Skip to main content
School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

Dr Tippu Sheriff

Tippu

Senior Lecturer and Director of Chemical Sciences Programmes

Email: t.s.sheriff@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8466
Room Number: Room 1.06, Joseph Priestley building

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Essential Skills for Chemists (CHE100)
  • Foundations of Practical Chemistry (CHE101)
  • States of Matter (CHE108)
  • Practical Chemistry (CHE211)
  • Solid State and Inorganic Chemistry (CHE203A)
  • Advanced Practical Chemistry 1 (CHE301)
  • Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry (CHE403U)
  • A Closer Look at Chemistry (SEF004)
  • Advanced Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy (CHE308U)

Research

Research Interests:

I am interested in the modelling of small molecule activation in biological systems with current interests in the catalytic activation of dioxygen and the in-situ generation of hydrogen peroxide. Applications include low temperature bleaching, selective oxidation, disinfection and the generation of labelled hydrogen peroxide species (e.g. D218O2).

These interests involve the synthesis and characterization of novel manganese complexes of biological interest.

I maintain an interest in the preparation and use of modified clay catalysts as green alternatives to traditional catalysts in organic synthesis.

Research department

  • Chemistry

Publications

  • Cao Y, Sheriff TS (2022). The oxidative degradation of Calmagite using added and in situ generated hydrogen peroxide catalysed by manganese(II) ions: Efficacy evaluation, kinetics study and degradation pathways. nameOfConference


    QMRO: qmroHref
  • Bakewell N, THAVARAJAH R, Majid M et al. (2017). Nucleophile and base differentiation of pyridine with tetrahalocatechols and the formation of manganese(III)-catecholate and pyridinium-catecholate complexes for the in situ generation of H2O2 from O2. nameOfConference


  • Bennett J, Miah YA, Varsani DS et al. (2016). Selective oxidative degradation of azo dyes by hydrogen peroxide catalysed by manganese(II) ions. nameOfConference


    QMRO: qmroHref
  • Hockley R, Irshad H, Sheriff TS et al. (2015). Crystal structure of bromidonitrosyl-bis(triphenylphosphane-κP) nickel(II). nameOfConference


  • Sheriff TS, Miah S, Kuok KL (2014). Selective detection of hydrogen peroxide vapours using azo dyes. nameOfConference


    QMRO: qmroHref
  • SHERIFF TS, COPE S, VARSANI DS (2013). Kinetics and mechanism of the manganese(II) catalysed Calmagite dye oxidation using in situ generated hydrogen peroxide. nameOfConference


    QMRO: qmroHref
  • Sheriff TS, Watkinson M, Motevalli M et al. (2010). Unexpected formation of a novel pyridinium-containing catecholate ligand and its manganese(III) complex.. nameOfConference


    QMRO: qmroHref
  • Sheriff TS, Cope S, Ekwegh M (2007). Calmagite dye oxidation using in situ generated hydrogen peroxide catalysed by manganese(II) ions.. nameOfConference


    QMRO: qmroHref
  • Sheriff TS, Carr P, Coles SJ et al. (2004). Structural studies on manganese(III) and manganese(IV) complexes of tetrachlorocatechol and the catalytic reduction of dioxygen to hydrogen peroxide. nameOfConference


    QMRO: qmroHref
  • Cox M, Rus-Romero JR, Sheriff TS (2004). The application of monmorillonite clays impregnated with organic extractants for the removal of metals from aqueous solution. Part II. The preparation of clays impregnated with commercial solvent extraction reagents and their use for the removal of copper(II). nameOfConference


    QMRO: qmroHref
  • Sheriff TS, Carr P, Piggott B (2003). Manganese catalysed reduction of dioxygen to hydrogen peroxide: structural studies on a manganese(III)-catecholate complex. nameOfConference


    QMRO: qmroHref
  • Sheriff TS (2002). Islamic variations. nameOfConference

    DOI: doi

    QMRO: qmroHref
  • Cox M, Rus-Romero JR, Sheriff TS (2001). The application of montmorillonite clays impregnated with organic extractants for the removal of metals from aqueous solution Part I. The preparation of clays impregnated with di-(2-ethylhexyl) phosphoric acid and their use for the removal of copper(II). nameOfConference


    QMRO: qmroHref
  • Cox M, Rus-Romero J, Sheriff TS (2000). Clay supported extractants for the removal of copper (II) from aqueous solutions. nameOfConference

    DOI: doi

    QMRO: qmroHref

Supervision

Current PhD opportunity

  • Metal catalysed activation of dioxygen (air) for selective substrate oxidation

PhD supervision

  • Ye Cao