Hussein Alkam


Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry


Department of Chemistry, College of Science and Technology, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine, P.O. Box 20002


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  • Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Chemistry & Chemical Technology Department.
  • Educated at University of Jordan, and at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Research interests

  • Synthesis, structural investigation and study of the reactivity of coordination compounds containing transition elements and different ligands.

Selected publications

  • "Synthesis, study of structure and investigation of the reactivity of mixed-ligand mono - and multinuclear coordination compounds of transition elements with dithiolate ligands and Lewis bases" described the preparation and characterization of new chelates of nickel(II) and copper(II) with 1,1-dithiolate ligand and nitrogenous bases or phosphines. Hussein H. Alkam, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki- Greece Ph.D. thesis,1996.
  • "Spectroscopic investigation of mixed-ligand nickel(II) chelates containing B-Ketoenols and 1,2 - diamines". Chris Tsiamis, Hussein H. Alkam and Christos C . hadjikostas, Inorganica chimica Acta, 221 (1994) 17-24.
  • "Influence of substituents within bidentate nitrogenous bases on the spectra of mixed - ligand (1,1-dithiolato) copper(II) and nickel(II) chelates". Hussein H. Alkam, Antonis Hatzidimitriou, Christos C. Hadjikostas and Chris Tsiamis, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 256 (1997) 41-50.
  • "Nickel(II) 1,1-dithiolates and Related Complexes. Solid state and solution structural evidence for mixed ligand complexes with substituted ethylenediamines". Christos C. Hadjikostas, Hussein Alkam, Pericles D. Akrivos, Eric S. Raper and James Crieghton, Inorganica chimica acta, 271 (1998) 195-198
  • "Synthesis and spectroscopic investigation of some mixed-ligand nickel(II) chelates containing phosphines and 1,1-dithiolate ligands. Crystal structure of [(1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane)1,1-dicyano-2,2-ethylene dithiolato]nickel(II)". C.C. Hadjikostas, H.H.Alkam, C.A.Bolos, P.C. Christidis, polyhedron 20(2001)395-401.
  • "Syntheses and characterization of some homoleptic (1,1-dithiolato)copper(II) or nickel(II) complexes, and mixed-ligand (1,1-dithiolato)nickel(II) chelates containing nitrogenous bases. Crystal structures of tetrabutylammonium(1-cyano-1-chlorophenyl-2,2-ethylenedithiolato)copper(II), [(2,2¢-bipyridine)(1-cyano-1-phenyl-2,2-ethylenedithiolato)nickel(II)], and 5-Amino-4-(4-chlorophenyl)-[1,2] dithi-ole-3-thione" Hussein H. Alkam, Khaid. M Kanan, Christos C. Hadjikostas, polyhedron 24 (2005) 2944-2954 .