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My research interest is to synthesize various novel ligands and coordination complexes, focusing on the complexation of transition metals with thiourea and thiourethane ligands. Thiourea derivatives are potentially versatile ligands, able to coordinate to a range of metal centres as neutral ligands, monoanions or dianions. The oxygen, nitrogen and sulfur donor atoms of thiourea derivatives provide a multitude of bonding possibilities. Both the ligands and their metal complexes display a wide range of biological activity including antibacterial and antifungal.



Ngaini, Zainab. Mohd Arif, Maya Asyikin. Hussain, Hasnain. Mei, Er Su. Tang, Donna. Kamaluddin, Dyg Halimatulzahrah Abang. 2012. Synthesis and Antibacterial Activity of Acetoxybenzoyl Thioureas with Aryl and Amino Acid Side Chains. Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon and the Related Elements 187. pp 1-7.

Yamin, B. M. & Arif, M. A. M. 2008. N-(biphenyl-4-carbonyl)-N’-(4-chlorophenyl). Acta Cryst. E64, o104.

Arif, M. A. M. & Yamin, B. M. 2007. N-(biphenyl-4-carbonyl)-N’-(2-chlorophenyl). Acta Cryst. E63, o3594.

Othman, E. A. , Arif, M. A. M. & Yamin, B. M. 2007. 3-[3-(3-Methoxybenzoyl)thioureido]propionic acid. Acta Cryst. E63, o2436-o243.


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