OLOMOLA, Temitope O., PhD.

OLOMOLA, Temitope O., PhD.

Senior Lecturer

Rank: Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry

Office: Room 216A (Second Floor, White house), Department of Chemistry, OAU, Ile-Ife.

Email: tolomola@oauife.edu.ng; oloms2002@yahoo.co.uk

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=G4iThTkAAAAJ


Temitope Olomola obtained his B.Sc (Hons) Chemistry and M.Sc (Organic Chemistry) from University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria in 2002 and 2005, respectively. With an M.Sc degree in natural product Chemistry, he proceeded to the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, where he obtained an M.Phil in Organic Synthesis. He later moved to Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, where he obtained a PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry in 2012. Dr. Olomola joined the services of the Chemistry Department, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in 2006.

Dr. Olomola has been involved in the development of Science through various community engagement initiatives. Effort in this direction led to him receiving the 2011 Rhodes University Engaged Student of the year Award and the Investec Rhodes Top 100 Award, Community Engagement (2011). In 2005, Dr. Olomola was admitted as a member of the prestigious Nigerian Young Academy (NYA) and later served as the President of the Academy (2017-2019). He has served in different capacities in the University, such as Chemistry Coordinator for the Predegree Programme (2013-2016), elected member of the University Senate (2013-2017) and elected member of the University Appointment & Promotions Committee (2016-2017).

Area of Specialisation / Research Interest:

Dr. Olomola’s research interest is in the area of Medicinal/Synthetic Organic Chemistry with the following specific bias:

  1. Heterocyclic Compounds with Medicinal Potential: Applications of specific named reactions in the synthesis of biologically active heterocyclic systems, as potential enzyme inhibitors.
  2. Kinetic-mechanistic studies of organic reaction mechanisms and computer modelling.
  3. Metal catalysed cross coupling reactions.


Selected Publications:

(i) Manyeruke, M.H., Olomola, T.O., Majumder, S., Abrahams, S., Isaacs, M., Mautsa, N., Mosebi, S., Mnkandhla, D., Hewer, R., Hoppe, H.C., Klein, R. and Kaye, P.T. (2015) Synthesis and Evaluation of 3-Hydroxy-3-phenylpropanoate Ester‒AZT Conjugates as Potential Dual-action HIV-1 Integrase and Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 23, 7521–7528.

(ii) Faridoon, Olomola, T.O., Klein, R. and Kaye, P.T. (2016) Application of Baylis-Hillman Methodology in the Direct Construction of Chromone Derivatives. Tetrahedron, 72, 392–395.

(iii) Olomola, T.O., Kelani, T.O., Cyril-Olutayo, M.C. and Agbedahunsi, J.M. (2018) Evaluation of Some Salicylaldehyde-derived Baylis-Hillman Adducts and Coumarin Derivatives as Potential Antisickling Compounds. Annals of Science and Technology, 3(1), 35–42.

(iv) Olomola, T.O., Olasunkanmi, L.O., Fadakinni, J.O., Akinboye, A.J.,  Kelani, T.O. and Olasunkanmi, O.O. (2019) Synthesis and Antimicrobial Activities of 2H-Chromene-3-Carboxamide Derivatives: Experimental and Computational Studies. Manila Journal of Science, 12, 64–77.

(v) Mphahlele, M.J. and Olomola, T.O. (2019) Synthesis and Transformation of 5-Acetyl-2-aryl-6-hydroxybenzofurans into Furanoflavanone Derivatives. Synthesis, 51, 3431–3442.

(vi) Olomola, T.O. and Mphahlele, M.J. (2020) Synthesis of 8-Carbo Substituted 2-(Trifluoromethyl)-4H-furo[2,3-h]chromen-4-ones and their Thienoangelicin Derivatives. Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, 229, 109395.

(vii) Torabi, M., Yarie, M., Zolfigol, M.A. Rouhani, S., Azizi, S., Olomola, T.O., Maaza, M. and Msagati, T.A.M. (2021) Synthesis of new pyridines with sulfonamide moiety via a cooperative vinylogous anomeric-based oxidation mechanism in the presence of a novel quinoline-based dendrimer-like ionic liquid. RSC Advances, 11, 3143–3152.