Department of Chemistry


  1. Z Ashikbayeva, A Bekmurzayeva, Z Myrkhiyeva, N Assylbekova, TS Atabaev, D Tosi. Green-synthesized gold nanoparticle-based optical fiber ball resonator biosensor for cancer biomarker detection. Optics & Laser Technology 161 (2023) 109136.
  1. S Mergenbayeva, TS Atabaev, J Vakros, D Mantzavinos, SG Poulopoulos. Photocatalytic degradation of 4-tert-butylphenol using solar light responsive Ag2CO3. Catalysts 12 (2022) 1523.
  2. S Aitekenov, A Sultangaziyev, P Abdirova, L Yussupova, A Gaipov, Z Utegulov, R Bukasov. Raman, Infrared and Brillouin Spectroscopies of Biofluids for Medical Diagnostics and for Detection of BiomarkersCritical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry (2022) DOI:10.1080/10408347.2022.2036941.
  3. A Arbuz, A Sultangaziyev, A Rapikov, Z Kunushpayeva, R Bukasov. How gap distance between gold nanoparticles in dimers and trimers on metallic and non-metallic SERS substrates can impact signal enhancementNanoscale Advances 4 (2022) 268.
  4. O Filchakova, D Dossym, A Ilyas, T Kuanysheva, A Abdizhamil, R Bukasov. Review of COVID-19 testing and diagnostic methodsTalanta 244 (2022) 123409.
  5. S Aitekenov, A Sultangaziyev, A Ilyas, A Dyussupova, A Boranova, A Gaipov, R Bukasov. Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) for protein determination in human urineSensing and Bio-Sensing Research 38 (2022) 100535.
  6. A Sultangaziyev, A Ilyas, A Dyussupova, R Bukasov. Trends in Application of SERS substrates beyond Ag and Au, and their role in bioanalysisBiosensors  12 (2022) 967.
  7. A Gaipov, Z Makhammajanov, Z Dauyey, Z Markhametova, K Mussina, A Nogaibayeva, L Kozina, D Auganova, P Tarlykov, R Bukasov, Z Utegulov, D Turebekov, MJ Soler, A Ortiz, M Kanbay. Urinary Protein Profiling for Potential Biomarkers of Chronic Kidney Disease: A Pilot StudyDiagnostics 12 (2022) 2583.
  8. L Raimond, AF Halbus, ZH Athab, VN Paunov. Antimould action of Ziram and IPBC loaded in functionalised nanogels against Aspergillus niger and Penicillium chrysogenumMaterials Advances  3 (2022) 8178.
  9. E Ubuo, VN Paunov, TS Horozov. Slippery or sticky nano-porous silica coatings impregnated with squalane: The role of oil over-layer. Lubrication Science 35(2022) 29.
  10. BW Filby, PJ Weldrick, VN Paunov. Overcoming Beta-Lactamase-Based Antimicrobial Resistance by Nanocarrier-Loaded Clavulanic Acid and Antibiotic Cotreatments. ACS Applied Bio Materials 5 (2022) 3826.
  11. EO Asare, EA Mun, E Marsili, VN Paunov. Nanotechnologies for control of pathogenic microbial biofilms. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 10 (2022) 5129.
  12. K Zhumanova, L Serik, A Molkenova, TS Atabaev. UV light blocking and conversion by porous europium-doped titanium dioxide (TiO2-Eu) thin films for potential protection of photovoltaic devices. Materials Today Chemistry 26 (2022) 101171.
  13. S Tazikeh, A Shafiei, T Yerkenov, A Abenov, N Seitmaganbetov, TS Atabaev. A systematic and critical review of asphaltene adsorption from macroscopic to microscopic scale: Theoretical, experimental, statistical, intelligent, and molecular dynamics simulation approaches. Fuel 329 (2022) 125379. 
  14. S Tazikeh, A Davoudi, A Shafiei, H Parsaei, TS Atabaev, OP Ivakhnenko. A Comparison between the perturbed-chain statistical associating fluid theory equation of state and machine learning modeling approaches in asphaltene onset pressure and bubble point pressure prediction during gas injection. ACS Omega 7 (2022) 30113–30124.
  15. EK Adotey, L Burkutova, L Tastanova, A Bekeshev, MP Balanay, S Sabanov, AM Rule, PK Hopke, M Amouei Torkmahalleh. Quantification and the sources identification of total and insoluble hexavalent chromium in ambient PM: A case study of Aktobe, Kazakhstan. Chemosphere 307 (2022) 136057.
  16. S Em, M Yedigenov, L Khamkhash, S Atabaev,A Molkenova, SG Poulopoulos, TS Atabaev. Uncovering the role of surface-attached Ag nanoparticles in photodegradation improvement of Rhodamine B by ZnO-Ag nanorods. Nanomaterials 12 (2022) 2882. 
  17. A Abduvalov, M Kaikanov, TS Atabaev, A Tikhonov. Improving photoelectrochemical activity of magnetron-sputtered double-layer tungsten trioxide photoanodes by irradiation with intense pulsed ion beams. Nanomaterials 12 (2022) 2639.
  18. KA Gudun, S Tussupbayev, A Slamova, AY Khalimon. Hydroboration of isocyanates: Cobalt-catalyzed vs. catalyst-free approaches. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 20 (2022) 6821.
  19. S Mergenbayeva, A Kumarov, TS Atabaev, E Hapeshi, J Vacros, D Mantzavinos, SG Poulopoulos. Degradation of 4-tert-butylphenol in water using mono-doped (M1: Mo, W) and co-doped (M2-M1: Cu, Co, Zn) titania catalysts. Nanomaterials 12 (2022) 2326.
  20. A Sametova, S Kurmashev, Z Ashikbayeva, A Amantayeva, W Blanc, TS Atabaev, D Tosi. Fiber-optic distributed sensing network for thermal mapping of gold nanoparticles-mediated radiofrequency ablation. Biosensors 12 (2022) 352. 
  21. K Zhumanova, N Akhmetzhanov, MS Kang, A Molkenova, IS Raja, KS Kim, DW Han, TS Atabaev. Terbium and barium codoped mesoporous silica nanoparticles with enhanced optical properties. Materials Letters 323 (2022) 132500.
  22. B Baptayev, S-M Kim, B Bolatbek, SH Lee, MP Balanay. Effect of π-spacer length in novel xanthene-linked L-(D−π–A)2-type dianchoring dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells. ACS Applied Energy Materials 5 (2022) 6764.
  23. Z Yelzhanova, G Nigmetova, D Aidarkhanov, B Daniyar, B Baptayev, MP Balanay, AN Jumabekov, A Ng. A morphological study of solvothermally grown SnO2 nanostructures for application in Perovskite solar cells. Nanomaterials 12 (2022) 1686.
  24. B Baptayev, Y Tashenov, MP Balanay. Conjugated Polymers as Organic Electrodes for Photovoltaics. In R.K Gupta, Ed. Organic Electrodes: Fundamental to Advanced Emerging Applications, Engineering Materials. Springer, Cham. (2022) pp. 137-153.
  25. A Molkenova, TS Atabaev, SW Hong, C Mao, DW Han, KS Kim. Designing inorganic nanoparticles into computed tomography and magnetic resonance (CT/MR) imaging-guidable photomedicines. Materials Today Nano 18 (2022) 100187.
  26. L Khamkhash, S Em, A Molkenova, YH Hwang, TS Atabaev. Crack-free and thickness-controllable deposition of TiO2–rGO thin films for solar harnessing devices. Coatings 12 (2022) 218.
  27. A Wang, LA Madden, VN Paunov. Fabrication of Angiogenic Sprouting Coculture of Cell Clusteroids Using an Aqueous Two-Phase Pickering Emulsion System. ACS Applied Bio Materials 5 (2022) 1804.
  28. A Wang, LA Madden, VN Paunov. Vascularized Co-Culture Clusteroids of Primary Endothelial and Hep-G2 Cells Based on Aqueous Two-Phase Pickering Emulsions. Bioengineering 9 (2022), 9, 126.1-13. 
  29. PJ Weldrick, A Wang, AF Halbus, VN Paunov. Emerging nanotechnologies for targeting antimicrobial resistance. Nanoscale 14 (2022) 4018 – 4041. 
  30. Z Ashikbayeva, A Aitkulov, TS Atabaev, W Blanc, VJ Inglezakis, D Tosi. Green-Synthesized Silver Nanoparticle–Assisted Radiofrequency Ablation for Improved Thermal Treatment Distribution. Nanomaterials 12 (2022) 426.
  31. A Molkenova, M Kairova, A Zhussupbekova, K Zhussupbekov, B Duisenbayeva, IV Shvets, TS Atabaev. Carbon dots doped with barium as a novel contrast agent for efficient CT X-ray attenuation. Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects 29 (2022) 100839.
  32. KA Gudun, R Zakarina, M Segizbayev, D Hayrapetyan, A Slamova, AY Khalimon. Cobalt-Catalyzed Deoxygenative Hydroboration of Nitro Compounds and Applications to One-Pot Synthesis of Aldimines and AmidesAdvanced Synthesis & Catalysis 364 (2022) 601.
  33. B Baptayev, S-M Kim, B Bolatbek, SH Lee, MP Balanay. The effect of coupling and di-anchoring group in the performance of triphenylamine-based dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells. Dyes and Pigments 198 (2022) 110020.
  1. S Mergenbayeva, TS Atabaev, SG Poulopoulos. Ti2O3/TiO2-assisted solar photocatalytic degradation of 4-tert-butylphenol in water. Catalysts 11 (2021) 1379.
  2. AY Khalimon. Deoxygenative Hydroboration of Carboxamides: A Versatile and Selective Synthetic Approach to AminesDalton Transactions 50 (2021) 17455.
  3. C Liu, R Zhao, L Song, Z Li, G Tian, Y He, L Van Meervelt, VA Peshkov, EV Van der Eycken. Palladium-Catalyzed Post-Ugi Arylative Dearomatization/Michael Addition Cascade towards Plicamine Analogues. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 19 (2021) 9752.
  4. R Zhumagambetov, F Molnár, VA Peshkov, S Fazli. Transmol: Repurposing a Language Model for Molecular Generation. RSC Advances 11 (2021) 25921.
  5. C Liu, L Song, L Van Meervelt, VA Peshkov, Z Li, EV Van der Eycken. Palladium-Catalyzed Arylative Dearomatization and Subsequent Aromatization/Dearomatization/Aza-Michael Addition: Access to Zephycarinatine and Zephygranditine Skeletons. Organic Letters 23 (2021) 5065.
  6. A Molkenova, S Sarsenov, S Atabaev, L Khamkhash, TS Atabaev. Hierarchically-structured hollow CuO microparticles for efficient photo-degradation of a model pollutant dye under the solar light illumination. Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management 16 (2021) 100507.
  7. M Vedhanayagam, IS Raja, A Molkenova, TS Atabaev, KJ Sreeram, DW Han. Carbon dots-mediated fluorescent scaffolds: Recent trends in image-guided tissue engineering applications. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 22 (2021) 5378.
  8. A Molkenova, Z Oteulina, TS Atabaev. Europium (III)-doped mesoporous silica nanoparticles (SiO2-Eu NPs) prepared via the soaking method. Results in Materials 11 (2021) 100209.
  9. PA Barredo, MJF Fernandez, CE Ambe, MP Balanay. Tau fibril with membrane lipids: Insights from computational modeling and simulations. PLoS One 16 (2021) e0258692.
  10. A Wang, PJ Weldrick, LA Madden, VN Paunov. Enhanced clearing of Candida biofilms on a 3D urothelial cell in vitro model using lysozyme-functionalized fluconazole-loaded shellac nanoparticles. Biomaterials Science, 9 (2021) 6927 – 6939.
  11. SSM Al-Obaidy, GM Greenway, VN Paunov. Enhanced Antimicrobial action of chlorhexidine loaded in shellac nanoparticles with cationic surface functionality. Pharmaceutics 13 (2021) 1389.
  12. D Baidilov, D Hayrapetyan, AY Khalimon. Recent Advances in Homogeneous Base-Metal-Catalyzed Transfer Hydrogenation Reactions. Tetrahedron 98 (2021) 132435 (contribution to the special issue “Sustainable Catalysis”).
  13. NM Meligi, AKF Dyab, VN Paunov. Sustained In Vitro and In Vivo Delivery of Metformin from Plant Pollen-Derived Composite Microcapsules. Pharmaceutics 13 (2021) 1048.
  14. A Wang, PJ Weldrick, LA Madden, VN Paunov. Biofilm-Infected Human Clusteroid Three-Dimensional Co-culture Platform to Replace Animal Models in Testing Antimicrobial Nanotechnologies. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 13 (2021) 22182–22194.
  15. AA Peshkov, O Bakulina, D Dar’in, G Kantin, A Bannykh, VA Peshkov, M Krasavin. Three-component Castagnoli-Cushman reaction of 3-arylglutaconic acid anhydrides, carbonyl compounds and ammonium acetate: A quick and flexible way to assemble polysubstituted NH-δ-lactams. European Journal of Organic Chemistry 2021 (2021) 1726–1731.
  16. T Mulikova, A Abduraimova, A Molkenova, S Em, B Duisenbayeva, D-W Han, TS Atabaev. Mesoporous silica decorated with gold nanoparticles as a promising nanoprobe for effective CT X-ray attenuation and potential drug delivery. Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects 26 (2021) 100712.
  17. A Abduraimova, A Molkenova, A Duisembekova, T Mulikova, D Kanayeva, TS Atabaev. Cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB)-loaded SiO2–Ag mesoporous nanocomposite as an efficient antibacterial agent. Nanomaterials 11 (2021) 477.
  18. V Olifirenko, A Abduraimova, MS Kang, IS Raja, B Duisenbayeva, A Molkenova, L Khamkhash, Y-H Hwang, D-W Han, TS Atabaev. Potential applicability of polyethyleneimine PEI-coated Eu2O3 and Dy2O3 nanoparticles for contrast enhancement in computed tomography. Nano Express 2 (2021) 010022.
  19. R Bukasov, D Dossym, O Filchakova. Detection of RNA viruses from influenza and HIV to Ebola and SARS-CoV-2: A review. Analytical Methods 13 (2021) 34.
  20. S. Aitekenov, A. Gaipov, R Bukasov. Review: Detection and quantification of proteins in human urine. Talanta 223 (2021) 121718.
  21. E Benassi, H Fan. Pyridine’s ring normal modes as footprints for its derivatives: The impact of perfluorination. Journal of Fluorine Chemistry 243 (2021) 109716.
  22. E Benassi, H Fan. Quantitative characterization of the ring normal modes. Pyridine as a study case. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 246 (2021) 119026.
  23. E Benassi, H. Fan. Thermodynamic properties, mechanical properties and interatomic potential in solids: A shou-shi-ling game. Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics 33 (2021) 693.
  24. P Henry, AF Halbus, ZH Athab, VN Paunov. Enhanced antimould action of surface modified copper oxide nanoparticles with phenylboronic acid surface functionality. Biomimetics 6 (2021) 19.
  25. PJ Weldrick, S San, VN Paunov. Advanced alcalase-coated clindamycin-loaded carbopol nanogels for removal of persistent bacterial biofilms. ACS Applied Nano Materials 4 (2021) 1187.
  26. PJ Weldrick, MJ Hardman, VN Paunov. Smart active antibiotic nanocarriers with protease surface functionality can overcome biofilms of resistant bacteria. Materials Chemistry Frontiers 5 (2021) 961.
  27. D Hayrapetyan, V Stepanova. Facile Synthesis of Spirocyclic Lactams via [3+2] and [3+3] Aza‐Annulation Reactions. European Journal of Organic Chemistry (2021), 2121-2125.
  1. E Benassi, H Fan. Determination of the molecular size from measurements of vapour pressure of binary liquid mixtures. Theory, experiments and quantum chemical calculations. Journal of Molecular Solids 313 (2020) 113202.
  2. A Karina, A Benzina, S Tazhibayeva, H Fan, L Koole. Polymer microparticles with a cavity designed for transarterial chemo-embolization with crystalline drug formulations. Journal of Biomedical Material Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials (2020) DOI:10.1002/jbm.b.34708.
  3. K Wang, L Liang, J Xu, H Li, M Du, X Zhao, H Feng, H Fan. Synthesis and bacterial inhibition of novel Ag2S-N-CQD composite material. Chemical Paper 74 (2020) 1517.
  4. VJ Inglezakis, A Kurbanova, A Molkenova, TS Atabaev. Magnetic Fe3O4-AgO nanocomposites for effective mercury removal from water. Sustainability 12 (2020) 5489.
  5. A Molkenova, L. Khamkhash, A Zhussupbekova, K Zhussupbekov, S Sarsenov, I Taniguchi, IV Shvets, TS Atabaev. Solution-based deposition of transparent Eu-doped titanium oxide thin films for potential security labelling and UV screening. Nanomaterials 10 (2020) 1132.
  6. TNT Thuy, SK Cho, Y Amangeldinova, D Yoo, G. Tukyei, Y Sissembayeva, TS Atabaev, D Lee, J Lee, Nguyen, HK Kim, DM Shin, YH Hwang. WO3-ZnO and CuO-ZnO nanocomposites as highly efficient photoanodes under visible light illumination. Nanotechnology 31 (2020) 255702.
  7. AA Maxim, SN Sadyk, D Aidarkhanov, C Surya, A Ng, YH Hwang, TS Atabaev, AN Jumabekov. PMMA thin film with embedded carbon quantum dots for post-fabrication improvement of light harvesting in perovskite solar cells. Nanomaterials 10 (2020) 291.
  8. A Molkenova, A Toleshova, SJ Song, MS Kang, A Abduraimova, DW Han, TS Atabaev. Rapid synthesis of nontoxic and photostable carbon nanoparticles for bioimaging applications. Materials Letters 261 (2020) 127012.
  9. Y Wang, G Wang, AA Peshkov, R Yao, M Hasan, M Zaman, C Liu, S Kashtanov, OP Pereshivko, VA Peshkov. Controlling stereochemistry in 2-oxo-aldehyde-derived ugi adducts through the cincona alkaloid-promoted electrophilic fluorination. Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry 16 (2020) 1963.
  10. M Hasan, M Zaman, AA Peshkov, N Amire, Adil Les, AA Nechaev, Y Wang, S Kashtanov, EV Van der Eycken, OP Pereshivko, VA Peshkov. Four-component one-pot process involving Passerini reaction followed by aldol addition and transesterification. European Journal of Organic Chemistry 2020 (2020) 3378.
  11. J Gong, AA Perhkov, J Yu, S Amandykova, A Gimnkhan, J Huang, S Kahtanov, AP Pereshivko, VA Peshkov. Three-component reaction of azulene, aryl glyoxal and 1,3-dicarbonyl compound for the synthesis of various azulene derivatives. RSC Advances 10 (2020) 10113.
  12. M Zaman, M Hasan, AA Peshkov, K Van Hecke, EV Van der Eycken, OP Pereshivko, VA Peshkov. Silver(I) triflate-catalyzed protocol for the post-ugi synthesis of spiroindolines.  Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis 262 (2020) 261.
  13. M Segizbayev, O Oztopcu, D Hayrapetyan, D Shakhman KA Lyssenko, AY Khalimon. Transfer hydrogenation of aldehydes and ketones catalyzed by an aminophosphinite POCNH pincer complex of Ni(II).  Dalton Transactions 49 (2020) 11950.
  14. D Hayrapetyan, AY Khalimon. Catalytic nitrile hydroboration: A route to N,N-diborylamines and uses thereof. Chemistry: An Asian Journal 15 (2020) 2575.
  15. KA Gudun, A Slamova, D Hayrapetyan, AY Khalimon. Efficient co-catalyzed double hydroboration of nitriles: Application to one-pot conversion of nitriles to aldimines. Chemistry – A European Journal 26 (2020) 4963.
  16. B Baptayev, D Mustazheb, Z Abilova, MP Balanay. Nanostructured flower-shaped CuCo2S4 as Pt-free counter-electrode for dye-sensitized solar cells. Chemical Communications 56 (2020) 12190.
  17. E Adotey, M Amouei Torkmahalleh, MP Balanay. Zinc metal-organic framework with 3-pyridinecarboxaldehyde and trimesic acid as co-ligands for selective detection of Cr(VI) ions in aqueous solution. Methods and Applications in Fluorescence 8 (2020) 045007.
  18. D Aidarkhanov, Z Ren, CK Lim, Z Yelzhanova, G Nigmetova, G Taltanova, B Baptayev, F Liu, SH Cheung, MP Balanay, A Baumuratov, AB Djurisic, SK So, C Surya, PN Prasad, A Ng. Passivation engineering for hysteresis-free mixed perovskite solar cells. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 215 (2020) 110648.
  19. B Baptayev, S Adilov, MP Balanay. Surface modification of TiO2 photoanodes with In3+ using a simple soaking technique for enhancing the efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A:Chemistry 394 (2020) 112468.
  20. R Bukasov, Z Kunushpayeva, A Rapikov, S Zhunussova, A Sultangaziyev, O Filchakova. High contrast surface enhanced fluorescence of carbon dot labeled bacteria cells on aluminum foil. Journal of Fluorescence 30 (2020) 1477.
  21. Z Kunushpayeva, A Rapikov, A Akhmetova, A Sultangaziyev, D Dossym, R Bukasov. Sandwich SERS immunoassay of human immunoglobulin on silicon wafer compared to traditional SERS substrate, gold film. Sensing and Bio-sensing Research 29 (2020) 100355.
  22. A Gaipov, Z Utegulov, R Bukasov, D Turebekov, P Tarlykov, Z Markhametova, Z Nurekeyev, Z Kunushpayeva, A Sultangaziyev. Development and validation of hybrid Brillouin-Raman spectroscopy for non-contact assessment of mechano-chemical properties of urine proteins as biomarkers of kidney diseases. BMC Nephrology 21 (2020) 229.
  23. A Sultangaziyev, A Akhmetova, Z Kunushpayeva, A Rapikov, O Filchakova, R Bukasov. Aluminum foil as a substrate for metal enhanced fluorescence of bacteria labelled with quantum dots, shows very large enhancement and high contrast. Sensing and Bio-sensing Research 28 (2020) 100332.
  24. A Sultangaziyev, R Bukasov. Review: Applications of surface-enhanced fluorescence (SEF) spectroscopy in bio-detection and biosensingSensing and Bio-Sensing Research 30 (2020) 100382.
  25. V Ogay, EA Mun, G Kudaibergen, M Baidarbekov, K Kassymbek, Zh Zharkinbekov, A Saparov. Progress and Prospects of Polymer-Based Drug Delivery Systems for Bone Tissue Regeneration. Polymers 12 (2020) 2881.

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