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Nath Mala (Ms)
Nath, Mala (Ms) Professor malanfcy[at] 91-01332-285797 Website
Areas of Interest
  • Organotin/organosilicon chemistry, Organotin-based anti-cancer compounds and their mode of action
  • Organotin chemistry, Organotin compounds as precursors for nanosized sem-conducting SnO2
  • Metal-organic frameworks, Materials for hydrogen storage
Professional Background
Honors and Awards
Two Gold medals for Ist position in M.Sc.Lucknow university, Lucknow1976
one Gold medal for Ist position in B.Sc.Navyug Kanya Vidyalaya, Lucknow University1974
Educational Details
B.Sc.Chemistry, Botany, Zoology with Ist Position Lucknow University, Lucknow 1974
B.Sc. HonsInorganic Chemistry with 2nd positionLucknow University, Lucknow 1975
M.Sc.Inorganic Chemistry with Ist positionLucknow University, Lucknow 1976
Ph.D.Organotellurium ChemistryLucknow University, Lucknow 1980
Administrative Background
2015continuingChairperson, DAPCDepartment of Chemistry
20082010Member of library committeeIITR
20062008Departmental representative of research comitteeIITR
20132013Chairperson of M.Tech. admissionIITR
20142014Chairperson of M.Tech. admissionat IITR
20152015Chairperson of M.Tech. AdmissionIITR
20162016Chairperson, M.Tech. AdmissionIITRoorkee
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Hydrogen storage using activated carbon based materials incorporated with metal-organic compoundsMHRD2011
NMR Structural and Biophysical Studies on binding of anthraquinone derivatives with Guanine-QuadruplDBT, New Delhi2016
QSAR and solution studies of organotin- peptides/nucleotidesDepartment of Science and Technology, New Delhi2005
Extraction and determination of Mo, Pd and Pt by using Schiff basesUniversity grants commission2004
Synthesis, structural and biological activity of organotin compoundsCouncil of Science & Technology, U.P., Lucknow2002
New organotin derivatives of amino acids and peptides:Synthesis,characterization, antitumor activityUGC1998
Synthesis,structural and biological studies on organometallic compounds ofSi, Sn and Pb of S-ligandsCSIR1994
Studies on Reactivity of metal and organometal complexesof Schiff Bases of amino acidsCouncil of Science & Technology, U.P., Lucknow1989
Role of transition metals in chemical evolutionDST, New Delhi1990
  • National Science Congress, Life member
  • National Academy of Sciences India, Allahabad , Life Member
  • National Academy of Sciences India, Dehradun , Life member
  • Indian Chemical Society, Kolcutta, Life member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Common ChemistryCy-101B.Tech. First YearAutumn
General Chemistry-IICY-006B.Tech. First YearSpring
Advanced Laboratory-ICYN-511M.Sc. First Yr. + Intg. M.Sc. IV Yr,Autumn
Advanced Coordination ChemistryCYN-509M.Sc. First Yr. + Intg. M.Sc. IV Yr,Autumn
Advanced Laboratory-ICY-561M.Sc. First Year + Intg. M.Sc. IV YearAutumn
Advanced Organometallic ChemistryCYN-502M.Sc. First Yr. + Intg. M.Sc. IV Yr,Spring
Basic Inorganic ChemistryCy-512M.Sc. First Year +Intg. M. Sc. IV YearSpring
Advanced Coordination and Organometallic ChemistryCY-512M.Sc. First Year + Intg. M.Sc. IV YearSpring
Coordination ChemistryCY-551M.Sc. First Year + Intg. M.Sc. IV YearAutumn
Advanced Coordination ChemistryCY-631M.Sc.Second YearAutumn
LAB ICY-551M.Sc. First Year + Intg. M.Sc. IV YearAutumn
LAB IICY-542M.Sc. First Year + Intg. M.Sc. IV YearSpring
Solid-state Chemistry and its applicationCY-643M.Sc.Second Year + Intg. M.Sc. V YearAutumn
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry ICY-622M.Sc.Second YearSpring
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (I)CY-622(I)M.Sc.Second YearSpring
Specialised PracticalsCY-641M.Sc.Second YearAutumn
Solid State Chemistry and its applicationsCYN-622(I)M.Sc. Second Year + Intg. M.Sc. V Yr.Autumn
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
Preparation and characterization of carbonaceous materials incorporatedwith organometallic compoundsSh. Asheesh Kumar
Organosilicon Derivatives of Oxygen and Nitrogen Donor LigandsSh. Sanjay Kumar Maurya
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Organotin(IV) Carboxylates: Potential Anti-tumor and Anti-inflammatory Agents Ms. Monika VatsA2007
Interaction of Organoti(IV) Moities with DNA and Nucleic Acid ConstitutentsMs. Nagamani KompelliA2009
Stabilization of Cubic Spinel Li-Mn-O by Dopants,As Cathode Material in Li-ion BatteryMs. Priti Singh A2006
Organotin(IV) Derivatives of Schiff Bases andMacrocyclesSh. Permendra Singh SainiA2003
Organotin(IV) Derivatives of Peptides andNucleotides.Sh. Hitendra SinghA2002
Organotin Derivatives of Some Heterocyclic LigandsMs. SulaxnaA2001
Interaction of Organotin(IV) Compounds with Biologically Important LigandsMs. Ruchi JairathA2000
Studies on Novel Organotin(IV) Derivatives of PeptidesSh. Sandeep PokhariaA1999
Studies on Organosilicon(IV) Derivatives ofAmino AcidsMs. Sunita GoyalA1996
Studies on Organotin(IV) Derivatives of Amino Acids and DipeptidesMs. Rakesh YadavA1995
Studies of Organotin(IV) Complexes of ThioSchiff BasesMs. Savita GoyalA1990
Preparation and Characterization of Some Rare-Earth(III)-Iron(III) Mixed OxidesMs. Nidhi BhartiA1992
Role of Ferrocyanide in Chemical Evolution Ms. Archana SharmaA1987
Physiochemical Studies of Organotin Schiff Bases ComplexesMs. Neelam SharmaA1987
Chemical Evolution of Transition metal (Fe, Zn) contg. Enzymes Ms. S. W. DeopuzariA1984
Interaction of organotin moities with DNA and nucleic acid constituentsMs. NagmaniO2009
Organotin moities – DNA interactionMs. MridulaO2010
Organotin(IV) Complexes of Macromolecular N-DonorsSh. Sundeep KumarO2011
Organotin(IV) –Drug interactionMs. RanjanaO2013
Metal-Organic Frame works as Adsorbents and PhotocatalystsRamesh ChandraO2014
Organotin Compounds with N- and O-linkersSh. Ankur MallickO2015
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
-To present a research paper, entitled 'Metal-based Anticancer Agents: In Vitro DNA Binding, Cleavage and Cytotoxicity' in International Conference on Metallurgy, Materials Science and Engineering: ICMMSE-2014 held on 14-15 August 2014 at NH Laguna Palace, Vale Ancona 2 30172, Mestre, Venezia, Italy. 14.8.2014
University of Exeter, UKAttended and presented a paper entitled, "Production of Semicon-ductors Nanometric Particles of SnO2 and SnS from Organo-tin(IV) Triazolates as Precursors", in "International Conference on Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (Symposia on Nano-structured Materials)". 20.4.2006
University of Mauritius, Mauritius1. Delivered a plenary lecture on "Developments in Organotin-based Anti-tumor Compounds" in International Conference on Pure and Applied Chemistry. 2. Attended and Presented a research paper entitled, "Spectral Characterization and Anticancer Screening of Triorganotin(IV) Carboxylates", in International Conference on Pure and Applied Chemistry. 3. Chaired a session also in the same conference.26.7.2010
University of MexicoAttended and Presented a research paper entitled, "Microporous Carbonaceous Materials Incorporated with Metal (TI, V and Zn) for Hydrogen Storage" in ", XXI International Materials Reasearch Congress (XXI IMRC)".12.8.2012
University of LucknowDelivered an Invited Lecture on, “Developments and Mode of Action of Organotin-based Anti-Cancer Compounds” in International Conference & Humboldt Kolleg on “ Recent Aspects of Organic/ Organometallic Compounds and their Usefulness in Materials and Industries", organized by Lucknow University and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. 3-6.1.2012
University of LucknowDelivered an Invited Lecture on, “Organotin(IV) Compounds: Anti-cancer and Anti-inflammatory Agents”in a Seminar organized on ‘Organometallic Chemistry’ (dedicated to Late Prof. T. N. Srivastava). 31.3.2010
NIT HamirpurTo conduct Ph. D. Viva-voce24/09/2015
Developments in Organotin-based Anti-cancer CompoundsUniversity of Mauritius (in: International Conference on Pure and Applied Chemistry (ICPAC-2010)) T2010
Organotin(IV) Compounds: Anti-cancer and Anti-inflammatory AgentsLucknow University (Seminar on ‘Organometallic Chemistry')T2010
Developments and Mode of Action of Organotin-based Anti-Cancer CompoundsLucknow University (in:International Conference “ Recent Aspects of organometallics")T2012
Special Lectures Delivered
International Conference on Pure and Applied Chemistry.Maurtius30.7.2010
Organotin(IV) Compounds: Anti-cancer and Anti-inflammatory AgentsLucknow University, Lucknow31.3.2010
Refereed Journal Papers

1. TiO2@ZIF-8: A Novel Approach of Modifying Micro-environment for Enhanced Photo-catalytic Dye Ddegradation and High Usability of TiO2 Nanoparticles. R. Chandra, S. Mukhopadhyay, M. Nath, Mat. Lett. `164 (2016) 571-574.

2. Mode of Action of Tin-based Anti-proliferative Agents: Biological Studies of Organotin(IV) Derivatives of Fatty Acids, M. Nath  M. Vats, P. Roy, J. Photo-chem. Pho-tobiol. B: Biology, 148 (2015) 88-100.

3. Tri- and diorganotin(IV) complexes of biologically important orotic acid: Synthesis,spectroscopic studies, in vitro anti-cancer, DNA fragmentation, enzyme assays and in vivo anti-inflammatory activities, M. Nath , M. Vats  and P. Roy, Eur. J. of Med. Chem., 59 (2013) 310-321.

4. Chemistry and applications of organotin(IV) complexes of Schiff bases. Perspective, M. Nath and P. K. Saini, Dalton Trans 40 (2011), 7077-7121.

5. Design and Microwave-assisted Synthesis of Tri- and Dialkyltin(IV) Hippurates, Characterization, In Vitro Anti-cancer and In Vivo Anti-inflammatory Activities, M. Nath, M. Vats, P. Roy, Med. Chem. Res.,24 (2015) 51-62.

6.Design, Spectral Characterization, Anti-tumor and Anti-inflammatory Activity of Triorganotin(IV) Hydroxyl-carboxylates, Apoptosis Inducers: In Vitro Assessment of Induction of Apoptosis by Enzyme, DNA-fragmentation, Acridine Orange and Comet Assays,M. NathM. Vats, P. Roy, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 423 (2014) 70-82.

7..New di- and triorganotin(IV) complexes of tripodal Schiff base ligand containing three imidazole arms: Synthesis, structural characterization, biological activity and thermal studies, M. Nath, P. K. Saini and A. Kumar, J. Organomet. Chem., 695 (2010), 1353–1362.

8. Organotin(IV)tryptophanylglycinates: Potential Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory  Agents; Crystal Structure of Dibutyltin(IV) tryptophanylglycinate, M. Nath, H. Singh, P. Kumar, A. Kumar, X. Song and G. Eng, Appl. Organomet. Chem., 23 (2009), 347-358.

9.. New Triorganotin(IV) Derivatives of Dipeptides as Anti-inflammatory Anti-microbial Agents, M. Nath S.  Pokharia,  G.  Eng,  X.  Song, and  A. Kumar,  Eur.  J.  Med. Chem., 40(3), (2005), 289-298.

10. Preparation and Characterization of Li[Mn2-xFex]O4 (x = 0.0-0.6) Spinel Nanoparticles as Cathode Materials for Lithium Ion Battery, P. Singh, A. Sil, M. Nath, S. Ray, Adv. Mater. Res., 67 (2009) 233-238.