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Name: Dr. Syed Usman Ahmad (IPFP)
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: Chemistry


Qualifications: Dr. rer. nat. Inorganic Chemistry
2007-2011     Free University, Berlin

M. Phil.         Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry
2002-2004     Q.A.U. Islamabad


Phone: +92-51 0321-5251797
Email: u_qau@hotmail.com
Status: On job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

Organometallics, low coordination main group metal clusters, Molecular materials.

The research aims at providing insight into the way molecules are held together in terms of their structure and bonding. The ultimate goal is the assessment of molecular main group metal clusters towards the determination of their possible applications as materials.

Journal Publications

  1. Concomitant Reactivity of the m-Terphenylindium Dihydroxide [2,6-Mes2C6H3In(OH)2]4 toward Carbon Dioxide and Ethylene Glycol. Ahmad, S. U.; Beckmann, J.; Duthie, A. Organometallics 2012, 31, 3802.
  1. Intramolecularly coordinated diarylindium and diarylthallium chlorides [(8-Me2NC10H6)2 E]Cl         (E = In, Tl) with essentially ionic structures. Ahmad, S. U.; Beckmann, J.; Main Group Met. Chem., 2012, 35, 29.
  1. Two Molecular Stannaindoxanes and One Molecular Indium Hydrogen Carbonate Cluster Comprising Trinuclear Oxygen-Bridged Structures. Ahmad, S. U.; Beckmann, J.; Main Group Met. Chem., 2012, in press.
  1. New Insights into the Formation and Reactivity of Molecular Organostannonic Acids. Ahmad, S. U.; Beckmann, J.; Duthie, A. Chem. Asian J. 2010, 5, 160.
  1. Synthesis and Structure of Polynuclear Indoxanes and Thalloxanes Containing Bulky m-Terphenyl Substituents. Ahmad, S. U.; Beckmann, J. Organometallics 2009, 28, 6893.
  1. Hexameric Methylstannoxyl Carbonate Ion [MeSn(O)CO3]6 6-. A Missing Link with a Drum-Type Structure. Ahmad, S. U.; Beckmann, J. Duthie, A. Organometallics 2009, 28, 7053.
  1. Chloro-diorganotin(IV) Complexes of Pipyridyl Dithiocarbamate: Synthesis and Determination of Kinetic Parameters, Spectral Characters and Biocidal Properties. Shahzadi, S.; Ahmad, S.U.; Ali, S.;Yaqub, S.; and Ahmed, F. J. Iranian Chem. Soc. 2006, 3, 38.
  1. Chlorodiphenyltin(IV) piperidine-1-carbodithioate. Ali, S.; Ahmad, S.U.; Rehman, S.; Shahzadi, S.; Parvez, M.; Mahzar, M. J. Appl. Organomet. Chem. 2005, 19, 200.
  1. Chlorodimethyltin(IV) piperidine-1-carbodithioate. Ali, S.; Ahmad, S.U.; Shahzadi, S.; Rehman, S.; Parvez, M.; Mahzar, M. J. Appl. Organomet. Chem. 2005, 19, 201.


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