Title: Metal complexes as magic bullets against drug resistant diseases and precursors for nanomaterials

 Abstract

The study of chemistry until the nineteenth century was viewed as a religion derived from alchemical roots that focused on spiritual quest in search of keys to immortality, methods to synthesize gold and magic portions to cure diseases. The central piece of this quest are the metal ions and in recent years, metal complexes are being explore as pharmaceuticals. We have designed metal complexes of antimalarial drugs that are more active than chloroquine against the drug resistant strains of Plasmodium falciparum. In search for better alternatives to cis-platin and its derivatives that are non-selective cytotoxic anticancer agents, we have employed computation-docking methods to design anticancer compounds with targets other than DNA and studies show potentials as possible metallodrugs of the future. At present, the use of metal complexes as precursors for nanomaterials with novel properties for anticancer drug delivery and fabrication of next generation solar cells are being explore.

Prof. Peter Ajibade

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CURRICULUM VITAE :Prof. Peter Ajibade

Academic Qualifications

University of Zululand          PhD Inorganic Chemistry                                            2006

University of Ibadan              MSc Inorganic Chemistry                                            1997

University of Ibadan                 BSc (Hons) Chemistry                                              1994

 

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Academic Appointments 

Work Place                                                    Designation                                  Period

  1. University of KwaZulu-Natal        Professor                                       2017-To date
  2. University of Fort Hare                 Professor and Head of Dept.         2016
  3. University of Fort Hare                 Professor                                        2014- 2015
  4. University of Fort Hare                 Associate Professor                       2012- 2013
  5. University of Fort Hare                 Senior Lecturer                              2010 –2011
  6. University of Fort Hare                 Lecturer                                         2007 – 2009
  7. University of Ado-Ekiti,                Lecturer                                         2001- 2005

CURRICULUM VITAE: 

Peer Reviewed Publications

1. JZ Mbese, PA Ajibade (2018). A simple route to ruthenium sulfide nanoparticles via thermal decomposition of precursor complexes. J. Nano Res., 54, 158-171.

2. M Matandabuzo, PA Ajibade (2018). Synthesis and surface functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes with imidazolium and pyridinium-based ionic liquids: Thermal stability, dispersibility and hydrophobicity characteristics. J. Mol. Liqs 268, 284–293.

3. M Matandabuzo, PA Ajibade (2018). Synthesis, characterization, and physicochemical properties of hydrophobic pyridinium-based ionic liquids with N-propyl and N-isopropyl. Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem., 644, 489–495.

4.  FP Andrew, PA Ajibade (2018). Metal complexes of alkyl-aryl dithiocarbamates: Structural studies, anticancer potentials and applications as precursors for semiconductor nanocrystals. J. Mol. Struct., 1155, 843-855.

5.     FP Andrew, PA Ajibade (2018). Synthesis, characterization and anticancer studies of bis(1-phenylpiperazine dithiocarbamato) Cu(II), Zn(II) and Pt(II) complexes: Crystal structures of 1-phenylpiperazine dithiocarbamato-S,S0 zinc(II) and Pt(II). J. Mol. Struct., 1170, 24-29.

6.       AC. Tella, SO Owalude, SJ Olatunji, VO Adimula, SE Elaigwu, LO Alimi, PA Ajibade, OS Oluwafemi (2018). Synthesis of zinc-carboxylate metal-organic frameworks for the removal of emerging drug contaminant (amodiaquine) from aqueous solution. J. Environ. Sci., 64, 264-275.

7.       M Matandabuzo, PA Ajibade (2018). Removal of metal ions from aqueous solutions using activated carbon prepared from Zea mays stem. Sci. Study & Res.: Chem. & Chem. Engineer., Biotech., Food Ind. 19(2), 117 – 132.

8.       AM Paca, PA Ajibade (2018). Synthesis, optical and structural studies of iron sulphide nanoparticles and iron sulphide hydroxyethyl cellulose nanocomposites from bis-(dithiocarbamato)iron(II) single-source precursors. Nanomaterials, 187; doi:10.3390/nano8040187.

9.       NL Botha, PA Ajibade, AOT Ashafa (2018). Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization, antifungal and antibacterial studies of copper(II) dithiocarbamate complexes. J. Phar. Pharmaceut. Res. (Accepted).

10.    AA. Adeniyi, PA Ajibade (2018). The anticancer activities of some nitrogen donor ligands containing pyrazole, bipyridine and phenanthroline moiety using docking methods. Bioinorg. Chem. Appl., 5796287, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/5796287.

11.    AM Paca, PA Ajibade (2017). Synthesis and structural studies of iron sulphide nanocomposites from iron(III) dithiocarbamate single source precursors. Mater. Chem. Phys. 202, 143-150.

12. AA Adeniyi, PA Ajibade (2017).  Computational study of the impact of regeneration and unwanted recombination reactions of Ru(II) phenanthroline compounds used as sensitizers in Dyes Sensitized Solar Cells. Comput. Mater. Sci. 139, 301–312

13. JZ Mbese, PA Ajibade (2017). Synthesis, spectroscopic, structural and optical studies of Ru2S3 nanoparticles prepared from single-source molecular precursors. J. Mol. Struct. 1143, 274-281

14. IP Ejidike, PA Ajibade (2017). Synthesis, Spectroscopic, Antibacterial and Free              radical scavenging studies of Cu(II), Ni(II), Zn(II) and Co(II) complexes of 4,4′-{ethane-1,2-diylbis[nitrilo(1E)eth-1-yl-1-ylidene]}dibenzene-1,3-diol Schiff base. J. Pharm. Sci. & Res. 9(5), 593-600

15.PA Ajibade, JZ Mbese, B Omondi (2017). Group 12 dithiocarbamate complexes: Synthesis, characterization and X-ray crystal structures of Zn(II) and Hg(II) complexes and their use as precursors for metal sulfide nanoparticles. Nano- Met Chem. 47(2), 202-212.

16. JZ Mbese, PA Ajibade (2017). Homonuclear tris-dithiocarbamato complexes as single-source precursors for ruthenium(III) sulfide nanoparticles. J. Sulfur Chem., 38 (2) 173-187

17.PA Ajibade, NL Botha (2017). Synthesis, optical and structural properties of copper sulfide nanocrystals from single molecule precursors. Nanomaterials 7(2), 32; doi:10.3390/nano7020032

18. J Osuntokun, PA Ajibade, DC Onwudiwe (2016). Synthesis and photocatalytic studies of ZnS nanoparticles from heteroleptic complex of 1-cyano-1-carboxy-2,2-ethylenedithiolato diisopropylthiourea and its adducts with N-donor ligands, Superlatt. Microstruct., 100, 605-618.

19.    MP Motaung, PA Ajibade, L Le Roux (2016). Synthesis and Photophysical studies of Ru(II) and Co(II) complexes of benzylimidazolyl)pyridine and their evaluation as sensitizers for dyes sensitized solar cells, Inter. J. Electrochem. Sci., 11, 10953-10964.

20. A Nqombolo, PA Ajibade (2016). Synthesis and Spectroscopic characterization of nickel(II) dithiocarbamate complexes and their use precursors for nickel sulphides nanocrystals, J. Chem., 1293790, 1-9.

21.BC Ejelonu, PA Ajibade (2016). ZnS, CdS and HgS nanoparticles in poly (methy methacrylate) matrix: Synthesis, thermal and structural studies, Chal. Lett., 13(12), 563-574.

22. AC Tella*, PA Ajibade, SJ Olatunji, SO Owalude, N  Simon, MSM Abdelbaky, S Garcia-Granda* (2016). Synthesis, characterization, crystal structure and antimicrobial studies of a novel cu(ii) complex based on itaconic acid and nicotinamide. J. Mol. Struct., 1125, 570-575.

23. PA Ajibade, A Nqombolo (2016). Synthesis and structural studies of nickel sulfide and palladium nanocrystals. Chal. Lett., 9, 498-504.

24. PA Ajibade, NL Botha (2016). Synthesis and structural studies of copper sulfide nanocrystals. Res. Phys., 6, 581-589.

25. IP Ejidike, PA Ajibade (2016). Synthesis, characterization, anticancer and antioxidant studies of Ru(III) complexes of monobasic Tridentate Schiff bases. Bioinorg. Chem. Appls, 9672451, 1-11.

26. J Osuntokun, PA Ajibade (2016). Morphology and thermal studies of zinc sulfide and cadmium sulfide nanoparticles in polyvinyl alcohol matrix. Physica B: Phys. Cond. Matter, 496, 106-112.

27. PA Ajibade (2016).  The intramolecular spin-spin interactions in ruthenium complexes of pyrazole derivatives. Spectros. Spect. Analy., 36(11), 3737-3745.

28. IP Ejidike, PA Ajibade (2016). Synthesis of unsymmetrical Schiff base derivatives of 4-[(1E)-N-(2-aminoethyl)ethanimidoyl]benzene-1,3-diol and in vitro anticancer, antibacterial and antioxidant studies. Res. Chem. Interm., 42(8), 6543-6555.

29. AA Adeniyi, PA Ajibade (2016).  Development of ruthenium based complexes as anticancer agents: Towards a rational design of alternative receptor targets. Rev. Inorg. Chem., 2016; 36(2): 53–75

30. J Osuntokun, PA Ajibade (2016). Structural and thermal studies of ZnS and CdS nanoparticles in polymer matrices. J. Nanomater., 3296071, 1-14.

31.  IP Ejidike, PA Ajibade (2016). Ruthenium (III) complexes of heterocyclic tridentate (ONN) Schiff base: Synthesis, characterization and its biological properties as an antiradical and antiproliferative agent. Inter. J. Mol. Sci. 17, 60

32. NL Botha, PA Ajibade (2016). Effect of temperature on crystallite sizes of copper sulfide nanocrystals prepared from copper(II) dithiocarbamate single source precursor. Mater. Sci. Semicond. Process.43, 149-154.

33. AA Adeniyi, PA Ajibade (2016). Exploring the ruthenium-ligands bond and their relative properties at different computational methods. J. Chem., 3672062, 1-15.

34. AA Adeniyi, PA Ajibade (2015). One and multiple bonds interatomic spin-spin coupling in η6-Cymene Ru(II) of 3,5-dimethyl-, 3,5-dicarboxylic- and 5-phenyl-pyrazole derivatives. J. Spectros., 852045, 1-11.

35. AC Mkhohlakali, PA Ajibade (2015). Synthesis, photo physical studies and evaluation of ruthenium(II) complexes of polypyridyl ligands and sensitizer for DSSCs. Inter. J. Electrochem. Sci., 10, 9907-9918.

36. PI. Ejidike, PA Ajibade (2015). Transition metal complexes of symmetrical and asymmetrical Schiff base as antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant and anticancer agents: Progress and prospects. Rev. Inorg. Chem., 35(4), 191-224.

37. AC Tella, OA Amen, PA. Ajibade, LO Alimi (2015). Template metal-organic frameworks: Solvent-less synthesis, characterization and powder X-ray diffraction studies of [Cu(NO3)2(bipy)2(py)2] J. Por. Mater., 22, 1599-1605.

38. MP. Motaung, PA Ajibade (2015). Ru(II) and Co(II) complexes of bis(pyrazolyl)pyridine and pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acid: Synthesis, photophysical studies and evaluation of solar cell conversion efficiencies. Intern. J. Electrochem. Sci., 10, 8087-8096.

39. PA Ajibade (2015). Cobalt(II) complex of 2,4-diaminopyrimidine-5-(3,4,5-trimethoxybenzyl) pyrimidine: Experimental and theoretical studies. Asian J. Chem., 27(4), 1391-1397.

40. PI Ejidike, PA Ajibade (2015). Synthesis, characterization, antioxidant and antibacterial studies of some metal(II) complexes of tetradentate Schiff Base Ligand: (4E)-4-[(2-{(E)-[1-(2,4-dihydroxyphenyl)ethylidene]amino}ethyl)imino]pentan-2-one. Bioinorg. Chem. Appls, 890734, 1-9.

41. J Osuntokun, PA Ajibade (2015). Synthesis and characterization of Zn(II), Cd(II) and Hg(II) complexes of  mixed diethyl thiourea and  1-ethoxylcarbonyl-1-ethylenecarbonyl-2,2-dithiolate and their use to prepare metal sulfides nanoparticles. Asian J. Chem., 27(12), 4563-4567.

42. PI Ejidike, PA Ajibade (2015). Synthesis, characterisation, in vitro antioxidant and anticancer studies of ruthenium(III) complexes of symmetric and asymmetric tetradentate Schiff bases. J. Coord. Chem., 68(14), 2552-2564.

43. PI Ejidike, PA Ajibade (2015). Synthesis, characterization and biological studies of metal(II) complexes of (3E)-3-[(2-{(E)-[1-(2,4-Dihydroxyphenyl) ethylidene]amino}ethyl)imino]-1-phenylbutan-1-one Schiff Base. Molecules, 20, 9788-9802.

44. T Chintso, PA Ajibade (2015). Optical and Structural properties of lead sulfide nanoparticles. Mater. Lett., 141, 1-6.

45. J Osuntokun, PA Ajibade (2015). Synthesis and structural characterization of CdS nanoparticles using mixed diisopropylthiourea, dithiolate and nitrogen adducts Cd(II) complexes. Superlatt. Microstruct., 83, 89-100.

46. AA Adeniyi, PA Ajibade (2015).  The qualitative and quantitative accuracy of eDFT methods in computing 1J(C-F), 1J(C-N) and nJ(F-F) spin-spin coupling of fluorobenzene and fluoropyridine molecules. J. Quant. Spectros. Rad. Transfer, 151, 18-25.

47.AA Adeniyi, PA Ajibade (2015). Theoretical study of the interatomic properties of ruthenium half sandwich anticancer compounds containing Ru-N bonds. Asian J. Chem., 27(3), 907-918.

48. WM Motswainyana, PA Ajibade (2015). Anticancer Activities of Mononuclear Ruthenium(II) Coordination Complexes. Adv. Chem., 859730, 1-21.

49. AO Adeloye, PA Ajibade (2014). Towards the development of functionalized polypyridine ligands for Ru(II) complexes as photosensitizers in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs). Molecules, 19, 12421-12460.

50.  PA. Ajibade, JZ Mbese (2014). Preparation and characterization of ZnS, CdS and HgS/poly(methyl methacrylate) nanocomposites. Intern. J. Polym. Sci., 752394, 1-8.

51. AA Adeniyi, PA Ajibade (2014). Synthesis of pyrazole derivatives and their spectroscopic properties investigated using both experimental and theoretical approaches. New J. Chem., 38, 4120-4129.

52. JZ Mbese, PA Ajibade (2014). Preparation and characterization of ZnS, CdS and HgS/poly(methyl methacrylate) nanocomposites. Polymers, 6, 2332-2344.

53. AA Adeniyi, PA Ajibade (2014). Experimental and theoretical investigation of the spectroscopic and electronic properties of pyrazolyl ligands. Spectrochim. Acta Part A, 133, 831-845.

54. AA. Adeniyi, PA Ajibade (2014). Computational properties of hydrated and unhydrated: η6-toluene and η6-triflorotoluene half-sandwich Ru(II) anticancer complexes. J. Biomol. Struct. Dyn. 32, 9, 1351-1365.

55. JZ Mbese, PA Ajibade (2014). Synthesis, structural and optical properties of ZnS, CdS and HgS nanoparticles from dithiocarbamato single molecules precursors. J. Sulfur Chem., 35, 4, 438-449.

56. AA Adeniyi, PA Ajibade (2014). The spectroscopic and the QTAIM properties of pyridine and phenanthroline derivatives using experimental and computational methods. Spectrochim. Acta Part A, 128, 540-541.

57. AA Adeniyi, PA Ajibade (2014). The spectroscopic and electronic properties of dimethylpyrazole and its derivatives using the experimental and computational methods. Spectros. Spectr. Analy., 34(9), 2305-2319.

58. AO Adeloye, PA Ajibade (2014). Synthesis, photophysical and electrochemical properties of functionalized mono-, bis-, and tris-anthracenyl bridged Ru(II) bis(2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridine) charge transfer complexes. J. Chem., 257206, 1-8.

59. AO Adeloye, PA Ajibade (2014). Synthesis, characterization, electrochemistry and spectroscopic properties of some anthracenyl functionalized phthalocyanine complexes of ruthenium(II). J. Spectros., 8696363, 1-10

60. AO Adeloye, PA Ajibade (2014). A high molar extinction coefficient Ru(II) complex functionalized with cis-dithiocyanato-bis-(9-anthracenyl-10-(2-methyl-2-butenoic acid)-1,10-phenanthroline): Potential sensitizer for stable Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Sci. World J., 570864, 1-10.

61. PA Ajibade, J Osuntokun (2014). Synthesis and characterization of hexadecylamine capped ZnS, CdS and HgS nanoparticles using heteroleptic single molecular precursors. J. Nanomater., 782526, 1-7.

62. AA Adeniyi, PA Ajibade (2014). The spectroscopic and conductive properties of some Ru(II) complexes. J. Spectros., 656830, 1-14.

63. AA Adeniyi, PA Ajibade (2013). An insight into the anticancer activities of Ru(II) based metallocompounds using docking methods. Molecules, 18, 10829-10856.

64.  AA Adeniyi, PA Ajibade (2013). Insights into the intramolecular properties of η6-arene-Ru-based anticancer complexes using quantum calculations. J. Chem., 892052, 1-14.

65.  PA Ajibade, DC Onwudiwe (2013). Synthesis, characterization and thermal study of phenanthroline adducts of Zn(II) and Cd(II) complexes of bis-N-alkyl-N-phenyl dithiocarbamates. Asian J. Chem., 25(18), 10057-10061.

66.  PA Ajibade (2013). Synthesis and use of [Cd(Detu)2(OOCCH3)2]·H2O as single molecule precursor for Cds nanoparticles. Sci. World J. 907562, 1-6.

67.  AT Odularu, PA Ajibade, PC Onianwa (2013). Comparative study of leaching of aluminium from aluminium, clay, stainless steel, and steel cooking pots. ISRN Public Health, 517601, 1-4.

68.  AA Adeniyi, PA Ajibade (2013). Computational studies of the electronic, conductivities, and spectroscopic properties of hydrolysed Ru(II) anticancer complexes. Spectrochim. Acta Part A, 115, 426-436.

69. PA Ajibade, BC, Ejelonu (2013). Group 12 dithiocarbamate complexes: Synthesis, spectral studies and their use as precursors for metal sulfides nanoparticles and nanocomposites. Spectrochim. Acta Part A, 113, 408-414.

70. AA Adeniyi, PA Ajibade (2013). Comparing the suitability of Autodock, Gold and Glide for the docking and predicting the possible targets of Ru(II)-based complexes as anticancer agents. Molecules, 18, 1-20.

71. PA Ajibade, OG. Idemudia (2013) Synthesis, characterization and antibacterial studies of Pd(II) and Pt(II) complexes of some diaminopyrimidine derivatives. Bioinorg. Chem. Appls, 549549, 1-8

72. PA Ajibade (2013). Synthesis and crystal structure of (nitrato-O, O’)-bis(triphenylphosphine)-silver(I) toluene mono-solvate. Inter. J. Phys. Sci., 8(1), 12-15.

73. AA Adeniyi, PA Ajibade (2013).  Theoretical study of the electronic and spectroscopic properties of some Ru(II) anticancer complexes. Spectrochim. Acta Part A105, 456-465.

74.  PA Ajibade, OG. Idemudia, AI. Okoh (2013).     Synthesis, characterization and antibacterial studies of metal complexes of sulfadiazine with N-alkyl-N-phenyldithiocarbamate. Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiopia, 27(1), 77-84.

75 AA Adeloye, PA. Ajibade, F. Cummings, L. Le Roux, ST Mamphweli, EL Meyer (2013). Synthesis, photophysical and preliminary investigation of the dye-sensitized solar cells properties of functionalized anthracenyl-based bipyridyl and phenanthrolyl Ru(II) complexes. J. Chem. Sci., 125(1), 17-27.

76.  AA Adeniyi, PA Ajibade (2013). Effects of bidentate coordination on the molecular properties of rapta-C based complexes using theoretical approach. J. Mol. Model. 19(3), 1325-1338.

77. PA Ajibade, NH Zulu, AO Oyedeji (2013). Synthesis, characterization, and antibacterial studies of some metal complexes of dialkyl thiourea: The X-ray single crystal structure of [CoCl2(detu)2]. Synth. React. Met.-Org. Inorg. Nano- Met Chem. 43(5), 524-531.

78. PA Ajibade, DC Onwudiwe (2013). Optical and structural characterization of ZnS, CdS, and HgS nanoparticles from N-alkyl-N-phenyl dithiocarbamates complexes. Synth. React. Met.-Org. Inorg. Nano- Met Chem. 43(1), 10-18.

79.  PA Ajibade, DC Onwudiwe (2013). Synthesis, characterization and thermal studies of 2, 2′-bipyridine adduct of bis-(N-alkyl-N-phenyldithiocarbamato-S, S′)cadmium(II). J. Mol. Struct. 1034, 249-256.

80.  PA Ajibade, DC Onwudiwe, B Omondi (2012). N,N-Bis(diphenylthiophosphinoyl)-4-ethylaniline. Acta Crystall. Sect. E, 68(12), o3491-o3492.

81.  AA Adeniyi, PA Ajibade (2012). Inhibitory activities and possible anticancer targets of Ru(II)-based complexes  using computational docking method. J. Mol. Graphics Model. 38, 60-69.

82  DC Onwudiwe, PA Ajibade (2012). Thermal studies of Zn(II), Cd(II) and Hg(II) complexes of some N-alkyl-n-phenyl-dithiocarbamates. Inter. J. Mol. Sci., 13(8), 9502-9513

83. PA Ajibade, BC Ejelonu, B Omondi (2012). N-Ethyl-N-phenyl{[ethyl(phenyl)-carbamothioyl]disulfanyl}carbothioamide. Acta Crystallogr., Sect. E: E68, o2182.

84. OG Idemudia, PA Ajibade, AI Okoh (2012). Synthesis, characterization and antibacterial screening of 2,4-diaminopyrimidine pyrimethamine and trimethoprim silver complexes. Afr. J. Biotech., 11(39), 9223-9329.

85. AO Adeloye, TO Olomola, AI Adebayo,

86. PA Ajibade (2012). A high molar extinction coefficient bisterpyridyl homoleptic Ru(II) complex with trans-2-Methyl-2-butenoic acid functionality: Potential dye for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Inter. J. Mol. Sci., 13, 3511-3526.

87.PA Ajibade, NH Zulu (2011). Metal complexes of diisopropylhiourea: Synthesis, characterization and antibacterial studies. Inter. J. Mol. Sci., 12, 7186-7198.

88. DC Onwudiwe, PA Ajibade (2011). ZnS, CdS and HgS nanoparticles via alkyl phenyl dithiocarbamate complexes as single source precursors. Inter. J Mol. Sci., 12, 5538-5551.

89.    DC Onwudiwe, PA Ajibade (2011). Zn(II), Cd(II) and Hg(II) complexes of N-methyl-N-phenyl dithiocarbamate as single-source precursors for the synthesis of metal sulphide nanoparticles. Mater. Lett., 65, 3258-3261

90. AA Adeloye, PA Ajibade (2011). A high molar extinction coefficient mono-anthracenyl bipyridyl heteroleptic ruthenium(II) complex: Synthesis, photophysical and electrochemical properties. Inter. J. Mol. Sci., 16, 4615-4631.

91.PA Ajibade, DC Onwudiwe (2011). Synthesis and characterization of group 12 complexes of N, N – methyl phenyl – N, N – butyl phenyl dithiocarbamate. J. Coord. Chem., 64(17), 2963-2973.

92.DC Onwudiwe, PA Ajibade (2011). Synthesis, characterization and thermal studies of Zn(II), Cd(II) and Hg(II) complexes of N-methyl-N-phenyldithiocarbamate: The single crystal structure of [(C6H5)(CH3)NCS2]4Hg2. Inter. J. Mol. Sci., 12, 1964-1978.

93.DC Onwudiwe, PA Ajibade (2011). Synthesis and crystal structure of bis(N-alkyl-N-phenyl dithiocarbamato)mercury(II). J. Chem. Crystal., 41, 980-985.

94. AO. Adeloye, PA Ajibade (2011). Synthesis, characterization and preliminary investigation of the electro redox properties of anthracenyl-terpyridine ligands. Tetrahedron Lett., 52, 274-277.

95.PA Ajibade, DC Onwudiwe, JM Moloto (2011). Synthesis of hexadecylamine capped nanoparticles using N-alkyl-N-phenyl dithiocarbamates complexes as single source precursors. Polyhedron, 30, 246-252.

96. DC Onwudiwe, PA Ajibade, B Omondi (2011). Synthesis, spectra and thermal studies of 2, 2’-bipyridine adducts of bis(N-alkyl-N-phenyldithiocarbamato)zinc(II). J. Mol. Struct., 987, 58-66.

97.DC Onwudiwe, PA Ajibade (2010). Synthesis and characterization of metal complexes of N-alkyl-N-phenyl dithiocarbamates. Polyhedron, 29, 1431-1436.

98. PA Ajibade, GA Kolawole (2010). Cobalt(III) complexes of antimalarial drugs: Synthesis, characterization and in vitro antiprotozoal studies. Synth. React. Met.-Org. Inorg. Nano- Met Chem. 40, 275-278.

99. DC Onwudiwe, PA Ajibade (2010). Synthesis and characterization of Zn(II), Cd(II) and Hg(II) complexes of alkyl-aryl dithiocarbamate: X-ray structure of [(C6H5N)(et)(CS2)Hg((C6H5N)(butyl)(CS2). Synth. React. Met.-Org. Inorg. Nano- Met. Chem. 40, 279-284.

100.PA Ajibade, NH Zulu (2010). Synthesis, characterization and antibacterial activity of metal complexes of phenylthiourea: The X-ray single crystal structure of [Zn(SC(NH2)NHC6H5)2(OOCCH3)2]·C2H5OH. J. Coord. Chem. 63(18), 3229-3239.

101.  OG Idemudia, P. A. Ajibade (2010). Antibacterial activity of metal complexes of antifolate drug pyrimethamine. Afr. J. Biotechnol. 9(31), 4885-4889.

102.  AO Adeloye, PA Ajibade (2010). Synthesis and characterization of Heteroleptic Ru(II) complex of phenanthroline containing oligo-anthracenyl carboxylic acid moieties. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 11, 3158-3176.

103.  AO Adeloye, PA Ajibade (2010). Synthesis and characterization of Ru(II) complex with functionalized phenanthroline ligands having single-double linked anthracenyl and 1-methoxy-1-buten-3-yne moieties. Molecules, 2010, 15(11), 7570-7581.

104.  PA Ajibade, GA Kolawole, P. O’Brien, J. Raftery, M. Helliwell (2008). Co(II) and Cu(II) complexes of 2,4-diamino-5-(3,4,5-trimethoxybenzyl)pyrimidine. J. Coord. Chem. 61(3), 328-340.

105.  PA Ajibade, GA Kolawole (2008). Synthesis, characterization and antiprotozoal studies of some metal complexes of antimalarial drugs. Transition Met. Chem. 33, 493-497.

106.  PA Ajibade, GA Kolawole (2008). Synthesis, characterization, antiplasmodial and antitrypanosomal activity of some metal(III) complexes of sulfadiazine. Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 22(2), 1-8.

107.  PA Ajibade, GA Kolawole (2008). Synthesis, characterization and in vitro antiprotozoal studies of iron(III) complexes of some antimalarial drugs. J. Coord. Chem. 61(21), 3367-3374.

108.  PA Ajibade (2008). Metal complexes in the management of parasitic diseases: in vitro antiprotozoal studies of some metal complexes of antimalarial drugs. Curr. Sci. 95(12), 1673.

109.  PA Ajibade, GA Kolawole, P O’Brien (2007). Synthesis, characterisation and antiplasmodial studies of metal(II) complexes of sulfadiazine. Synth. React. Met.-Org. Inorg. Nano- Met Chem. 37, 653-659.

110.  PA Ajibade, GA Kolawole, P O’Brien, M Helliwell, J. Raftery (2006). Co(II) complexes of anti-biotic sulfadiazine and X-ray single crystal structure of  [Co(C10H9N4O2S)2(CH3OH)2].  Inorg. Chim. Acta 359, 3111-3116.

111.  PA Ajibade, GA Kolawole, Paul O’Brien and Madeline Helliwell (2006). Synthesis and characterization of Ni(II), Pt(II) and Pd(II) complexes of trimethoprim and the single  X-ray crystal structure of Nickel(II) complex of trimethoprim. J. Coord. Chem., 59(14), 1621-1628.

112.  EI Adeyeye, PA Ajibade, AF Temola (2005). Metal concentration in cocoa seeds shell ash, liquid effluents, and soil sediments and associated plants in a cocoa processing industry in Nigeria. Intern. J. Environ. Studies. 62, 171-180.

 

Postgraduate student supervision

Graduated: 9 PhD, 30 MSc

Current: 8 PhD, 4 MSc