Faculty Profile

Dr. Ghayoor Abbas Chotana

Assistant Professor

Department Of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

Dr. Ghayoor Abbas obtained his M.Sc. in Chemistry from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. After serving as lecturer in chemistry in the Punjab Education Department/GCU Lahore for couple of years, he went to the Michigan State University, USA for his PhD studies. At MSU, he worked on the applications of iridium catalyzed aromatic C-H borylation in organic synthesis, and completed his PhD in Chemistry in 2008. He later worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, before joining SSE LUMS in fall 2009.

Dr. Ghayoor Abbas has presented his research work in various international conferences including the meetings of the American Chemical Society, the US National Organic Symposium, and the Gordon Organometallic Conference. He has a number of research publications in peer reviewed international journals as well as several patents to his credit. His current research interests include synthesis and study of new ligands for transition metal catalyzed cross coupling reactions, development of new synthetic methodologies and their applications in the synthesis of medicinally active small organic molecules, design and synthesis of new aromatic building blocks for applications in material science.

Iridium-Catalyzed Regioselective Borylation of Substituted BiarylsSynthesis (Germany)Asghar S., Shahzadi T., Alazmi M., Gao X., Emwas A.-H., Saleem R.S.Z., Batool F., Chotana G.A.2018
Synthesis and Suzuki Cross-Coupling Reactions of 2,6-Bis(trifluoromethyl)pyridine-4-boronic Acid Pinacol EsterSynthesis (Germany)Batool F., Emwas A.-H., Gao X., Munawar M.A., Chotana G.A.2017
Synthesis and evaluation of modified chalcone based p53 stabilizing agentsBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry LettersIftikhar S., Khan S., Bilal A., Manzoor S., Abdullah M., Emwas A.-H., Sioud S., Gao X., Chotana G.A., Faisal A., Saleem R.S.Z.2017
Efficient double Suzuki cross-coupling reactions of 2,5-dibromo-3-hexylthiophene: Anti-Tumor, haemolytic, anti-thrombolytic and biofilm inhibition studiesMoleculesIkram H.M., Rasool N., Zubair M., Khan K.M., Chotana G.A., Akhtar M.N., Abu N., Alitheen N.B., Elgorban A.M., Rana U.A.2016
Distribution of Heavy Metals in the Soils Associated with the Commonly Used Pesticides in Cotton FieldsScientificaTariq S.R., Shafiq M., Chotana G.A.2016
Reversible Borylene Formation from Ring Opening of Pinacolborane and Other Intermediates Generated from Five-Coordinate Tris-Boryl Complexes: Implications for Catalytic C-H BorylationOrganometallicsGhaffari B., Vanchura B.A., Chotana G.A., Staples R.J., Holmes D., Maleczka R.E., Smith M.R.2015
Harnessing C-H Borylation/Deborylation for Selective Deuteration, Synthesis of Boronate Esters, and Late Stage FunctionalizationJournal of Organic ChemistryKallepalli V.A., Gore K.A., Shi F., Sanchez L., Chotana G.A., Miller S.L., Maleczka R.E., Smith M.R.2015
Synthesis of Fluoroalkoxy Substituted Arylboronic Esters by Iridium-Catalyzed Aromatic C-H BorylationOrganic LettersBatool F., Parveen S., Emwas A.-H., Sioud S., Gao X., Munawar M.A., Chotana G.A.2015
Selective C-arylation of 2,5-dibromo-3-hexylthiophene via Suzuki cross coupling reaction and their pharmacological aspectsMoleculesIkram H.M., Rasool N., Ahmad G., Chotana G.A., Musharraf S.G., Zubair M., Rana U.A., Zia-Ul-Haq M., Jaafar H.Z.2015
Getting the sterics just right: A five-coordinate iridium trisboryl complex that reacts with C-H bonds at room temperatureChemical CommunicationsChotana G.A., Vanchura II B.A., Tse M.K., Staples R.J., Maleczka Jr. R.E., Smith III M.R.2009
Iridium-catalyzed borylation of thiophenes: versatile, synthetic elaboration founded on selective C-H functionalizationTetrahedronChotana G.A., Kallepalli V.A., Maleczka Jr. R.E., Smith III M.R.2008
Ir-catalyzed functionalization of 2-substituted indoles at the 7-position: Nitrogen-directed aromatic borylationJournal of the American Chemical SocietyPaul S., Chotana G.A., Holmes D., Reichle R.C., Maleczka Jr. R.E., Smith III M.R.2006
One-pot borylation/amination reactions: Syntheses of arylamine boronate esters from halogenated arenesOrganic LettersHolmes D., Chotana G.A., Maleczka Jr. R.E., Smith III M.R.2006
Sterically directed functionalization of aromatic C-H bonds: Selective borylation ortho to cyano groups in arenes and heterocyclesJournal of the American Chemical SocietyChotana G.A., Rak M.A., Smith M.R.2005