Temitayo Olufunmilayo AIYELABOLA, PhD.

Temitayo Olufunmilayo AIYELABOLA, PhD.

Rank: Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry

Office: Room 237 (Second Floor, White house), Department of Chemistry, OAU, Ile-Ife.

Email: tt1haye@yahoo.com

Scholar link: http://scholar.oauife.edu.ng/tt1haye/


Temitayo Aiyelabola holds B.Sc (Hons) and M.Sc degrees in Chemistry from the University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria. She also has to her credit a PhD in the area of Inorganic Chemistry from Obafemi Awolowo Univerity, Ile-Ife (2012). Dr. Aiyelabola joined the services of the Chemistry Department, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 2008.

Area of Specialisation / Research Interest:

Dr. Aiyelabola’s research thrust is in the area of Inorganic Chemistry and some of her present focus revolves around:

  • Design, syntheses, characterization and resolution of coordination compounds of biologically important molecules such as amino acids as potential anti-microbial and -cancer agents. Differing activities of enantiomers of racemic compounds at times with toxicity, necessitates their purification to obtain enantiomerically pure compounds.
  • Syntheses of phosphonic acid analogues of amino acids. The tetrahedral configuration of phosphorus enables aminophosphonic acids to mimic the unstable tetrahedral carbon intermediates formed in enzyme-mediated peptide bond cleavage and they may act as enzyme inhibitors. Consequently they have found usage as potent anti-cancer agents.

Selected Publications:

(i) Ukweze, A.C., Aiyelabola T.O. and Emokpae, T.A. (2002), Cobalt(II) Complexes of Histidine”. International Journal of Chemistry, 12, 2, 86-89

(ii)  Aiyelabola, T., Ojo, I. and Akinkunm,i O., (2012) “Structural and Antimicrobial Studies of Coordination Compounds of Phenylalanine and Glycine”. International Journal of Chemistry, 4, 49-59

(iii)       Aiyelabola, T., Ojo, I., Adebajo, A., Ogunlusi, G., Oyetunji, O., Akinkunmi, E. and Adeoye, A. (2012) “Synthesis, Characterization and Antimicrobial Activities of some Metal(II) Amino Acids’ Complexes”. Advances in Biological Chemistry, 2, 268-273.