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Rotimi Olojo Ph.D.
Portland State University
Department of Chemistry
Science Building II
Portland, OR 97207-0751
Office: +1-(503) 725-8781
Fax:    +1-(503) 725-9525
E-mail: texxy10@hotmail.com

  • Ph.D Biophysical Chemistry. West Virginia University
  • M.Sc. Chemistry (Physical) Obafemi Awolowo Univ., Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
  • Assistant Lecturer(Physical Chemistry) O.A.Univ., Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  • B.Sc Chemistry (Hons) Obafemi Awolowo Univ., Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
  • My Resume Page

Research Interests

  • Spatiotemporal Patterns Formation in Oxyhalogen Sulfur Chemistry.
  • Video Imaging and Pattern Characterization.
  • Kinetics and Mechanistic Studies of Oxidation of Oxy-Halogen Sulfur Compounds by Strong Oxidants.
  • In-vitro Studies of Oxidation of Essential Amino acids and their biologically-important derivatives.[Read Abstracts!]
  • Inorganic Reactions Mechanism-Titanium(III) and Ruthenium(II) reductions of Cobalt (III) complexes.
  • Ion Selective Electrodes ( Preparations and Applications)
  • Purfication and Characterization of Steroid Compounds.


Simoyi, R.H; Street, K.; Mundoma, C.; Olojo, R.. “Complex Kinetics in the Reaction of Taurine With Aqueous Bromine and Acidic Bromate: A Possible Cytoprotective Role Against Hypobromous Acid”. S. Afr. J. Chem.(2002), 55, 136-143

 Chinake, C.R; Olojo, O.O; Jonnalagada, S.B; and Simoyi, R.H. “Kinetics and Mechanism of the Oxidation of 4-methyl-3-thiosemicarbazide by Acidic Bromate”. Inter. Journal of Chem. Kinetics. (2002), 34 (4), 237-247.

Chinake, C.R; Olojo, O.O; Chigwada, T. and Simoyi, R.H. “Oxyhalogen-sulfur Chemistry: Kinetics and mechanism of      the oxidation of a Bunte salt 2-aminoethanethiolsulfuric acid (AETSA) by chlorite.” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2001), 3, 4957-4964.

Chinake, C.R; Olojo, O.O; and Simoyi, R.H. “Oxidation of Formaldehyde by Chlorite in Basic and Slightly Acidic Media”.  J. Phys. Chem. A (1998), Vol. 21, No. 3, pg.606-611.

Ojo, J.F; Olojo, O.O; Oyetunji, O.A; and Olubuyide, O.A. “The reductions of Chloro-, Bromo-, and Iodopentacyanocobaltate (III) anions by Titanium (III) in aqueous acidic solution”. Transition Met. Chem. (1996), Vol.21, pg. 123-126.

Conference Attended

  • The America Chemical Society International Conference. Physical and Medicinal Chemistry. New Orleans, Louisiana (August 1999).
  • Advances in the in-vitro Reactivities of Methionine and Methionine Sulfoxide (Poster presented at the 34th Convention          of the South African Chemical Institute 1998).
  • The Gordon Conference. "Oscillations and Chemical Instabilities in Dynamic Systems". Salve Regina Univ. RI (July 1997)

Short Talks and Discussions

  • Thionicotinamide Chemistry- An Important Xenobiotic.
  • The chlorite-formaldehyde redox reaction.
  • Advances in the in-vitro Reactivities of methionine.
  • Cyclodextrin femtosecond dynamics
  • Current Research Work- Check out Updates in PowerPoint Presentation!

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         Died October18,1997.

This page was last updated on November 19, 2010.

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