Dr. Munira Taj Muhammad / Postdoctoral Fellow

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Dr. Munira Taj received her M.Sc. degree in Chemistry from University of Karachi (Pakistan) in 2009. She obtained her doctorate in 2016 from H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistrt, University of Karachi. She has a research experience of working as a postdoctoral fellow at Fujian institute of Research on the Structure of Matter (FJIRSM), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. Her Basic Research Interests are Medicinal chemistry and the development of new methods of reactions via electroorganic and conventional routes. Currently Dr.Taj is involved in developing novel inhibitors for caner with Prof. DR. Mustafa Guzel.



  1. Munira Taj Muhammad, Khalid Mohammad Khan, Imran Khan, Shahnaz Perveen. CsF-catalyzed Knoevenagel condensation to synthesize functionalized 4,4’-(Arylmethylene)-bis-(1H-pyrazol-5-ols) under solvent free conditions, Monatshefte fur Chemie/Chemical Monthly. Volume no. 146, no,9, pp 1587-1590.  12/01/2015;doi: 10.10 07/s00706.
  2. Munira Taj Muhammad, Lubna Zaheer, Nida Fayyaz, Saima Tauseef, Ummarah Razzaq, Muhammad Ali Versiani, Antibacterial activity of flower of Melia azedarach Linn. and identification of its metabolites, Journal of the korean society for applied biological chemistry 58(5):219-227 ·February 2015, Volume no. 58, pp 219-227.  12/01/2015. doi: 10.1007/s13765-015-0029-7.
  1. Sammer Yousuf, Huma Bano, Munira Taj Muhammad, Khalid Mohammad Khan. Crystal structure of 6-amino-4-(3-bromo-4-methoxyphenyl)-3-methyl-2,4-dihydropyrano[2,3-c]pyrazole-5-carbonitrile dimethyl sulfoxide monosolvate, Acta Crystallographica Section E Crystallographic Communications 07/2015; 71(7):0453-0454. doi:10.1107/S2056989015010543.
  2. Sammer Yousuf, Huma Bano, Munira Taj Muhammad, Khalid Mohammad Khan. Crystal Structure of 2-[2-(benzyloxy)benzylidene]malononitrile. Acta Crystallographica Section E Crystallographic Communications, 2015, E71, 0560-0561.
  1. Munira Taj Muhammad, Khalid M. Khan, Shahnaz Perveen, New Facile, Eco-Friendly and Rapid Synthesis of Trisubstituted Alkenes Using Bismuth Nitrate as Lewis Acid, Accepted in Letters in Organic Chemistry 13(3): 231-235, doi: 10.2174/1570178613666160109005421.
  2. Hamdy Kashtohi, Munira Taj Muhammad, Jalaluddin J. A. Khani, Saima Rasheed, Ajmal Khan, Shahnaz Perveen, Kulsoom Javaid, Atia-tul-Wahab, Khalid Mohammed Khan, and M. Iqbal Choudhary Dihydropyrano [2,3-c] pyrazole : Novel Inhibitors of Yeast Alpha-Glucosidase in-Vitro,. Bioorganic Chemistry. 2017, 317-331. doi:10.1016/j.bioorg.2016.01.008.
  3. Munira Taj Muhammad, Khalid Mohammad Khan, Syed Tarique Moin. Syntheses of 4,6-dihydroxy pyrimidine diones, their urease inhibition, in vitro, in silico, and kinetic studies, Bioorganic Chemistry, September 2017, doi: 10.1016/j.bioorg.2017.08.018
  4. Yousuf S, Khan KM, Salar U, Jabeen A, Ahmed S, Munira Taj Muhammad,Faheem A, Perveen S. New bis-pyrazolones as poptential leads for ROS inhibition enviornment friendly green synthesis structural characterization and in vitro studies, Med Chem. 2018 Jan 12. doi: 10.2174/1573406414666180112122001.
  5. Synthesis of Thiocarbohydrazones and Evaluation of their in vitro Antileishmanial Activity,Munira Taj Muhammad, Nida Ghouri, Khalid Mohammed Khan, Arshia, M Iqbal Choudhary, Shahnaz Perveen. Medicinal Chemistry,2018 Jan 14, Volume 14, Issue 7, 2018,725-732. doi : 2174/1573406414666180115094630
  6. 2’-Aryl and 4’-arylidene substituted pyrazolones: As potential a-amylase inhibitors, Sahar yousuf, Khalid Khan, Uzma Salar, Sridevi Chigurupati, Munira Taj Muhammad, Shahnaz Perveen. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, September 2018, doi: 10.1016/j.ejmech.2018.09.052.
  7. Highly Selective colorimetric naked-eye Cu +2 detection using new bispyrazolone silver nanoparticle-based chemosensor, Azeem Ullah, Muhammad Ateeq, Muhammad Raza, Munira Taj Muhammad, Muhammad Khan, International journal of environmental Analytical Chemistry 98(10): 1-9. doi:10.1080/03067319.2018.1515354
  8. Synthetic 4,4’-(Arylmethylene)bis(1H-pyrazol-5-ols):Efficient Radical Scavengers, Qurat u lain, S, Perveen, Munira Taj Muhammad, S. Yousuf, M. Iqbal Choudhary, Journal of Chemical Society of Pakistan, 40(3):563-567, Jan 2018


Postdoctoral Publications:

  1. Yajun Li, Liang Ge, Munira Taj Muhammad, Hongli Bao, Recent progress on radical decarboxylative alkylation for C sp3-C bond formation, Synthesis
    doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1590935.
  2. Azeem Ullah, Faheem Shah, Imran Khan, Muhammad Anwar, Munira Taj Muhammad, Farid Ahmad. Unprecented Chemosensing behavior of novel tetra-substituted benzimidazole Zinc(II) phthalocynine for selective detection of Bi+3 ion: Synthesis, characterization and ROS generation, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy,  In press, accepted manuscript,  Available online, 10 November 2017.
  3. Muhammad Israr, Munira Taj Muhammad, Hongli Bao . Copper (I) Catalyzed Efficient, Ligand free, One-Pot, Regioselective synthesis of 1,4-Disubstituted 1,2,3-Triazoles. Organic Letters (Communicated).
  4. DNA physical interaction mediated b-lymphoma treatment offered by tetra benzimidazole substituted zinc (ii) Pthalocyanine derivative, Bushra Taj, Azeem Ullah, Munira Taj Muhammad, Tanzila Arshad. Journal Of Molecular Recognition, 31(1): e2733 doi: 10.1002/jmr.2733. jan 2018
  5. Huan Zhou, Munira Taj Muhammad, Zhenzhai wen, Hongli Bao. Regioselective radical azidooxygenation of alkene via redical pathway, Organic Letters (Communicated).
  6. Munira Taj Muhammad,  Xiao thiao, Muhammad Israr, Hongli Bao  Pt Catalysed 1,4 and 1,1,4- amino fluorination of 1,3 Enyne system, affording  tetrasubstituted allenes. (Manuscript under preperation).
  7. Munira Taj Muhammad, Zhenhai Wen, Hongli Bao. Catalyst and supporting electrolyte free, anodic oxidative di-functionalization of activated olefins, neat and efficient approach. (Manuscript communicated).