Brief Profile:
Prof. Joshua Ayoola Obaleye graduated from Union University, Jackson, Tennessee, USA with B.Sc(Hons) Chemistry in 1977. He had his Ph.D Degree in Chemistry from Texas W. University, Denton, USA in 1981.

He joined University of Ilorin in 1987 as a Senior lecturer and rose to become Professor of Chemistry in 1996.

His area of research is Synthetic Inorganic/ Spectroscopic studies. He had over 50 publications in national and international journals. He is presently the Dean of Faculty of Science, University of Ilorin. He is an awardee of step B World bank project working on Synthesis, Structural and Biological studies of some Antimalarial  


His Publications are: 

  1. Obaleye Joshua Ayoola Mino R. Caira and Adedibu C. Tella. (2007), "Synthesis, characterization and Crystal Structure of a Polymeric Zinc(ii) Complex Containing the Antimalarial Quinine as Ligand", Journal of Chem. Crystallogr, 37: pp 707 - 712.
  2. Obaleye*a Joshua A. Chike L. Orjiekwea, and Dennis A. Edwardsb. (2000), "1-Crotonyl-2, 4-Diaza-1,3-Butanedione Metal Complexes Synthesis and Spectroscopic Investigations", journal of Synth. React. Inorg. Met.-Chem., 30(4): pp 735 - 744.
  3. Obaleye1* Joshua A. Chike L. Orjiekwe2 and Dennis A. Edwards3. (1999), "Cobalt(II) and Nickel(II) Complexes of 1,5-Dicinnamyl-2,4-Diaza-1,3,5-Pentanetrione", Journal of Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop., 13(1): pp 31 - 37.
  4. Obaleye Joshua A.1* Chike L.Oriekwe1 and Dennis A. Edwards2. (1997), "Synthesis and Characterization of Transition Metal Complexes of (1-Cinnamyl)- and (1-Benzyl)-2,4-Diaza-1,3-Butanedione", Journal of Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop., 11(1) pp 11 - 18.
  5. Obaleye* Joshua A. & Chike L. Orjiekwe. (1995), "Synthesis, characterization and anti-microbial activity of cobalt(II) and nickel(II) complexes of acetyl derivatives of urea and thiourea", Journalof Chemistry, 34: pp 310 - 312.
  6. Obaleye Joshua A. (1989), "Preparation and charaterization of Novel Isomer of C6F8CI2", Journal of Science, 23(1&2): pp 60 - 63.
  7. Obaleye*1 J.A., C.L. Orjiekwe1 and O.Famurewa2.(1994), "Effects of Some Novel Ascorbic Acid-Metal Complexes on selected Bacterial and Fungal species", Journal of Sci. I.R. Iran, 5(4): pp 154 - 158.
  8. Obaleye* J.A. and C.L. Orjiekwe. (1998), "BivaLENT Metal Complexes of sodium ascorbate", Journal of Sci. I.R.Uran, 9(2): pp 148 - 152.
  9. Obaleye* Joshua A. and Chike L. Orjiekwe. (1992), "Synthesis and characterization of some Metal Complexes of Vitamin C. Part 21 - Ascorbate Complexes of Mn(II), Fe(III) and Co(II)", Journal of Synth. React. Inorg. Met.-Org. Chem., 22(7): pp 1015 - 1029.
  10. Obaleye Joshua A. (1996), "Sulpha Drug-Metal Chelates: Synthesis, and Antibacterial activity studies:, Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 11: pp441 - 448.
  11. Obaleye, J.A and Sams, L.C (1980) Pentafluorophenylbromine (V) tetrafluoride. Inorg. Nucl, Chem, letters. 16, 343-347
  12. Obaleye, J, A and Sams, L.C. (1981) Penafluorophenylchlorine (III) difluoride,  J. Fluorine Chem. 16 (6), 508
  13. Obaleye, J.A and Sams, L.C (1981) Pentafuorophenylchlorine (III)  diflouride J. Flourine Chem. 18, 31-35 (details of paper 2)
  14. Obaleye J. A and Sams, L.C (1981) Pentafluorophenylbromine (III) difluoride. Inorganic Nucl. Chem. 43 (10), 2256 –2260
  15. Caswell, L.C Obaleye., J.A Wallace D.R (1984) Cyclic Imides, 13 An analysis of the experimental dipole moments of five membered cyclic imides in 1,4 – dioxane solution , J Organic Chem. 49,  696 -700 34, 413-418
  16. Obaleye J A and Sams L.C (1984) "Synthesis of 1, 2 difluoro 1, 2 – bis (pentafluorophenyl) dichlorane". J. Fluorine Chem. 34, 413-418
  17. Obaleye, J., A (1985) The Synthesisi of Pentafluorophenyl chlorine (V) tetrafluoride. J. of Teachers Education (Science Division) Vol. 1, No 2, 140-143
  18. Obafemi, C.A., Obaleye J.A and Akanni, M. S (1986) Organotin compounds I. The Synthesis of some dibutyltin and dibenzyltin azides and sulfonates, Synthesis and reactivity in Inorganic and Metal – Organic Chemistry. Vol. 16 No 5 p 777-793
  19. Obaleye, J.A and Famurewa, O (1989) Inhibitory Effects of Some Inorganic Boron Trifluoride Complexes on some micro – organisms. Bioscience Research Communications Vol. 1, p 97-98
  20. Akinbote, O.F. Obaleye J A and McDowell, H (1990) Absorption spectra Photobleaching effect and stability constant of bis-(pyridyl) magnesium terabenzoporphin. Bull. Chem.  Soc Ethopia 4(2), 115-121
  21. Obaleye, J A and Orjiekwe, C L (1992) "Synthesis and Characterization of Some Metal- Vitamin C Complexes". Bull. Sci. Assoc. Nig. Vol 17 No 2, p 90-98.
  22. Obaleye J. A and Christopher – Bassey K.O (1992) Charge transfer Photochemistry of cis-and trans-pottassium dioxalatodiaquachromate (III) tirhydrate. Bull. Sci Asoc. Nig 17 No. 2 p 134 – 138
  23. Obaleye J. A and orjiekwe, C L (1992) Synthesis and characterization of some metal complexes of vitamin C. Synth. React. Inorg. Met.Org. Chem. Vol. 22 (7),  1015-1029
  24. Odutuga A.A. Obaleye J.A. and Ologan F.O. (1997) thermoxidised soyabean oil: Spectroscopic investigation and the Effects on Selected Rat tissues. Biokemistri 7 (1) 45-57.
  25. Obaleye, J.A.;  (1989) The dibromane. Synthesis and characterization. African Journal of Science and Technology (AJST) (accepted for publication).
  26. Obaleye, J.A.; Nde-Aga, J.B. and Balogun E.A. (1997) some Antimalarial Drug metal complexes: Synthesis, characterization and their in vivo evaluation against malaria parasites. African J. of Science Vol. 1 No. 2, 119-127.
  27. Obaleye, J.A.; Balogun E.A. and Adeyemi, O.G. (1999) Synthesis and in vivo Effect of some metal Drug complexes on Malaria Parasite (Biokemistri Vol 9.No.1.
  28. Obaleye, J.A. Balogun E.A. and Adeyemi, O.G. (2001) Some metal tetracycline complexes: Synthesis, Characterization and their Effect Against published malarial parasites. Int. J. of Chemistry. Vol. 11 No. 2, 101-106.
  29. Orjiekwe C.L. and Obaleye, J.A. (2001) Antimicrobial activity studies, of 2,4, diaza 1,5, dicarbonyl - 1-3 pentane thione compounds Journal of Nigerian Soc. for Experimental Biology. Vol. 1 No 2. April 30, 2001 1161-168
  30. M.B. Yousuf, A.A. Adeloye and J.A. Obaleye (2001) Relative Availability of Nickel in the Goat. J. Agric. Res Dev. 1, 24-29.
  31. Ekanem J.T. Johnson T.O. and Obaleye J.A (2002) Tetracycline- a possible cheap drug in the chemical management of Africa sleeping sickness NISEB Journal 2 (1): 083-087
  32. Obaleye J.A.,Amolegbe S.A.,Balogun E.A.,Gbotosho and Falade F.(2004) Synthesis and in vivo.evaluation of Fe(III),Co(II) and Zn(II) Complex of Mefloquine against Plasmodium(NK 65 Clonne) in animal model  Proc.Chem.Soc.Nig.70-73
  33. Obaleye J.A. and Lawal A.(2004) Analgesic drug-metal complexes: Synthesis,Characterization and Antibacterial activities Studies Proc.Chem.Soc.Nig31-36.
  34. Obaleye J.A. and Akinremi C.A.Synthesis and Characterization of Some Metal Complexes of Ciprofloxacin Proc.Chem.Soc.Nig.  336-339
  35. Obaleye J.A.and Odulaja O.S.(2004) Preparation, Characterization,Antimicrobial and Toxicology Studies of Co(II),Cu(II),Ni(II) and Zn(II) Complexes of Nicotinamide, CSN Proceeding.
  36. Obaleye J.A.,Akinremi C.A.Balogun,E.A. and Adebayo J.O.(2007 Toxicological Studies and Antimicrobial Properties of Some Iron(III) Complexes of Ciprofloxacin Afr.J.Biotechnol.Vol.6 ( 2826- 2832).
  37. Jimoh F.O. Odutuga A.A.and Obaleye J.A.(2008) "Changes in Oxidized Groundnut Oil and its effect on Na+/K+-Atpase in Rat Tissues".   Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 6(1) 63-67.
  38. Obaleye J.A. and Lawal A. (2006/2007) Synthesis and antibacterial activity of Some Tetracycline-Metal Complexes. Centre point    (Science Edition) Vol. 14 Nos 1 & 2. 1-6.
  39. Lawal A.  And Obaleye J.A (2007) "Synthesis, Characterization and Antibacterial activity of Aspirin and Paracetamol metal complexes" Biokemistri, 19(1), 9-15
  40. Obaleye J.A and Lawal A. (2007) "Synthesis,Characterization and Antifungal studies of some Metronidazole complexes", J.Appl.,Environ,Mgt (JASEM), 11(4), 15-18
  41. Obaleye J.A., Amolegbe S.A., and Gbotoso G.S. (2006) Some  Metal-Antimalarial     Drug Complexes: Synthesis Characterization and Their Effect against Malaria Parasites, COLNAS Conference Proceeding, UNAAB
  42. Amolegbe, S.A.,;  Obaleye,J.A., Kareem,S.,; and Nkwusi,G.C  (2008) Synthesis, Analysis and Antimicrobial Activity of some Metal Complexes of Salicylic acid and Ampicillin, CSN Delta Conference Proceeding.
  43. 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, Conference Proceeding , NISEB 6th Int. Conf. a Lead University.
  44. Obaleye J.A. and Akinremi C.A.(2008) Some Copper (II) Complexes Of Ciprofloxacin.ChemClass Journal,CSN Zaria Vol.5,111-116.
  45. Obaleye J.A.,Caira M.R. Tella A.C.(2008) Crystal Structure of Di-chlorobis(N-{4-[(2-pyrimidinyl-kN-amino)-sulfonyl]phenyl}aceta mide)copper(II).Analytical Sciences.Vol.24, 63-64
  46. Obaleye J.A., Tella A.C and Arise R,O (2009). In-vivo Antimalarial And Toxicological studies of Some metal complexes of Quinolinemethanol. Advances in Natural and Applied sciences.3 (2), 43-48  
  47. Obaleye J.A., Caira M.R and Tella,  A.C(2009).Synthesis, Characterization  and Crystal Structures  of the Tetrachlorocuprate and Tetrabromocadmate salts of the Antimalarial Mefloquine. Structural Chemistry, 20, 859-868.  
  48. Tella A.C  and  Obaleye J.A (2009) Copper(II) "Complexes of 4,4-Diaminodiphenylsulphone: Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Studies". E-Journal of Chemistry.6(S1),S311-S323.
  49. Obaleye J.A.,Adediji J.F.,Olayinka E.T.and Adebayo M.A.(2009). Synthesis,Antimicrobial Potential and Toxicological activities of Ni(II) Complex of Mefloquine Hydrochloride. Research In Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.1(1),009-015.
  50. Adediji J.F., Obaleye  J.A., Adediran G.O., Adebayo M.A., and  Olayinka E.T.(2009) Fe(III) Complex of Mefloquine Hydrochloride: Synthesis, Antimicrobial and Toxicological Activities. Afr.J. Biotechnology. 8(21),  5891-5896.

    INAUGURAL LECTURE
    1.      Obaleye J.A. Inaugural lecture on “Marriageology of Chemical            Nature: Drug-metal complexes Perspective” held on 29th July, 2004, University of Ilorin.