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Dr. Grace Ekpenyong Iniama


Pure and Applied Chemistry


Associate Professor


[email protected]

About Dr. Grace Ekpenyong Iniama

Dr Grace Ekpenyong Iniama is an Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry (2009). She holds a PhD degree from University of Calabar-Nigeria. She joined the University of Calabar in 1996 as an Assistant Lecturer. Her main research interests include Coordination Chemistry, Organometallics and Bioinorganic Chemistry. She has taught many courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels and also contributed to the graduation of many students in the Department. Dr Grace Iniama has successfully supervised over five students at graduate level. She has made presentations at both local and international conferences and has over twenty-five publications in both local and international peer review journals. She is a beneficiary of the 2013 University of Calabar based institutional based TETFUND research grant that her took to Instituto Magnetismo de Applicado, La Rossa, Spain. Dr Grace Iniama is a member of the Chemical Society of Nigeria, Fellow, African Scientific Institute, member, Organisation of Women in Science in Developing World, Science Teachers Association of Nigeria and Nigerian Women Academic. She is currently working on synthesis, characterization and biological applications of transition metal complexes. 

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Edem, C. A., Iniama, G. E., Osabor V., Etiuma, R. And Ocnelebe, M. (2009) A Comparative evaluation of heavy metal in commercial wheat flours sold in Calabar – Nigeria. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition. 8 (5) 585-587
Iniama, G., de la Presa, P. , Alonso, J. M., Multigner, M. ,Ita, B.I., Cortes-Gil, R., Ruiz-Gonzalez, M. L., Hernando ,A. and Gonzalez-Calbet, J.M. (2014). Unexpected Ferromagnetic Ordering Enhancement With Crystallite Size Growth Observed In La0.5Ca0.5MnO3 Nanoparticles AIP-Journal of Applied Physics.116, 113901
 Ayi, A. A, Offiong, E. O., Umet, E.E. and Iniama, G.E. (2005). Hydrothermal synthesis and structural characterization of dimethylamine-templated alumina-phosphate. J.       of Nigeria Chemical Society 36 (1) 36-39
Iniama, G. E., Offiong, Nfor, E. N. And Ayi, A. A, (2008) Mixed-ligand complexes of nickel(II) with 2-acetylpyridine Thiosemicarbarzone and some N/S Monodentate ligands : Synthesis, structural characterization and antimicrobial activity. Global Journal Of Pure and Applied Sciences. 14 (4) 411-415
Johnson,A., Iniama,G., Salman,Q.,ZAHID, H.,Sammer,Y., Wan-Sin,L. and Hoong-Kun,F.(2016) Synthesis,structure determination and Biological activity of Bis-(3,5-diamino-1,2,4-triazolium-bis(pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylato)-zincate(11)tetrahydrate [ (C2H6N3)2+Zn(dipic)22-].4H2O . World Journal of Applied Science and Technology ,8 (2); 178-187      
Iniama, G.E., Olanrele and Iorkpiligh, T.I. (2015). Synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial studies of Mn(II), Ni(II) and Cu(II) mixed ligand complexes derived from isatinphenylhydrazone and nitrogen/sulphur monodentate ligands. International Journal of Science and Research. Vol.4(9) .2084-2088  
iniama,G.E., Olarele,O.S. and  Johnson,A. (2015). Synthesis,spectral characterization and antimicrobial activity of manganese(II) and copper(II) complexes of saliclylaldehydephenylhydrazone. Int.J. OF Chem. and Application.vol.7(1) 15-23.
Nfor, E. N., Offiong, O.E., Ayimele,  G.A., Eno, E.A., Iniama,G.E. and Esemu, S.N. (2011). Synthesis, Stereochemistry and  Antimicrobial Activity of Copper(II) and Nickel (II) Complexes of 4-phenylsemicarbazones. Bull.Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 25 (3) 001-010.
Ayi, A. A., Uwah, I. E. And Iniama, G. E. (2007) Investigations of triethylene-Tetraammonium selenate monohydrate: [NH3(CH2)2NH2(CH2)2NH2(CH2)NH3]0.5 [SeO4].H2O, possible intermediate in the synthesis of open-frame work metal selenate.  Ultra Science. 19(3), 473-482
Iniama, G.E. , Ayi, A.A. ,OKafor, P.C. ,Edem, C.A., Duke, E.O. (2014). Copper(II) Mixed Ligand Complexes of  2-acetylpyridine-N(4)-Substituted Thiosemicarbazones and Nitrogen-Sulphur Monodentate Ligands: Synthesis, Characterization and Antimicrobial Activity. International Journal of Applied Chemistry. 10(1) 67-76.
Okafor, P. C., Oguzie, E. E., Iniama, G. E., Ikpi, M. E. And Ekpe, U. J. (2008) Corrosion inhibition properties of thiosemicarbazone and semicarbazone derivatives in concentrated acid environment. Global J. Of Pure and Applied Sciences. 14 (1) 89 – 95
Iniama, Grace E. and Iorkpiligh, Terungwa I. (2015). Synthesis,characterization and antimicrobial studies of Mn(II) Co(II) and Zn(II) Schiff base complexes derived from L-arginine-2-hydroxy-1-naphthaldehyde. Int. J.of Sc. and Research .(online
Nfor,E.N., Eno,E.A.,Foba-Tendo, J.N., Iniama, G. E. ,Duke, E.O.,and Offiong,O. E. (2012) Copper(II)malonate coordination frameworks with amino-1,2,3-triazole: Crystal structures and magnetic properties of [Cu2(mal)2(datz)2(H2O)].5H2O and Cu2(mal)2atz)2(H2O)].3H2O.  Journal of Structural Chemistry 53(6) 1118-1124
Edem, C.A,,Osabor, V., Iniama, G,E., Etiuma, R. and Eke, J.N (2009). Distribution of heavy metals in bones, gills, livers and muscles of Oreochromis niloticus (tilapia) obtained from Henshaw Town Beach Market in Calabar-Nigeria. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 8 (8) 1209-1211
Iniama,G.E. ,Olanrele, O.S. and Iorkpiligh, T.I. (2015). Synthesis, Structure Characterization and Antimicrobial Activitty of Manganese (II) and copper(II) Complexes of Isatinphenyhydrazone. The International Journal of Science and Technology. Vol.3 (8) .229 – 233.
Anyama,Chinyere A., Iniama, Grace E., Ogar, Joseph O., and Ayi, Ayi A. (2015) Hydrothermal synthesis and structural characterization of an organically- template open-framework trimolydates.  International Journal of Physical Sciences.10 (6)
Iniama, Grace E., Iorkpiligh, Terungwa I. ,Olarele, Olajire S. , Shiriki, Dooshima and Kondom ,Mabel I. (2015).Synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial studies of Mn(II), Co(II) and Zn(II) Schiff base complexes derived from glycine and 2-hydroxynaphthaldehyde. International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research vol.18 (1) 117-121
Iniama, G.E., E.N. Nfor, E.D. Okon and I.T. Iorkpiligh (2014). Antimicrobial Activities Of Synthesized Zinc(II) Mixed Ligand complexes Derived From 2-Acetylpyridine-4-phenylsemicarbazone and Nitrgen- Sulphur monodentate Ligands. IJSTR-International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research,vol.3(11). 73-77.
Eno, E. A., Wang, Zhao-Xi, Ayimele,G.A., Chongwain, P. T., Iniama G. E., Offiong, O. E. and  Nfor, E. N. (2011). Synthesis, crystal structure and magnetic properties [Cu (mal)(abpt)(H20)] 3/2H2oO and Cu2 (sq)? (abpt)2].2H2O. (mal =malonate, sq=squarate, abpt=4-amino-3,5-di-2pyridyl-4H-1,2,4 triazole). Bull. Chem. Soc Ethiop. 25(1) 001-008
Iniama, Grace  E.,  Iorkpiligh, Isaac Terungwa and Olanrele, Samson Olaijre (2015). Antimicrobial Studies of Synthesized Zinc(II) Schiff Base Complexxes of L’ arginine 2-hydrox-1-naphthaldehyde. International Journal of Scientific & Technology  vol.4 (8) 24-27.
Nfor, E. N., You, X., Weii, I. And Iniama, G. (2006) (Acetato-k0) (2-Acetylpyridine-4-Methyl thiosemicarbazonato-K3 N, N, S) copper (ii) monohydrate.  Acta Crystallographica E 62 M 379-M 381
Okon, Emmanuel Okon, Osabor, V.N, and Iniama,G.E.(2016).Synthesis, Spectroscopic Studies and Coordination mode of three Schiff Base,N-benzylidene-(o-,m- and p-) nitroimine complexes of Zn(11). International Journal of Scientific & engineering Research. 7 (5); 879-884. 
Iniama, G. E., Offiong, E. O. And Ayi, A.A. (2009). Synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial activity of copper(11) and zinc(11) mixed ligand complexes of 2- acetylpyridine thiosemicarbazones with nitrogen-sulphur monodentate ligands.International of Chemistry.1(1) 41-46

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IV) Chemical Society of Nigeria25th Annual General Assembly and International Conference, Calabar-Nigeria.2002-09-162002-09-20
II) TWOWS Fourth General assembly and International ConferenceWomen Scientists in a changing World. Benjing China.2010-06-272010-06-27
III) Chemical Society of Nigeria 33rd Annal International Conference, Workshop and Exhibition, Ogun state, Nigeria.2010-09-202010-09-24
Chemical Society of Nigeria37th Annual International Conference, workshop and Exhibition2014-09-072014-09-12