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All Publications


  1. S. Mofarah,* L. Schrecka, C. Cazorlaa, X. Zhenga, E. Adabifiroozjaei, C. Tsounis, J. Scott, R. Shahmiri, Y. Yaod, R. Abbasi, Y. Wang, H. Arandiyan, L. Sheppard, Esmail Doustkhah, P. Koshy, and C. C. Sorrell, Highly Catalytically Active CeO2-x-Based Heterojunction Nanostructures with Mixed Micro/Meso-Porous Architectures, Nanoscale, Accepted.
  2. Esmail Doustkhah,* Ramin Hassandoost, Alireza Khataee, Rafael Luque, MHN Assadi, Hard-templated synthesis of metal-organic frameworks, Chemical Society Reviews, Accepted.
  3. Tahawy, Esmail Doustkhah, et. al, Exceptionally Stable Green Rust, a Mixed-Valent Iron-Layered Double Hydroxide, as an Efficient Solar Photocatalyst for H2 Production from Ammonia Borane‏, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 286, 2021, 119854.
  4. S. Rad, Z. Ansarian, A. Khataee, B. Vahid, Esmail Doustkhah, N-doped graphitic carbon as a nanoporous MOF-derived nanoarchitecture for the efficient sonocatalytic degradation process, Separation and Purification Technology, 2021, 256, 117811.


  1. Michael Aalinejad, Nader Noroozi Pesyan, Esmail Doustkhah,* Diaza crown-type macromocycle (kryptofix 22) functionalised carbon nanotube for efficient Ni2+ loading; A unique catalyst for cross-coupling reactions‏, Molecular Catalysis, 2020, 494, 111117‏.
  2. A Zebardasti, MG Dekamin, Esmail Doustkhah,* MHN Assadi, Carbamate-Isocyanurate-Bridged Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica for van der Waals CO2 Capture‏, Inorganic Chemistry, 2020, 59, 11223-11227‏.
  3. Ahmet Şenocak, Alireza Khataee, Erhan Demirbas, Esmail Doustkhah, Ultrasensitive detection of rutin antioxidant through a magnetic micro-mesoporous graphitized carbon wrapped Co nanoarchitecture‏, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2020, 312, 127939.
  4. Negar Yousef Tizhoosh, Alireza Khataee, Ramin Hassandoost, Reza Darvishi Cheshmeh Soltani, Esmail Doustkhah, Ultrasound-engineered synthesis of WS2@CeO2 heterostructure for sonocatalytic degradation of tylosin‏, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 67, 2020, 105114.
  5. Mohamed Esmat, Hamed Mohtasham, Yasser GadelHak, Reza Tarbiat Mehrebani, Rafat Tahawy, Sadegh Rostamnia, Naoki Fukata, Samad Khaksar, Esmail Doustkhah*, 2D Mesoporous Channels of PMO; a Platform for Cluster-Like Pt Synthesis and Catalytic Activity in Nitrophenol Reduction‏, Catalysts, 2020, 167.
  6. Esmail Doustkhah,* H. Mohtasham, M. Hasani, S. Rostamnia,*M. H. Hussein Assadi, Merging periodic mesoporous organosilica (PMO) with mesoporous aluminosilica (Al/Si-PMO); a promising multifunctional synergistic catalyst for green deep oxidation, Molecular Catalysis, 2020, 482, 110676.
  7. Esmail Doustkhah, et. al., Organosiloxane tunability in mesoporous organosilica and punctuated Pd Nanoparticles growth; theory and experiment, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2020, 293, 109832‏.
  8. Roshanak Tarrahi, Zahra Fathi, M. Özgür Seydibeyoğlu, Esmail Doustkhah,*Alireza Khataee,* Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA): from production to nanoarchitecture, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2020, 146, 596-619.
  9. Esmail Doustkhah,* et. al., Pd nanoalloys for H2 generation from formic acid‏, ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2020, 3, 22-43.
  10. Esmail Doustkhah, Yusuke Ide, Microporous layered silicates: old but new microporous materials, New Journal of Chemistry, 2020, 44, 9957-9968.


  • RN Zare, Esmail Doustkhah, MHN Assadi‏, Three-dimensional bone printing using hydroxyapatite-PLA composite‏, Materials Today: Proceedings, 2020.
  • Esmail Doustkhah,* et. al., Template-oriented synthesis of single crystal hydroxyapatite nanoplate for 3D bone printing, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2019,7, 7228-7234.
  • Esmail Doustkhah, Yusuke Ide, Bursting Exfoliation of a Microporous Layered Silicate to Three-Dimensionally Meso–Microporous Nanosheets for Improved Molecular Recognition‏, ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2019, 2, 7513-7520 (featured as cover art).
  • Fathi, Esmail Doustkhah,* et al., Non-covalent Immobilization of Yarrowia lipolytica lipase on dendritic like-amino acid functionalized silica nanoparticles, Biomolecules, 2019, 9, 502.
  • 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.
  • Esmail Doustkhah,* et. al., Mesoporous SBA-15/PIDA as a dendrimer zwitterionic amino acid-type organocatalyst for three-component indazolophtalazine synthesis, Catalysis Letters, 2019, 149, 591-600.
  • Saberi, D. Rodríguez-Padrón, Esmail Doustkhah, et. al., Mechanochemically modified aluminosilicates for efficient oxidation of vanillyl alcohol, Catalysis Communications, 2019, 118, 65-69.
  • Esmail Doustkhah, et. al., Synthesis and Catalytic Applications of Sulfonic Acid-Functionalized Mesoporous Materials, Chemistry: A European Journal, 2019, 25, 1614-1635 (Frontpiece).


  • 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.
  • Fathi, Esmail Doustkhah,* et. al., Interaction of Yarrowia lipolytica lipase with dithiocarbamate modified magnetic carbon Fe3O4@C/DTC core-shell nanoparticles, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2018, 117, 218-224.
  • Heidarizadeh, Esmail Doustkhah,* et al., Silica Nanostructures, a Heterogeneous Surface for Dendrimer Functionalization, ChemistrySelect 2018, 3, 7137-7151.
  • Esmail Doustkhah, et. al., Copper immobilization on carboxylic acid-rich Fe3O4-Pectin: Cu2+@Fe3O4-Pectin a superparamagnetic nanobiopolymer source for click reaction, Materials Letters, 2018, 216, 139-143.
  • Esmail Doustkhah, et al., Templated synthesis of atomically-thin Ag nanocrystal catalysts in the interstitial space of a layered silicate, Chemical Communications, 2018, 54, 4402-4405. (Featured as the cover art).
  • -L. Hu, V. Safarifard, Esmail Doustkhah, et. al., Taking Organic Reactions Over Metal-Organic Frameworks as Heterogeneous Catalysis, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 256, 111-127 (Highly cited paper in Web of Science).


  • Esmail Doustkhah, et. al., Thiourea Bridged Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica with Ultra-Small Pd Nanoparticles for Coupling Reactions, RSC Advances, 2017, 7, 56306-56310.
  • G. Hosseini, Esmail Doustkhah, et. al., Combining Ethylenediamine and Ionic Liquid Functionalities within SBA-15: A Promising Catalytic Pair for Tandem Cu-AAC Reaction, Applied Catalysis A: General, 2017, 548, 96-102.
  • Esmail Doustkhah, et. al., Design of chitosan-dithiocarbamate magnetically separable catalytic nanocomposites for greener aqueous oxidations at room temperature, Molecular Catalysis, 2017, 434, 7-15.
  • 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, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 101, 2017, 696-702.
  • 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, Internation Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2017, 103, 1194-1200.


  • 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.
  • Esmail Doustkhah,* et. al., The raise of SBA-SO3H catalytic activity by inducing ultrasound irradiation in the multicomponent syntheses. Journal of Porous Materials, 2016, 23, 549-556.
  • 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.
  • Rostamnia,* Esmail Doustkhah, et. al., Efficient tandem aqueous room temperature oxidative amidations catalysed by supported Pd nanoparticles on graphene oxide, Catalysis Science and Technology, 2016, 6, 4124-4133.
  • 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. Canadian Journal of Chemistry, 2016, 94, 733-737.
  • 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 the water medium, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2016, 222, 87-93.
  • 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, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemistry, 2016, 411, 317-324.
  • Rostamnia, Esmail Doustkhah, Sulfonic-Based Precursors (SAPs) for Silica Mesostructures: Advances in Synthesis and Applications. Nanochemistry Research Journal, 2016, 1, 19-32.
  • Rostamnia*, Esmail Doustkhah, B. Zeynizadeh,* Exfoliation effect of PEG-type surfactant on Pd supported GO (SE-Pd(nanoparticle)/GO) in cascade synthesis of amides, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemistry, 2016, 416, 88-95.
  • Esmail Doustkhah, S. Rostamnia, Covalently bonded sulfonic acid magnetic graphene oxide: Fe3O4@ GO-Pr-SO3H as a powerful hybrid catalyst for the synthesis of indazolophthalazinetriones, Colloid Interf. Sci., 2016, 478, 280-287.
  • 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 and Mesoporous Materials, 2016, 225, 272–279.


  • Rostamnia*, Esmail Doustkhah, at. al., Surfactant exfoliated highly dispersive Pd supported graphene oxide (PdNPs-GO/P123) nanocomposite as a catalyst in aerobic aqueous oxidation of alcohols, ChemCatChem, 2015, 7, 1678-1683.
  • 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. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2015, 133, 43190-43196.
  • Rostamnia, Esmail Doustkhah, et al., An increase in the cooperative catalytic performance of SBA-15 and TFE in selective oxidation of organic sulfides. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2015, 207, 334-337.
  • 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, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2015, 451, 46-52.
  • Rostamnia*, B. Zeynizadeh*, Esmail Doustkhah, et al., The use of κ-carrageenan/Fe3O4 nanocomposite as a nanomagnetic catalyst for clean synthesis of rhodanines, Catalysis Communications, 2015, 68, 77-83.
  • 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.
  • 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. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 2015, 386, 111-116.


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


  • 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 Letters, 2013, 55, 2508-2512.
  • 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, Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, 2013, 153, 1-6.

Selected conference

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5.  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

  • Raise of adsorption behavior of mesoporous silica containing thiol functionalities in the removal of copper as water pollutant, Esmail Doustkhah, Rasul Bulgar, S. Rostamnia, Iranian Patents, 2015.

Chapters and books

  1. Benzodiazepine-Based Drug Discovery (Heterocyclic Drug Discovery), Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc, Authors: Farzad Zamani, Esmail Doustkhah, Under preparation. (BOOK with 370 pages), ISBN: 9780128245163.
  2. Solvent-Free Methods in Nanocatalysis: From Catalyst Design to Applications, Editor: Rafael Luque, Esmail Doustkhah, Manoj Gawande, Anandarup Goswami, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co., Under Preparation (BOOK).
  3. Esmail Doustkhah,* et al., “Exfoliated graphene based 2D materials; Synthesis and Catalytic behaviors” Chapter in: “Graphene- Modification and Functionalisation” handbook on Graphene Materials Book series”, Wiley.
  4. Esmail Doustkhah, et al., “Palladium nanoparticles encapsulated by mesoporous silica materials, a promising catalyst in organic transformations” Chapter in: Encapsulated Catalysts, Elsevier Publications, 2017.
  5. Rostamnia, Esmail Doustkhah, “Synthesis and Synthetic Applications of Biologically Interesting Rhodanine and Rhodanine-Based Scaffolds” Chapter in: Green Chemistry: Synthesis of Bioactive Heterocycles, Springer India, 2014.
  6. Esmail Doustkhah, Sadegh Rostamnia, The role of nanoporous materials in the multicomponent synthesis/modification of heterocyclic compound, CRC Publications, 2017.
  7. IR Spectroscopy: Applications and Fundamental, By Santa Barbara, Translated by: Nader Noroozi Pesyan, Esmail Doustkhah and Ali Zabardasti, Urmia University Publication, 2013.
  8. The Art of Drug Synthesis, Edited by: D. S. Johnson and J. J. Li, 2007, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Translated by: Nader Noroozi Pesyan, Ali Zabardasti, Soheyl Jafari and Esmail Doustkhah, Urmia University Publication, 2014.