Dr. Imran Malik

Dr. Imran Malik

Assistant Professor / Ph.D Organic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, University of Rostock, Germany

Research Interests:

  • Synthesis of biologically active heterocyclic compounds by palladium catalyzed reactions.
  • Synthesis of metal carbene complexes and their application in organic synthesis.


  1. “Efficient synthesis of functionalized 2,3-Di(alkenyl)benzothiophenes and Dibenzothiophenes based on the first Heck reactions of 2,3-Di- and 2,3,5 Tribromobenzothiophene”. Hussain, M.; Malik, I.; Langer, P. Synlett, 2009, 16, 2691-2695. (I.F = 2.718)
  2. “Synthesis of functionalized benzothiophenes by twofold Heck and subsequent 6p-Electrocyclization reactions of 2,3-Dibromothiophene”. Toguem, S. M. T.; Hussain, M.; Malik, I.; Villinger, A.; Langer, P. Tet. Lett. 2009, 50, 4962- 4964. (I.F = 2.661)
  3. “Synthesis of 2,3-Disubstituted pyrazines and quinoxalines by Heck cross coupling reactions of 2,3-Dichloropyrazine and 2,3-Dichloroquinoxaline. Influence of the Temperature on the Product Distribution”. Malik, I.; Hussain, M.; Ali, A.; Toguem, S. M. T.; Basha, F. Z.; Fischer, C.; Langer, P. Tetrahedron 2010, 66, 1637-1642. (I.F = 3.011)
  4. “Site-selective Suzuki cross-coupling reactions of 2,3” Dibromobenzofuran. Hung, N. T.; Hussain, M.; Malik, I.; Villinger, A.; Langer, P. Tet. Lett. 2010, 51, 2420- 2422. (I.F = 2.618)
  5. “Twofold Heck cross-coupling reactions of dibrominated pyridines”, Ali, A.; Hussain, M.; Malik, I.; Fischer, C.; Langer, P. Helv. Chim. Acta. 2010, 93, 1764 1772. (I.F = 1.284)
  6. “Synthesis of 7,8-Diarylflavones by site-selective Suzuki-Miyaura reactions”, Malik, I.; Hussain, M.; Hung, N. T.; Villinger, A.; Langer, P. Synlett. 2010, 2244-2246. (I.F = 2.447)
  7. “Synthesis of 3,4-Diarylbenzophenones by site-selective Suzuki-Miyaura reactions of 3,4-Bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyloxy) benzophenone”, Nawaz, M.; Khera, R. A.; Malik, I.; Ibad, M. F.; Abid, O. R.; Villinger, A.; Langer, P. Synlett 2010, 979-981. (I.F = 2.447)
  8. “Synthesis of aryl-substituted pyrimidines by site-selective Suzuki-Miyura cross coupling reactions of 2,4,5,6-Tetrachloropyrimidines”, Hussain, M.; Hung, N. T.; Khera, R. A.; Malik, I.; Zinad, D. S.; Langer, P. Adv. Syn. Catal, 2010, 352, 1429-1433. (I.F = 5.251)
  9. “A pentacyclic triterpene from Litchi Chinensis”, Malik, I.; Ahmad, V.U.; Anjum, S.; Basha, F.Z. Nat. Prod. Comm, 2010, 5 (4), 529-530. (I.F = 1.242)
  10. “Synthesis and photophysical properties of alkynylated pyrimidines by site – selective Sonogashira reactions of 2,4,5,6-Tetrachloropyrimidines; First synthesis of Tetraalkynyl-pyrimidines ”, Malik, I.; Ahmad, Z.; Reimann, S.; Ali, I.; Langer, P. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2011, 2088-2093. (I.F = 3.329)
  11. “Efficient Synthesis of Arylated Flavones by Site-Selective Suzuki–Miyaura Cross Coupling Reactions of the Bis(triflate) of 5,7- and 7,8-Dihydroxyflavone” , Eleya, N.; Malik, I.; Reimann, S.; Wittler, K.; Patonay, T.; Villinger, A.; Ludwig, R.; Langer, P. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2012, 1639-1652. (I.F = 3.329)
  12. “Sonogashira reactions of 2,3,4,5-Tetrabromofuran: synthesis of 2,3,4,5 Tetraalkynylfurans, 2,3,5-Trialkynylfurans and 2,5-Dialkynylfurans”, Malik, I.; Ahmad, Z.; Reimann, S.; Nawaz, M.; Patonay, T.; Langer, P. Synlett, 2012, 23(10), 1463-1466. (I.F = 2.655)
  13. “Metronidazole esters: a new class of antiglycation agents”, Zeb, A.; Malik, I.; Rasheed, S.; Choudhary, M.I.; Basha, F.Z. Medicinal Chemistry 2012, 8(5), 846 852. (I.F = 1.603)
  14. “Synthesis of functionalized benzothiophenes and dibenzothiophenes by twofold Heck and subsequent 6π-electrocyclization reactions of 2,3-dibromothiophenes and 2,3-dibromobenzothiophenes”, Toguem, S.M.T.; Malik, I.; Hussain, M.; Iqbal, J.; Villinger, A.; Langer, P. Tetrahedron 2013, 69, 160-173. (I.F = 2.817)
  15. “Synthesis of trifluoromethyl-substituted di- and terphenyls by site-selective Suzuki-Miyaura reactions of various dihalogenated trifluoromethyl-benzene derivatives”, Ali, I.; Siyo, B.; Hassan, Z.; Malik, I.; Ullah, I.; Ali, A.; Nawaz, M.; Iqbal, J.; Patonay, T.; Villinger, A.; Langer, P. J. Fluor. Chem, 2013, 145, 18-34. (I.F = 1.952)
  16. “Recent pharmacological developments in β-carboline alkaloid”, Khan, F.A.; Maalik, A.; Iqbal, Z.; Malik, I. Eur. J. Pharmacol, 2013, 721 (1-3), 391-394. (I.F = 3.170)
  17. “Synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial activities of mercaptoxadiazoles, mercaptotriazoles and their derivatives”, Mumtaz, A.; Saeed, A.; Malik, I. J. Chem. Soc. Pak, 2014, 36(5), 852-857. (I.F = 0.410)
  18. “Synthesis of arylated benzofurans by regioselective Suzuki-Miyaura cross coupling reactions of 2,3-Di- and 2,3,5-Tribromobenzofurans”, Hussain, M.; Hung, N.T.; Abbas, N.; Khera, R.A.; Malik, I.; Patonay, T.; Kelzhanova, N.; Abilov, Z.A.; Villinger, A.; Langer, P. J. Heterocycl. Chem, 2015, 52, 497-505. (I.F = 0.685)
  19. “Synthesis of functionalized alkynes via palladium-catalyzed Sonogashira cross coupling reactions”, Ibrahim, M.B.; Ali, B.E.; Malik, I.; Fettouhi, M. Tetrahedron Lett. 2016, 57, 554-558. (I.F = 2.347)
  20. “Synthesis, crystal structures and catalytic activity of new palladium(II) bis(oxazoline) complexes”, Ibrahim, M.B.; Malik, I.; Hussain, S.M.S.; Fettouhi, M.; fazal, A.; Ali, B.E. Transition Metal Chemistry, 2016, 41(7), 739-749. (I.F = 1.465)
  21. “Formiside and seco-formiside: lignin glycosides from leaves of Clerodendrum formicarum Gürke (Lamiaceae) from Cameroon” Ahmed, Z.; Ali, M. S.; Adhikari, A.; Ali, M. I.; Ngoupayo, J.; Malik, I. Z. Naturforsch B, 2017, 72(1), 17-21. (I.F = 0.686)


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