University of Sharjah, UAE
Abdelaziz Elgamouz is an assistant Professor of bioanalytical Chemistry in the University of Sharjah. His research interest lies in coordination chemistry of macrocyclic ligands that has been a fascinating area of current research interest all over the world. The continued interest and quest in designing new macrocyclic ligands stem mainly from their use as models for protein-metal binding sites in a substantial array of metalloproteins in biological systems, as synthetic ionophores, as models to study the magnetic ex- change phenomena, as therapeutic reagents in chelate therapy for the treatment of metal intoxication, as cyclic antibiotics that owe their antibiotic actions to specific metal complexation, to study the guest- host interactions, and in catalysis. Recognition of the importance of complexes containing macrocyclic ligands has led to a considerable effort being invested in developing reliable inexpensive synthetic routes for these compounds.