Faculty Profile

Dr. Ghayoor Abbas Chotana

Assistant Professor

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
Fall Semester 2017-18Master's Thesis1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Senior Project1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Directed Research Project1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Advanced Inorganic Chemistry-I1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Inorganic Chemistry I1701
Summer Semester 2016-17Doctoral Thesis Research1603
Spring Semester 2016-17Master's Thesis II1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Doctoral Thesis Research1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Directed Research Project1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Chemistry Seminar1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Chemical Problems & Reports1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Senior Project II1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Inorganic Chemistry Lab1602
Fall Semester 2016-17Master's Thesis I1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Doctoral Thesis Research1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Advanced Inorganic Chemistry-I1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Inorganic Chemistry I1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Molecular Symmetry I1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Senior Project I1601
Summer Semester 2015-16Doctoral Thesis Research1503
Spring Semester 2015-16Master's Thesis II1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Doctoral Thesis Research1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Directed Research Project1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Chemical Problems & Reports1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Senior Project II1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Independent Study1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Inorganic Chemistry Lab1502
Fall Semester 2015-16Master's Thesis I1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Doctoral Thesis Research1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Inorganic Chemistry I1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Molecular Symmetry I1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Senior Project I1501
Summer Semester 2014-15Doctoral Thesis Research1403
Spring Semester 2014-15Chemistry Literature Seminar1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Inorganic Chemistry Lab1402
Fall Semester 2014-15Chemistry Literature Seminar1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Chemical Problems & Reports1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Advanced Inorganic Chemistry-I1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Inorganic Chemistry I1401
  • Past Courses
    Spring Semester 2013-14Chemistry Seminar1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Senior Project II1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Inorganic Chemistry Lab1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Independent Study1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Chemical Problems & Reports1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Advanced Inorganic Chemistry-I1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Inorganic Chemistry I1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Molecular Symmetry I1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Senior Project I1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13Inorganic Chemistry Lab1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13Chemistry of the Transition Metals1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13Molecular Symmetry1201
    Spring Semester 2011-12Senior Project II1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Chemistry of the Transition Metals1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Inorganic Chemistry Lab1102
    Fall Semester 2011-12Senior Project I1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12Molecular Symmetry1101
    Spring Semester 2010-11Chemistry of the Transition Metals1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11Inorganic Chemistry Lab1002
    Fall Semester 2010-11Molecular Symmetry1001
    Spring Semester 2009-10Organic Chemistry Lab I902
    Fall Semester 2009-10Introductory Organic Chemistry901