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Modupe Munirat Hassan Adeyemi

Country of origin: Nigeria Currently in: Nigeria, Kaduna General field of specialization: Chemical Sciences
Academic Background


2010 Doctorate Chemical Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Chemical Sciences

Phytochemical screening of plant material for antifeedant, toxicity and therapeutic activities. Identification and isolation of active constituents from the plant extracts. Evaluation of Persistent Organic Pollutants [POPs] and other organic residues in varying plant and animal samples. Synthesis of simple organic compounds as precursors or starting material. Development of Nano particles from plant material as precursors for biological and chemical research studies.

Research Keywords: 
Organic Chemistry
Natural products

Publications resulting from Research: 

1. Adeyemi, M.M. (2012) “Chemical Analyses of the Root of some Plants for Antifeedant and Antimicrobial Properties.” LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN 978-3-8484-9082-0. pp161

1. Adeyemi, M. M., Muhammad, K. M., and Umoru, P. E. (2023). Optimization of Biodiesel Production from Seeds of Cotton and Calabash via in Situ Transesterification using CaO as Catalyst: Tropical Journal of Natural Product Research (TJNPR), 7(2):2432–2436. Retrieved from

2. Adeyemi M.M., Itiveh G.O., Nimyel S.H., and Ahmedu D.O. (2022) A Comparative Analysis of Agrowastes Modified Fiber and Lignin and their Hydrothermally Carbonized Products. FUDMA Journal of Sciences (FJS) 6 (1): 200 – 203 DOI:

3. Olaoluwa Olaoluwa, Edith Ibeh, Olayombo Taiwo, Modupe Adeyemi and Guido Flamini (2022) Essential Oil Characterization and Biological Activities of Millettia thonningii (Schumach. & Thonn.) Baker Leaf, Stem and Root, Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants, 25 (4): 888-898, DOI: 10.1080/0972060X.2022.2124126.

4. Muhammad, K. M., Adeyemi, M. M. and Umoru, P. E. (2021) Synthesis and Physicochemical Characterization of Biodiesel from Cotton Seeds using CaO by In-Situ Transesterification. KASU Journal of Chemical Sciences (KJCS) 1 (2):30 – 38.

5. Egbubine, C.O., Adeyemi, M.M. and Habila, J.D (2020). Isolation and Characterization of Betulinic acid from the Stem bark of Feretia canthioides Hiern and its Antimalarial Potential. Bull. Natl Res Centre 44: 49.

6. Anih, E.A., Babarinde, O.A. and Adeyemi, M.M. (2020) Adsorptive Efficiency of Activated Carbon from Corncob compared with commercial Activated Carbon in the Adsorption of Light Alkanes contaminant in Hydrogen Gas Product. Chem. Sci. Int. J. 29 (2): 11-24.

7. Adeyemi, M.M., Habila, J.D., Enemakwu, T.A., Okeniyi, S.O. and Salihu, L (2019). Antimalarial Activity of Leaf Extract, Fractions and Isolation of Sterol from Alstonia boonei Trop. J. Nat. Prod. Res. 3 (7): 221 -224.

8. Adeyemi, M.M.; Olatubosun, R.S.; Babarinde, O.A. and Omale, P.E. (2019). Comparative Study of Bioethanol Production from Wheat Straw and Rice Straw. J. Chem Soc. Nigeria, 44 (2):301-309.

9. Garba, S., Adeyemi, M.M. and Musa, L.K. (2019) Anthelmintic Activities of Hexacosa-9, 11-dienoicacid and 3-hydroxy-12-en-28-oic acid isolated from Spermacoce verticillata. Chem. Sci. Int. J. 28 (1) 1-10.

10. Habila J. D., Adeyemi, M.M.; Iyun, O.R.A.; Paul, S.E. Habila A. J and Mohammed M. I (2019). Phytochemical Evaluation and Combination Effect of the Crude Methanol Extract of Ochna rhizomatosa with Standard drugs. Nig. J. Pharm. and Applied Sci. Res. 8(1):52-55.

11. Omale, P.E., Okunola, R.F., Okeniyi, S.O. and Adeyemi, M.M (2019). Determination of Radionuclides in Designated Farmlands in Kaduna Metropolis using Sequential Extraction Procedure. Int. J. Res. and Innov. in Appld Sci (IJRIAS) 4(7): 105 – 115.

12. Akorede, A.O., Dauda, B. and Adeyemi, M.M. (2019). The Influence of Chemical Treatment on Mechanical properties and Biodegradability of Sugarcane fibre Filler Epoxy Resin. American J. Engr. Res. 8, (1): 233 – 242.

13. Adedamola, A., Benjamin, D. and Adeyemi, M.M. (2019). Effects of Fillers on Epoxy Resin. American J. Engr. Res. 8(3): 89 - 97.

14. Adeyemi, M.M.; Bawa, M.H. and Muktar, B. (2018). Evaluation of the Effect of Calcium Carbide on Induce Ripening of Banana, Pawpaw and Mango cultivated within Kaduna Metropolis, Nigeria” J. Chem. Soc. Nigeria, 43 (2): 255 – 264.

15. Habila, J.D.; Adeyemi, M.M and Isah, Y. (2018). Complete assignment of 1H, 13C and 19F- NMR spectra of (2E)-N, N’-dibenzylbut-2-enediamide analogues. J. Chem Soc. Nigeria, 43 (1): 90 – 98.

16. Habila, J.D.; Isah, Y.; Adeyemi, M.M.; Ayo, R.G.; Ndukwe, I.G. and Momoh, H. (2018). Antimicrobial and Antitubercular Activities of Bioactive Triterpenes from Clerodendrum capitatum (Willd) leaves. J. Chem. Soc. Nigeria, 43 (2): 211 – 219.

17. Uzama, D., Abdullahi, S., Okeniyi, S.O. and Adeyemi, M.M. (2018) Antimicrobial Activities and Phytochemical Properties of Ficus exasperata Root Extracts. J. Chem. Soc. Nigeria, 43 (2): 366 – 372.

18. Habila, J.D., Isah, Y., Adeyemi, M.M., Mahmoud, A.J., Habila, M, and Hamza, H. (2018) In-Vitro Anti-Inflammation Studies of Jakaranda mimosifolia Extract using Protein Denaturation Technique. J. Chem. Soc. Nigeria, 43 (3): 588 – 592.

19. Okeniyi, S.O., El-yaqub, B., Awe, F.E., Omale, P.E., Faruruwa, M.D. and Adeyemi, M.M. (2018). Adsorption and Inhibitive properties of ethanolic extract of Striga hemonthica as a green corrosion inhibitor for Aluminium alloy in 0.1M H2SO4. J. Chem. Soc. Nigeria, 43 (3): 629 – 637.

20. Adeyemi. M.M. and Abdulmalik, H (2017). Determination of Organochlorine Pesticides in some Imported Frozen Fish Species consumed within Kaduna Metropolis. Int. J. Env. Science, Toxicology and Food Tech. 11(4): 01-05.

21. Adeyemi, M.M. and Ugah, I.A. (2017). Evaluation of Concentration of some Heavy Metals in Water, Soil, and Fish from Ponds in Lugbe, Idu and Kuje in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Nigeria. IOSR J. Env. Sci, Toxicology and Food Technology 11(5):39-43.

22. Omale, P.E.; Osioyibo, K.E.; Okeniyi, S.O.; Adeyemi, M.M. and Garba, S. (2017). Chemical and Thermal Modification of Okaba Coal for Increased Surface and Adsorption Properties. Chem. Res. J. 2(3):29-35.

23. Adeyemi, M.M.; Muhammad, M.N. and Abubakar, A.A. (2017). Biogas Potential of Some Selected Kitchen Wastes within Kaduna Metropolis. Amer. J. of Eng. Res. 6(5): 53 – 61.

24. Yilwa V.M, Maikaje D.B, Vantsawa P.A and Adeyemi M.M (2017). The Challenges and Prospects of using Forensic Science as a tool for National Development. J Forensic Res, 8: (4) 41 - DOI: 10.4172/2157-7145-C1-023

25. Adeyemi, M.M; Aleem, T.A. and Bowman, Y.M. (2016). Determination of Benzodiazepine in Urine Samples using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. J. Innov. Sci. 2(1): 10-13.

26. Enemakwu, T.M.; Adeyemi, M.M. and Salihu, L. (2016) In vitro Antiplasmodial Activity and Phytochemical Screening of Newbouldia laevis Used in Treating Malaria-associated Symptoms. British J. of Pharm. Res. 9(3): 1-8.

27. Bhattacharyya, A.; Janardana Reddy, S.; Mahbub Hasan, M.D.; Adeyemi, M.M.; Marye, R.R. and Naika, R.H. (2015). Nanotechnology: A Unique Future Technology in Aquaculture for the Food Securit. Int. J. Bioassays, 4 (7): 4115-4126.

28. Okeniyi, S.O.; Ogbodobri, J.; Oyedeji, A.O.; Omale, P.E.; Adeyemi, M.M.; Garba, S. and Lori, J.A. (2015) Modified Bradford Assay Method of Protein Quantification utilizing Dye Reagents from Four Nigerian Plants. Inter. J. Res. Studies in Biosciences (IJRSB) 3:12, 79-87.

29. Enemakwu, T.A., Adeyemi, M.M. and L. Salihu (2015) In vitro Antiplasmodial Activity and Phytochemical Screening of Alstonia boonei De wild used in treating malaria-associated symptoms. Int. J. Pharmacological Res. 5 (9): 207 – 213.

30. Bhattacharyya, A.; Antoney, P.U.; Naika, R.H.; Janardana Reddy, S.; Adeyemi, M.M. and Omkar. (2015) “Nanotechnology and Butterflies: A Mini Review”. J. Appl. Biosci., June, 41(1): 27-32.

31. Aliyu, A.B.; Adeyemi, M.M.; Abdulkadir, I.; Dambatta, M.B.; Amupitan, J.O. and Oyewale, A.O. (2014) Antifeedant activity of Vernonia oocephala against stored product pest Tribolium casteneum (Herbst)” Bangladesh J. Sci. Ind. Res. 49(4): 243-248.

32. Adeyemi, M.M. and Mohammed, M. (2014) Prospect of Antifeedant Secondary Metabolites as Post Harvest Material. Int. J. Innovative Res. in Sci., Eng. &Tech. 3 (1): 8701-8708.

33. Mohammed, M.; Adeyemi, M.M.; Aboki, M. A. and Musa, S.H. (2013) Saponins from the Leaves of Cassia occidentalis (Caesalpiniaceae). Int. J. Sci & Tech. 3(1): 68-73.

34. Adeyemi, Hassan M.M. (2011) "A Review of Secondary Metabolites from Plant Material for Post-Harvest Storage". Int. J. Pure Appl. Sci. Technol. 6(2):94-102.

35. Adeyemi, Hassan M.M. and Amupitan J.O. (2011). Chemical and Biological Evaluation of the Stem Bark of Bobgunnia madagascariensis (Desv.) J. H. Kirkbr. & Wiersema). J. Basic. Appl. Chem., 1(6):46-51.

36. Manzoor, Farkhanda; Pervez, Mahnoor; Adeyemi, Hassan M.M. and Malik, A. Saadiya (2011). Effects of Three Plant Extracts on the Repellency, Toxicity and Tunneling of Subterranean Termite Heterotermes Indicola (Wasmann). J. Appl. Environ. Biol. Sci., 1(7): 107-114.

37. Adebote, D.A.; Adeyemi, Hassan M.M. and Atsukwei, B.T. (2011) Larvicidal Efficacy of Solvent-Extracted Stem Bark of Bobgunnia madagascariensis (Desv.) J.H. Kirkbr and Wiersema (Caesalpiniaceae) against Culex quinquefasciatus Mosquito. J. Appl. Environ. Biol. Sci., 1(7): 101-106.

38. Yebpella G. G., Adeyemi, Hassan M. M., Hammuel C., Magomya A. M., Agbaji A.S and Okonkwo E.M. (2011). Phytochemical Screening and Comparative Study of Antimicrobial Activity of Aloe vera various Extract. Afr. J. Microbiol. Res. 5(10): 1182-1187.

39. Yebpella, G.G.; Hammuel, C.; Adeyemi, Hassan, M.M.; Magomya, A.M.; Agbaji, A.S. and Shallangwa, G.A. (2011) "Phytochemicals Screening and A Comparative Study of Antibacterial Activity of Aloe vera green rind, gel and leaf pulp Extracts". Int. Res. J. Microbiology 2(10):382 - 386.

40. Adeyemi Hassan, M.M.; Adebote, D.A.; Amupitan, J.O. and Okonkwo, E.M. (2010). Antifeedant Activity of the Chemical Constituents of Detarium microcarpum Guill&Perr. (Ceasalpinaceae). Aust. J. Basic & Appl. Sci., 4(8): 3238-3243.

41. Adeyemi, Hassan M.M. (2010) Food Security: Agriculture and Gender Relations in Post-Harvest Storage. African Research Review J. 4 (4) 17:144-152.

42. Adeyemi, Hassan M.M. and Adebote, D.A. (2010). A Comparative Study of the Antifeedant Effect of Bobgunnia madagascariensis (Desv) J.H. Kirkbr &Wiersema (Caesalpiniaceae) Plant Extracts with a Standard Storage Pesticide. Electronic J. of Env. Agric and Food Chem. (EJEAFChe), 9(10):1559-1566.

43. Adeyemi, Hassan M.M. and Amupitan, J.O. (2010). The Role of Green Chemistry in the use of Plant Metabolites for Post-Harvest Storage. Int. J. Acad. Res. 2(6)366-368.

44. Adeyemi, M.M.; Adebote, D.A.; Amupitan, J.O; Oyewale, A.O. and Agbaji, A.S. (2010) Antifeedant Activity of Quercetin Isolated from the Stem bark of Bobgunnia madagascariensis (Desv.)J.H.Kirkbr & Wiersema. (Caesalpiniaceae). Aust. J. Basic & Appl. Sci., 4(8): 3342-3346.

45. Adeyemi, Hassan M.M. (2010). The Potential of Secondary Metabolites in Plant Material as Deterrents against Insect Pests: A Review. Afr. J. Pure Appl. Chem. 4(11): 243-246.

46. Hassan, M.M.; Adebote, D.A.; Amupitan, J.O and Oyewale, A.O. (2008). Preliminary Phytochemical and Antifeedant Properties of the Root bark Extracts of Bobgunnia madagascariensis (Desv.) J. H. Kirkbr. &Wiersema. ChemClass J. 81-84.

47. Adebote, D.A.; Abolude, D.S.; Oniye, S.J.; Olododo, S.S. and Hassan, M.M. (2006) Larvicidal and Repellent Actions of Detarium microcarpum Seed Oil against the Larvae of Dermestes lardarius (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) in dried Clarias gariepinus Fish. J. Entomol. 3 (3):248-253.

48. Hassan, M.M.; Oyewale, A.O.; Amupitan, J.O. and Adebote, D.A. (2005). Evaluation of the Cytotoxic and Antifeedant Activities of the Root bark of Detarium microcarpum (Guill&Perr). J. Trop. Biosciences 5(1):47-50.

49. Hassan, M.M.; Ladan, Z.; Agbaji, A.S. and Okonkwo, E.M. (2005). Antifeedant Constituents of Some Plants: A Review of Some Isolated Compounds and their Effects. NARICT Bull. 3:19-26.

50. Hassan, M. M.; Oyewale, A.O. and Amupitan, J. O. (2005). An Aldehyde from Petroleum ether Extract of Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich). Hochst.-isolated as 1, 11-undecanedioic acid. ChemClass J. 2:10-11.

51. Hassan, M.M.; Oyewale, A.O.; Amupitan. J.O.; Abdullahi, M.S.; and Okonkwo E.M. (2004). The Phytochemical and Antibacterial Screening of the Root bark of Detarium microcarpum. J. Chem. Soc. Nig. (JCSN) 29 (1): 26-29.

52. Hassan, M.M.; Oyewale, A.O. and Amupitan, J.O. (2004). Screening of the Methanol Extract of Sclerocarya birrea Root bark as Antifeedants for Tribolium casteneum. ChemClass J. 104-107.

53. Hassan, M.M. (2009) Biopesticides and Food Security: A Challenge for the Chemist. Chem. In Nig. 3 (3):9-11.

54. Hassan, M.M. and Nwanya, K. (2003) Natural Pesticides from Plants: Really an Alternative? Chem. in Nigeria. 2:2,28-29.

Conference Proceedings

55. Adeyemi, M.M., Omale, P.E., Olawuyi, O.A., Ngokat, A. and Bhattacharya, A. (2018) Nanotechnology and implementation in natural products green chemistry processes. Academic Journal Conference Proceedings Article Number: E287F60.

56. Adeyemi, M.M. and Ugah, I.A. (2017) Evaluation of Concentration of selected Heavy Metals in Water, Soil and Fishes from Ponds in Lugbe, Idu and Kuje in Abuja, Nigeira. – Book of Proceedings – Chemical Society of Nigeria, 40th Annual International Conference, Workshop, Exhibition and General Meeting.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
My work has been in the area of Organic Chemistry, Natural Products with emphasis on therapeutic activities of varying plant material and matter. This covers survey of plant material for those with potential therapeutic values, antifeedant activity, etc. Phytochemical screening for phytocompounds, bio-assays through antimicrobial, contact toxicity and cytotoxicity tests on plant extracts, identification and isolation of active constituents from plant materials reputed to have biological activities by chromatographic and spectroscopic methods. Synthesis/proposed synthesis of simple organic compounds that can serve as precursors/intermediates for other chemical compounds in chemical processes both at the laboratory level and for industrial purposes. Green Chemistry – Currently conducting collaborative research into the utilization of plants as nanoparticles for their potential assessment in insect pest management in post-harvest studies as well as production of precursors for laboratory and industrial chemicals. Teaching of various academic courses at both Undergraduate and Post Graduate Level, as well as serving as Internal and External Examiner for Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Theses and currently serving as Editorial Board member as well as reviewer/assessor for various publishing houses.


Chemical Society of Nigeria [CSN]- Kaduna Chapter
Institute of Chartered Chemist of Nigeria [ICCON]

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