Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group





Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group



Niveen M. Khashab Khatib

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hometown: Lebanon

Joined group: 2007

Left group: 2009


-2002 BSci in Chemistry: American University of Beirut, Lebanon
-2006 PhD in Organic Chemistry: University of Florida, Gainesville
-2006 PhD in Medicinal chemistry (Minor): University of Florida, Gainesville


1- Benzotriazolyl-Mediated 1,2 Shifts of Electron-Rich Heterocycles Alan R. Katritzky, Niveen M. Khashab, Sergey Bobrov, Kostyantyn Kirichenko J. Org .Chem. 2004, 69, 4269-4271.
2- An Effcient Method for the Preparation of Trisubstituted Guanidines Alan R. Katritzky, Niveen M. Khashab, Sergey Bobrov Helv. Chim. Acta. 2005, 88, 1664.
3- Synthesis of Mono- and Symmetrical Di-N-Hydroxy and Aminoguanidines Alan R. Katritzky, Niveen M. Khashab, Sergey Bobrov, Megumi Yoshioka J. Org .Chem 2006, 71, 6753.
4- Microwave Assisted Synthesis of Amidrazones and Amidoximes Alan R. Katritzky, Niveen M. Khashab, Nataliya Kirichenko, Anamika Singh J. Org .Chem 2006, 71, 9051.
5- Preparations of Substituted Thiosemicarbazides and N-Hydroxythioureas. Alan R. Katritzky, Niveen M. Khashab, Anna Gromova Arkivoc 2006, 266.
6- C-Imidoylation of Esters, Sulfones, Sulfoxides, Amides and Nitro Compounds Alan R. Katritzky, Niveen M. Khashab, Anamika Singh Arkivoc 2007, 263.
7- Imidoylation Reactions at Carbon Alan R. Katritzky, Niveen M. Khashab Arkivoc 2007, In press.
8- C-Amino- and C-Hydroxyimidoylation of Ketones, Esters, and Sulfones Alan R. Katritzky, Niveen M. Khashab, Danniebelle Haase, Megumi Yoshioka J. Org .Chem 2007, In press.
9- Solid Phase Peptide Synthesis Utilizing Aminoacylbenzotriazoles Alan R. Katritzky, Niveen M. Khashab, Megumi Yoshioka, Jodie Johnson, Krista Wilson, Danniebelle Haase, Chemical Biology and Drug Design 2007, Accepted.


I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Beirut in the heart of Lebanon. The pearl of the middle east, one of the names by which it is known, is a beautiful small city by the Mediterranean sea. I finished high school at the Makassed Secondery School for Girls in 1998. I was always good in chemistry so i decided to major in it. I attended the American University of Beirut where I graduated in 2002 with a Bachelors in Chemistry. Under the guidance of Prof. Maklouf Haddadin, I did some undergraduate research and decided that I should go to graduate. school and pursue a phD in organic Chemistry. I choose to go to University of Florida and work for Prof. Alan Katritzky in Heterocyclic chemistry where I got my phD in December 2006. Deciding where to go for a postdoc was hard but then one day I was charmed by Prof. Fraser Stoddart after listening to one of his seminars and I decided to join his group. Since then. I've been working with very exciting stuff and all include the word nano!! In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my favorite person in the whole world, my baby girl Karen.


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