Tauqir Ahmad Nizami

Research Consultant


Research Interests

Tauqir A. Nizami main scientific interest related to Carbon-Carbon coupling reactions, C-H bond activation, rearrangement, reaction mechanism and catalysis. I am equally interested in synthesis of organic molecules, natural products and medicine. My new interest is investigating the mechanisms underlying rate accelerations in certain organic reactions when carried out in oil-water emulsions. Our aim of research is to dissect the contributions of the enhancement in the water-organic surface area from the solubility of the organic into the water phase.

Selected Publications

  • Tauqir A. Nizami, Ruimao Hua. Cycloaddition of 1,3-Butadiynes: Efficient Synthesis of Carbo- and Heterocycles. Molecule, 2014, 19(9), 13788.
  • Tauqir A. Nizamii, Ruimao Hua. Silver-catalyzed chemoselective annulation of propargyl amines with alkynes for access to pyridines and pyrroles. Tetrahedron, 2017, 73, 6080.
  • Tauqir A. Nizami, Ruimao Hua. Synthesis of Heterocycles by Using Propargyl Compounds as Versatile Synthons. Mini-Reviews in Organic Chemistry, 15(3), 2018.
  • Tauqir A. Nizami, Ruimao Hua. Synthesis of 3H-naphtho[2.1-b]pyran-2-carboxamides from cyclocoupling of β-naphthol, propargyl alcohols and isocyanide in the presence of Lewis acids. Tetrahedron. 2018,74(27),3776


  • PhD (2013-2018); Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Chinese chemical society


  • China Scholarship Council (CSC) fellowship (2013-2018)
  • 2010 Best Student Poster at the International Conference on materiel sciences CSM7. Beirut, Lebanon.

KAUST Affiliations

  • Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)