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.

Title Publication Author Year
Selective CO2 capture through microporous Tb(BTC)(H2O).(DMF)1.1 MOF as an additive in novel MMMs fabricated from Matrimid?? 5218 Arabian Journal of Chemistry 2020
Facile synthesis of hetaryl-modified MCM-41 and targeted removal of Pb(II) ions for water purification Journal of Porous Materials 2020
Facile synthesis of NH-free 5-(hetero)aryl-pyrrole-2-carboxylates by catalytic C-H borylation and suzuki coupling Molecules 2020
One-pot iridium catalyzed c-h borylation/sonogashira cross-coupling: Access to borylated aryl alkynes Molecules 2020
C-H Borylation Catalysts that Distinguish between Similarly Sized Substituents like Fluorine and Hydrogen Organic Letters 2019
Synthesis and evaluation of novel ??-substituted chalcones with potent anti-cancer activities and ability to overcome multidrug resistance Bioorganic Chemistry 2019
Synthesis and identification of novel pyridazinylpyrazolone based diazo compounds as inhibitors of human islet amyloid polypeptide aggregation Bioorganic Chemistry 2019
A Novel One-Pot Three-Component Reaction for Rapid Access of Arylidene 2-Aminoimidazolone Derivatives ChemistrySelect 2019
Photocatalytic degradation of imidacloprid by Ag-ZnO composite Environmental Science and Pollution Research 2018
Iridium-Catalyzed Regioselective Borylation of Substituted Biaryls Synthesis (Germany) 2018
Facile Synthesis of Halogen Decorated para -/ meta -Hydroxybenzoates by Iridium-Catalyzed Borylation and Oxidation Synthesis (Germany) 2018
Synthesis and Suzuki Cross-Coupling Reactions of 2,6-Bis(trifluoromethyl)pyridine-4-boronic Acid Pinacol Ester Synthesis (Germany) 2017
Synthesis and evaluation of modified chalcone based p53 stabilizing agents Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2017
Efficient double Suzuki cross-coupling reactions of 2,5-dibromo-3-hexylthiophene: Anti-Tumor, haemolytic, anti-thrombolytic and biofilm inhibition studies Molecules 2016
Distribution of Heavy Metals in the Soils Associated with the Commonly Used Pesticides in Cotton Fields Scientifica 2016
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 2015
Harnessing C-H Borylation/Deborylation for Selective Deuteration, Synthesis of Boronate Esters, and Late Stage Functionalization Journal of Organic Chemistry 2015
Synthesis of Fluoroalkoxy Substituted Arylboronic Esters by Iridium-Catalyzed Aromatic C-H Borylation Organic Letters 2015
Selective C-arylation of 2,5-dibromo-3-hexylthiophene via Suzuki cross coupling reaction and their pharmacological aspects Molecules 2015
Getting the sterics just right: A five-coordinate iridium trisboryl complex that reacts with C-H bonds at room temperature Chemical Communications 2009
Iridium-catalyzed borylation of thiophenes: versatile, synthetic elaboration founded on selective C-H functionalization Tetrahedron 2008
Ir-catalyzed functionalization of 2-substituted indoles at the 7-position: Nitrogen-directed aromatic borylation Journal of the American Chemical Society 2006
One-pot borylation/amination reactions: Syntheses of arylamine boronate esters from halogenated arenes Organic Letters 2006
Sterically directed functionalization of aromatic C-H bonds: Selective borylation ortho to cyano groups in arenes and heterocycles Journal of the American Chemical Society 2005