American Journal of Chemistry

American Journal of Chemistry is a peer-reviewed chemistry journal. It is aimed to publish all the latest and outstanding research articles, reviews and letters in all areas of Chemistry.

M’hamed Chahma

Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Chemistry

Associate Professor, Laurentian University, Canada

Research Areas

Electrochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials, Physical-Chemistry


1995Ph.D. Electrochemistry-University Denis-Diderot (Paris 7, France)
1990M.D.Electrochemistry-University Denis-Diderot (Paris 7, France)


2006Associate Professor, Laurentian University

Publications: Journals

[1]  McTiernan, C. D.; Chahma, M. "Chiral conducting surfaces based on the electropolymerization of 3, 4-ethylenedioxythiophene". Synth. Met. 2011, 161, 1532-1536.
[2]  Houmam, A.; Muhammad, H.; Chahma, M.; Koczkur, K.; Thomas D. F. "4-Nitrophenyl sulfenyl chloride as a new precursor for the formation of aromatic SAMs on gold surfaces". Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 7095-7097.
[3]  McTiernan, C. D.; Chahma, M. "Synthesis and characterization of nucleobase functionalized oligothiophenes". Tetrahedron Lett. 2010, 51, 5483-5485.
[4]  McTiernan, M. D.; Omri, K.; Chahma, M. "Chiral conducting surfaces via electrochemical oxidation of L-leucine-oligothiophenes". J. Org. Chem. 2010, 75, 6096-6103.
[5]  McTiernan, C.D.; Chahma, M. "Synthesis and characterization of alanine functionalized oligo/polythiophenes". New J. Chem. 2010, 34, 1417-1423.
[6]  Myles, D. J.T.; Chahma, M.; Hicks, R. G. Synthesis and properties of end-capped bis(oligothienyl)sulfides. Can. J. Chem. 2008, 86, 982-991.
[7]  Chahma, M.; Gilroy, J.; Hicks, R. G. "Linear and branched electroactive polymers based on ethylenedioxythiophene – triarylamine conjugats". J. Mater. Chem. 2007, 17, 4768-4771.
[8]  Chahma, M.; Macnamara, K.; Van der Est A.; Alberola, A.; Polo, V.; Pilkington, M. "Synthesis and characterization of a TTF-pi-verdazyl radical-A new building block for conducting and/or magnetic systems". New J. Chem. 2007, 31, 1973-1978.
[9]  Chahma, M.; Hassan, N.; Alberola, A.; Stoeckli-Evans, H.; Pilkington, M. "Preparation and coordination complex of the first imine bridged TTF-Pyridine donor ligand". Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46, 3807-3809.
[10]  Tanko, J. M.; Li, X.; Chahma, M.; Jackson, W.; Spencer, J. N. "Cyclopropyl conjugation and ketyl anions: When do things begin to fall apart?". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 4181-4192.
[11]  Ji, C.; Ahmida, M.; Chahma, M.; Houmam, A. "Radical/ion pair formation in the electrochemical reduction of arene sulfenyl chlorides". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 127, 15423-15431.
[12]  Chahma, M.; Pilkington, M.; Wang, X.; Van der Est, A. "Synthesis and characterization of a new family of spin bearing TTF ligands ". J. Org. Chem. 2006, 17, 2750-2755.
[13]  Chahma, M*. "Synthesis and characterization of new poly(thiophene sulfides) via chemically initiated oxidative polymerization methods". Synth. Metals. 2005, 155, 474-479.
[14]  Cankar, P.; Dubas, D.; Banfield, S. C.; Chahma, M.; Hudlicky, T. "Selectivity in the electrochemical deprotection of cinnamyl groups from oxygen and nitrogen functionalities: carbonates versus carbamates". Tetrahedron Lett. 2005, 46, 6851-6854.
[15]  Chahma, M.; Myles, D. J. T.; Hicks, R. G. "Synthesis and electropolymerization behavior of bis(oligothienyl) sulfides. Generation of heteroaromatic poly(p-phenylene sulfide) analogs". Chem. Mater. 2005, 17, 2672-2678.
[16]  Tanko, J. M.; Gillmore, G.; Friedline, R.; Chahma, M. "Cyclopropylcarbinyl a homoallyl-type ring opening of ketyl radical anions. Structure/reactivity relationships and the contribution of solvent/counterion reorganization to the intrinsic barrier". J. Org. Chem. 2005, 70, 4170-4173.
[17]  Chahma, M.; Li, X.; Phillips, L. P.; Schwartz, P.; Brammer, L. E.; Wang, T.; Tanko, J. M. "Activation/driving force relationships for cyclopropylcarbinyl homoallyl-type rearrangements of radical anions". J. Phys. Chem. A 2005, 109, 3372-3382.
[18]  Chahma, M.; Hicks, R. G.; Myles, D. J. T. "Synthesis, characterization and coordination chemistry of (3, 4-ethylenedioxythienyl) phosphines". Can. J. Chem. 2005, 83, 150-156.
[19]  Chahma, M.; Hicks, R. G. "Synthesis and electropolymerization of ethylenedioxythiophene substituted silanes". Can. J. Chem. 2004, 82, 1629-1633.
[20]  Chahma, M.; Hicks, R. G.; D. J. T Myles. "Synthesis and characterization of a conducting organomain group polymer, poly[bis((3, 4-ethylendioxy)-2-thienyl) sulphide]: A heteroaromatic analogue of poly(p-phenylene sulfide)". Macromolecules 2004, 37, 2010-2012.
[21]  Chahma, M.;* Lee, J. S.; Kraatz, H.-B. "Fc-ssDNA conjugate: Electrochemical properties in borate buffer and adsorption on gold electrode surfaces". J. Electroanal. Chem. 2004, 567, 283-287.
[22]  Chahma, M.;* Combellas, C.; Thiébault, A. "Synthesis of new nitrogen heterocyclic organic salts". Synthesis 2004, 4, 517-520.
[23]  Long, Y. T.; Li, C. Z.; Sutherland, T. C.; Chahma, M.; Lee, J. S.; Kraatz, H.-B. "A comparison of electron transfer rates of ferrocenoyl linked DNA". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 8724-8725.
[24]  Chahma M.; Lee, J. S.; Kraatz, H.-B.. "Synthesis and electrochemistry of ferrocenoyl-glucosamine, glucosamine phosphate and 5`-amino-5`-deoxyadenosine in aqueous solution". J. Organomet. Chem. 2002, 648, 81-86.
[25]  Audebert, P.; Guyard, L.; Ngyen-Dinh-An, M.; Hapiot, P.; Chahma, M.; Combellas, C.; Thiébault, A. "Electrochemical studies of the oxidation of sterically hindered pyrroles and thiophenes". J. Electroanal. Chem. 1996, 407, 169-173.
[26]  Chahma, M.; Combellas, C.; Thiébault, A. "Delocalized nitrogen carbanions in SRN1 reactions". J. Org. Chem. 1995, 60, 8015-8022.
[27]  Chahma, M.; Combellas, C.; Thiébault, A "Electrosynthesis of aryl pyrroles and indoles under SRN1 conditions". Synthesis 1994, 4, 366-368.
[28]  Chahma, M.; Combellas, C.; Marzouk, H.; Thiébault, A. "Use of pyrrole anions as nucleophile in electrochemistry induced SRN1 reactions".