Zubair M. F.

Brief Profile:

Zubair, M. F. (Mrs) had her B. Sc. and M.Sc. from Bayero University, Kano in 1996 and 2001 respectively.
She joined the service of the Department of Chemistry, University of Ilorin in 2002 as an Assistant Lecturer.
Presently she is a Lecturer II in the Organic Unit of the Department. Her research interest is in Organic/Natural Product.
She has spread publications in home based, national and international journals; a reviewer to some international journals and have also participated in several international conferences, symposium and seminars.
Some of her selected publications include:


  1. Oladosu, I.A. & Zubair, M.F. (2005). "Nematocidal and Antifeedant Activity of the Essential Oil Extracted from Eucalyptus camaldulensis". International Journal of Biological and Physcial Sciences (Science Focus) 10(3): 172 – 175. Published by the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso, Nigeria. (http://www.sciencefocusngr.org).
  2. Zubair, M.F., Olawore, N.O.  & Oladosu, I.A. (2009). "Biochemical Evaluation of the Root Bark of Psorospermum corymbiferum". Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria, 34(1): 30- 33. Published by the  Chemical  Society of Nigeria.            (http:///www.chemsocnigeria.org/JCSN1009.html).
  3. Zubair, M.F. & Oladosu, I.A. (2005). "Synthesis and Pesticidal Evaluation of Novel Qunin-8- oxytetramethyldiphenyl-dioxaphosphonine Analogue".South African Journal of Chemistry,122-124. Published by South African Bureau of Scientific Publications     (http://www.journals.co.za/sajchem).
  4. Oladosu, I.A. & Zubair, M.F. (2006). "Anticholinesterase and Antibacterial Activities of Dioclimidazole from  Dioclear reflexa seeds". Fitoterapia (Idena). 77: 571-575. Published by Elsevier ( http://www.elsevier.com)
  5. Oladosu, I.A., Zubair, M.F., Ali, M.S.  & Olawore, N.O.(2009). "Anticandidal Activity of Volatile Compounds from Ficus exasperata Vahl-Holl (Moraceae)". Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants,12(5):562-563, Published by HarKrishan Bhalla and Sons http://www.jeobp.com)
  6. Zubair, M.F., Oladosu, I.A. , Olawore, N.O.  & Fakunle, C.O . (2009). "Chemical Composition and Anti-inflammatory Activity of the essential oil of Nigeria Psorospermum tenuifolium (Hook.F)". International  Journal of Essential Oil Therapeutics,3:22-24 (http://www.ijeot.com)
  7. Usman, L.A.,Hamid, A.A., George, O.C. , Ameen, O.M., Muhammed, N.O., Zubair, M.F. & Lawal, A.(2009). "Chemical Composition of Rhizome Essential Oil of Curcuma longa L. growing in North Central Nigeria". World Journal of Chemistry, 4(2) : 178-181, Published by  IDOSI (http://www.idosi.org/wjc.htm).
  8. Zubair, M.F., Oladosu, I.A. & Olawore N.O. (2008). "Biochemical Investigation of the Leaf Oil of Psorospermum corymbiferum". (Hochr.) Growing in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 1st Kwara Chapter  Chemical Society of Nigeria (KWCSN08/P028).pp.118-121.
  9. M.F. Zubair, I.A. Oladosu, N.O. Olawore, & C.O Fakunle (2009). Chemical Composition and Anti-inflammatory Activity of the essential oil of Nigeria Psorospermum tenuifolium (Hook.F) International  Journal of Essential Oil Therapeuatics, 3:22-24 (http://www.ijeot.com)
  10. L.A. Usman, A.A. Hamid, O.C. George, O.M, Ameen, N.O. Muhammed, M.F. Zubair & A. Lawal  (2009). Chemical Composition of Rhizome Essential Oil of Curcuma longa L. Growing in North Central Nigeria. World Journal of Chemistry, 4(2) :  178-181, Published by IDOSI             (http://www.idosi.org/wjc.htm).
  11. Hamid, A.A., Usman, L.A., Adebayo, S.A., Zubair, M.F., Elaigwu, S.E. (2010).Chemical constituents of leaf essential oil of north central Nigeria grown Vitex Agnus-castus  L. Advances in Environmental Biology. 4(2):250 – 253: Published by AENSI, Available online at http://www.aensionline.com
  12. Usman, L.A. Zubair, M.F., Adebayo S.A., Oladosu, I.A., Muhammad, N.O. Akolade, J.O. (2010). Chemical composition of Lead and Fruit essential oils of Hoslundia opposita Vahl grown in Nigeria. American-Eurasian Journal of Agriculture And Environmental Science. 8(1): 40-43 Published by IDOSI Available online at http://www.idosi.org
  13. Usman, L.A., Hamid, A.A. Olawore, N.O., Fakunle, C.O., Oladosu, I.A., Zubair, M.F., (2010). Chemical composition of Leaf Essential oil of Clausena anisata growing in North-Central Nigeria. Journal of Applied Sciences Research 6(6):891 – 894. Published by INSInet Available online at http://www.insipub.com
  14. Zubair, M.F., Oladosu, I.A. & Olawore, N.O. (2010). Chemical Composition of the leaf oil of Psorospermum corymbiferum (Hochr.) Growing in Nigeria, Journal of Essential Oils Research (JEOR), 22(6): 529 – 530. Published by Allured Publishing Corporation. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10412905.2010.9700390#preview
  15. Zubair, M.F., Oladosu, I.A. Olawore, N.O., Usman, L.A., Fakunle, C.O., Ali, M.S., Hamid, A.A. (2011). Bio-active steroid from the root of bark of Psorospermum corymbiferum (Hochr). Chinese Journal of Natural Medicine 9(4): 264-266. Published by Science press Available at www.elsevier.com/locate/cjnm
  16. Ameen, O.M., Usman, L.A., Oganija, F., Hamid, A.A., Muhammad, N.O., Zubair, M.F.,Adebayo, S.A. (2011).Chemical composition of Leaf Essential oil of Annona Senegalenses Pers (Annonaceae) growing in North-Central Nigeria. International, Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences. 5(1): 375 – 379. Published by International Formulae Group, Cameroon. Available online at http://www.ajol.info
  17. Usman, L.A., Zubair, M.F., Olawore, N.O., Ashamu, M., Ismaeel, R.O. and Oladosu, I.A. (2012): Chemical constituents of Leaf Essential Oils of two varieties of Caesalpinia pulcherrima growing in North central Nigeria. Elixir Organic Chemistry Journal, 44:7085-7087, Published by Elixir Journals www.elixirjournal.org
  18. Belewu, M.A, Zubair, M.F., Ogunleke, F.O., Busari, I.O., and Ahmed El-Imam, A. (2012): Comparative Evaluation of soft cheese treated with Moringa oleifera oil and pure Natural Honey. Journal of Academic Research, 4(1): 130-133. (Published by Baku Azerbaijan)
  19. Usman, L. A., Zubair M. F., Olawore, N. O., M’Civer, F. A. and Ismaeel, R.O. (2013): Chemical constituents of flower essential oil of Ageratum conyzoides growing in Nigeria, Elixir, Org. Chem., 54, 12463 – 12465. Published by Elixir, available at www.elixirjournal.org
  20. Usman, L.A., Ismaeel, R.O., Zubair M.F., Saliu B.K., Olawore, N.O., and Elelu, N. (2013): Comparative studies of constituents and Antibacterial Activities of Leaf and Fruit Essential oils of Nigerian Grown Ocimum basilicum. Published by International Journal of Chemical and Biochemical Sciences 3:47-52 Published by International Scientific Organisation