ADESANWO, Julius Kolawole, PhD.

ADESANWO, Julius Kolawole, PhD.


Rank: Reader

Office: Room 238 (Second Floor, White house), Department of Chemistry, OAU, Ile-Ife.


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Julius Adesanwo obtained all his University degrees at Nigeria’s Premier University, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, viz, B.Sc (Hons) Chemistry (1982), M.Sc Industrial Chemistry (1985), M.Phil Organic Chemistry (1995) and PhD Organic Chemistry (2002). He joined the services of the Chemistry Department, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 2007.

Area of Specialisation / Research Interest:

Organic/Natural Products Chemistry with focus on:

  • Isolation and Structure Determination of Plant Secondary Metabolites;
  • Syntheses of Derivatives of Bioactive Natural Products;
  • Extraction and Characterisation of oils from Natural Products.

Selected Publications:

  1. Raji Y., Hammed A.I., Adesanwo J.K. and Ogunwande I.A. (2000). Antiulcerogenic Effects of Tylophora conspicua. Phytotherapy Research 14; 378-380.
  2. Adesanwo J.K.; Okegbile E.O.; Ewetade A.: Njar V.C.O. and Ekundayo O. (2002) Preliminary studies on the Inhibitory Effect of Methylangolensate on Erythrocyte memberane ion- pumping ATPases. Nigerian Journal of Science. 36 (1); 69-73.

iii. Adesanwo J.K.; Ekundayo O.; Oluwole F.S.; Olajide A.O.; Van den Berg A.J.J. and Findlay J.A. (2003)  The Effect of Tetracera potatoria and its Constituent Betulinic Acid on Gastric acid Secretion and Experimentally-induced Gastric Ulceration. Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences 18; 21-26.

  1. Adesanwo J.K; Ekundayo O.; Shode F.O.; Njar V.C.O.; Van den Berg A.J.J. and Oludahunsi O.A.T. (2004). Eniotorin an  anti-malarial Coumarin from the root bark of Quassia undulata. Nigerian Jounal of Natural Products and Medicine 8; 69-73.
  2. Adesanwo J.K.; Raji Y.; Olaleye S.B.; Onasanwo S.A.; Fadare O.O.; Ige O.O. and Odusanya O.O. (2007) Antiulcer Activity of Methanolic Extract of Bryophyllum pinnatum in Rats. Journal of Biological Sciences 7 (2); 409-412.
  3. Moronkola D.O., Aiyelaagbe O., Adesanwo J.K. and Ekundayo O. (2007) Characterizations in studying the effect of acid reagent on the rearrangement reaction of camphoroxime producing different ratios of the α : β-campholene nitriles. Ife Journal of Science 9 (2); 231-239.

vii. Oluwole F.S., Omolaso J.A., Emikpe B.O. and Adesanwo J.K. (2008) Methanolic extract of Tetracera potatoria, an antiulcer agent, increases gastric mucus secretion and endogenous antioxidants. Nigeria Journal of Physiological Sciences. 23; 79-83.

viii. Adesanwo J.K., Aiyelaagbe O. and Moronkola D.O. (2009)  Antimicrobial and cytotoxic activity of the stem and root bark extracts of Quassia undulata and isolated constituents. Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry, 9; 999-1003.

  1. Adesanwo J.K., Shode F.O., Aiyelaagbe O., Oyede R.T. and Baijnath H. (2009) Isolation and characterization of a new chalcone from the leaves of Heteropyxis natalensis. International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences. 1; 28-32.
  2. Adesanwo J.K. , Shode F.O., Aiyelaagbe O.O., Rabiu O.O., Oyede R.T., and Oluwole F.S. (2009) Antisecretory and antiulcerogenic activities of the stem bark extract of Melaleuca bracteata and isolation of principles. Journal of Medicinal Plant Research. 3(10); 822- 824.