Re-accredited by NAAC with "A++" Grade


Re-accredited by NAAC with "A++" Grade


Re-accredited by NAAC with "B++" Grade



B. Sc. Chemistry University of Kerala 1999
M. Sc. Chemistry Mahatma Gandhi University 2002
Ph.D. Mahatma Gandhi University 2015


∎ SwathyUnnikrishna Pillai Saraswathy, LekshmiChandran Pillai Lalitha, Sherifa Rahim, ChithraGopinath, Simimole Haleema*, SumalekshmySarojiniAmma*, Hassan Y. Aboul-Enein*, Review on Synthetic and Pharmacological Potential of Compounds Isolated from Garcinia mangostana Linn, Phytomedicine Plus, 2022,2, 100253.

∎ Prasad L. Polavarapu, Ernesto Santoro, Cody L. Covington, Jordan L. Johnson, Andrew R. Puente, Nathan D. Schley , ZabeeraKallingathodi , Prasanth C. Prakasan, Simimole Haleema, Annu Anna Thomas, Ibrahim Ibnusaud, How important are the intermolecular hydrogen bonding interactions in methanol solvent for interpreting the chiroptical properties? SpectrochimicaActa Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 2021, 247, 119094.

∎ DeenammaHabel. Divya S. Nair, ZabeeraKallingathodi, Chithra Mohan, Sarath M. Pillai, Rani R. Nair, Grace Thomas, Simimole Haleema, ChithraGopinath, Rinshad V., Abdul,Matthew Fritz, Andrew R. Puente, Jordan L. Johnson, Prasad L. Polavarapu, and Ibrahim Ibnusaud, Natural Product-Derived Chiral Pyrrolidine-2,5-diones, Their Molecular Structures and Conversion to Pharmacologically Important Skeletons. Journal of Natural Products (ACS), 2020, 83, 2178.

∎Osman, S. M., Abdel-Megied, A. M., Zain Eldain, M. H., Simimole, H., Gopinath, C., Sumalekshmy, S., and Aboul-Enein, H. Y., A highly sensitive GC–MS method for simultaneous determination of anacardic acids in cashew (Anacardiumoccidentale) nut shell oil in the presence of other phenolic lipid derivatives, Biomedical Chromatography, 2019, 33, e4659

∎ Abhijith, B. L., Moolya Mohan, David Joseph, Simimole Haleema, Hassan Y. Aboul-Enein, Ibrahim Ibnusaud, Capillary zone electrophorsis for the analysis of naturally occurring 2-hydroxycitric acids and their lactones, Journal of Separation Science,2017,40, 3351.

Simimole H., Sasi, P. V.,Ibnusaud, I.,Polavarapu, P. L., Kagan, H. B. ,Enantiomerically pure compounds related to chiral hydroxy acids derived from renewable resources, RSC Advances. 2012, 2, 9257.

∎ Prasad L. Polavarapu, Giovanni Scalmani, Edward K. Hawkins, Carnelo Rizzo, Neha Jeirath, Ibrahim Ibnusaud. DeenammaHabel,DivyaSadasivan Nair, and Simimole H., Importance of solvation in understanding the chiroptical spectra of natural products in solution phase: Garcinia acid dimethyl ester, Journal of Natural Products (ACS). 2011, 74, 321.

∎ Susan Varghese, Salini Thomas, Simimole H.,Tom Thomas Puthiaparambil, and Ibrahim Ibnusaud, Synthesis of enantiopure concave(+)-avenaciolide and (-)- canadensolide skeletons, Tetrahedron Letters,2007, 48, 8209.

Research Projects

Guideship – University of Kerala, Center – T. K. M. College of Arts and Science, Kollam.

Title of the ProjectFunding AgencyAmountPeriod
Synthetic modification and photophysical studies of water soluble xanthone based fluorescent molecules derived from naturally occurring α-mangostin KSCSTE( Student Project Completed) Rs.10,000/- 2018

Research Collaborations:

∎ Research collaboration with Prof. Sanjay Malhotra, Stanford School of Medicine, USA.
∎ Research collaboration with Prof. Aboul Hassan Einein, National Research Centre, Cairo.