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  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Leibniz-Institute for Catalysis, e.V University Rostock, Germany, 2011​
  • M.Sc. in Chemistry, University of Siegen, Germany, 2008
  • M. Phil. In Chemistry, Qauid-I-Azam University, Islamabad Pakistan, 2005
  • M. Sc. In Chemistry, Qauid-I-Azam University, Islamabad Pakistan, 2004
  • B.Sc. Government College University, Lahore Pakistan, 2002
  • Homogeneous/Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Reduction of CO2, Activation/Valorization of CO2 to value added feed stock
  • Organiometallic Chemistry
    • ​Hydroformylation of Alkenes, Phosphine, Monophosphite ligands synthesis methodologies enlargement.
    • Synthesis of novel Phosphine ligands.
  • ​Synthetic Organic Chemistry
    • Green Chemistry, Synthesis of Amides, Quinazolinones, Benzoxazinones & Amino-Bezoxazinones.
    • Cross Couplings: Sonogashira, Suzuki-Miyaura, Heck
    • Synthesis of, alkenyl pyrenes, fluorinated arenes (drug discovery building blocks), fluorinated polyalkynyl arenes.
    • Photophysical properties of arenes.​
Representative Publications/Patents ​
  • M. Sharif, R. Jackstell, S. Dastgir, B. Al-Shihi, M. Beller. Catalytic ligand complexes and butadiene-carbon dioxide telomerisation processes to mediate chemical transformations. UK Pat. Appl. GB1609314.8. 2016 
  • One patent has already been filed on role of Bromohexine and Ambroxol derivatives on FABRY and PUMPE diseases.: ROLFS, Arndt et al. R 10008 EP. 201
  • M. Sharif,* R. Jackstell, S. Dastgir, B. Al-Shihi, M. Beller  ChemCatChem 2016 Accepted. Efficient synthesis of lactone by telomerization of 1,2-Butadiene with CO2.
  • M. Sharif, K. Shoaib, S.Ahmed, J. Iqbal, Z. A. Abilov, A. Spannenberg, P. Langer. Tetrahedron Lett. 2016, 57, 3060-3062. Suzuki-Miyaura reactions of 3,5-dichloro-2,4,6- source.
  • M. Sharif, X-F. Wu*. RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 21001-21004. Palladium-catalyzed synthesis of primary benzamides from ary bromides via cyanation and hydration sequence.
  • M. Sharif, ± L. He, ±  H. Neumann, M. Beller,* X-F. Wu,* Green Chem. 2014, 16, 3763-3767. A novel and convenient palladium-catalyzed synthesis of 4(3H)-quinazolinones from 2-bromoformanilides and organo nitros with Mo(CO)6 as a multiple promoter.
  • M. Sharif, J. Chen, P. Langer, M. Beller,* X-F. Wu,* Org. Biomol. Chem. 2014, 12, 6359-6362. TBAI-Catalyzed oxidative synthesis of benzamides from aectophenones and carbinols.
  • M. Sharif, J-b. Feng, P. Langer, M. Beller,* X-F. Wu,* Chem. Commun​. 2014, 50, 4747-4750. A novel oxidative procedure for the synthesis of benzamides from styrenes and amines under metal-free Conditions.
  • M. Sharif, A. Pews–Davtyan, J. Lukas, J. Schrank, P. Langer, A. Rolfs,* Matthias Beller,* Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 222–230. Palladium–Catalysed Carbonylative Transformations of Bromhexine to New Bioactive Compounds as Glucocerebrosidase Inhibitors.