Dr. Nurul Syafiqah Rezali

Pn. Nurul Syafiqah Rezali  

ChM. Dr. Nurul Syafiqah Rezali
Telefon : 04-653 4551
Faks     : 04-657 6000
Emel    : nsyafiqah@usm.my
Organic Chemistry, Natural Products


Academic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, 2018, Universiti Teknologi Mara
  • M.Sc., Natural Product Chemistry, 2013, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia 
  • B.Sc. (Chemistry), 2010, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia


Key Research Area:

  • Organic Synthesis (Methodology and Total Synthesis)
  • Synthesis and Structure Modification of Selected Natural Products and Its Biological Activities
  • Isolation of Bioactive Natural Products




1. Tan AS, Singh J, Rezali NS, Muhamad M, Nik Mohamed Kamal NNS, Six Y, Azmi MN. (2022). Synthesis of Bio-Inspired 1,3-Diarylpropene Derivatives via Heck Cross-Coupling and Cytotoxic Evaluation on Breast Cancer Cells. Molecules; 27(17), pp. 5373
2. Ahmad Zahir Hafiz Ismail, Putri Nur Arina Mohd Arif, Nurul Syafiqah Rezali, Mohd Fazli Mohammat, Zurina Shaameri. (2022). Synthetic Approaches Towards Quinolactacin Derivatives Via Diels-Alder, Acyl Migration and Multicomponent Reactions, Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences, 26(4), pp. 755 - 765.
3. Yahaya, A. A. H., Salleh, W. M. N. H. W., Ab Ghani, N., Khamis, S., Rezali, N. S., & Juhari, M. A. A. (2022). Chemical composition and bioactivities of Magnolia candollii H. Keng essential oil. Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C.
4. Wan Mohd Nuzul Hakimi Wan Salleh, Natasa Mohd Shakri, Mohd Azlan Nafiah, Nurunajah Ab Ghani, Nurulfazlina Edayah Rasol, Nurul Syafiqah Rezali and Muhammad Haffiz Jauri. (2022). Chemical constituents of the leaves of Actinodaphne pruinosa, Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop., 36(4), pp. 963-969.
5. Wibowo A., Shaameri Z., Mohammat M. F., Rashid F. N. A. A., Rezali N. S., Kamarulzaman F. and Hamzah, A. S. (2020). Synthesis of Some Novel Pyrrolidine-Based Iminosugars and Evaluation Their Antidiabetic Properties, Malaysian Journal of Chemistry., 22(3), pp 76-88.
6. Rezali Nurul Syafiqah, Hamzah Ahmad Sazali, Shaameri Zurina & Mohammat Mohd Fazli. (2020). The Syntheses Of Fused Cyclic 5/6-Membered Ring Lactams Via Enamine Hydrogenation. European Proceedings of Social & Behavioural Sciences EpSBS. pp 749-758. e-ISSN: 2357-1330.
7. Nurul Syafiqah binti Rezali and Hasnah binti Mohd Sirat. (2013). Diterpenes and Flavonoids from the Rhizome of Amomum uliginosum, Chapter(s) in Book: Integrated Research in Natural Products Chemistry. pp 75-83. 

Research Grant:

1. Synthesis and Biological Activities of 2-Pyrrolidone Analogues Bearing the 1,3,4Oxadiazoles and 1,2,4-Triazoles Moieties; 1/8/2019 to 30/4/2022; RM 37,500.00; USM (Short Term Grant)


  • JIK 102 General Chemistry II (2017/2018 onwards)
  • JIK 224 Organic Chemistry I (2018/2019)
  • JIK 322 Organic Chemistry II (2021/2022)
  • JIK 327 Chemical Spectroscopy (2018/2019 onwards)
  • JIK 401 Research Methods in Chemistry and Seminar (2017/2018 onwards)
  • JIK 502 Special Topics in Organic and Inorganic Chemistry (2019/2020 – 2020/2021)
  • JIK 510 Inorganic Chemistry III (2017/2018 onwards)
  • JIK 590 Project (2017/2018 onwards)
  • KOT 122 Organic Chemistry I (2021/2022 - current; School of Chemical Sciences)
  • KUE 409 Final Year Project (2021/2022 - current; School of Chemical Sciences)


 Postgraduate Supervision: 

  • MSc - Jaymeer Singh A/L Kashimar Singh, Design and Synthesis of Extended O-Carboxamidostilbenes Via Palladium Catalyzed Heck Coupling Reaction, Co Supervisor, Completed in September 2020.

Undergraduate Supervisions: 

  1. Mohamad Sha'ari Bin Mohd Sariban, Synthesis And Characterizations Of 2-Pyrrolidone Analogues Bearing The 1,3,4-Oxadiazoles, Main Supervisor, Active
  2. Nur Amira Izaniey Bt Amerudin, Synthesis, Structure Characterization and Hirshfeld Surface Analysis Of Ru3(CO)9(µ-dppe)(L)[L= AsPh3, PCy3, PPh3, PPh2(C6H4Br-p) And As(C6H4OMe-p)3], Co-supervisor, Completed 2021.
  3. Siva A/L Subramaniam, Ethanolic Extracts, Phytochemical Analysis and Major Bioactive Components Studies From Aerial Part of Senna Auriculata, Main Supervisor, Completed 2020.
  4. Nur Atikah Binti Abd Rahim, Synthesis of extended O-amidostilbenes, Co-supervisor, Completed 2020.
  5. Ngew Kok Zhuo, Synthesis of 1'-acetoxychavicol acetate analogues, Co-supervisor, Completed 2020.
  6. Hazli Bin Abdul Hamid, Extraction and Essential oils of Curcuma caesia sp. and Their Toxicity, Main Supervisor, Completed 2019.
  7. Tan Aik Sian, Synthesis of extended O-amidostilbenes, Co-supervisor, Completed 2019.
  8. Muhammad Hazwan Bin Sawalludin, Synthesis of acetoxychavicol acetate analogues, Co-supervisor, Completed 2019.
  9. Auni Binti A Bakar, Synthesis of 3,5-dimethoxyaminostilbenes, Co-supervisor, Completed 2019.
  10. Mohd Farid Bin Mohd Termizi, Adsorption of Macrolides Antibiotic From Aqueous Solution Using Activated Carbons Produced From Pomelo Peel, Main Supervisor, Completed 2018.
  11. Nurul Afiqah Zahrin, Synthesis, Characterizations, and Antimalarial Activity of 1,2,4-Triazoles Bearing Pyrrolidine-2-one Ring Moiety, Main Supervisor, Completed 2022.
  12. Mohamad Sha'ari Bin Mohd Sariban, Towards the Synthesis of 2-Pyrrolidone Derivatives Bearing The 1,3,4-Oxadiazole Moiety and The Characterizations, Main Supervisor, Completed 2022.


Academic Recognitions

  • Silver Award, Research and Innovation Poster Competition Series 1/2021; Hirshfeld Surface Analysis of Ru3(CO)9(µdppe)As(C6H4OMe-p)3 and Ru3(CO)9(µ-dppe)SbPh3, Organizer: MNNF NETWORK, January 2021.
  • Assessor of HADIAH ANALIS 2020 (Category: BSc Thesis), Persatuan Sains Analisis Malaysia (ANALIS), August 2021
  • Manuscript Reviewer for the Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences (MJAS), August 2021
  • Manuscript Reviewer for the Penerbit UTM (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, March 2021
  • Manuscript Reviewer for the ASM Science Journal, August 2020
  • Thesis Examiner for the Chemical Instrumentation Programme’s M.Sc. candidate, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2018
  • Malaysian Delegate (Invitation-Only Event) to 6th Junior International Conference on Cutting-Edge Organic Chemistry in Asia (Junior ICCEOCA-6), October 2016, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Best Oral Presenter Award at the 28 th Regional Symposium of Malaysian Natural Products (SSSM 28), Kuching, Sarawak, Mac 2012


  • Vice President, Badan Kebajikan Kakitangan, SDE USM, 05/03/2019-31/12/2020
  • President, Strategic Business Unit, School of Distance Education (SDE) USM, 01/01/2019-31/12/2019
  • Organising Committee of 8th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research 2019 (iCMR 2019) jointly organized by School of Distance Education (SDE) USM, Universitas Islam Sumatera Utara, Indonesia and Universitas Syiah Kuala, Indonesia.
  • University Representative to AKEPT Leadership Talk Series (ALTS) 2019: Series 2, Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT), Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia , 10 October 2019
  • University Representative, Promosi Jom Masuk IPT 2019, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 09/03/2019-10/03/2019
  • Organising Committee of 34th International Conference on Natural Products 2018, organized by School of Chemical Sciences, USM and Malaysian Natural Products Society (MNPS)
  • Training of Trainers (ToT), JEOL JNM-ECZ400S Nuclear Magnetic Resonance System, Universiti Teknologi MARA, January 2015
  • Facilitator, Malaysian Chemistry Carnival 2011, held by Malaysian Institute of Chemistry (IKM), collaboration with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Department of Chemistry Malaysia (JKM), June 2011