Naseem Ahmed - Department of Chemistry,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Naseem Ahmed
Naseem Ahmed Professor
Areas of Interest
  • Organic synthesis methodology, Medicinal and Radiopharmaceutical probes synthesis
Professional Background
2002-01-016 years PostDoctoral fellowUniversity of Sherbrooke, Canada
Multiple Posts
2012-01-013 years Dy Chairman, Community Dairy Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Educational Details
PhDChemistryA. M. U. Aligarh, U.P., India2001
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyStart DatePeriod
Design, Synthesis and Their Estrogen Receptors Binding Study of Some Novel Flavone, Flavone-EstradioSERB-DST2012-018 years 6 months
Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry and Molecular Imaging Research BRNS 2012-018 years 6 months
Organic matter transformation, Identification of microbial communities and process kinetics during SERB-DST2009-0111 years 6 months
Studies of organic pesticides in ground water in Jhasi region UP Govt.2016-014 years 6 months
  • Indian Chemical Society, Fellow
  • The Indian Science Congress Association, Fellow
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Drug design and actionCYN-762M.Tech Spring
Organic and Inorganic chemistryCYH-002B.TechSpring
Organic structure determinationCYN-621M.ScSpring
Inorganic chemistryCY-101B.TechSpring
Pharmaceutical chemistryCYN-722M.Tech Spring
Structure and reactivity of Organic moleculesCYN-507M.Sc (P)Autumn
Characterization techniquesCY-731M.TechSpring
Adv. organic chemistry IICY-645M.ScAutumn
Adv. organic chemistry ICY-635M.Sc.Autumn
organic chemistryCY-101U.G.Spring
Green ChemistryCY-212P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Spring
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
Synthesis and Applications of Novel Ligands in Coupling reactions Danish Khan O2016-01
Design, synthesis and characterization of chalcone based derivativesMr. B. V. Babu O2009-01
Synthesis of benzoxazine derivatives using 2-amminophenol precursors Mr. Ram Tilak Naganaboina O2009-01
Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of functionalized flavonoids derivativesMr. Naveen Kumar KO2009-01
Design, Synthesis and Estrogen Receptor Binding Study of Flavone and Indanone Based Ligands Mr. Gulabrao Pathe O2012-01
Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of novel flavonoid derivativesMr. Sumit KumarO2012-01
Design and synthesis of flavonoids derivatives, their biological and in-silico studiesMr. Nishant Verma O2012-01
Organic matter transformation including trace organics during rotary drum composting Mr. Muntajeer Ali O2008-01
Synthesis and Biological Applications of Flavonoid Based Natural Products Ms. Iram Praveen O2013-01
Synthesis and Characterization of Flavone, Coumarin, Imidazole and Isoxazole Derivatives Using NovelMohd. Waheed O2014-01
Design, synthesis and evaluation of some novel fluorescent chemosensers for Mercury (II) ion detectMs. Muzey Behata O2015-01
Design, Synthesis and characterization of coumarin derivatives as chemosensorsMs. Shaily O2012-01
Synthesis of Radiopharmaceuticals in ImagingStanford University, California, USA2007-01
Faculty positionUniversity of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia2018-01
National International Collaboration
Studies of organic pesticides in ground water NIH Roorkee
Books Authored


  1. “Synthetic Advances in the Indane Natural Products Scaffolds as Drug Candidates: A Review” Studies in Natural Products Chemistry (Bioactive Natural Products) ELSEVIER SCIENCE PUBLISHERS–AMSTERDAM. 12/2016; 51. DOI:10.1016/B978-0-444-63932-5.00008-5. Pages-383-434.
  2.  Recent advances in molecular scaffolds towards the identification of novel receptors in the treatment of hepatitis diseases, Chapter in Frontiers in Anti-Infective Drug Discovery, ELSEVIER SCIENCE PUBLISHERS–AMSTERDAM. DOI: 10.2174/97816810847941170601 Pages 335-481.
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. Mohammed Waheed, Naseem Ahmed and Mohammed Issa Alahmdi, K2S2O8 -Mediated Efficient Oxidative Deoximation of Flavonoid Oximes under Mild Reaction Conditions Chemistry Select, 2019, 4, 7572-7576. 
  2. Danish Khan, Meshari A Alsharif, Naseem Ahmed, SeO2 Mediated Synthesis of Selected Heterocycles by Oxidative C-C Bond Cleavage of Acetophenone Derivatives Chemistry Select, 2019, 4, 7585-7590. 
  3. Mohammed Waheed, Naseem Ahmed and Mohammed Issa Alahmdi, PhI(OAc)2-Mediated One-Pot Synthesis and their Antibacterial Activity of Flavone and Coumarin Based Isoxazoles Under Mild Reaction Condition  Chemistry Select, 2019, 4, 1872-1878.
  4. Meshari A Alsharif, Danish Khan, Naseem Ahmed, Pharmacological activities of novel chromene derivatives as calcium/calmodulin dependent protein kinase IV(CAMKIV) inhibitors, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry 2019 (Submitted).  
  5. Muzey Bahta, Naseem AhmedA novel 1,​8-​naphthalimide as highly selective naked-​eye and ratiometric fluorescent sensor for detection of Hg2+ ions Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, A: Chemistry 2019, 373, 154-161. 
  6. Iram Parveen, Danish Khan and Naseem Ahmed, Regioselective Hydrodehalogenation of Aromatic α- and β-Halo carbonyl Compounds by CuI in Isopropanol European Journal of Organic Chemistry 2019, 759-764. 
  7. Iram Parveen, Naseem Ahmed, Danish Idrees, Parvez Khan, Md. Imtaiyaz Hassan, A Route to Highly Functionalized stereospecific trans-Aminated Aurones from 3-bromoflavones with aniline and N-phenyl urea via a Domino Aza Michael ring opening and cyclization reactions, Synthesis, 2019, 51 (4), 960-970.
  8. Iram Parveen, Naseem Ahmed, Sher Ali, Parvez Khan, Md. Imtaiyaz Hassan, Synthesis, Molecular docking and Inhibition studies of novel 3-N-aryl substituted-2-heteroarylchromones targeting Microtubule Affinity Regulating Kinase 4 Inhibitors,  Eur. J. Med. Chem. 2018, 159, 166-177.
  9. Mohammed Waheed, Mohammed Issa Alahmdi and Naseem Ahmed, One-Pot Synthesis of 1,5-Diketones from 3-acetyl-4-Hydroxycoumarin and Effective Cyclization to Unexpected 3, 4-dihydropyridines, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 2018, 16(18), 3428-3437.
  10. Danish Khan, Mohammed Issa Alahmdi and Naseem Ahmed, KOtBu-Mediated Aza-Michael Addition of Aromatic Amines or N-phenyl urea to 3-nitro-2-phenyl-2H-chromenes and Sequel aerobic dehydrogenation, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2018, 3454–3463.
  11. Shaily; Kumar, A.; Parveen, I.; Ahmed, N., “Highly selective and sensitive Coumarin-triazole based fluorometric turn-on sensor for detection of Pb2+ ion” Luminescence 2018, 33(4), 713-721.
  12. Muzey Bahta, Naseem Ahmed, Design and synthesis of 1,4-benzothiazine hydrazide as selective and sensitive colorimetric and turn-on fluorometric sensor for Hg2+ detection in aqueous medium, Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, A: Chemistry 2018, 357, 41-48.

13. Sumit Kumar, and Naseem Ahmed, "Microwave assisted highly efficient one-pot multi-component synthesis of novel 2-(tetrasubstituted-1H-pyrrol-3-yl)-4H-chroman-4-ones catalyzed by heterogeneous reusable silica gel supported polyphosphoric acid (PPA/SiO2) J. Saudi Chemical Society 2018,  22(2), 136-145.

14.      Shaily, Ajay Kumar and Naseem Ahmed, Coumarin-chalcone hybrid as selective and sensitive colorimetric and turn-on fluorometric sensor for Cd2+ detection, New Journal of Chemistry, 2017, 41(23), 14746-14753.

15.      Mohammed Waheed, Mohammed Issa Alahmdi and Naseem Ahmed, An Efficient Synthesis of 2,​4,​5-​Trisubstituted and 1,​2,​4,​5-​Tetrasubstituted Imidazoles Using Dihydroquinolines as Novel Organocatalyst, Chemistry Select, 2017, 2(26), 7946-7950.

16.      Iram Parveen, Naseem Ahmed, Danish Idrees, Parvez Khan, Md. Imtaiyaz Hassan, Synthesis, estrogen receptor binding affinity and molecular docking of pyrimidine-piperazine-chromene and -quinoline conjugates Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2017, 27(18), 4493-4499.

17.      Danish Khan, Mohammed Issa Alahmdi and Naseem Ahmed, PhI(OAc)2 mediated an efficient Knoevenagel reaction and their synthetic application for coumarin derivatives, Tetrahedron Letters 2017, 58(32), 3183-3187.

18.       Mohammed Waheed and Naseem Ahmed, Pd/Indanone based ligands: an efficient catalyst system for Ullmann-type, Suzuki-Miyaura, and Mizoroki-Heck cross-coupling reactions with aryl tosylates and aryl halides, Synthesis, 2017, 49, 4372-4382.

19.      Shaily, Ajay Kumar and Naseem Ahmed, An indirect approach for CN- detection: Development of "Naked-Eye" Hg2+ induced turn-off fluorescence and turn-on cyanide sensing via Hg2+ displacement approach. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2017, 56 (22), 6358-6368.

20.      Iram Parveen, Naseem Ahmed, CuI mediated synthesis of heterocyclic flavone-benzofuran fused derivatives Tetrahedron Letters 2017, 58(23), 2302-2305.

21.      Nishant Verma, Sumit Kumar, Naseem Ahmed, LiBr/β-CD/IBX/ H2O-DMSO: A new approach for one pot biomimetic regioselective ring opening of chalcone epoxides to bromohydrins and conversion to 1,2,3-triketones Synth. Comm. 2017, 47(11), 1110-1120.

22.      Kumar, Sumit; Verma, Nishant; Zubair, Swaleha; Faisal, Syed Mohd.; Kazmi, Shadab; Chakraborty, Sudipta; Owais, M.; Naseem Ahmed Design and Synthesis of Novel Nonsteroidal Phytoestrogen-based Probes as Potential Biomarker: Evaluation of Anticancer Activity and Docking Studies J. Heterocyclic Chemistry 2017, 54(4), 2242-2257.

23.  Shaily, Ajay Kumar and Naseem Ahmed, Imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine substituted coumarin as a selective ratiometric sensor for Cu2+ ion, Supramolecular Chemistry, 2017, 29(2), 146-152.

24.  Shaily; Kumar, Ajay; Kumar, Sumit; Ahmed, Naseem 'Naked-eye' colorimetric/fluorimetric detection of F- ions by biologically active 3-((1H-indol-3-yl)methyl)-4-hydroxy-2H-chromen-2-one derivatives RSC Advances 2016, 6 (109), 108105-108112.

25.  Naseem Ahmed, Chapter: Synthetic Advances in the Indane Natural Product Scaffolds as Drug Candidates Studies in Natural Products Chemistry 12/2016; 51. DOI:10.1016/B978-0-444-63932-5.00008-5. 383-434.

26.  Sumit Kumar, Nishant Verma, Iram Parveen and Naseem Ahmed, A green, solvent-free, microwave assisted, high yielding YbCl3catalysed deprotection of THP/MOM/Ac/Ts ethers of chalcone epoxide and 2’-aminochalcone and their sequel cyclization J. Heterocyclic Chemistry, 2016, 53(6), 2111-2122.

27.  Mohammed Waheed and Naseem Ahmed, Coumarin Based Novel Ligands in the Suzuki-Miyaura and Mizoroki-Heck Cross-Couplings under Aqueous Medium Tetrahedron Letters 2016, 57(33), 3785-3789.

15.  Nishant Verma, Sumit Kumar, Naseem Ahmed, Asymmetric Organocatalytic Synthesis of 3-Benzofuranones through 5-Exo-trig cyclization of 4-Nitroaryl olefins, Tetrahedron Letters 2016, 57(31), 3547-3550.

28.  Sumit Kumar and Naseem Ahmed, β-Cyclodextrin/IBX in water: Highly facile biomimetic one pot deprotection of THP/MOM/Ac/Ts ethers and concomitant oxidative cleavage of chalcone epoxides and oxidative dehydrogenation of alcohols, Green Chemistry, 2016, 18(3), 648-656.

29.  Ali, Muntjeer; Gani, Khalid M.; Kazmi, Absar A.; Naseem Ahmed, Degradation of aldrin and endosulfan in rotary drum and windrow composting, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B: Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes 2016, 51(5), 278-286.

30.   Nishant Verma, Sumit Kumar, and Naseem Ahmed, A facile access to novel heterocyclic analogues of chalcone from newly synthesized ketone containing isoxazole and benzoxazinone ring, RSC Advances, 2016, 6(56), 51183-51191.

31.  Sumit Kumar, and Naseem Ahmed, "Microwave assisted highly efficient one-pot multi-component synthesis of novel 2-(tetrasubstituted-1H-pyrrol-3-yl)-4H-chroman-4-ones catalyzed by heterogeneous reusable silica gel supported polyphosphoric acid (PPA/SiO2) J. Saudi Chemical Society 2016,  accepted.

32.  Sumit Kumar, Nishant Verma, Nikhil Kumar, Alok Patel, Partha Roy, Vikas Pruthi, Naseem Ahmed Design, Synthesis, Molecular docking and Biological studies of Novel Phytoestrogen-Tanaproget hybrids, Synthetic Communication 2016, 46(5), 460-474.


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