Dana Muhammad Hamad Ameen
College of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Dana grew up in South Kurdistan, Hawler (Erbil). He obtained
his BSc in pharmacy from the University of Salahaddin in 2002 and his MSc in medicinal chemistry from Hawler Medical University in 2007, after which he was employed as an assistant lecturer in medicinal chemistry.
In 2014, he obtained his PhD in medicinal chemistry from the University of Central Lancashire under the supervision of Dr Tim Snape and he has since returned to his previous university as a lecturer in medicinal chemistry.
The development of metal-free α-arylations of carbonyl compounds (commonly occurring motifs in biologically interesting molecules and important classes of medication such as typical antipsychotics and opioids) as an alternative synthetic approach that operates under mild conditions and developing the first example of asymmetric Truce–Smiles rearrangement.
Asymmetric α-acylation of carbonyl compounds via the Baker-Venkataraman rearrangements to provide enantiopure 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds.
Synthesis of diclofenac derivatives and assay of their COX inhibitory activity.
Master in pharmaceutical Chemistry students:
Sazan J Haji Ali
Banaz M H Ameen
Sawsan H Hamoodi
A Baker-Venkataraman retro-Claisen cascade delivers a novel alkyl migration process for the synthesis of amides: Dana Ameen and Timothy J. Snape, Tetrahedron Lett., 2015, 56, 1816–1819.
Dana Ameen and Timothy J. Snape, Developing the Scope of O C Aryl Migrations: Exploring Amide Substrates as Potential Precursors for Asymmetric Reactions, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, Volume
2014, Issue 9, March 2014, Pages: 1925–1934
Dana Ameen and Timothy J. Snape, Chiral 1,1-diaryl compounds as important pharmacophores, Medicinal Chemistry Communication, 2013,4, 893-907
Dana Ameen and Timothy J. Snape, Mechanism and application of Baker-Venkataraman O→C acyl migration reactions, Synthesis, 2015, 47, 141-158.
Dana Ameen and Mahmood Darwesh, The effect of temperature on some quality control tests for amlodipine besylate tablets, Zanko, Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences/ Salahaddin University-Hawler, Vol. 20, No.4,
BSc in Pharmacy
MSc and PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemsitry
Head of Pharmaceutical Chemsitry dept.
Lecturing medicinal chemistry 3rd and 4th stage, pharmacy students.
Lecturing prodrugs and drug discovery 5th stage, pharmacy student.
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