Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Al-Ktaifani

محمود القطيفاني

Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Al-Ktaifani

Professor
Experience
Lecturer (Building Chemistry) for Civil Engineering Students (2007 – present)
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Arab International University, Syria

Lecturer of General Chemistry (2006-2007)
Lecturer of Organic Chemistry (2009-2010, 2015-2016)
Faculty of Pharmacy, Arab International University, Syria

Lecturer of Chemistry for distinctive students at Syrian Science Olympiad (2009-2010)

Head of Organic Synthesis Division (2014 – present)
Atomic Energy Commission of Syria
Education

Ph.D in Phospha-Organometallic Chemistry University of Sussex / England, (2003).
Master of Science in Organometallic Chemistry, University of Sussex / England, (1999).
Bachelor of Chemistry Science at the University of Damascus, Syria (1994).


Publication

1,1`-Methylenedipyridinium tetranitratocuprate(II): A rare example of organic-inorganic hybrid salt of form [organic dication][Cu(NO3)4], synthesis, spectroscopic characterizations and molecular structural investigations, Mahmoud M. Al-Ktaifani and Mohammad K. Sabra, Rev. Roum. Chim., 2019, 64(6), 469-477.

Electronic structure of [M(η-P3C2tBu2)(CO)3] (M = Mn or Re): a study by photoelectron spectroscopy and density functional calculations, M. M. Al-Ktaifani, J. C. Green, P. B. Hitchcock, J. F. Nixon, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2001, 1726. DOI: 10.1039/b101014j.

Synthesis, Crystal and molecular structures of pyridine adducts of the zinc and cadmium bis-1,2,4-triphospholyl complexes [M(η1-P3C2tBu2)2(NC5H5)n] (M = Zn, n = 2; M = Cd, n =3), M. M. Al-Ktaifani, M. D. Francis, P. B. Hitchcock, J. F. Nixon, J. Organomet. Chem., 2001, 633, 143.

The Hexaphosphapentaprismane P6C4tBu4: A ˝Jaws-Like˝ Cage molecule That Bites!, M. M. Al-Ktaifani, D. P. Chapman, M. D. Francis, P. B. Hitchcock, J. F. Nixon,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2001, 40, 3474.

Hexaphosphapentaprismane: A New Gateway to Organophosphorus cage compound Chemistry, M. M. Al-Ktaifani, W. Bauer, U. Bergsträsser, B. Breit, M. D. Francis, F. W. Heinemann, P. B. Hitchcock, A. Mack, J. F. Nixon, H. Pritzkow, M. Regitz, M. Zeller and U. Zenneck, Chem. Eur. J., 2002, 8, 2622.

1,2, 4- Triphospholyl Gold(I) and copper(I) complexes: Synthesis, Crystal and molecular structures of [Cu(PMe3)2(µ-P3C2tBu2)2Cu(PMe3)2], [Cu(PMe3)2(µ-P3C2tBu2)(µ-I)Cu(PMe3)2] and [Au (η1-P3C2tBu2)2][Au(PEt3)2], M. M. Al-Ktaifani, P. B. Hitchcock, J. F. Nixon, J. Organomet. Chem., 2003, 665, 101.

New cage isomers derived from hexaphospha-pentaprismane P6C4tBu4,
M. M. Al-Ktaifani, P. B. Hitchcock, J. F. Nixon, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2003, 356, 103
doi:10.1016/S0020-1693(03)00340-2.

Lithiation and alkylation reactions of the tri-phosphaferrocenes, [Fe(η5-P3C2tBu2)( η5-C5R5)], (R = H and Me): Crystal and molecular structures of the LiFe(η4-P2C2tBu2PnBu)( η5-C5Me5) dimer, Fe(η4-P2C2tBu2PnBuMe)( η5-C5Me5) and cis-[PtCl2(PMe3)Fe(η4-P2C2tBu2PnBuMe)( η5-C5H5)], M. M. Al-Ktaifani, P. B. Hitchcock, J. F. Nixon, J. Organomet. Chem., 2008, 693, 611. doi:10.1016/j.jorganchem.2007.11.062.

Protonation of the lithio derivatives of the 1,2,4-tri-phosphaferrocenes,
[LiFe(η4-P2C2tBu2PnBu)( η5-C5Me5)] (R = H, Me): Crystal and molecular structure of [Fe(η4-P3C2tBu2BuH)( η5-C5Me5), M. M. Al-Ktaifani, P. B. Hitchcock, J. F. Nixon, J. Organomet. Chem., 2008, 693, 725. doi:10.1016/j.jorganchem.2007.11.063.

Synthesis and Solid State Characterization of Organometallic Polymer of Ag(I) Using 2,2-Dimethyl-1,3-Diisocyano Propane Ligand, M. M. Al-Ktaifani, M. K. Rukiah and A. K. Shaaban. Polish. J. Chem., 2008, 82, 547.

Synthesis of 2-metyl-2-propoxypropyl isocyanide and its Cu(I) tetraflouroborate Complex, M. M. Al-Ktaifani, A. A. Nakawa, Z. A. Tabbaa, A. A. Namou. Chemical papers, 2008, 63(3), 329-333. DOI: 10.2478/s11696-008-0032-0.

Facile insertion and halogen migration reactions of hexaphosphapentaprismane cage, P6C4tBu4, with zerovalent and divalent platinum complexes, M. M. Al-Ktaifani, P. B. Hitchcock, J. F. Nixon, Dalton Trans., 2008, 1132.

Poly[(μ2-2,2-dimethylpropane-1,3-diyl diisocyanide)-μ2-nitrato-silver(I)]: a powder study, M. K. Rukiah and M. M. Al-Ktaifani, Acta Cryst. (2008). C64, m170-m172.
DOI: 10.1107/S0108270108005143.

Specific insertion reactions of a germylene, stannylene and plumbylene into the unique P–P bond of the hexaphospha-pentaprismane cage, P6C4tBu4: Crystal and molecular structures of P6C4tBu4ER2 (E = Ge, Sn, R = N(SiMe3)2; E = Pb, R = (C6H3(NMe2)2 -2,6). Mahmoud M. Al-Ktaifani, Peter B. Hitchcock, Michael F. Lappert, John F. Nixon and Philip Uiterweerd, Dalton Trans., 2008, 2825. DOI: 10.1039/b800458g.

Aluminum triiodide induced complexation and structural rearrangement of the hexaphospha-pentaprismane cage, P6C4tBu4, M. M. Al-Ktaifani, P. B. Hitchcock, J. F. Nixon, Journal of Molecular Structure, 922(2009) 109-113. doi:10.1016/j.molstruc.2009.01.021.

Powder study of poly[(μ2-2,2-dimethylpropane-1,3-diyl diisocyanide)-μ2-iodido-silver(I)] M. K. Rukiah and M. M. Al-Ktaifani, Acta Cryst. (2009). C65, m135-m138. doi:10.1107/S0108270109004661.

Opening “Jaws”. Functionalisation of the Hexaphosphapentaprismane cage, P6C4tBu4, affording X2P6C4tBu4, (X= Me, I), Crystal and molecular structures of X2P6C4tBu4 (X = Me, I) and [cis-PtCl2Me2P6C4tBu4], Mahmoud M. Al-Ktaifani, Martyn P. Coles, Ian R. Crossley, Lloyd T.J. Evans, Peter B. Hitchcock, Gerard A. Lawless, John F. Nixon, 694(2009), 4223-4229.
doi:10.1016/j.jorganchem.2009.09.002.

Powder X-ray studies of meso-hexamethyl propylene amine oxime (meso-HMPAO) in two different phases, Mahmoud Al-Ktaifani and Mwaffak Rukiah, Acta Cryst. (2010). C66, o479–o483. doi:10.1107/S0108270110032014.

Poly[l-bromido-l-(2,2-dimethylpropane-1,3-diyl diisocyanide)-silver(I)]: a powder diffraction Study, Mahmoud Al-Ktaifani and Mwaffak Rukiah, Acta Cryst. (2010). E66, m1555–m1556. doi:10.1107/S1600536810044703.

2-(Benzoylsulfanyl)acetic acid and 2,5-dioxopyrrolidin-1-yl-2-(benzoylsulfanyl))acetate by powder X-ray diffraction studies. Mwaffak Rukiah and Mahmoud Al-Ktaifani, Acta Cryst. (2011). C67, o166-o170. doi:10.1107/S0108270111010328.

Synthesis and crystal and molecular structures of N,N`-methylenedipyridinium tetrachlorozincate(II) and N,N`-methylenedipyridinium tetrachlorocadmate(II), Mahmoud M. Al-Ktaifani and Mwaffak K. Rukiah. Chemical Papers, 2011, 65, 469-476. DOI: 10.2478/s11696-011-0031-4.

1,1'-Methylenedipyridinium tetrachloridocuprate(II) and bis[tetrachloridoaurate(III)] hybrid salts by X-ray powder diffraction. Mahmoud M. Al-Ktaifani and Mwaffak K. Rukiah. Acta Cryst. (2012). C68, m246-m250. DOI:10.1107/S0108270112031885.

N,N′-methylenedipyridinium Pt(II) and Pt(IV) hybrid salts: synthesis, crystal and molecular structures of [(C5H5N)2CH2] • [PtCl4] and [(C5 H5N)2CH2] • [PtCl6]. Mahmoud M. Al-Ktaifani and Mwaffak K. Rukiah, Chemical Papers (2012), 66, 1032-1038, DOI: 10.2478/s11696-012-0221-8.

Powder X-ray investigation of 4,4`-diisocyano-3,3`-dimethyl-biphenyl. Mwaffak Rukiah and Mahmoud Al-Ktaifani, Acta Cryst. (2013). E69, o412–o413. doi:10.1107/S1600536813004315.

Enhancement of local plant immunity against tobacco mosaic virus infection after treatment with sulphated-carrageenan from red alga (Hypnea musciformis). Ahmed Ghannam,, Assef Abbas, Houda Alek, Zozafin Al-Waari, Mahmoud Al-Ktaifani, Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, (2013), 84, 19-27.

Algal sulfated carrageenan inhibits proliferation of MDA-MB-231 cells via apoptosis regulatory genes. Hossam Murad, Ahmed Ghannam, Mahmoud Al-Ktaifani, Assef Abbas, Mohammad Hawat. Molecular Medicine Reports, 2014, 2153-2158. DOI: 10.3892/mmr.2014.2915.

Saccharomyces cerevisiae SHSY detoxifies petroleum n-alkanes by an induced CYP52A58 and an enhanced order in cell surface hydrophobicity. Abdulsamie Hanano , Mouhnad Shaban , Ibrahem Almousally, Mahmoud Al-Ktaifani, Chemosphere (2015), doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.11.011.

Investigation of optical nonlinearity of 3,3ʹ-dimethylbiphenyl 4,4ʹ-diamine and 4,4ʹ-diisocyano-3,3ʹ-dimethylbiphenyl using a Z-scan technique. M. Zidan, M. Al-Ktaifani, A. Allahham, Optics & Laser Technology, 2015, 70, 45-49, DOI:10.1016/j.optlastec.2015.01.015.

Nonlinear optical absorption investigations of the novel organic–inorganic hybrid salt: Bis[1,1'-methylenedipyridinium] hexacyanidoferrate(II) octahydrate by Z-scan technique. M.D. Zidan, M.M. Al-Ktaifani, A. Allahham, Optik - International Journal for Light and Electron Optics, 2015, 126, 1491–1494. doi:10.1016/j.ijleo.2015.04.044.

Optical nonlinearity investigation of the tetracarbonyl(2,2ʹ-bipyridyl)molybdenum(0) using Z-scan technique. M.D. Zidan, M.M. Al-Ktaifani, A. Allahham, Optik - International Journal for Light and Electron Optics, 2016, 127, 2570–2574. DOI:10.1016/j.ijleo.2015.11.163.

Reaction-path calculations and crystal structures of 1,1'-(ethyl¬ene-1,2-di¬yl)dipyridinium dichloride dihydrate and 1,1'-(ethyl¬ene-1,2-di¬yl)dipyridinium dibromide, Mwaffak K. Rukiah, Mahmoud M. Al-Ktaifani and M. K. Sabra. Acta Cryst. (2016). C72, 112-118. DOI:10.1107/S2053229615024833.

Third-order nonlinear optical investigations of the 1,1’-Methylenedipyridinium tetrachloridocuprate(II) using Z-Scan technique. M. D. Zidan, M. M. Al-Ktaifani, A. Allahham, Optik - International Journal for Light and Electron Optics, 2016, 127, 4443–4446. DOI:10.1016/j.ijleo.2016.01.164.

Optical Nonlinearity Investigation of the Novel Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Salt: 1,1'-methylenedipyridinium pentacyanidonitrosoferrate(II) pentahydrate Using Z-Scan System, M. D. Zidan, M. M. Al-Ktaifani, A. Allahham, ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A, 2016, 130, 1326-1331. DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.130.1326

Nonlinear optical investigation of the Tris(2,2-bipyridyl)iron(II) tetrafluoroborate using z-scan technique, M.D. Zidan, M.M. Al-Ktaifani, A. Allahham, Optics & Laser Technology 90 (2017) 174–178.

Nonlinear Optical Study of 1,1’-Methylenedipyridinium bis[tetrachloride gold(III)] Hybrid Salt, M. D. Zidan, M. M. Al-Ktaifani, A. Allahham, ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A, 2017, 132, 1379-1382. DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.132.1379.

Optical nonlinearity investigations of theTetracarbonyl(2,2’-bipyridyl)tungsten(0) using z-scan technique, . D. Zidan, M. M. Al-Ktaifani, A. Allahham, H. Rihawi, K. Latifi. JOURNAL OF OPTOELECTRONICS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS, 2018, 20, 309 – 313.

Z-scan measurement of optical nonlinearity of the tetracarbonyl(2,2’-bipyridyl)chromium(0) complex, M. D. Zidan, M. M. Al-Ktaifani, A. Allahham, JOURNAL OF OPTOELECTRONICS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS, 2018, 20, 314 – 318.

Synthesis, characterization and third-order optical non-linearity of the 1,1ʹ-(Ethylene-1,2-diyl)dipyridinium tetranitratocuprate(II), M. D. Zidan, M. M. Al-Ktaifani, A. Allahham, JOURNAL OF OPTOELECTRONICS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS, 2019, 21, 93 – 100.

Diffraction ring patterns and nonlinear measurements of the Tris(2′,2-bipyridyl)iron(II) tetrafluoroborate, M. D. Zidan, M. M. Al-Ktaifani, M.S.EL-Daher, A. Allahhama, A. Ghanem, Optics & Laser Technology, 2020, 131, 106449. DOI:10.1016/j.optlastec.2020.106449.

Spatial phase modulation and all-optical switching of tris (2`,2-bipyridyl)iron(II) tetrafluoroborate, M.D. Zidan, M.S. EL-Daher, M.M. Al-Ktaifani, A. Allahham, A. Ghanem, Optik - International Journal for Light and Electron Optics 219 (2020) 165275. DOI:10.1016/j.ijleo.2020.165275.