Caroline AkinremiCountry of origin: Nigeria Currently in: Nigeria, Abeokuta General field of specialization: Chemical Sciences
Degrees2006 Doctorate Chemical Sciences1997 Master Chemical Sciences1992 Undergraduate Chemical Sciences
Current Research Activities
Modifying natural polymers for wastewater treatment Synthesis and characterization of metal-drug complexes (especially fluoroquinolone-antibiotics). Antimicrobial activity and toxicology of the synthesized metal-antibiotics complexes. More productive methods of teaching and learning of chemistry
Publications resulting from Research:
Adediji, J.F, Amolegbe, S.A., Adewuyi, S., Akinremi, C. A. and Oyeniran.(2013) Synthesis, In Vivo Evaluation of Antimalarial and Toxicological Screening of Mefloquine Metal Complexes. The Pacific Journal of Science and Technology. 14:259-268. Published by Akamai University, Hilo, Hawaii. Available online at http://www.akamaiuniversity.us/PJST.htm
Akinremi C.A., Obaleye J.A., Amolegbe S.A., Adediji J.F. and Bamigboye M.O. (2012): Biological Activities of Some Fluoroquinolones-Metal Complexes.Int J Med Biomed Res. 1(1):24-34. Published by Michael Joanna Publications, University of Lagos,Lagos. Available online at http://www.ijmbr.com/publishd.php
Akinremi, C.A., Obaleye, J.A., Adewuyi S. and Adediji J.F.(2015) Mass Spectra of Some Tetrachlorometalate-Fluoroquinolone complexes Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria. 40:5-11. Published by Chemical Society of Nigeria
Akinremi, C.A., Oyelude, V.B. , Adewuyi , S., Amolegbe S.A. and Arowolo T.A. (2013) Reduction of Bromate in Water using Zerovalent Cobalt 2,6-Pyridine Dicarboxylic Acid Crosslinked Chitosan. Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry. 50:435–440 Published by Taylor and Francis. Available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10601325.2013.768438
Adewuyi S., Amolegbe S.A., Akinremi, C.A. and Sobola A. (2012) An improved synthesis of ethyl 6-(benzimidazol-2-yl)pyridine-2-carboxylate and application of its nickel complex towards ethylene catalytic behavior. Journal of Natural Science, Engineering and Technology. 11:156-162. Published by Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. Available online at www.journal.unaab.edu.ng/index.php/JNSET.
Obaleye J.A. and *Akinremi C.A. (2011): Synthesis, characterisation and antimicrobial studies of some copper (II) complexes of mixed fluoroquinolone ligands. Nigerian Society for Experimental Biology(NISEB) Journal. 11(3): 233-242 Published by Nigerian Society for Experimental Biology, (http://www.nisebjournal.org)
Obaleye J.A., *Akinremi C.A., Balogun E.A. and Adebayo J.O. (2007): Toxicological studies and antimicrobial properties of some Iron(III) complexes of Ciprofloxacin. African Journal of Biotechnology(AJB), 6(24)2826-2832 (Available online at
Obaleye J.A., *Akinremi C.A., Balogun E.A., Adebayo J.O. and Omotowa B. (2010): Synthesis, Characterisation, Antimicrobial and Toxicological Studies of Some Metal Complexes of Norfloxacin and Ofloxacin Centrepoint (Science Edition)A Journal of Intellectual, Scientific and Cultural Interest. 16. 37 – 56, Published by the library and Publications Committee, University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
Adewuyi S., Kareem K.T., Atayese A.O., Amolegbe S.A., Akinremi C.A. (2011): Chitosan–Cobalt (II) and Nickel (II) Chelates as Antibacterial Agents, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 48:301-303, www.elsevier.com/locate/ijbiomac, Published by Elsevier
Current professionCurrent professional activities type:ResearchAdministrationTeaching
AffiliationsInstitute of Chartered Chemists of NigeriaChemical Society of NigeriaRoyal Society of ChemistryAmerican chemical society
Other AwardsSep 2016Schlumberger Faculty of the future FellowshipResearch Fellow at De Montfort University, Leicester United Kingdom under Prof Katherine Huddersman, Wastewater treatment research group.Sep 2017Schlumberger Faculty of the future FellowshipSenior Research Fellow at De Montfort University, Leicester United Kingdom under Prof Katherine Huddersman, Wastewater treatment research group.