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AMOLEGBE, Saliu Alao 

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B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D

(i)    Completed

Structural elucidation of Metal Complexes Bearing Artermisinin Derivatives    2010

(ii)    Research in progress

•    Toxicological Studies and in vivo Evaluation of some Metal Complexes of Artesunate against plasmodium berghei(NK65) in mice

•    Synthesis, Characterization and Antimicrobial Studies of some late transition metal Complexes Bearing (N^O) Protected Ligands.

•    Metal Complexes of Bio-Active compounds for Nutritive studies

  • EMERALD/ALCS African Engineering Research Fund Award for more effective and inexpensive water treatment      technology,                                                                            2011
  • Award of  CAS-TWAS Postgraduate Fellowship                         2006
  • Best Postgraduate Chemistry student (UNILORIN)                    2004
  • A.G Leventis Scholarship Award                                                  2003
  • B.B.H.S Best Student Scholarship                                                1990

Chemical Society of Nigeria.

Institute of Chartered Chemistry of Nigeria.

Science Teachers Association

Nigerian society for Experimental Biology

  1. Amolegbe, S. A. , Adewuyi, S. ,  Akinremi, C.A.,  Lawal. A,   and  Atayese, A.O (2011) Metal Complexes of Sesquiterpene lactone (Artesunate) and (N^O ) Ligands: Synthesis, Characterization and Antimicrobial Activities, 1st Joint International Conference between University of Ilorin and Cape Town University of Technology, South Africa.
  2. J. A. Obaleye, S. A. Amolegbe, W-H, Sun, M. D. Oshodi. Some metal complexes of artemisinin derivatives and chromium (III) tridentate imino-pyridine substituted schiff base (N^N^N) – ethylene polymerization reaction. 39th International Co-ordination Chemistry Conference (39ICCC), Adelaide Australia, Book of Abstract, (July 25 – 30, 2010) p.24.
  3. J. A. Obaleye,  S. A. Amolegbe , W-H, Sun, M. D. Oshodi. Synthesis, Charac. and Antimicrobial Activities of some late transition metal  Complexes Bearing (N^O ) Protected    Ligands, 33rd  International Conference of Chemical Soc. of Nig. Book of Proceedings  (Sept. 20 – 24, 2010) . Accepted.
  4. Adewuyi S., Amolegbe, S. A., Ojo, I. A. O., and  Sun W.H.. A  New Route for the Synthesis of Ethyl 6-(1H-benzo [d] imidazol-2-yl) pyridine-2-carboxylate (EBIPC) and  Application of its Nickel Complex towards Ethylene Catalytic behavior,33rd  International Conference of Chemical Soc. of Nig. Book of  Proceedings (Sept. 20 – 24, 2010) . Accepted.
  5. Amolegbe, S.A.;  Obaleye, J.A., Kareem,S.; and Nkwusi,G.C. (2008) .Synthesis, Analysis  and Antimicrobial Activity of some Metals Complexes of Salicylic acid and Ampicillin , CSN   Delta Conference Proceeding, vol II: 24-30   Editor    F.E Okieimen.
  6. Obaleye,J.A., Amolegbe,S.A., and Balogun,E.A. (2008) .Ni (II) and Zn(II) Complexes of sulphonamides drugs: Synthesis,Characterization and Toxicological Studies , 6th  NISEB Conference Proceeding,: 147-156  Editor   F.O Fafioye.
  7. Obaleye, J.A., Amolegbe, S.A., and Gbotoso,G.O. (2006) Some Metal –Antimalarial Drug Complexes : Synthesis Characterization and Their  Effect Against Malaria Parasites, 2nd Int. Conferences Proceeding,(ICSND), COLNAS, UNAAB.  Editor  I.C Eromosele & T.O.S Popoola.
  8. Obaleye, J.A.; Amolegbe, S.A.; Balogun, E.A.; and  Gbotoso, G.S. (2004) Synthesis and   in vivo evaluation of Fe(III),Co(II) and Zn(II) ,Complexes of Mefloquine Against Plasmodium (NK65clonne) in Animal Model , CSN Edo Conferences Proceeding,:70-73.Editor F.E Okieimen



(i)    Transition Metal Complexes of Artemisinin derivatives and Chromium(iii) Tridentate Imino-pyridine Substituted Schiff base (N^ N ^ N) – Ethylene Polymerization Reaction Ph.D Dissertation, Department Of Chemistry, UNILORIN,  (2010)
(ii)     Synthesis, Characterization and Toxicological Studies of Metal complexes of Sulphadoxine, Pyremethamine and Mefloquine. M.Sc. Dissertation, Department of Chemistry, UNILORIN,  (2004)

(iii)    Bench Scale Treatment of Raw Water : A case Study of Alakata Stream off Alabata Road. B.Sc , Dissertation, Department of Chemistry, UNAAB (2000)


  1. Amolegbe, S. A. , Adewuyi, S. ,  Akinremi, C.A.,  Lawal. A,   and  Atayese, A.O (2011) Metal Complexes of Sesquiterpene lactone (Artesunate) and (N^O ) Ligands: Synthesis, Characterization and Antimicrobial Activities, Science alert, in press.
  2. Sheriff Adewuyi, Nurudeen O. Sanyaolu, Saliu. A. Amolegbe, Abdulahi O.Sobola and Olujinmi M. Folarin, Poly [_β-(1→ 4)-2-amino-2-deoxy-D-glucopyranose] based Zero Valent Nickel Nanocomposite for Efficient Reduction of Nitrate in water Environmental Science and Technology, in Press.
  3. Makinde, O.W., Ogundele, K.T., Dare,E.O., Osinkolu, G., Fasasi,Y.A., Sonde,I.,      Sithole,J.,Akinlabi, A.K.,Adewuyi,S., Amolegbe, S.A.,  Maaza,  M.,  Zn(II) Mediated Synthesis and Characterization of Shaped One-dimentional silver Nanoparticles and Silver Core-Porous Zinc Oxide shell nanocomposites ,  J. Am. Chem Soc.,  in press.
  4. S. Adewuyi1, N. Sanyaolu, H. Ayedun, S. A. Amolegbe, (2011) Synthesis of poly [_-(1_4)-2-amino-2-deoxy-Dglucopyranose]/lead nanocomposite, Scientific Research and Essays, Vol. 6 (1): 157-161.
  5. S. Adewuyi, K.T. Kareem, A.O. Atayese, S.A. Amolegbe, C.A. Akinremi, (2011) Chitosan– Cobalt (II) and Nickel (II) Chelates as Antibacterial Agents, International, Journal of  Biological Macromolecules,48,301-303..
  6. Joshua Ayoola Obaleye,  Saliu Alao Amolegbe,  Sheriff Adewuyi, Wen-Hua Sun,  Margaret D. Oshodi (2010), Some transition metal complexes bearing artemisinin derivatives and (N-N-O) tridentate chromium (III) complexes ligated by 2-benzoImidazo- yl-6-acetyl-pyridines for catalytic behaviour towards ethylene, J. Chem. & Chem Eng., 4    (12):23-32.
  7. Adewuyi S.,  Amolegbe, S. A., Ojo, I. A. O.,  and  Sun W –H(2010) A  New Route for the  Synthesis of Ethyl 6-(1H-benzo [d] imidazol-2-yl) pyridine-2-carboxylate (EBIPC) and   Application of its Nickel Complex towards Ethylene Catalytic Behavior, Nigerian Journal of applied Science (Accepted).
  8. Lawal, A. ,Obaleye, J.A.,Oyeleke, S.A and Amolegbe,S.A (2008) Synthesis and Anti-Bacterial Studies of Mixed –Metronidazole-Vitamin C Metal Complexes, Centre Point, 15, 54-59.
  9. Taiwo,A.A .; Oluwadare,I.; Shobo,a.O.; and Amolegbe,S.A. (2008) Extraction and potential application of caustic potash from kolanut husk,ugwu pod husk and plantain peels, Scientific Research and Essay, 3,10:515-517.
  10. Saliu A. Amolegbe,  Maliha Asma, Min Zhang,Gang Li and Wen-Hua Sun , (2008) Synthesis, Characterization, and Ethylene Oligomerization and Polymerization by 2-quinoxalinyl-6-iminopyridine Chromium Chlorides, Aust.J. Chem. , 61, 397-403.


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