FAMUYIWA Samson Oluwaseyi, PhD.

FAMUYIWA Samson Oluwaseyi, PhD.

Senior Lecturer

Rank: Senior Lecturer

Office: Room 235 (2nd Floor, White house), Department of Chemistry, OAU, Ile-Ife.

Email: oluwaseyi_f@yahoo.com , oluwamuyiwa2012@gmail.com

Profile: Dr. S. O. Famuyiwa is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife where he obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry) in 1997 and 2005 respectively. He obtained his PhD (Chemistry) at the University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana in 2013 in the areas of Phytochemistry.

His research interest is in Chemistry and Biological activities of plants with anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant activities and plants that are used in the control of malaria and in the treatment of diabetes. He has supervised a quiet and reasonable number of undergraduate and postgraduate students in these areas of research interest. He has published a quiet number of articles from local and international Journals.

Area of Specialization / Research Interest: Natural Products Chemistry/ Biologically active organic compounds from nature and synthetic analogues.

Selected Publications:

(i)                Bezabih M., Famuyiwa S. O. and Abegaz B. M. (2009): HPLC Analysis and NMR identification of homoisoflavanoids and stilbenoids from the inter-bulb surfaces of Scilla nervosa. Natural Product Communications, 4 (10), 1367 – 1370.

(ii)               Sichilongo K. F., Famuyiwa S. O. and Kibechu R. (2011): Pre-ESI manifold methylation and post-ESI manifold cleavage/ion cluster formation observed during ESI of chloramphenicol in solutions of methanol and acetonitrile for LC-MS employing a commercial quadrupole ion trap (QIT) mass analyzer. European Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 17, 255 – 264.

(iii)              Famuyiwa S. O., Sichilongo K. F., Yeboah S. O. and Abegaz B. M. (2012): Homoisoflavonoids from the inter-bulb surfaces of Scilla nervosa subsp. rigidifolia. Phytochemistry Letters, 5, 591 – 595.

(iv)              Famuyiwa S. O., Ntumy A. N., Andrae-Marobela K. and Yeboah S. O. (2013): A new homoisoflavonoid and the bioactivities of some selected homoisoflavonoids from the inter-bulb surfaces of Scilla nervosa subsp. rigidifolia. South African Journal of Botany, 5, 17 – 22.

(v)               Obafemi C. A., Adelani P. O., Fadare O. A., Akinpelu D. A. and Famuyiwa S. O. (2013): Synthesis, crystal structure and in-vitro antibacterial activity of 2,3,3a,8b-tetrahydro-4H-indeno[1,2-b]furan-4-one. Journal of Molecular Structure, 1049, 429 – 432.

(vi)              Famuyiwa S. O., Oladele A. T., Adeloye A. O. and Fakunle C. O. (2014): Terpenoids compounds from the latex of Euphorbia drupifera. Ife Journal of Science, 16 (1), 1 – 5.

(vii)             Ayoola M. D, Balogun, J. O., Famuyiwa F. G., Yeboah S. O. and Famuyiwa S. O. (2017): Isolation and characterization of 2-hydroxy-3-[4-hydroxyphenyl]-2-propenoic acid and 4-bromophenol from anti-diabetic extract of the root bark of Uvaria afzelii. South African Journal of Botany, 112, 527 – 532.