Name: Dr. Zia-ur-Rehman
Designation: Tenured Associate Professor
Department: Chemistry



Phone: +92-51 9064-2245
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New Materials Synthesis for Biomedical, Environmental and Energy Applications

Research Publications  (110)                     


Research Publications

                                                               Years 2006, 2007

1.         Zia-ur-Rehman, Saira Shahzadi, Saqib Ali, Guo-Xin Jin, “Preparation, Spectroscopy, Antimicrobial Assay, and X-Ray Structure of Dimethyl bis-(4- methylpiperidinedithiocarbamato-S,S´)-tin(IV)”, Turk. J. Chem. 31 (2007) 435-442.

2.         Zia-ur-Rehman, Niaz Muhammad, Saqib Ali, Auke Meetsma, “Dibutylchloro[4-(4-nitrophenyl)piperazine-1-carbodithioato-κ2 S,S´]tin(IV)”,  Acta Cryst. E63 (2007)  m89-m90.

3.         Zia-ur-Rehman, Niaz Muhammad, Saqib Ali, Auke Meetsma, “Bis(4-benzylpiperidine-1-carbodithioato-κ2 S,S´)dimethyltin(IV)” Acta Cryst E63 (2007)  m431-m432.

4.         Zia-ur-Rehman, Niaz Muhammad, Saqib Ali, Auke Meetsma, “1,3-Bis(4-bromophenyl)thiourea”, Acta  Cryst. E63 (2007)  o632-o633.

5.         Niaz Muhammad, Zia-ur-Rehman, Saqib Ali, Auke Meetsma, “1,3-Di-o-tolylthiourea”, Acta  Cryst. E63  (2007) o634-o635.

6.         Niaz Muhammad, Zia-ur-Rehman, Saqib Ali, Auke Meetsma, “3-(4-Bromophenyl)-2-methylacrylic acid”, Acta  Cryst. E63 (2007)  o2174-o2175.

7.         Niaz Muhammad, Zia-ur-Rehman, Saqib Ali, Auke Meetsma, “3-(4-Bromophenyl)-2-ethylacrylic acid”, Acta  Cryst. E63 (2007) o2557-o2558.

8.         Zia-ur-Rehman, Saira Shahzadi, Saqib Ali, Amin Badshah, Guo-Xin Jin, “Crystal Structure of 1,1-Dibutyl-1,1-bis[(4-methyl-1-piperidinyl)- dithiocarbamato)] Tin(IV)”, J. Iran.Chem. Soc. 3 (2006) 157-160.

9.         Zia-ur-Rehman, Niaz Muhammad, Saqib Ali, Auke Meetsma, “Chlorodiethyl[4-(4-nitrophenyl)piperazine-1-carbodithioato]tin(IV)”, Acta Cryst. E63 (2006) m3560-m-3561.

Year 2008

10.       Zia-ur-Rehman, Mirela Barsan, I. Wharf, Niaz Muhammad, Saqib Ali, A. Meetsma, Ian S. Butler, “Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization, and crystal structures of two chlorodiorganotin(IV) 4-(2-methoxyphenyl)piperazine-1-carbodithioates”,Inorg. Chim. Acta 361 (2008) 3322-3236.

11.       Niaz Muhammad, Muhammad Nawaz Tahir, Zia-ur-Rehman, Saqib Ali, Farkhanda Shaheen, “3-(4-Chlorophenyl)-2-methylacrylic acid”, Acta Cryst. E64 (2008) o1542.

12.       Niaz Muhammad, M. Nawaz Tahir, Zia-ur-Rehman, Saqib Ali, “2-(4-Ethoxybenzylidene)butanoic acid”,  Acta Cryst. E64 (2008) o1458. `

13.       Niaz Muhammad, M. Nawaz Tahir, Saqib Ali, Zia-ur-Rehman, Muhammad Akram Kashmiri,“2-(4-Isopropylbenzylidene)propanoic acid” Acta  Cryst. E64 (2008) o1456.

14.       Niaz Muhammad, Saqib Ali, M. Nawaz Tahir, Zia-ur-Rehman,  “2-Methyl-3-(3-methylphenyl)acrylic acid” Acta Cryst. E64 (2008) o1373.

15.       Niaz Muhammad, M. Nawaz Tahir, Saqib Ali, Zia-ur-Rehman, “catena-Poly[[trimethyltin(IV)]-μ-[(E)-2-methyl-3-(3-methylphenyl)acrylato-κ2O:O´]]”, Acta. Cryst. E64 (2008) m978.

16.       Niaz Muhammad, M. Nawaz Tahir, Saqib Ali, Zia-ur-Rehman, “Bis[2-(3-chlorobenzylidene)propanoato-κ2O,O´]diethyltin(IV)”, Acta. Cryst. E64 (2008)  m946-m947.

17.       Niaz Muhammad, M. Nawaz Tahir, Zia-ur-rehman, Saqib Ali, Islam Ullah Khan, “(E)-2-(2-Fluorobenzylidene)butanoic acid”, Acta Cryst. E64 (2008) o733.

18.       Niaz Muhammad, M. Nawaz Tahir, Zia-ur-rehman, Saqib Ali, “2-Methyl-3-(4-nitrophenyl)acrylic acid”, Acta Cryst. E64 (2008) o1717-o1718.

Year 2009

19.       Zia-ur-Rehman, M. Nawaz Tahir, Muhammad Danish, Niaz Muhammada, Saqib Ali, “4-(4-Methoxyphenyl)piperazin-1-ium chloride”, Acta Cryst. E65 (2009) o503.

20.       Zia-ur-Rehman, Afzal Shah, Niaz Muhammad, Saqib Ali, Rumana Qureshi, Ian Sydney Butler, “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.

21.       Niaz Muhammad, Zia-ur-Rehman, Saqib Ali, Auke Meetsma, Farkhanda Shaheen, “Organotin(IV) 4-methoxyphenylethanoates: Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization, X-ray structures and in vitro anticancer activity against human prostate cell lines (PC-3)”,  Inorg. Chim. Acta  362 (2009) 2842-2848.

22.       Zia-ur-Rehman, Afzal Shah, Niaz Muhammad, Saqib Ali, Rumana Qureshi, Ian Sydney Butler, “Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization, X-ray structure and evaluation of binding parameters of new triorganotin(IV) dithiocarboxylates with DNA”, Eur. J. Med. Chem. 44 (2009) 3986-3993.

23.       Niaz Muhammad, Afzal Shah, Zia-ur-Rehman, Shaukat Shuja, Saqib Ali, Rumana Qureshi, Auke Meetsma, Muhammad Nawaz Tahir, “Organotin(IV) 4-nitrophenylethanoates: Synthesis, structural characteristics and intercalative mode of interaction with DNA”, J. Organomet. Chem. 694 (2009) 3431-3437.

24.    Zia-ur-Rehman, Niaz Muhammad, Saqib Ali, Ian S. Butler, Auke Meetsma, Momin Khan, “New dimeric, trimeric and supramolecular organotin(IV) dithiocarboxylates: Synthesis, structural characterization and biocidal activities”, Polyhedron 28 (2009) 3439-3448.

Year 2010

25.       Aziz-ur-Rehman, Mukhtiar Hussain, Zia-ur-Rehman, Abdul Rauf, Faiz-ul-Hassan Nasim, Asif Ali Tahir, Saqib Ali, “New tetrahedral, square-pyramidal, trigonal-bipyramidal and octahedral organotin(IV) 4-ethoxycarbonyl- piperazine-1-carbodithioates: Synthesis, structural properties and biological applications”, J. Organomet. Chem. 695 (2010) 1526–1532.

26.       Shaukat Shuja, Afzal Shah, Zia-ur-Rehman, Niaz Muhammad, Saqib Ali, Rumana Qureshi, Nasir Khalid, Auke Meetsma,Diorganotin(IV) derivatives of ONO tridentate Schiff base: Synthesis, crystal structure, in vitro antimicrobial, anti-leishmanial and DNA binding studies”, Eur. J. Med. Chem.  45 (2010) 2902-2911.

Year 2011

27      Aziz-ur-Rehman, Mukhtiar Hussain, Zia-ur-Rehman, Saqib Ali, Abdul Rauf, Faiz ul Hassan Nasim, Madeleine Helliwell, Self-assembled pentagonal bipyramidal and skew trapezoidal organotin(IV) complexes of substituted benzoic acids: Their antibacterial, antifungal, cytotoxic, insecticidal and urease inhibition activitiesInorg. Chim. Acta 370 (2011) 27–35.

28.    Zia-ur-Rehman, Niaz Muhammad, Saqib Ali, Ian S. Butler, A. Meetsma, “New        mononuclear organotin(IV) 4-benzhydrylpiperazine-1-carbodithioates: Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization, X-ray structures and in vitro antimicrobial activities”, Inorg. Chim. Acta. 373 (2011) 187-194.

29.   Mukhtiar Hussain, Zia-ur-Rehman, Muhammad Hanif, Muhammad Altaf, Aziz-ur-Rehman , SaqibAli, Kingsley J. Cavell, “Structural studies of diethyltin(IV) derivatives and their biological aspects as potential antitumor agents against Agrobacterium tumefacien cells” Appl. Organomet. Chem. 25 (2011) 412-419.

30.  Zia-ur-Rehman, Niaz Muhammad, Shaukat Shuja,  Saqib Ali, Ian S. Butler, Auke Meetsma, “Synthesis, spectroscopic properties, X-ray single crystal analysis and antimicrobial activities of organotin(IV) 4-(4-methoxyphenyl)piperazine-1-carbodithioates”, Inorg. Chim.  Acta 376 (2011) 381–388.

31. Shaukat Shuja, Zia-ur-Rehman, Niaz Muhammad, Saqib Ali, Nasir Khalid,  Muhammad Nawaz Tahir, “New dimeric and supramolecular organotin(IV) complexes with a tridentate Schiff base as potential biocidal agents” J. Organomet. Chem.  696 (2011) 2772-2781.

32. Hizbullah Khan,  Amin Badshah, Ghulam Murtaz, Muhammad Said, Zia-ur-Rehman, Christine Neuhausen, Margarita Todorova, Bertrand J. Jean- Claude, Ian S. Butler, “Synthesis, characterization and anticancer studies of mixed ligand dithiocarbamate palladium(II) complexes” Eur. J. Med. Chem. 46 (2011) 4071-4077.

33. Afzal Shah, Erum Nosheen, Rumana Qureshi, Muhammad Masoom Yasinzai, Suzanne K. Lunsford, Dionysios D. Dionysiou, Zia ur Rehman, Muhammad Siddiq, Amin Badshah, Saqib Ali, “Electrochemical Characterization, Detoxification and Anticancer activity of Didodecyldimethylammonium Bromide” International Journal of Organic Chemistry 1 (2011) 183-190.

Year 2012

34. Farzana Shaheen, Zia-ur-Rehman, Saqib Ali, Auke Meetsma, “Structural properties and antibacterial potency of new supramolecular organotin(IV) dithiocarboxylates”, Polyhedron 31(2012) 697–703.

35. F. Javed , A. A. Altaf, A. Badshah, B. lal , M. Siddiq , Zia-ur-Rehman , A. Shah , M. N. Tahir, “New supramolecular ferrocenyl amides: synthesis, characterization, and preliminary DNA-binding studies”  J. Coord. Chem. 65 (2012) 969-979.

36R. Afzal Shah, Latif-ur-Rahman, Rumana Qureshi, Zia-ur-Rehman "Synthesis, characterization and applications of bimetallic (Au-Ag, Au-Pt,Au-Ru) alloy nanoparticles" Rev. Adv. Mater. Sci. 30 (2012) 133-149.

37. Hizbullah Khan, Zia-ur-Rehman, Afzal Shah, Muhammad Said, Ghulam Murtaza, Ian S. Butler, Safeer Ahmed, Frédéric-Georges Fontaine, Amin Badshah, “New dimeric and supramolecular mixed ligand Palladium(II) dithiocarbamates as potent DNA binders” polyhedron 39 (2012) 1–8.

38. Zia-ur-Rehman, N. Muhammad, A. Shah, S. Ali, A. Meetsma,  “ Supramolecular organotin(IV) dithiocarboxylates as potential antimicrobial agents” J. Coord. Chem. 65 (2012) 3238–3253.

39. E. Nosheen, A. Shah, A. Badshah, Zia-ur-Rehman, H. Hussain, R. Qureshi, S. Ali, M. Siddiq,  A. M. Khan “ Electrochemical oxidation of hydantoins at glassy carbon electrode” Electrochimica Acta, 80 (2012) 108-117.

40R. G. S. Khan, A. Shah, Zia-ur-Rehman, David Barker,  “Chemistry of DNA Minor Groove  Binding Agents” J. Photochem. Photobiol. B-Biol. 115 (2012) 105-118.

41. S. Munir, A. Shah, F. Zafar, A. Badshah, X. Wang, Zia-ur-Rehman, H. Hussain,  S. K. Lunsford, “ Redox behavior of a derivative of vitamin K at a glassy carbon electrode” Journal of the Electrochemical Society 159 (2012) G112-G116.

42. F. Asghar, A. Badshah, A. Shah, M. K. Rauf, M. I. Ali, M. N. Tahir, E. Nosheen, Zia-ur-Rehman, R. Qureshi “Synthesis, characterization and DNA binding studies of organoantimony(V) ferrocenyl benzoates" J. Organomet. Chem. 717 (2012) 1-8.

43. N. Muhammad, Zia-ur-Rehman, S. Shujah, A. Shah, S. Ali, A. Meetsma­, Z. Hussain, Synthesis, structural characteristics and antimicrobial activities of new organotin(IV) 3-(4-bromophenyl)-2-ethylacrylates” J. Coord. Chem.  65 (2012) 3766–3775.

44. H. Shabbeer, A. Khan, A. Shah, Zia-ur-Rehman, S. M. Shah, A. Khan, S. S. Shah, “ Effect of Acidic and Basic Conditions on the Plasmon Band of Colloidal Silver”    Walailak J Sci & Tech; 9 (2012) 229237.

45. Zia-ur-Rehman, Niaz Muhammad, Afzal Shah, Saqib Ali, Ezzat Khan, “New supramolecular triorganotin(IV) dithiocarboxylates as potential antibacterial agents”  Heteroatom  Chemistry 23 (2012) 560–567.

46. Afzal Shah, Erum Nosheen, Fateen Zafar, Syed Noman uddin, Dionysios D. Dionysiou, Amin Badshah, Zia-ur-Rehman, Gul Shehzada Khan, “Photochemistry and electrochemistry of anticancer Uracils” J. Photochem. Photobiol. B-Biol. 117 (2012) 269–277.

Year 2013

47. Shamsa Munir, Afzal Shah, Abdur Rauf, Amin Badshah, Suzanne K. Lunsford, Zia-ur-Rehman, Hidayat Hussain, Gul Shahzada Khan, “Redox behavior of a novel menadiol derivative at glassy carbon electrode” Electrochim.  Acta 88 (2013) 858-864.

48. Afzal Shah, Abdur Rauf , Asad Ullah, Azeema Munir, Rumana Qureshi, Iftikhar Ahmad, Muhammad Tahir Soomro, Zia-ur-Rehman “Electrochemical investigations of unexplored anthraquinones and their DNA binding” Journal of Electrochemical Science and Engineering 31 (2013) 19-27.

49. Mukhtiar Hussain, Zia-ur-Rehman, M. Sheeraz Ahmad, M. Altaf,  S. Ali, “Structural and biological studies of new monomeric, tetrameric and polymeric organotin(IV) esters of 3-(benzo[d][1,3]dioxol-4-yl)propanoic acid”  J. Coord. Chem. 66 (2013) 868-880.

50. Afzal Shah, Erum Nosheen, Shamsa Munir, Amin Badshah, Rumana Qureshi, Zia-ur-Rehman, Niaz Muhammad, Anwar-ul-Haq Ali Shah, “Characterization and DNA binding studies of unexplored imidazolidines by electronic absorption spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry” J. Photochem. Photobiol. B-Biol. 120 (2013) 90–97.

51. Shaukat Shujah, Saqib Ali, Zia-ur-Rehman, M. Nawaz Tahir, Auke Meetsma “6-[(2,4-Dimethylanilino)methylidene]-2-hydroxycyclohexa-2,4-dienone” Acta Cryst. E69  (2013) o871.

52. Afzal Shah, Azhar Hussain Shah, Shams-ul-Mahmood, Imdad ullah, Zia-ur-Rehman “Cost effective procedures for extremely efficient synthesis of environmental friendly surfactant” Tenside Surf. Det. 50 (2013)  160 -168.

53. Nasir Khan, Bhajan Lal, Amin Badshah, Ataf Ali Altaf, Shafqat Ali, Saqib Kamal , Zia-ur-Rehman, “DNA Binding Studies of New Ferrocene based Bimetallics” J. Chem. Soc. Pak.  35 (2013) 916-921.

54. Shaukat Shujah, Zia-ur-Rehman, Niaz Muhammad, Afzal Shah, Saqib Ali, Nasir Khalid, Auke MeetsmaBioactive hepta- and penta-coordinated supramolecular diorganotin(IV) Schiff bases”  J. Organomet. Chem. 741-724 (2013) 59-66.

55. Afzal Shah, Asad Ullah, Abdur Rauf, Zia-ur- Rehman, Shaukat Shujah, Syed Mujtaba Shah, Amir Waseem “Detailed electrochemical probing of a biologically active isoquinoline” Journal of The Electrochemical Society 160 (2013) H597-H603.

56. Rukhsana Gul, Azim Khan, Amin Badshah, Muhammad Khawar Rauf, Afzal Shah, Zia-ur-Rehman, Asghari Bano, Rabia Naz, Muhammad Nawaz Tahir, “New supramolecular ferrocenyl phenylguanidines as potent antimicrobial and DNA-binding agents” J. Coord. Chem. 66 (2013)1959-1973.

57. Shamsa Munir, Afzal Shah, Abdur Rauf, Amin Badshah, Hidayat Hussain, Zia-ur-Rehman, Zahoor Ahmad “Redox behavior of juglone in buffered aq.: Ethanol mediaC. R. Chimie 16 (2013) 1140–1146.

58. Afzal Shah, Asad Ullah, Erum Nosheen, Usman Ali Rana, Imran Shakir, Amin Badshah, Zia-ur Rehman,  Hidayat Hussain “Detailed Electrochemical Probing of the pH Dependent Redox Behavior of 1-methoxyphenazine” Journal of The Electrochemical Society 160 (2013) H765-H769.  

Year 2014

59. Imdad Ullah,  Ahmad Naveed,  Afzal Shah, Amin Badshah, Zia-ur-Rehman, Gul Shahzada Khan, Arif Nadeem “High Yield Synthesis, Detailed Spectroscopic Characterization and Electrochemical Fate of Novel Cationic Surfactants” J. Surfact. Deterg. 17 (2014) 243-251.

60. Shamsa Munir , Afzal Shah, Usman Ali Rana , Imran Shakir , Zia-ur-Rehman,  Syed Mujtaba ShahProbing of the pH-Dependent Redox Mechanism of a Biologically Active Compound, 5,8-Dihydroxynaphthalene-1,4-dione” Aust. J. Chem. 67 (2014) 206-212.

61. Shaukat Shujah, Zia-ur-Rehman, Niaz Muhammad, Afzal Shah, Saqib Ali, Auke Meetsm, Zahid Hussain “Homobimetallic organotin(IV) complexes with hexadentate Schiff base: Synthesis, crystal structure and antimicrobial studies” J. Organomet. Chem.  759 (2014) 19-26.

62. Niaz Muhammad, Zia-ur-Rehman*, Saqib Ali, Afzal Shah, Auke Meetsma “Synthesis and structural characterization of monomeric and polymeric supramolecular organotin(IV) 4-chlorophenylethanoates” J. Coord. Chem. 67 (2014) 1110–1120. 

63. Zafar Ali Khan Khattak, Azam Khan, Zia-ur-Rehman*, Afzal Shah, Waqar Zaib, Mohammd Fettouhi, Atif Fazal “Self-assembled heteroleptic Zn(II) dithiocarbamate-based 2D-interwoven supramolecular giant macrocycles and their redox properties” Heteroatom Chem. 25 (2014) 238-244.

64. Muhammad Iqbal, Saqib Ali, Zia-Ur-Rehman, Niaz Muhammad, Manzar Sohail,  Vedapriya Pandarinathan, Synthesis, crystal structure description, electrochemical and DNA binding studies of ‘paddlewheel’ copper(II) carboxylate, J. Coord. Chem. 67 (2014) 1731–1745.

65. Imdad Ullah,  Khurshid Ahmad,  Afzal Shah, Amin Badshah, Usman Ali Rana,  Imran Shakir, Zia-ur-Rehman, Shahan Zeb Khan “Synthesis, Characterization and Effect of a Solvent Mixture on the CMC of a Thio-Based Novel Cationic Surfactant Using a UV–Visible Spectroscopic Technique” J. Surfact. Deterg. 17 (2014) 501-507.

66. Imdad Ullah, Afzal Shah, Amin Badshah, Usman Ali Rana, Imran Shakir, Asad Muhammad Khan, Shahan Zeb Khan, Zia-ur-Rehman “Synthesis, Characterization and Investigation of Different Properties of Three Novel Thiourea-Based Non-ionic Surfactants” J. Surfact. Deterg. 17 (2014) 1013-1019.

67R. Muhammad Kashif Amir, Shahanzeb Khan, Zia-ur-Rehman*, Afzal Shah, Ian S. Butler Anticancer activity of organotin(IV) carboxylates” Inorg. Chim. Acta  423 (2014) 14-25.

68. Sher Ali, Zia-ur-Rehman*, Munb-ur-Rehman, Imran Khan, Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Afzal Shah, Amin Badshah, Kamran Akbar, Francine BélangerNew homobimetallic organotin(IV) dithiocarbamates as potent antileishmanial agents” J. Coord. Chem. 67 (2014) 3414–3430.

69. Faiza Anum, Asghar Abbas, Kong Mun Lo, Zia-ur-Rehman, Shahid Hameed, Muhammad Moazzam Naseer “ Homologous 1,3,5-triarylpyrazolines: synthesis, CH…p interactions guided self-assembly and effect of alkyloxy chain length on DNA binding properties” New J. Chem. 38 (2014) 5617-5625.

70. Zulfiqar and Muneeb Ur Rahman, M. Usman and Syed Khurshid Hasanain, Zia-ur-Rahman*, Amir Ullah, Ill Won Kim,   “Static Magnetic Properties of Maghemite Nanoparticles” J. Korean Chem. Soc. 65 (2014) 1925-1929.

Year 2015

71. Nazia Parveen, Afzal Shah, Shahan Zeb Khan, Salah Ud-Din Khan, Usman Ali Rana, Farkhondeh Fathi, Aamir Hassan Shah, Muhammad Naeem Ashiq, Abdur Rauf,Rumana Qureshi, Zia-ur-Rehman, Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz, “Synthesis, Spectroscopic Characterization, pH Dependent Electrochemistry and Computational Studies of Piperazinic Compounds” J. Electrochem. Soc., 162 (2015) H32-H39.

72. Abdur Rauf, Afzal Shah, Saghir Abbas, Usman Ali Rana, Salah Ud-Din Khan, Saqib Ali, Zia-ur-Rehman, Rumana Qureshi, , Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz, Francine Belanger-Gariepy “Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and pH dependent photometric and electrochemical fate of Schiff basesSpectrochim. Acta A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 138 (2015) 58–66.

73.  Muneeb-ur-Rehman, Muhammad Imran, Zia-ur-Rehman*, Afzal Shah, Muhammad Nawaz Tahir, Ghani Shah, “Humidity sensing and DNA binding ability of Bis(4-benzylpiperazine-1-carbodithioato)nickel(II)” J. Coord. Chem. 68 (2015) 295–307.

74. Zia-ur-Rehman*, Muhammad Moazzam Naseer, Afzal Shah, Saqib Ali, Auke Meetsma, “Steric and electronic influence on the coordination aptitude of 4-formylpiperazine-1-carbodithioate towards triorganotin(IV) moieties” Heteroatom Chem. 26 (2015) 123-133.

75. Amir Ullah, Ata ur Rahman, Chang Won Ahn, Muneeb-ur-Rahman, Aman Ullah, Zia-ur-Rehman, Mohammad Javid Iqbal,  Ill Won Kim, ”Enhancement of dielectric and energy density properties in the PVDF- based copolymer/terpolymer blends” Polymer Engineering & Science 55 (2015) 1396-1402.

76. Shahan Zeb Khan, Muhammad Kashif Amir, Muhammad Moazzam Naseer, Rashda Abbasi, Kehkashan Mazhar, Muhammad Nawaz Tahir, Iqra Zubair Awan, Zia-ur-Rehman, “Heteroleptic Pd(II) dithiocarbamates: Synthesis, characterization, packing and in vitro anticancer activity against Hela cell lines” J. Coord. Chem. 68 (2015) 2539–2551.

77. Muhammad Nawaz Tahir, Zahid Shafiq, Hazoor Ahmad Shad, Zia-ur-Rehman, Abdul Karim, Muhammad Moazzam Naseer “Polymorphism in a Sulfamethoxazole Derivative: Coexistence of Five Polymorphs in Methanol at Room Temperature” Cryst. Growth Des. 15 (2015) 4750−4755.

78. Imdad Ullah, Afzal Shah, Musharaf Khan, Shahan Zeb Khan, Zia-ur-Rehman, Amin Badshah, “Synthesis and Spectrophotometric Study of Toxic Metals Extraction by Novel Thio-Based Non-Ionic Surfactant” Tenside Surf. Det. 52 (2015) 406-413.

Year 2016

79.  Syed Mustansar Abbas; Zia-ur-Rehman; Usman Ali Rana; Salah Ud-Din Khan; Zafar Iqbal; Nisar Ahmad, “MoN-decorated nitrogen doped carbon nanotubes anode with high lithium storage performance” Electrochim. Acta 190 (2016) 988–996.

80. Shahan Zeb Khan, Muhammad Kashif Amir,  Imdad Ullah, Asma Aamir, John M. Pezzuto, Tamara Kondratyuk, Francine Bélanger-Gariepy, Akbar Ali, Sajid Khan, Zia-ur-Rehman “New heteroleptic palladium(II) dithiocarbamates: synthesis, characterization, packing and anticancer activity against five different cancer cell lines” App. Organomet. Chem. 30 (2016) 392-398.

81. Zia-ur-Rehman, Shaista Ibrahim, Azam Khan, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Moazzam Naseer, Imran Khan, Afzal Shah, Muhammad Nawaz Tahir, Muneeb-ur-Rehman, Iqra Zubair Awan “Homobimetallic zinc(II) dithiocarbamates: Synthesis, characterization and in vivo antihyperglycemic activity” J. Coord. Chem. 69 (2016) 551–561

82. Muhammad Kashif Amir, Shahan Zeb Khan, Faisal Hayat, Abbas Hassan, Ian S. Butler, Zia-ur-Rehman* “Anticancer activity, DNA-binding and DNA-denaturing aptitudeof palladium(II) dithiocarbamates”, Inorganica Chimica Acta 451 (2016) 31–40.

83. Azam Khan, Zia-ur-Rehman, Muneeb-ur-Rehman, Rajwali Khan, Zulfiqar, Amir Waseem, Azhar Iqbal, Zawar Hussain ShahCdS nanocapsules and nanospheres as efficient solar light-driven photocatalysts for degradation of Congo red dye” Inorganic Chemistry communication 72 (2016) 33–41.

84.  Shahan Zeb Khan, Muhammad Kashif Amir, Rashda Abbasi, Muhammad Nawaz Tahir, Zia-ur-Rehman, “New 3D and 2D supramolecular heteroleptic palladium(II) dithiocarbamates as potent anticancer agents” Journal of Coordination Chemistry 69 (2016) 2999–3009.

85. Rajwali Khan,  Zulfiqar, Muneeb-Ur Rahman, Zia-ur Rehman, Simbarashe Fashu “Effect of air annealing on the structure, dielectric and magnetic properties of (Co, Ni) co-doped SnO2 nanoparticles” Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 27 (2016) 10532–10540.

86. Afzal Shah; Nazia Parveen; Zia-ur Rehman; Shahan Zeb Khan; Usman Ali Rana; Salah  Ud-Din Khan; Jan  Nisar; Aref  Lashin; Rumana  Qureshi, Aamir Hassan Shah, “Synthesis and electrochemical investigations of piperazines” Electrochimica Acta 220 (2016) 705–711.

87. Muhammad Kashif Amir, Zia-ur-Rehman, Faisal Hayat, Shahan Zeb Khan, Graeme Hogarth, Tamara Kondratyuk, John M. Pezzuto, Muhammad Nawaz Tahir, “Monofunctional Platinum(II) dithiocarbamate complexes:  Synthesis, characterization and anticancer activity” RSC advances 6 (2016) 110517–110524. 

88. Rukhsana Gul, Ataf Ali Altaf, Azim Khan, Amin Badshah, Afzal Shah, Zia-ur-Rehman, Rabia Naz, Muhammad Nawaz Tahir, Asif Junaid “Biologically Active New N, N’, N’’-Tri-Substituted Ferrocenyl Phenylguanidines and their Characterization” Medicinal Chemistry  12 (2016) 1-15.



89. Rajwali Khan, Simbarashe Fashu, Zia Ur Rehman, “Structural, dielectric and magnetic properties of (Al, Ni) co-doped ZnO Nanoparticles”, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 28 (2017) 4333-4339.

90. Faisal Hayat,  Zia-ur-Rehman, Muhammad Haleem KhanTwo new heteroleptic Ruthenium(II) dithiocarbamates: Synthesis, characterization, DFT calculation and DNA binding” Journal of Coordination Chemistry 70 (2017) 279–295.

91. Azam Khan, Zia-ur-Rehman, Abdullah Khan, Hina Ambareen , Haseeb Ullah , Syed Mustansar Abbas, Yaqoob Khan , Rajwali Khan “Solar-light driven photocatalytic conversion of p-nitrophenol to p-aminophenol on CdS nanosheets and nanorods” Inorg. Chem. Comm. 79 (2017) 99–103.

92.  Rajwali Khan,  Zulfiqar, Muneeb Ur Rahman, Simbarashe Fashu, Zia-ur-Rahman, “Effect of annealing on Ni-doped ZnO nanoparticles synthesized by the co-precipitation method” Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 28 (2017) 10122–10130.

93. Abdur Rauf, Afzal Shah, Khurram Shahzad Munawar, Abdul Aziz Khan , Rashda Abbasi, Muhammad Arfat Yameen, Asad Muhammad Khan, Abdur Rahman Khan, Irfan Zia Qureshi, Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz, Zia-ur-Rehman, “Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization, DFT optimization and biological activities of Schiff bases and their metal (II) complexes” Journal of Molecular Structure 1145 (2017) 132-140.

94. Azam Khan, Haseeb Ullah, Jamal Abdul Nasir, Suzanne Shuda, Wei Chen, Abdullah Khan, Zia-ur-Rehman, “Metal- and Carbon-Based Materials as Heterogeneous Electrocatalysts for CO2 Reduction” Reviews in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 6 (2017) 1-20.

95. Hamid Nawaz, Amir Waseem, Zia-ur-Rehman, Muhammad Nafees, Muhammad Nadeem Arshad, Umer Rashid, “Synthesis, characterization, cytotoxicity and computational studies of new phosphine and carbodithioatebased palladium(II) complexes” App. Organomet. Chem. (online).

96. Shahan Zeb Khan, Zia-ur-Rehman*, Muhammad Kashif Amir, Imdad Ullah, M. S. Akhtarc, Francine Bélanger-Gariepy “Heteroleptic Palladium(II) dithiocarbamates: Synthesis, characterization and in vitro biological screening” Journal of Molecular Structure (Online).

97. Rajwali Khan, Zulfiqar, Simbarashe Fashu, Zia Ur Rehman, Aurangzeb Aurangzeb Khan, Muneeb Ur Rahman, Structure and magnetic properties of (Co, Mn) co-doped ZnO diluted magnetic semiconductor nanoparticles, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics (online). DOI:

98.  Farzana Shaheen, Muhammad Sirajuddin, Saqib Ali, Zia-ur-Rehman, Paul J Dysond, Muhammad N Tahir, “Synthesis, Structural Elucidation, DNA Binding, Antimicrobial and Anticancer Activity of Organotin(IV) Derivatives of 4-(benzo[d][1,3]dioxol-5-ylmethyl)piperazine-1-carbodithioate)” Journal of Organometallic Chemistry (revised).

99. Jamal Abdul Nasir, Muhammad Hafeez, Muhammad Arshad, Ivo F. Teixieira, Ian McPherson, Naveed Zafar, Zia-ur-Rehman, M. Abdullah Khan, “Photocatalytic H2 production from formic acid on CdS nanorods through Ni and Co redox mediation under mild conditions” ACS Catalysis (submitted).  

100. Jamal Abdul Nasir,  Hina Ambareen, Haseeb Ullah, Zulfiqar,  Zia-ur-RehmanSingle source precursor derived CdS nanorods as an efficient photocatalyst for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol to 4-aminophenol, Journal of Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing ” (submitted).

101. Zia-ur-Rehman, Faisal Hayat,  Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Muhammad Haleem Khan, Muhammad Moazzam Naseer, Francine Bélanger-Gariepy “Turning-on of Sb. . .S associations with bulky ligands, and occurrence criteria for rare Sb. . .Sb interaction in binary antimony(III) dithiocarbamates” Cryst. Growth Des. (submitted).

102. Muhammad Imran, Nazish Dalil, Ian S. Butler, Zia-ur-Rehman “Photoactivated Platinum-based Anticancer Drugs” Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology C: Photochemistry Reviews (get permission from the editor-in chief).

103. Zia-ur-Rehman, Muhammad Kashif Amir,a Shahan Zeb Khana,b, Tamara Kondratyukc, Francine Bélanger-Gariepyd and Safdar Abbas, “New highly potent anticancer heteroleptic platinum(II) dithiocarbamates: Synthesis, characterization, anticancer activity and DNA binding mechanism” Dalton Transactions (submitted).

104. Shahan Zeb Khan, Zia-ur-Rehman, Faisal Hayat, Muhammad Kashif Amir, Tamara Kondratyuk, Francine Bélanger-Gariepy, “Correlation between hydrogen bond formation aptitude and anticancer activity of new heteroleptic palladium(II) dithiocarbamates”  Inorganic Chimica acta (submitted).  

105. Noor ul Ain, Zia-ur-Rehman, Yaqoob Khan, Muneeb-ur-Rehman, Dan-Jae Lin, Wei     Chen, “Catalytic and photocatalytic efficacy of copper(II) dithiocarbamate derived hexagonal CuS nanoplates for Congo Red degradation” Materials Chemistry and Physics (submitted).

106.  Muneeb Ur Rahman, Falak Niaz, Amir Ullah, Zulfiqar, Rajwali Khan, Zia-ur-Rahman, Tariq Saeed, Fazal Ahmed Khalid, “Humidity and Temperature Sensors Based on Organic Semiconducting MaterialJournal Physica Status Solidi B: Basic Solid State Physics (submitted).

107. Muneeb ur Rahman, Rajwali Khan; Syed Zulfiqar; Simbarashe Fashu, Zia-ur- Rehman, "Observation of Co-Doped Diluted Magnetic Semiconductor, High Dielectric and Electric Behavior in (Al, Ni) Co-Doped ZnO Nanostructures” Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics (submitted).

108. Faisal Hayat, Zia-ur-Rehman, Francine Bélanger-Gariepy, Investigation of unusual Copper(II) geometrical preferences towards dithiocarbamates: Single crystal XRD and computational approach” Crystal Engineering Communication (submitted).

109. Zia-ur-Rehman, Faisal Hayat, Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Muhammad Haleem Khan, Muhammad Moazzam Naseer, Francine Bélanger-Gariepy,  Turning-on of Sb. . .S associations with bulky ligands, and occurrence criteria for rare Sb. . .Sb interaction in binary antimony(III) dithiocarbamates Crystal Engineering Communication (submitted).

110. Abrar Ahmada, Francine Bélanger-Gariepyb, Edward R.T. Tiekinkc, Zia-ur-Rehman “A copper diimine-based honeycomb-like porous network as an efficient reduction catalyst” Crystal Growth & Design (Submitted). 



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Synthesis, spectroscopic and single-crystal X-ray crystallographic characterization of new organotin(IV) dithiocarboxylates of  biological significance




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Synthesis, Structural properties of new organotin (IV) derivatives of S, S-donor ligand and their bioactivities.


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Synthesis, characterization and Biological Activities of Novel Pyridine Based DNA Minor Groove Binding agents.


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Comparative Evaluation of the Antimicrobial and Anticancer properties of new Palladium(II) and Platinum(II) Dithiocarboxylates          


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