Dr. Sarfaraz Ahmed Mahesar

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Phone

+92 22 9213429 Ext = 309

Fax

+92 22 9213431

E-mail

mahesarsa@ceacsu.edu.pk
mahesar_sarfaraz@yahoo.com

Job

Assistant Professor

 

C VAwardsStudentsProjectsResearch AreaResearch PublicationParticipation

 


 

Career Resume


EMPLOYMENT RECORD:

Mar 2012 till date

Assistant Professor
National Centre of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh Jamshoro, Pakistan.

Mar 2008 Mar 2012

Lecturer
National Centre of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh Jamshoro, Pakistan.

Oct 2005 - Mar 2008

Junior Research Associate
National Centre of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh Jamshoro, Pakistan.
 



QUALIFICATION:




 

 Aug 2012 - Aug 2013

 

Post Doctorate

Middle East Technical University, Ankara-Turkey

2011 Ph. D. Analytical chemistry
NCEAC, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan.

 


MEMBERSHIP: 

 

  • Chemical Society of Pakistan.

 


 

Awards and Honors:

  1. Post Doc, Fellowship by TUBITAK, Turkey @ Middle East Technical University, Ankara-Turkey for one Year.
     

  2. 1st Best oral presentation award in Analytical Chemistry at the 7th international and 17th national chemistry conference organized by Gomal University, D. I Khan.
     

  3. International Research Support Initiative Programme (IRSIP) fellowship by Higher Education Commission Pakistan @ Dipartimento di Scienze degli Alimenti, Universit di Bologna, Cesena (FC) Italy, 2009.

  4. Research Productivity Award (RPA) 2010, 2011, 2012 (Pakistan Council of Science and Technology).

 


 

 

Research Areas:


1.
Food Toxicity.

2. Lipid Chemistry. 

3. Method development on chromatographic & spectroscopic techniques.

 

Student


M. Phil/Ph.D. Students supervised

Name of Student/ Role Degree Pursuing Title

Mr. Muhammad Ali Mallah
(Co-supervisor)

Ph.D.
2015

Innovative Methods for the Determination of the Active Ingredients in Pharmaceutical Formulations

Mr. Tarique Panhwar
(Supervisor)
M. Phil
2015

Production of Biodiesel from Blends of Cotton and Castor Seed Oil

Mr. Abdul Sattar Chang
(Co-supervisor)
M. Phil
2015

Isolation of Valuable Products from Palm Oil Deodorizer Distillate.

Mr. Zahid Hussain Laghari
(Co-supervisor)
M. Phil
2015

Quality Evaluation of Oil Present in the Waste of Pomegranate Fruit

Mr. Muhammad Saqaf  Jagirani
(Supervisor)
M. Phil
2015

Application of Gold Nano Particles for the Sensing of Anti-cancer Drugs

 

M. Phil/Ph.D. Students under supervision

Name of Student/ Role Degree Pursuing Title
Mr. Gul Ameer Sumbal
(Co-supervisor)
Ph.D. Decontamination of Mycotoxins from Poultry Feeds
Mr. Syed Nasrullah Shah
(Supervisor)
Ph.D. Influence of Industrial Processing Steps of Cottonseed Oil on Physicochemical Properties and Bioactive Compounds
Mr. Aijaz Ahmed Bhutto
(Co-supervisor)
Ph.D. Antioxidant Evaluation of Freeze Dried Citrus Fruits
Ms. Samina Sohu
(Co-supervisor)
Ph.D. Synthesis, Characterization and Analytical applications of Metal-Organic Frameworks
Mr. Taimoor Hassan
(Supervisor)
M. Phil Assessment of Trans Fat Content in Commercially Available Snack Foods
Mr. Saeed Ahmed Lakho
(Supervisor)
M. Phil Electro Analytical Determination of Pharmaceuticals Using Clay Modified Electrode
Mr. Majid Ali Baladi
(Co-supervisor)
M.Phil Determination of Vitamin A in Vegetable oils by FTIR Spectroscopy
Ms. Anam Arain
(Co-supervisor)
M. Phil Evaluation of Fatty Acids Compositions Present in the Seed Oil of Psidium Guajava
Mr. Niaz Ali Malghani
(Co-supervisor)
M. Phil Qualitative and Quantitative Nutritional Analysis of Animal Feeds Locally Available in Pakistan
Mr. Faheem Ahmed Ranjhani
(Co-supervisor)
M. Phil Compositional Study of Different Parts of Cordial Gharaf (Liyaar) Plant
Mr. Shahzad Rahim Laghari
(Co-supervisor)
M. Phil Biodegradation of Selected Pesticides by Bacillus sp
Mr. Safdar Ali Amur
(Co-supervisor)
M. Phil Epidemiology and Serum Lipid Alterations for Laryngeal & Pharyngeal Cancer Patients Admitted at Liaquat Uiversity of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro
Mr. Anees-ur-Rehman Chandio
(Supervisor)
M. Phil  

 

Recent Research Publications:                                                                                  | S. A. Mahesar |

 

BOOKS/ BOOK CHAPTER:

  1. S. T. H. Sherazi, S. A. Mahesar. Analysis of Edible Oils and Fats by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy, in: A. Rahman, M. I. Choudhary (Eds), Application of NMR Spectroscopy in Food Science.  Bentham Science Publishers, 2015, Vol 1, PP 57-92. ISBN: 78-1-60805-963-8.

Reviews:

  1. S.A. Mahesar, S.T.H. Sherazi, A.R. Khaskheli, A.A. Kandhro, Sirajuddin. Analytical approach for free fatty acids assessment in oils and fats. Anal Meth 2014, 6, 49564963.
     
  2. A.A. Bunaciu, S.A. Mahesar, Hassan Aboul-Enein. Applications of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy in pharmaceutical analysis. Current Pharmaceutical Analysis 2015 (Accepted).

 

REGULAR PAPER:

47. A.R. Khaskheli, S. Naz, F. Ozul, A. Aljabour, S.A. Mahesar, I.H. Patir, M. Ersoz. Urchin-like cobalt nanostructures for catalytic degradation of nitro anilines. Adv. Mater. Lett. 2016, 7
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46. T. Panhwar, S.A. Mahesar, A.W. Mahesar, A.A. Kandhro, F.N. Talpur, Z.H. Laghari, A.S. Chang, S.T.H. Sherazi. Characteristics and composition of high oil yielding castor variety from Pakistan. J Oleo Sci 2016, 65, 6,
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45. G.A. Sumbal, Z.H. Shar, S.T.H. Sherazi, Sirajuddin, S.M. Nizamani, S.A. Mahesar. Decontamination of poultry feed from ochratoxin A by UV and sunlight radiations. J Sci Food Agric 2016, 96, 26682673.

44. A. Kamboh,   A.S. Chang,   S.T.H. Sherazi,   W.A.W. Ibrahim, M.M. Sanagi, S.A. Mahesar, Sirajuddin. A green method for the quantitative assessment of neutral oil in palm fatty acid distillates by SB-ATR FTIR spectroscopy. RSC Adv 2015, 5, 50591 - 50596.
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43. M.Y. Talpur, S.S. Hassan, S.T.H. Sherazi, S.A. Mahesar, H. Kara, A.A. Kandhro, Sirajuddin. A simplified FTIR chemometric method for simultaneous determination of four oxidation parameters of frying canola oil. Spectrochim Acta part A 2015, 149, 656-661.
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42. R.A.  Soomr, Z.H.  Ibupoto, Sirajuddin, S.T.H. Sherazi, M.I. Abro, M. Willander, S.A. Mahesar, N.H. Kalwar. Glycine-assisted preparation of Co3O4 nanoflakes with enhanced performance for non-enzymatic glucose sensing. Materials Express Materials Express, 2015, 5, 437-444.
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41. M.Y. Talpur, S.S. Hassan, S.A. Mahesar, A.A. Kandhro, H. Kara, S.T.H. Sherazi, A.M. Channa. Rapid determination of trans fats in thermally oxidized soybean oil by transmission FT-IR spectroscopy. Am. J. Food Sci Tech, 2015, 3, 19-23.
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40. M. Ali, S.T.H. Sherazi, S.A. Mahesar. A rapid Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopic method for direct quantification of paracetamol content in solid pharmaceutical formulations. Spectrochim Acta part A, 2015, 141, 6470.
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39. S. A. Mahesar, Aftab A. Kandhro, A. R. Khaskheli, M. Y. Talpur, S.T.H. Sherazi. SB-ATR FTIR spectroscopic monitoring of free fatty acids in commercially available Nigella sativa (Kalonji) oil. J Spectrosc, 2014, Article ID 510890, 5 pages
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38. Kandhro, A. A, Mahesar, S. A, Khaskheli, A.R, Sherazi, S.T.H, Sofia, Q, Zakia, K. Gas chromatographic coupled mass spectroscopic study of fatty acids composition in Nigella sativa L. (KALONJI) oil commercially available in Pakistan. Int Food Res J 2014, 21, 1533-1537
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37. K. Abro, S. A. Mahesar, S. Iqbal, S. Perveen. Quantification of malachite green in fish feed samples utilizing liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry with monolithic column. Food Addit Contam Part A, 2014, 31 (5), 827-32.
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36.M. Ali, S.T.H. Sherazi, S. A. Mahesar. Quantification of erythromycin in pharmaceutical formulation by transmission Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Arab J Chem, 2014, 7, 11041109.
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35. A. A. Kandhro, A. H. Laghari, S. A. Mahesar, R. Saleem, A. Nelofar, S. T. Khan, S. T. H. Sherazi. Application of attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy for Determination of Cefixime in Oral Pharmaceutical Formulations. Spectrochimica Acta part A, 2013, 115, 51-56.
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34. S.T.H. Sherazi, S. Arain, S.A. Mahesar, M.I. Bhanger, A.R. Khaskheli, Erucic acid evaluation in rapeseed and canola oil by Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, 115, 535-540, 2013.
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33. M. Ali Mallah, S. T. H. Sherazi, S. A. Mahesar, Abdul Rauf, Simultaneous quantification of ibuprofen and paracetamol in tablet formulations using transmission Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 3, 503-511, 2012.
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32. Abdul Rauf Khaskheli, Sirajuddin, S.T.H. Sherazi, S.A. Mahesar, Aftab A. Kandhro, Nazar Kalwar, M. Ali, Estimation of Ibuprofen in Urine and Tablet Formulations by Transmission Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy by Partial Least Squares, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 102, 403407, 2013.
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31. Sarfraz Arain, Najma Memon, Muhammad T. Rajput, Syed T. H. Sherazi, Muhammad I. Bhanger, Sarfaraz A. Mahesar, Physico-chemical characteristics of oil and seed residues of Bauhinia variegata and Bauhinia linnaei, Pakistan Journal of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, 13, 16-21, 2012.
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30. Muhammad Ali Mallah, Syed Tufail Hussain Sherazi, Sarfaraz Ahmed Mahesar, Abdul Rauf, Development and validation of green method for estimation of clarithromycin in pharmaceutical formulation by transmission Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Journal of Pakistan Chemical Society, 34 (3) 556-562, 2012.
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29. Muhammad Younis Talpur, Syed Tufail Hussain Sherazi, Sarfaraz A. Mahesar, Impact of frying on key fatty acid ratios of canola oil, European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, 114, (2) 222-228, 2012.
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28. Muhammad Hassan Khaskheli, Syed Tufail Hussain Sherazi, Huma Mazhar Ujan, Sarfaraz Ahmed Mahesar, Transmission FT-IR spectroscopic analysis of human kidney stones, Turkish Journal of Chemistry, 36, 477-483, 2012.
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27. Sarfraz Arain, S. T. H. Sherazi, Muhammad I. Bhanger, Najma Memon, Sarfaraz A. Mahesar, Muhammad T. Rajput, Prospects of Fatty Acid Profile and Bioactive composition from lipid seeds for the discrimination of Apple Varieties with the Application of Chemometrics, Grasas y Aceites, 63 (2) 175-183, 2012.
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26. Saba Naz, S.T.H. Sherazi, Farah. N. Talpur, Sarfaraz A. Mahesar, Huseyin Kara,  Rapid determination of free fatty acid content in waste deodorizer distillates using SB-ATR-FTIR, Journal of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists INTERNATIONAL, 95 (6), 1570-1573, 2012.
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25. Kamran Abro, Najma Memon, M. I. Bhanger, S. A. Mahesar, Shahnaz Parveen, Liquid chromatographic determination of pioglitazone in pharmaceuticals, human serum and urine samples. Pakistan Journal of Analytical & Environmental Chemistry. 12, 49 - 54, 2011.
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24. Muhammad Ali Mallah, S. T. H. Sherazi*, Sarfaraz A. Mahesar and Abdul Rauf, Assessment of azithromycin in pharmaceutical formulation by Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) transmission spectroscopy. Pakistan Journal of Analytical & Environmental Chemistry. 12, 61-67, 2011.
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23. S. A. Mahesar, S. T. H. Sherazi, A. A. Kandhro, M. I. Bhanger, A. R. Khaskheli, M. Y. Talpur, Evaluation of important fatty acid ratios in poultry feed lipids by ATR FTIR spectroscopy, Vibrational Spectroscopy, 57, 177-181, 2011.
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22. M. Younis Talpur, S. T. H Sherazi, S. A. Mahesar, M. I. Bhanger, Aftab Kandhro. Effect of commercial frying on the quality of oils with special reference to trans fat. International Journal of Food Properties 14, 1124-1135, 2011.
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21.
E. Chiavaro, S. A. Mahesar, A. Bendini, E. Foroni, E. Valli, L. Cerretani. DSC evaluation of olive oil during an accelerated oxidation. Italian Journal of Food Science, 2011, 23, 164-172.
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20. Aftab A. Kandhro, Syed Tufail Hussain Sherazi, Sarfaraz A. Mahesar, Mohammad Y. Talpur, Aijaz A. Bhutto, Kamran Abro. GC-MS evaluation of fatty acid profile and lipid bioactive of partially hydrogenated and cooking oil consumed in Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 2010, 53, 316-322.
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19. M. Ali, S. T. H. Sherazi, S. A. Mahesar, Abdul Rauf. Application of Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) transmission spectroscopy for the estimation of roxithromycin in pharmaceutical formulation. Vibrational Spectroscopy, 2011, 55, 115-118.
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18. Sarfaraz A. Mahesar, Alessandra Bendini, Lorenzo Cerretani, Matteo Bonoli-Carbognin, Syed Tufail Hussain Sherazi. Application of a spectroscopic method to estimate the olive oil oxidative status, European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, 2010, 112, 1356-1362.
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17. S. A. Mahesar, S. T. H. Sherazi, Abdul Niaz, M. I. Bhanger, Sirajuddin and Abdul Rauf. Simultaneous assessment of zinc, cadmium, lead and copper in poultry feeds by differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetry. Food and Chemical Toxicology 48, 23572360, 2010.
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16. S. A. Mahesar, Aftab A. Kandhro, L. Cerretani, A. Bendini, S. T. H. Sherazi, M. I. Bhanger. Determination of total trans fat content in Pakistani cereal based foods by SB-HATR FT-IR spectroscopy coupled with partial least square regression. Food Chemistry 123, 12891293, 2010.
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15. S. T. H Sherazi, Sarfraz Arain, M. I. Bhanger, S. A. Mahesar, Najma Memon. Physiochemical charaterization of Bauhinia purpurea seed oil and meal for nutritional exploration. Polish Journal of Food and Nutrition Science 2010, 60 (4), 343-348.
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14. Aftab. A. Kandhro, S. T. H. Sherazi, S. A. Mahesar, M. I. Bhanger, M. Younis Talpur, Yawar Latif. Variation of fatty acid composition including trans fat in commonly used different brands of potato chips by GC-MS. Pakistan Journal of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry 11, 1, 36-41, 2010.
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13. S. A. Mahesar, S. T. H Sherazi, M. I. Bhanger, Kamran Abro, M. Younis Talpur and Aftab Kandhro. Sequential microwave-assisted extraction of oil from layer poultry feeds and GC-MS quantification of the fatty acids. Pakistan Journal of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry 11, 1, 22-27, 2010.
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12. M. Younis Talpur, S. T. H. Sherazi, S. A. Mahesar, Aijaz. A. Bhutto. A simplified UV spectrometric method for determination of peroxide value in thermally oxidized canola oil. Talanta, 2010, 80, 18231826.
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11. Abdul Rauf Khaskheli, Sirajuddin, Kamran Abro, S. T. H. Sherazi, H. I. Afridi, S. A. Mahesar, Munawar Saeed. Simpler and faster spectrophotometric determination of diclofenac sodium in tablets, serum and urine samples. Pakistan Journal of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, 2009, 10, (1-2) 53-58.
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10. M. Younis Talpur, S. T. H. Sherazi, S. A. Mahesar, Aftab Kandhro, M. I. Bhanger. Effects of chicken frying on soybean, sunflower and canola oils. Pakistan Journal of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, 2009, 10, (1 & 2) 59-66.
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09. S. T. H. Sherazi, M. Younis Talpur, S. A. Mahesar, Aftab A. Kandhro, Sarfraz Arain. Main fatty acid classes in vegetable oils by SB-ATR-Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. Talanta, 2009, 80, 600-606.
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08. Sarfraz Arain, S. T. H. Sherazi, M. I. Bhanger, Farah N. Talpur and S. A. Mahesar. Oxidative stability assessment of bauhinia purpurea seed oil with comparison to two conventional vegetable oils by differential scanning calorimetry and rancimat methods. Thermochimica Acta, 2009, 484, 1-3.
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07. S. T. H Sherazi, Aftab Kandhro, S. A. Mahesar, M. I. Bhanger, M. Younis Talpur and Sarfraz Arain. Application of transmission FTIR spectroscopy for the trans Fat determination in the industrially processed edible oils. Food Chemistry, 2009, 114, 323-327.
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06. Abdul Niaz, Sirajuddin, Afzal Shah, S. A. Mahesar, Abdul Rauf. Adsorptive stripping voltammetric determination of hydroquinone using an electrochemically pretreated glassy carbon electrode. Pakistan Journal of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, 2008, 9, 110-117.
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05. Aftab Kandhro, S. T. H Sherazi, S. A. Mahesar, M. Younis Talpur, M. I. Bhanger and Sarfraz Arain. Monitoring of fat content, free fatty acid and fatty acid profile including trans fat in Pakistani biscuits. Journal of American Oil Chemists Society, 2008, 285, 1057 - 1061.
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04. S. A. Mahesar, S. T. H. Sherazi, Kamran Abro, Aftab Kandhro, M. I. Bhanger, F. R. van de Voort and J. Sedman. Application of microwave heating to the fast extraction of fat contents from the poultry feeds. Talanta, 2008, 75, 5, 1240-1244.
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03. Aftab Kandhro, S. T. H Sherazi, S. A. Mahesar, M. I. Bhanger, M. Younis Talpur and Abdul Rauf. GC-MS quantification of fatty acid profile including trans FA in the locally manufactured margarines of Pakistan. Food Chemistry, 2008, 109, 01, 207-211.  
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02. S. T. H. Sherazi, S. A. Mahesar, M. I. Bhanger, F. R. van de Voort and J. Sedman. Rapid determination of free fatty acids in poultry feed lipid extracts by SB-ATR FTIR spectroscopy. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2007, 55, 4928-4932.
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01. Sirajuddin, Abdul Rauf Khaskheli, Afzal Shah, Muhammad Iqbal Bhanger, Abdul Niaz and Sarfaraz Mahesar. Simpler spectrophotometric assay of paracetamol in tablets and urine samples. Spectrochimica Acta Part A, 2007, 68, 747-751.
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PAPERS PRESENTED AND PUBLISHED IN THE PROCEEDINGS OF VARIOUS NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

 

  1. 11th International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Chemistry (ISAEC-2016), National Center of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan. March 07-08, 2016.
     

  2. 1st International Conference on Chemical Engineering and Exhibition, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan. January 14-16, 2016.
     

  3. Seminar cum Workshop New Trends in Electrochemistry. HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi, Pakistan. May 12-13, 2015.
     

  4. 10th International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, National Center of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan. December 02-04, 2013.
     

  5. 12th International & 24th National Chemistry Conference. Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan. October 28-30, 2013.
     

  6. Workshop on Applications of Atomic and Molecular Spectrophotometric Techniques in Trace Element Analysis. National Center of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan. September 23-26, 2013.
     

  7. Chemistry Days. Dumlupinar University, Kutahya, Turkey. May 22-23, 2013.
     

  8. Workshop on Advance Electroanalytical Techniques. National Center of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan. October 18-19, 2011
     

  9. International Conference on Current Technologies in Oils and Fats, NCEAC University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan. 21 - 23 March, 2011.
     

  10. 1st International Conference of Chemistry and its Role in Science (ICCRS-1), Department of Chemistry, Jinnah University for Women, Karachi, Pakistan. January 3-5-2011.
     

  11. Strategic Time Management Workshop. Tiemlenders, Karachi, Pakistan. January 14-16, 2011.
     

  12. Personal Development Workshop. NCEAC, University of Sindh Jamshoro, Pakistan. October 18, 2010.
     

  13. First National Conference on Physical & Environmental Chemistry (PEC-2010) NCEPC, University of Peshawar Summer Campus Baragali, September 27-29, 2010.
     

  14. International Conference on Sustainable Water Management. Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro , Pakistan . September 15-17, 2010.
     

  15. 2nd Pak-Turk seminar on chemical sciences. NCEAC, University of Sindh Jamshoro , Pakistan . Feburary 11-13, 2010.
     

  16. Workshop on Environmental Electrochemistry. NCEAC, University of Sindh Jamshoro , Pakistan . January 19 21, 2009.
     

  17. 1st Junior National Chemistry Symposium under the age of 35. The University of AJ&K, Muzaffarabad, Pakistan. October 19 - 22, 2008.
     

  18. 18th National Chemistry Conference, Institute of Chemistry, University of the Punjab, Pakistan. February 25-27, 2008.
     

  19. One Day workshop on Crude Oil and Petroleum Products, NCEAC, University of Sindh Jamshoro, Pakistan. July 29, 2008.
     

  20. First Regional Workshop on Urban Water Demand Management (UWDM), Indus Hotel Hyderabad, Pakistan. August 27-28 2008.
     

  21. 2nd International Seminar on Analytical Sciences, NCEAC, University of Sindh Jamshoro, Pakistan. September 6-8, 2007.
     

  22. 1st International conference on the role of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the national development, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Pakistan. April 16-18, 2007.
     

  23. 7th International & 17th National Chemistry Conference held in Gomal University, D.I Khan Pakistan. February 26-28, 2007.
     

  24. 9th Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, Baragali Campus, University of Peshawar, Pakistan. July 24-26, 2006.
     

  25. 8th Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, NCEAC, University of Sindh Jamshoro, Pakistan. February 7-8, 2005.