) 2902-2911.

34.  Afzal Shah et al, Electrochemical Behavior of 1-Ferrocenyl-3-phenyl-2-propen-1-one on Glassy Carbon Electrode and Evaluation of its Interaction Parameters with DNA, Journal of Brazilian Chemical Society, 21 (2010) 447-451.

35.  Afzal Shah et al, Voltammetric and Spectroscopic Investigations of 4-Nitrophenylferrocene interacting with DNA. Spectrochimica Acta. 75 (2010) 1082-1087.

36.  Afzal Shah et al, Determination of binding parameters and mode of Ferrocenyl Chalcone-DNA interaction. Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan 82 (2009) 453-457.

37.  Afzal Shah et al, Synthesis characterization and DNA binding studies of penta- and hexa coordinated diorganotin (IV) 4- (4- nitrophenyl ) piperazine-1- carbodithioates. J. Organomet. Chem. 694 (2009) 1998-2004.

38.  Afzal Shah et al, Synthesis, Spectroscopic characterization, X-Ray structures and evaluation of binding parameters of new triorganotin(IV) dithiocarboxylates with DNA. Europ. J. Med. Chem. 44 (2009) 3986-3993.

39.  Afzal Shah et al,  Organotin(IV) 4-nitrophenylethanoates: Synthesis, structural characteristics and intercalative mode of interaction with DNA. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 694 (2009) 3431–3437.

40.  Afzal Shah et al, Thermodynamic characterization of dexamethasone sodium phosphate and its complex with DNA as studied by conductometric and spectroscopic techniques. J. Chill. Chem. Soc. 54 (2009) 134-137.

41.  Afzal Shah et al, Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Investigations of Protonated Ferrocene-DNA Interaction, Analytical Sciences. 24 (2008) 1437-1441.

42.  Afzal Shah et al, Redox behaviour of Anticancer Chalcones on a Glassy Carbon Electrode and Evaluation of its Interaction Parameters wit DNA. Int J. Mol. Sci. 9 (2008) 1424-1434.

 


  1. Oral presentation in XXth International Symposium on Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics May 10-14 2009, Sibiu, Romania.
  2.  Oral presentation in Journées d’Electrochimie, 6-10 July 2009, Sinaia, Romania.
  3. Oral presentation in 8th International and 20th National Chemistry Conference February 15-17, 2010, QAU.
  4.  Oral presentation in 3rd International Conference on Drug Discovery & Therapy February 7th to 10th, 2011, Dubai, UAE.
  5. Three oral presentations in 10th International and 22nd National Chemistry Conference 2011 in November 21-23, 2011, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  6. Lecture delivered on the redox mechanism of electroactive organic compounds by voltammetric techniques in Celebrate Chemistry workshop, Dec. 28, 2011, Department of Chemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
  7. Attended Workshop on Molecular Modeling and beyond, May, 27-29, 2011, Department of Chemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
  8. Attended International Workshop on Advance Electroanalytical Techniques, October 18 -19, 2011, organized by National Center of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry (NCEAC), University of Sindh, Jamshoro.
  9. Lecture delivered on polarimetry and its applications in 5-Day workshop on working, handling and maintenance of some basic instruments, Sep. 03-07-2012, Department of Chemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
  10. Oral presentation in 11th International and 23nd National Chemistry Conference 2012 in October 15-17, 2012, National Center of Excellence in Physical Chemistry, University of Peshawar, Pakistan.
  11. Poster presentation in 6th Vacuum and Surface Sciences of Asia and Australia VASSCAA-6, 9-13 October 2012, Pak-China Friendship Centre Islamabad, Pakistan.
  12. Oral presentation in First National Workshop/Conference on Computational Tools, April 8-12, 2013, National Centre for Physics, Islamabad.


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