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Civil Engineering

محمود-القطيفاني
Department

Civil Engineering

Research Areas

Chemical synthesis of starting materials for radiopharmaceuticals kits applications. Synthesis of new isocyanide and diisocyanide ligands. Synthesis of isocyanide, diisocyanide metal complexes and studying their structures by multi- nuclear NMR and IR spectroscopes and x-ray diffraction studies. Synthesis of phospha-organometallic complexes, determination of their structures by multi-nuclear NMR spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction studies. Synthesis of organic-inorganic hybrid ionic compounds and studying their structures by multi- nuclear NMR and IR spectroscopes and x-ray diffraction studies.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Phospha-Organometallic Chemistry , University of Sussex, School of Life Sciences, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QJ, England, (2003). Supervisor Prof. John F. Nixon, The title of the Ph.D, thesis is "Novel chemistry of the aromatic P3C2tBu2 anion and its derivatives". Master of Science (MSc) in Organometallic Chemistry , University of Sussex, School of Life Sciences, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QJ, England, (1999). Supervisor Prof. John F. Nixon. The title of the MSc thesis is "Synthesis and Ligation Properties of Organometallic Compounds derived from the aromatic triphospholyl anion (P3C2tBu2)- ". Bachelor (BSc) of Chemistry Science at the University of Damascus, Syria (1994).

Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Al-Ktaifani

Prof

Publications:


Refereed International scientific Journals
1 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.
2 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.
3 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.

4 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.

5 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.

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

7 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.

8 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.

9 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.

10 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.

11 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.

12 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.

13 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.

14 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.

15 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.

16 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.

17 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.

18 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.

19 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.

20 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.

21 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.

22 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.

23 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.

24 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.

25 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.

26 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.

27 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.

28 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.

29 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.

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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.
31 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.

32 Optical Nonlinearity Investigation of the Novel Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Salt: 1,1'-methylenedipyridinium pentacynidonitrosoferrate(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

33 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.

34 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.

35 Optical nonlinearity investigations of the Tetracarbonyl (2, 2'-bipyridyl) tungsten (0) using z-scan technique, M.D. Zidan, M. M. Al-Ktaifani, A. Allahham, H. Rihawi, K. Latifi JOURNAL OF OPTOELECTRONICS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS, 2018, 20 (5-6), 309-313.

36 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 (5-6), 314-318.

Internal Scientific Research Publications:
A Scientific Research Final Report: AECS, Mahmoud Al-Ktaifani, Adnan Nakawa,
Zouheir Tabbaa and A. Nahmo, Synthesis and characterizations of tri-n-octyl-phosphine oxide (n-C8H17)3PO (TOPO), AECS-C/FRSR, 344, November (2005)
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A Report on Scientific Laboratory Study: AECS, Mahmoud Al-Ktaifani, Adnan Nakawa, Zouheir Tabbaa and A. W. Allaf , Synthesis and characterizations of Cu(I) complex of 2- methoxy isobutyl isonitrile [Cu(MIBI)4]BF4, AECS-C/RSS 676 , June (2006).
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A Scientific Research Final Report: AECS, Mahmoud Al-Ktaifani, A. W. Allaf, Adnan Nakawa, and A. Nahmo, Synthesis of benzoyl-mercaptoacetylglycylglycylglycine (Bz-MAG3) C6H5COSCH2CO(NHCH2CO)3OH, AECS-C/FRSR, ***, November (2006).
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A Scientific Research Final Report: AECS, Mahmoud Al-Ktaifani, Mwaffak Rukiah and Adnan Nakawa, Molecular crystal structural determinations of Hexamethyl propylene amineoxime
(HMPAO) diastereomers(d,l-HMPAO and meso-HMPAO) and its intermediates by powder X-ray diffraction studies, AECS - CH/FRSR 422, February (2009).
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A Scientific Research Final Report: AECS, Mahmoud Al-Ktaifani and Mwaffak Rukiah, Synthesis and characterization of novel metal complexes of isocyanide and diisocyanide derivatives, AECS - C/FRSR 483, December (2010).
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A Report on Scientific Laboratory Study: AECS, Mahmoud Al-Ktaifani, Thaer Assaad, Adnan Nakawa, Emad Ghanem, Preparation of phosphorus tri-halide PX3, Phosphorus pentahalide PX5 (X = Cl, Br) and phosphorus oxychloride POCl3, AECS-C/RSS 914, December (2010).
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A Scientific Research Final Report: AECS, Mahmoud Al-Ktaifani and Mwaffak Rukiah, Molecular crystal structure determinations of benzoyl-mercaptoacetylglycylglycylglycine C6H5COSCH2CO(NHCH2CO)3OH (Bz-Mag3) and its precursors by powder X-ray diffraction studies , AECS - C/FRSR 537, August (2012).
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A Report on Scientific Laboratory Study: AECS, Mahmoud Al-Ktaifani, Mwaffak Rukiah, Synthesis and characterization of novel organic–inorganic hybrid salts based on N,N’-methylenedipyridinium dication with Pt(IV), Pt(II), Cu(II), Au(III), Zn(II) and Cd(II), AECS-C/RSS 1012, February (2013).
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A Scientific Research Final Report: AECS, Abdul G. Al-Lafi, Mahmoud Al-Ktaifani and Mwaffak Rukiah. Synthesis and characterization of novel organometallic and polymer-metal hybrid catalysts for hydrogen production and a possible application in methanol and H2 polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. AECS - RI/RSS 1181, December (2017).
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A Scientific Research Final Report: AECS, Mahmoud Al-Ktaifani, Mwaffak Rukiah, Synthesis and characterization of novel organic–inorganic hybrid salts based on N,N’-methylenedipyridinium and N,Nʹ-ethylenedipyridinium dications of tetranitratocuprate(II), AECS-C/FRSR 651, March (2016). 10

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A Report on Scientific Laboratory Study: AECS, I. Othman, Th. Assaad, M. Al-Ktaifani, A. H. Al Rayyes, H. Murad. Preparation of Cisplatin for Chemotherapy Application Of Cancer, AECS - C/FRSR 629, October (2015).



Conferences, Meetings and Scientific Visits
1. 5th RSC-GDCh International Conference, Inorganic Chemistry, 20-23 July, 1999, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.
2. AGICHEM - Anglo-German Inorganic Chemistry Meeting, April 07 – 10, 2002, Munich, Germany.
3. Synthesis of chemical and Pharmaceutical Raw Materials, May 23-25, 2005, Damascus, Syria.
4. XVI. FECHEM Conference on Organometallic Chemistry, September 3-8, 2005. EŐTVŐS University, Budapest, Hungary.
5. Main Group Chemistry annual Meeting, 15 July, 2011, Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, London, UK.
6. Scientific visit to Sussex University at Brighton, UK (9-16/7), 2011.
Awards:
Professor Abdu Salam Prize (Nobel Laureate in Physics 1979) in Chemistry (2006) for Syrian youth researchers.
Professor Abdu Salam Prize in Chemistry (2010) for Syrian youth researchers.


Experience:


Teaching chemistry books
``Chemistry: The central science`` AP* edition, Brown, Lemay and Bursten.
``General Chemistry: The essential concepts`` Fixth Edition, Raymond Chang at Arab International University. (September 2006 – present).
``Selective Experiments in General Chemistry``,(2008), Mahmoud Al-Ktaifani, M. Adnan Nakawa, Practical Chemistry for Civil Engineering Students at Arab International University. (September 2007 – present).
Organic Chemistry, Seven Edition (2009, 2016), John McMurry, at Arab International University