IKOTUN, Adebomi Ayodeji

IKOTUN Adebomi Ayodeji, PhD

Senior Lecturer


Dr. Adebomi Ayodeji Ikotun obtained a B.Sc. (Industrial Chemistry; Ogun State University), M.Sc. (Inorganic Chemistry; University of Ibadan), M.Phil and Ph.D (Chemistry; Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife). She is a Senior Lecturer and teaches both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She joined Bowen University in 2004 as an Assistant Lecturer and has also served in various capacities both in the University and Department till date. At the University level, these include Hall Warden (three female hostel blocks; 2006/2007-2010/2011 sessions) and membership of various Boards and Committees including College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science Committee on Examination Malpractices (Chairperson), Research Team, Bowen Ventures, Student Disciplinary Committee, Welfare Committee and Chapel Revival Committee. At the Department, these include Postgraduate Committee, Examination Officer, Seminar Coordinator, Staff Adviser, Final Year Project Committee and Social Committee. She has also been a visiting scholar to Cardiff University, Wales, U.K (Kelly’s group 2007; Coogan’s group 2009) and Texas A & M University, College Station, U.S. A. (Gladysz research group, 2011). She is a member of the Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (U.K.). She was a recipient of the Royal Society of Chemistry Research Grant (2015). Her area of research includes Inorganic, Organometallic and Organic Synthesis with Spectroscopic Characterization and Biological/Medicinal Applications. Her present research focus is geared towards the “Biological Chemistry of metal complexes” and “African black Soap”. She has authored and co-authored academic papers in International Journals with presentations both at home and abroad.


  • Ph.D., Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, 2014
  • M.PhIl, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, 2010
  • M. Sc., University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 2003
  • B. Sc., Ogun State University, 1998


  • Odiaka, T. I. And Adetoye, A. A. (2007): Equilibrium studies of the reactions of tricarbonyl (2-methoxycylohexadienyl) Iron (II) cation with some amine nucleophiles. Research Journal of Applied Sciences Vol. 2. No.9, 958 - 962
  • Ajaelu, J. C., Bamgbose, J. T., Atolaiye, B. O. and Adetoye, A. A. (2008): The use of methemoglobin complex in estimating cyanogen potential of cassava and cassava products. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 7 No.10, 1585-1587.
  • Adetoye, A. A., Egharevba, G. O., Obafemi, C. A. and Kelly, D. R. (2009): Synthesis and physicochemical properties of Co(II), Cu(II), Fe(III), Mn(II) and Ni(II) complexes of the isatin derivative of sulphanilamide. Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry Vol. 91 No.5, 837-846.
  • Bamgbose J.T., Adewuyi S.A.,Bamgbose O. and Adetoye, A. A (2010): Adsorption kinetics of Cadmium and Lead by chitosan. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 9 No. 17, 2560-2565.
  • Ikotun A. A., Ojo Y., Obafemi C. A. and Egharevba G. O (2011): Synthesis and antibacterial activity of metal complexes of babituric Acid. African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry, 5 (5), 97-103.
  • Ajaelu, C. J., Ikotun, A. A., Olutona, O. O., and Ibironke, O. L. (2011): Biosorption of aqueous solutions of Lead on Xylopia Aethiopica (Ethiopian pepper). Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Sanitation, 6 (3), 269-277.
  • Ikotun, A. A., Egharevba, G. O., Obafemi, C. A. & Owoseni, O. O. (2012): Ring deactivating effect on antimicrobial activities of metal complexes of the Schiff base of pnitroaniline and isatin. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical research 4, 416–422.
  • Fadare,O. A., Adelani,P. O., Ikotun, A. A. and Obafemi, C. A. (2012): 11-(4- Methoxyphenyl)-3,3-dimethyl-2,3,4,5,10,11-hexahydro-1H-dibenzo-[b,e][1,4]diazepin-1-one monohydrate. Acta Cryst. E68, o1508–o1509 ().
  • Ikotun, A. A., Adelani, P. O. and Egharevba, G. O. (2012): 1-Benzyl-3 [(4methylphenyl)imino]-indolin-2-one. Acta Cryst., E68, o2098 ().
  • Ikotun, A. A., Coogan, M. P., Owoseni, A. A., Bhuvanesh, N. and Egharevba, G. O. (2015). Crystal structure of tricarbonyl tris(pyridine-κN)rhenium(I) tetrafluoridoborate. Acta Cryst. E71, m106-m107 ().
  • Ikotun, A. A., Awosika, O. O. and Oladipo, M. A. (2017). The African Black Soap from Elaeis guineensis (Palm Kernel Oil) and Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) and its transition metal complexes. African Journal of Biotechnology, 16 (18), 1042-1047.
  • Ikotun, A. A., Olalere, C. A., Adekunle, D. O. and Dawodu, M. O. (2017). Phytochemistry and antimicrobial studies of African black soap and its modified samples. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 9 (5), 354-359.
  • Ikotun, A. A., Ogundele, O. F., Kayode, O. M. and Ajaelu, C. J. (2017). Chemical and biological significance of naturally occurring additives on African black soap and its performance. Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, 21 (7), 1370- 1373.
  • Ikotun, A. A., Faboro, E. O., Kolade, A. S. and Owoseni, A. A. (2018). Studies on enhanced African black soap from Theobroma cacao (cocoa) and Elaeis guineensis (palm kernel oil). African Journal of Biotechnology, 17 (24), 760-766.
  • Ikotun, A. A., Coogan, M. P., Owoseni, A. A. and Egharevba, G. O. (2019). Design, synthesis, physicochemical and antimicrobial properties of rhenium(I) tricarbonyl complexes of 3-(phenylimino)indole-2-one. Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria, 44 (5), 948-958.
  • Ikotun, A. A. and Omolekan, O. O. (2019). Microwave-assisted Synthesis, Characterization, Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Activities of 1-Benzyl- 3-[(4-Methylphenyl)Imino]-Indolin-2-One and Its Co(II) Complex. Chemical Science International Journal, 28 (1), 1-12.
  • Ikotun, A. A., Oladimeji, A. O. and Oluranti, O. O. (2019). Synthesis, Physicochemical and Antimicrobial Properties of Co(II) and Ni(II) metal complexes of the Schiff base of isatin and 4-methylaniline. Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, 23 (11): 1957-1962.