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Ismail  Kady 

Associate Professor
423-439-6910 /
Brown Hall Room 431

Recipient of a teaching award from the College of Arts & Sciences (2012)


  • Synthesis and Study of Enzymes Models
  • Design and Synthesis of Anti-viral Drugs
  • Reactions of Small molecules with DNA & RNA
  • Extraction, Synthesis, and Activity Assessment of Natural Products


  • “Microscale Experiments in Organic Chemistry, Part 2”, McNeil-Hayden Publications, ISBN 978-0-7380-7963-9, (2016).
  • “Microscale Experiments in Organic Chemistry, Part 1”, McNeil-Hayden Publications (2nd edition), ISBN 978-0-7380-8457-2 (2016)
  • “Thymoquinone Inhibits E. coli ATP Synthase and Cell Growth” Z. Ahmad, T. Laughlin, I. Kady, PLoS ONE 10(5): e0127802. doi:10.1371/journal.pone. 0127802, May 21 (2015).
  • “Formation of a single gold nanoparticle on a nanometer-sized electrode and its electrochemical
    behaviors” Peng Sun, Fei Li, Cheng Yang, Tong Sun, Jian Zhuang, Benjamin Hunt, Jian
    Ismail Kady, J. Phys. Chem. C, 117, (12) 6120-6125 (2013)
  • “Synthesis and Evaluation of Diphenol Aldimines as Inhibitors of E. coli ATPase and Cell Growth” I. O. Kady, P. K. Dadi, J. Elord, Z. Ahmad, Advances in Biological Chemistry, 2, 160-166 (2012).
  • “Effect of Structural Modulation of polyphenolic Compounds on the Inhibition of Escherichia coli ATP Synthase” Zulfiqar Ahmad, Mubeen Ahmad, Florence Okafor, Jeanette Jones, Abdelmajeed Abunameh, Rakesh P. Cheniya, Ismail O. Kady, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 50, 476–486 (2012)
  • “Formation of a Single Pinhole on Self-Assembled Monolayer Modified Nanometer-Sized Gold Electrode and Its Electrochemical Behaviors” Jude Lakbub, Ismail Kady, Peng Sun, Electroanalysis, 23 (8), 2205-2211 (2011).
  • “Metal Complexes of Modified Cyclen as Catalysts for Hydrolytic Restriction of Plasmid DNA”, Joel A. Krauser, Aarti L. Joshi, Ismail O. Kady, J. Inorg. Biochem, 104, 877–884 (2010).
  • “Catalysis by Supported Lewis Acids: An Efficient Method for Transesterification of Phosphodiesters”, Daniel Sheng, Ismail O. Kady,  Applied Catalysis A: General, 365, 149-152 (2009).
  • “Transesterification of Phosphotriesters Paraoxon Insecticide Catalyzed by ZnCl2/SiO2” Ismail O. Kady, Chemistry Letters, 37 (7), 744 (2008).
  • “Hydrolysis of Phosphotriesters by Zn(II) Complexes Bearing Alcohol Pendants” Kady, I.; Tan, B.; Zhanying, H.; Scarborough, T. J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 11,1137 (1995).
  • “Metal-Catalyzed Intramolecular Hydrolysis of Phosphate Esters” Kady, I.; Tan, B. Tetrahedron Lett. 36, 4031 (1995).
  • “Synthesis of Iron-Binding Oligonucleotides and Their Reactions with Single-Stranded DNA” Kady, I.; Groves, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chem. Lett., 3, 1367 (1993).
  • “Sequence-Specific Cleavage of Single-Stranded DNA by Polynucleotide-Bound Metal Complexes” Kady, I.; Groves, Inorg. Chem., 32, 3868 (1993).
  • “Behavior of Anthracene-Linked Dimeric Metalloporphyrins as Electrocatalysts for Reduction of O2” Kady, I.; Ni, C-L.; Chang, C.K.; Anson, F. J. Physical Chem., 96, 1158 (1992).
  • “Propylene-Linked Polyethylene Polyamines and a Processes of Making the Same” Kady, I.; Johnson, T., US Patent Application # 173-PUS03775, assigned to Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (1988).


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