Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Abu-Dief Mohammed

Assistant Professor - Assistant professor of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

Faculty of science

Address: Behind hospital of Sohag University - Ali Ebn Abi Taleb Street


Electrical, thermoelectrical and magnetic properties of approximately 20-nm Ni-Co-O nanoparticles and investigation of their conduction phenomena
Understanding the properties of semiconductor nanostructures is important for developing their practical applications in the nanodevices. Although the electrical properties of spinel oxides containing Ni and Co have been studied extensively over the last decades, there is still a significant disagreement on their electrical conduction mechanisms and the distribution of the various charge states of Co and Ni in the ... Read more

Reactivity trends of hydroxide ion attack on high spin Fe(II) complexes in some mixed aqueous solvents: Gibb’s Free Energy of Transfer and initial-transition state analysi
The kinetics of hydroxide ion attack on bis(bromosalicylidene alanate)iron (II) (bsali), bis(bromosalicylidene phenylalanate)iron(II) (bsphali), bis(bromosalicylidene aspartate)iron(II) (bsasi), (bromosalicylidene histidinate)iron(II) (bshi), bis(bromosalicylidene arginate)iron(II) (bsari) have been reported in different binary aqueous solvent mixtures at 298 K. The observed reactivity trends are discussed in terms of the hydrophilic and hydrophobic forms of the complexes investigated, as well as the transfer chemical potentials ... Read more

DNA binding ability mode, spectroscopic studies, hydrophobicity, and in vitro antibacterial evaluation of some new Fe(II) complexes bearing ONO donors amino acid Schiff bases
New series of Fe(II) complexes and Schiff base amino acids have been designed and synthesized from the bioactive ligands by condensation of 5-bromo-2-hydroxybenzaldehyde and α-amino acids (l-alanine (ala), l-phenylalanine (phala), l-aspartic acid (aspa), l-histidine (his) and l-arginine (arg)). Elemental analyses, infrared, ultraviolet–visible spectra, as well as conductivity and magnetic susceptibility measurements are used to elucidate the structure of the newly ... Read more

Synthesis, characterization, DFT calculations and biological studies of Mn(II), Fe(II), Co(II) and Cd(II) complexes based on a tetradentate ONNO donor Schiff base ligand
This study highlights synthesis and characterization of a tetradentate ONNO Schiff base ligand namely (1, 1′- (pyridine-2, 3-dimethyliminomethyl) naphthalene-2, 2′-diol) and hereafter denotes as “HNDAP″ and selected metal complexes including Mn(II), Fe(II), Co(II) and Cd(II) as a central metal. HNDAP was synthesized from 1:2 M ratio condensation of 2, 3-diaminopyridine and 2- hydroxy-1-naphthaldhyde, respectively. The stoichiometric ratios of the prepared ... Read more

α-Bi2O3 nanorods: synthesis, characterization and UV-photocatalytic activity
In this study, Monoclinic bismuth oxide nanorods (_α_-Bi2O3 NRs) were successfully synthesized by a simple one-step hydrothermal route using (water: ethanol) (1:1) as a mixed solvents at optimum conditions. The Bi2O3 nano-powder was characterized in detail by different techniques in terms of their structural, morphological, compositional, optical and photocatalytic properties. X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis indicated that the as-synthesized Bi2O3 NRs ... Read more

Synthesis, characterization, and biological activity of new mixed ligand complexes of glutamine, glutaric, and glutamic acid with nitrogen based ligands
A new series of Cu(II), Co(II), Ni(II), and Fe(II) ternary complexes of glutamine, glutaric, and glutamic acid with imidazole derivatives have been synthesized. The nature of the bonding and the stereochemistry of the complexes have been deduced from elemental analyses, infrared and electronic spectra, conductivity measurements, and thermogravimetric analysis. The structure of [Co(glu)(IMI)2] and [Fe(glu)(IMI)2(H2O)2] complexes was validated using quantum ... Read more

Corrosion inhibition of carbon steel pipelines by some novel Schiff base compounds during acidizing treatment of oil wells studied by electrochemical and quantum chemical methods
Three novel Schiff bases compounds were prepared and their structures were characterized by X-ray, 13C-NMR, 1H-NMR, mass, UV–Vis, FT-IR, spectral data and elemental analyses. The corrosion inhibition of the investigated inhibitors towards carbon steel in 15% HCl was investigated by using electrochemical measurements (EIS, LPR corrosion rate and Tafel plots), SEM, EDX and quantum chemical methods. The results showed that, ... Read more

Ni(II) and Cu(II) complexes : synthesis, spectroscopic characterization, theoretical calculations, DNA interaction and antimicrobial studies
A novel Schiff base, namely _Z_‐3‐((2‐((_E_)‐(2‐hydroxynaphthyl)methylene)amino)‐5‐nitrophenylimino)‐1,3‐dihydroindin‐2‐one, was synthesized from the condensation of 2‐hydroxy‐1‐naphthaldehyde and isatin with 4‐nitro‐_o_‐phenylenediamine. It was structurally characterized on the basis of 1H NMR, 13C NMR and infrared spectra and elemental analyses. In addition, Ni(II) and Cu(II) complexes of the Schiff base ligand were prepared. The nature of bonding and the stereochemistry of the investigated complexes were ... Read more

Kinetics, reactivity, initial-transition state analysis and thermodynamic parameters of base-catalyzed hydrolysis of coumalic acid in solvents with different polarities
Base-catalyzed hydrolysis of coumalic acid (COU) in binary aqueous-methanol and aqueous-acetone mixtures has been studied kinetically at a temperature range from 283 to 313 K. Moreover, the change in the activation energy barrier of COU from water to water–methanol and water–acetone mixtures is estimated from the kinetic data. Solvent effects on reactivity trends have been analyzed into initial and transition ... Read more

Hydrophobicity, reactivity trends of base catalyzed hydrolysis of some novel high spin Fe(II) chelates in some binary aqueous solvent mixtures: Initial-transition state analysis
Rate constants for the base hydrolysis of bis(naphthylidene alanate)iron (II) (nali), bis(naphthylidene phenylalanate)iron(II) (nphali), bis(naphthylidene aspartate)iron(II) (nasi), (naphthylidene histidinate)iron(II) (nhi), bis(naphthylidene arginate)iron(II) (nari) have been reported in different binary aqueous solvent mixtures at 298 K. The observed reactivity trends are discussed in terms of the hydrophilic and hydrophobic forms of the complexes investigated, as well as the transfer chemical potentials ... Read more