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.

    • Article
      • Chotana, G. A. .(2017). Synthesis and evaluation of modified chalcone based p53 stabilizing agents . Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters , Elsevier , pp. 4101-4106
    • Journal Articles
      • Chotana, G. A. .(2016). Synthesis and Suzuki Cross-Coupling Reactions of 2,6-Bis(trifluoromethyl)pyridine-4-boronic Acid Pinacol Ester . Synthesis , Georg Thieme Verlag KG
      • Chotana, G. A. .(2016). Efficient double Suzuki cross-coupling reactions of 2,5-dibromo-3-hexylthiophene: Anti-Tumor, haemolytic, anti-thrombolytic and biofilm inhibition studies . Molecules , MDPI , pp. 977
      • Chotana, G. A. .(2016). Distribution of heavy metals in the soils associated with the commonly used pesticides in cotton fields . Scientifica , Hindawi Publishing Corporation
      • Chotana, G. A. .(2015). Synthesis of Fluoroalkoxy Substituted Arylboronic Esters by Iridium-Catalyzed Aromatic C–H Borylation . Organic Letters , ACS , pp. 4256–4259
      • Chotana, G. A. .(2015). Reversible borylene formation from ring opening of pinacolborane and other intermediates generated from five-coordinate tris-boryl complexes: Implications for catalytic C–H borylation . Organometallics , ACS , pp. 4732–4740
      • Chotana, G. A. .(2015). Harnessing C–H Borylation/Deborylation for Selective Deuteration, Synthesis of Boronate Esters, and Late Stage Functionalization . The Journal of organic chemistry , ACS , pp. 8341–8353
      • Chotana, G. A. .(2015). Selective C-Arylation of 2,5-dibromo-3-hexylthiophene via Suzuki Cross Coupling Reaction and Their Pharmacological Aspects . molecules , MDPI , pp. 5202-5214
      • Chotana, G. A. .(2009). Getting the sterics just right: a five-coordinate iridium trisboryl complex that reacts with C–H bonds at room temperature . Chemical Communications , RSC , pp. 5731-5733
      • Chotana, G. A. .(2006). Ir-catalyzed functionalization of 2-substituted indoles at the 7-position: Nitrogen-directed aromatic borylation . Journal of the American Chemical Society , ACS , pp. 15552-1555
      • Chotana, G. A. .(2006). Iridium-catalyzed borylation of thiophenes: versatile, synthetic elaboration founded on selective C–H functionalization . Tetrahedron , Pergamon , pp. 6103-6114
      • Chotana, G. A. .(2006). One-pot borylation/amination reactions: syntheses of arylamine boronate esters from halogenated arenes . Organic letters , ACS American Chemical Society , pp. 1407-1410
      • Chotana, G. A. .(2005). Sterically directed functionalization of aromatic CH bonds: Selective borylation ortho to cyano groups in arenes and heterocycles . Journal of the American Chemical Society Volume 127 , American Chemical Society , pp. 10539-1054
      • Chotana, G. A. Levels of Lead in Solvent & Water Based Paints Manufactured in Pakistan . Science International , , pp. 255-256
      • Chotana, G. A. Levels of Selected Toxic Metals in Solvent Based Paints Manufactured in Pakistan . Int. J. Environ. Studies , , pp. 234-235
    • Conference Papers
      • Chotana, G. A. .(2014). New Convenient Route for the Syntheses of Aryl & Heteroaryl Boronic Esters . 6th Chemistry Conference 2014 On Chemistry in Engineering and Life Sciences, 11-13 November 2014, PINSTECH, Islamabad , PINSTECH, Islamabad
      • Chotana, G. A. .(2014). Iridium catalyzed aromatic C-H activation/borylation:A new methodology for the syntheses of functionalized aromatics . 25th National and 13th International Chemistry conference Institute of Chemistry, University of the Punjab, Quaid-i-Azam Campus Lahore, Pakistan , The Chemical Society of Pakistan
      • Chotana, G. A. .(2014). Syntheses of pyridine–4–boronic esters . 25th National and 13th International Chemistry conference Institute of Chemistry, University of the Punjab, Quaid-i-Azam Campus Lahore, Pakistan , The Chemical Society of Pakistan
      • Chotana, G. A. .(2014). New Catalytic & Green Functionalization of Aromatic Hydrocarbons . One Day Symposium on Green Chemistry: An Innovative Route to Sustainable Scientific Development Wednesday, April 30, University of Sargodha , University of Sargodha
      • Chotana, G. A. Tuning five-coordinate trisboryl iridium catalyst reactivity through ligand modification . 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting , American Chemical Society
    • Patent
      • Chotana, G. A. Process for Producing Cyano Substituted Arenes Boranes and Compounds . US Patent , US Patent Office
Semester Title Code
Spring Semester 2017-18 Organotransition Metal Chemistry 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Senior Project 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Chemical Problems & Reports 1702
Fall Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Senior Project 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Directed Research Project 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry-I 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Inorganic Chemistry I 1701
Summer Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1603
Spring Semester 2016-17 Master's Thesis II 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Directed Research Project 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Chemistry Seminar 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Chemical Problems & Reports 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Senior Project II 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 Master's Thesis I 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry-I 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Inorganic Chemistry I 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Molecular Symmetry I 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Senior Project I 1601
Summer Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1503
Spring Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Directed Research Project 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Chemical Problems & Reports 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Independent Study 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1502
Fall Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Inorganic Chemistry I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Molecular Symmetry I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Senior Project I 1501
Summer Semester 2014-15 Doctoral Thesis Research 1403
Spring Semester 2014-15 Chemistry Literature Seminar 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1402
Fall Semester 2014-15 Chemistry Literature Seminar 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Chemical Problems & Reports 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry-I 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Inorganic Chemistry I 1401
  • Past Courses
    Semester Title Code
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Chemistry Seminar 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Senior Project II 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Independent Study 1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Chemical Problems & Reports 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry-I 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Inorganic Chemistry I 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Molecular Symmetry I 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Senior Project I 1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Chemistry of the Transition Metals 1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Molecular Symmetry 1201
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Senior Project II 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Chemistry of the Transition Metals 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1102
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Senior Project I 1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry 1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Molecular Symmetry 1101
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Chemistry of the Transition Metals 1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1002
    Fall Semester 2010-11 Molecular Symmetry 1001
    Spring Semester 2009-10 Organic Chemistry Lab I 902
    Fall Semester 2009-10 Introductory Organic Chemistry 901