1. Roshanak Tarrahi, Zahra Fathi, M. Özgür Seydibeyoğlu, Esmail Doustkhah,*Alireza Khataee,* Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA): from production to nanoarchitecture, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Accepted.
  2. Esmail Doustkhah,* Morteza Hasani, Yusuke Ide, M. Hussein N. Assadi,* Pd nanoalloys in H2 generation from formic acid, ACS Applied Nano Materials, Accepted.
  3. Esmail Doustkhah,* et. al., Template-oriented synthesis of single-crystal hydroxyapatite nanoplate for 3D bone printing, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2019,7, 7228-7234.
  4. Esmail Doustkhah, Yusuke Ide,* Bursting Exfoliation of a Microporous Layered Silicate to Three-Dimensionally Meso-Microporous Nanosheets, Mesoporation of Microporous Layered Silicate via Bursting Exfoliation, ACS Appl. Nano Mater., Accept (featured as cover art).
  5. Esmail Doustkhah, Hamed Mohtasham, Mustafa Farajzadeh, Sadegh Rostamnia,* Yuan Wang, Hamidreza Arandiyan, M. Hussein N. Assadi,* Organosiloxane tunability in mesoporous organosilica and punctuated Pd Nanoparticles growth; theory and experiment, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 293, 2020, 109832 .
  6. Z. Fathi, Esmail Doustkhah,* et al., Non-covalent Immobilization of Yarrowia lipolytica lipase on dendritic like-amino acid functionalized silica nanoparticles, Biomolecules, 2019, 9, 502.
  7. Esmail Doustkhah,* H. Mohtasham, M. Hasani, S. Rostamnia,* Merging periodic mesoporous organosilica (PMO) with mesoporous aluminosilica (Al/Si-PMO); a promising multifunctional synergistic catalyst for green deep oxidation, Molecular Catalysis, Accept.
  8. P. Panahi, N. Nouruzi, Esmail Doustkhah, et. al., Zirconium based porous coordination polymer (PCP) bearing organocatalytic ligand: a promising dual catalytic center for heterocycle synthesis, Ultrasonics–Sonochemistry, 2019, 58, 104653.
  9. Esmail Doustkhah,* et. al., Mesoporous SBA-15/PIDA as a dendrimer zwitterionic amino acid-type organocatalyst for three-component indazolophtalazine synthesis, Catal. Lett., 2019, 149, 591-600.
  10. F. Saberi, D. Rodríguez-Padrón, Esmail Doustkhah, et. al., Mechanochemically modified aluminosilicates for efficient oxidation of vanillyl alcohol, Catal. Commun., 2019, 118, 65-69.
  11. Esmail Doustkhah, et. al., Synthesis and Catalytic Applications of Sulfonic Acid-Functionalized Mesoporous Materials, Chemistry: A European Journal, 2019, 25, 1614-1635 (Frontispiece).


  1. Esmail Doustkhah, et. al., Thiourea-based periodic mesoporous organosilica (PMO) with ultrasmall Pd nanoparticles; a catalyst for H2 generation, Chemistry letters, 2018, 47, 1243-1245.
  2. Z. Fathi, Esmail Doustkhah,* et. al., Interaction of Yarrowia lipolytica lipase with dithiocarbamate modified magnetic carbon Fe3O4@C/DTC core-shell nanoparticles, Int. J. Biol. Macromol., 2018, 117, 218-224.
  3. M. Heidarizadeh, Esmail Doustkhah,* et al., Silica Nanostructures, a Heterogeneous Surface for Dendrimer Functionalization, ChemistrySelect 2018, 3, 7137-7151.
  4. Esmail Doustkhah, et. al., Copper immobilization on carboxylic acid-rich Fe3O4-Pectin: Cu2+@Fe3O4-Pectin a superparamagnetic nanobiopolymer source for click reaction, Mater. Lett., 2018, 216, 139-143.
  5. Esmail Doustkhah, et al., Templated synthesis of atomically-thin Ag nanocrystal catalysts in the interstitial space of a layered silicate,Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 4402-4405. (Featured as cover art).
  6. M.-L. Hu, V. Safarifard, Esmail Doustkhah, et. al., Taking Organic Reactions Over Metal-Organic Frameworks as Heterogeneous Catalysis, Microporous Mesoporous Mater., 256, 111-127 (Highly cited paper in Web of Science).


  1. Esmail Doustkhah, et. al., Thiourea Bridged Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica with Ultra-Small Pd Nanoparticles for Coupling Reactions,RSC Advances, 2017, 7, 56306-56310.
  2. H. G. Hosseini, Esmail Doustkhah, et. al., Combining Ethylenediamine and Ionic Liquid Functionalities within SBA-15: A Promising Catalytic Pair for Tandem Cu-AAC Reaction, Appl. Catal. A: Gen., 2017, 548, 96-102.
  3. Esmail Doustkhah, et. al., Design of chitosan-dithiocarbamate magnetically separable catalytic nanocomposites for greener aqueous oxidations at room temperature,Mol. Cat., 2017, 434, 7-15 (Most cited paper of the journal).
  4. M. Heidarizadeh, Esmail Doustkhah,* et. al., Dithiocarbamate to modify magnetic graphene oxide nanocomposite (Fe3O4-GO): A new strategy for covalent enzyme (lipase) immobilization to fabrication a new nanobiocatalyst for enzymatic hydrolysis of PNPD, Int. J. Biol. Macromol., 101, 2017, 696-702.
  5. A. Baghban, M. Heidarizadeh, Esmail, Doustkhah, et. al., Covalently bonded pancreatic lipase onto the dithiocarbamate/chitosan-based magnetite: Stepwise fabrication of Fe3O4@CS/NHCS-Lip as a novel and promising nanobiocatalyst, Int. J. Biol. Macromol., 2017, 103, 1194-1200.


  1. S. Rostamnia, Esmail Doustkhah, et al., Layer by layer growth of silver chloride nanoparticle within the pore channels of SBA-15/SO3H mesoporous silica (AgClNP/SBA-15/SO3K): Synthesis, characterization and antibacterial properties. Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, 2016, 76, 146-150.
  2. Esmail Doustkhah,* et. al., The raise of SBA-SO3H catalytic activity by inducing ultrasound irradiation in the multicomponent syntheses. J. Por. Mater., 2016, 23, 549-556.
  3. Esmail Doustkhah, et. al., Covalently Bonded PIDA on SBA‐15 as Robust Pd Support: Water‐Tolerant Designed Catalysts for Aqueous Suzuki Couplings,ChemistrySelect, 2017, 2, 329-334.
  4. S. Rostamnia,* Esmail Doustkhah, et. al., Efficient tandem aqueous room temperature oxidative amidations catalysed by supported Pd nanoparticles on graphene oxide, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016, 6, 4124-4133.
  5. M. S. Abaee, Esmail Doustkhah, et al., Tandem aldol Condensation-Diels–Alder-aromatization sequence of reactions: a new pathway for the synthesis of 2-tetralone derivatives. Can. J. Chem., 2016, 94, 733-737.
  6. S. Rostamnia*, Esmail Doustkhah, et. al., Cationic modification of SBA-15 pore walls for Pd supporting: Pd@SBA-15/IL DABCO as a catalyst for Suzuki coupling in water medium, Microporous Mesoporous Mater., 2016, 222, 87-93.
  7. S. Rostamnia*, Esmail Doustkhah, Covalently bonded zwitterionic sulfamic acid onto the SBA-15 (SBA-15/PrEn-NHSO3H) reveals good Bronsted acidity behavior and catalytic activity in N-formylation of amines, J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem., 2016, 411, 317-324.
  8. S. Rostamnia, Esmail Doustkhah, Sulfonic-Based Precursors (SAPs) for Silica Mesostructures: Advances in Synthesis and Applications. Nanochem. Res. J., 2016, 1, 19-32.
  9. S. Rostamnia*, Esmail Doustkhah, B. Zeynizadeh,* Exfoliation effect of PEG-type surfactant on Pd supported GO (SE-Pd(nanoparticle)/GO) in cascade synthesis of amides, J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem., 2016, 416, 88-95.
  10. Esmail Doustkhah, S. Rostamnia, Covalently bonded sulfonic acid magnetic graphene oxide: Fe3O4@ GO-Pr-SO3H as a powerful hybrid catalyst for synthesis of indazolophthalazinetriones, J. Colloid Interf. Sci., 2016, 478, 280-287.
  11. S. Rostamnia*, Esmail Doustkhah, et. al., Supported palladium ions inside periodic mesoporous organosilica with ionic liquid framework (Pd@ IL-PMO) as an efficient green catalyst for S-arylation coupling, Microporous Mesoporous Mater., 2016, 225, 272–279.


  1. S. Rostamnia*, Esmail Doustkhah, at. al., Surfactant exfoliated highly dispersive Pd supported graphene oxide (PdNPs-GO/P123) nanocomposite as catalyst in aerobic aqueous oxidation of alcohols, ChemCatChem, 2015, 7, 1678-1683.
  2. S. Rostamnia, Esmail Doustkhah, A. Baghban, B. Zeynizadeh, Seaweed-derived κ-carrageenan: Modified κ-carrageenan as a recyclable green catalyst in the multicomponent synthesis of aminophosphonates and polyhydroquinolines. J. Appl. Pol. Sci., 2015, 133, 43190-43196.
  3. S. Rostamnia, Esmail Doustkhah, et al., An increase in the cooperative catalytic performance of SBA-15 and TFE in selective oxidation of organic sulfides. J. Mol. Liq., 2015, 207, 334-337.
  4. S. Rostamnia*, B. Zeynizadeh*, Esmail Doustkhah, et al., Exfoliated Pd decorated graphene oxide nanosheets (PdNP–GO/P123): Non-toxic, ligandless and recyclable in greener Hiyama cross-coupling reaction, J. Colloid Interf. Sci., 2015, 451, 46-52.
  5. S. Rostamnia*, B. Zeynizadeh*, Esmail Doustkhah, et al., The use of κ-carrageenan/Fe3O4 nanocomposite as a nanomagnetic catalyst for clean synthesis of rhodanines, Catal. Commun., 2015, 68, 77-83.
  6. S. Rostamnia*, Esmail Doustkhah, Increased SBA-15-SO3H Catalytic Activity through Hydrophilic/Hydrophobic Fluoroalkyl-Chained Alcohols (RFOH/SBA-15–Pr-SO3H),Synlett, 2015, 26, 1345-1347, Highlighted in Synfact.
  7. S. Rostamnia., Esmail Doustkhah, Synthesis of water-dispersed magnetic nanoparticles (H2O-DMNPs) of β-cyclodextrin modified Fe3O4 and its catalytic application in Kabachnik-Fields multicomponent reaction. J. Magn. Magn. Mater., 2015, 386, 111-116.


  1. S. Rostamnia Esmail Doustkhah, et al., Application of the β-cyclodextrin supramolecules as a green accelerator hosts in one-step preparation of highly functionalised rhodanine scaffolds. Supramol. Chem., 2014, 27, 1-3.
  2. S. Rostamnia*, Esmail Doustkhah, Nanoporous silica-supported organocatalyst: a heterogeneous and green hybrid catalyst for organic transformations, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 28238-28248.


  1. S. Rostamnia, Esmail Doustkhah, A mesoporous silica/fluorinated alcohol adduct: an efficient metal-free, three-component synthesis of indazolophthalazinetrione heterocycles using a reusable nanoporous/trifluoroethanol adduct (SBA-15/TFE). Tetrahedron Lett., 2013, 55, 2508-2512.
  2. S. Rostamnia, Esmail Doustkhah, et al., Hexafluoroisopropanol dispersed into the nanoporous SBA-15 (HFIP/SBA-15) as a rapid, metal-free, highly reusable and suitable combined catalyst for domino cyclization process, J. Fluorine Chem., 2013, 153, 1-6.

Selected conference

  1. Esmail Doustkhah, Three-Dimensional Bone Printing Using Hydroxyapatite-PLA Composite, 1st Eurasian Conference on Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials (Nanotech-Eurasia 2019), Khazar University, Baku, Azerbaijan.
  2. Esmail Doustkhah, Yusuke Ide, Irreversible Exfoliation of a Layered Silicate Magadiite to Boost the Adsorption via the Zeolitic but Unique Intralayer Open Microchannels, The 8th Asian Conference on Colloid & Interface Science, 24-27 September 2019, Kathmandu, Nepal .
  3. Esmail DOUSTKHAH, Templated synthesis of atomically-thin Ag nanocrystal catalysts in the interstitial space of a layered silicate, The 69th  Divisional Meeting of Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, 2018, Tsukuba, Japan.
  4. Rasul Bulgar, Esmail Doustkhah, et al., A balance on the hydrophobicity and hydrophilicity of SBA-15-SO3H with fluoroalkylchained alcohols (RFOH/SBA-15-Pr-SO3H) and its effect on the catalytic activity, Proceedings of the 2nd Iran National Zeolite Conference (2INZC), 2015.
  5. Ali Baghban*, Esmail Doustkhah, Sadegh Rostamnia*, Nanoporous crystalline Pd@MIL-101 as heterogeneous recyclable catalyst in the oxidation of benzylic alcohols in aqueous media, Proceedings of the 2nd Iran National Zeolite Conference (2INZC), 2015.
  6. Hassan Alamgholilo, Esmail Doustkhah, et al., Where the actives sites of Metal-organic framework MIL-101 catalyze the selective oxidation of sulfides, Proceedings of the 2nd Iran National Zeolite Conference (2INZC), 2015.
  7. H. Alamgholilo, Esmail Doustkhah, et al.,Nanoporous crystalline Pd@MIL-101 as a heterogeneous recyclable catalyst in the oxidation of benzylic alcohols in aqueous media, Proceedings of the 2nd Iran National Zeolite Conference (2INZC), 2015.
  8.  Esmail Doustkhah and Sadegh Rostamnia,* Effect of Microwave Irradiation on Amine Based MOF Nanoporous Materials, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Nanostructures (ICNS5), 2014.

Granted patents

  1. Raise of adsorption behavior of mesoporous silica containing thiol functionalities in removal of copper as water pollutant, Esmail Doustkhah, Rasul Bulgar, S. Rostamnia