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OJINNAKA CHUKWUNONYE MOSES B.Sc., Ph.D., FCSN, FICCON, FNIBE, FIIA
Professor

Chukwunonye Moses Ojinnaka graduated from University of Ibadan, Nigeria, B.Sc. Hons (1973) and PhD (1978), in Chemistry. He was a Research Officer, Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (1974), Graduate Assistant, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Ibadan (1975), Head of Research Division, Leather Research Institute of Nigeria, Zaria (1978 – 1979), Research Associate, College of Pharmacy, the University of Illinois at the Medical Center, Chicago (1981), Research Fellow, Arrhenius Laboratory, University of Stockholm, Sweden (1984-1985), Head, Chemistry Department, University of Port Harcourt (1988-1990), Professor of Chemistry (1995- ), Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Port Harcourt (2004-2008), Senior Research Advisor to Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (1999 -2000, 2008–2009), Chief Executive Officer, Kemispect Associates, Nigeria (2004 - ), Association of African University (AAU) Professor (2015) and Dean, College of Postgraduate Studies, Veritas University, Abuja (2017 - ). Professor Ojinnaka is a fellow of Chemical Society of Nigeria (FCSN), Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (FICCON), Institute of Biomedical Engineering (FNIBE) and Institute of Industrial Administrators (FIIA). He was cited in Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (1996, 1997) and Who’s Who in the World (1997).

Major Research Interest:

  1. Medicinal Plant Research: Isolation, and characterization of biologically active principles.
  2. Essential oils from Nigerian plants: Extraction and application.
  3. Tribology: The Mechanism of oxidative degradation of automotive crankcase oil.
  4. Environmental Remediation: Post-impact environmental assessment of polluted sites.
  5. Crude oil dehydration: Formulation of demulsifier from surface active components

 

Articles in Learned Journals

 

  1. Oforma, G.C; Udourioh, G.A; Ojinnaka, C.M. 2019. Characterization of Essential Oils and Fatty Acids Composition of Stored ginger (Zingiber officiale Roscoe). J. Appl. Sci. Environ. Manage. 23 (12) 2231-2238.
  2. DURU R.U., Osuji L.C., Abayeh, O.J., Ajienka J.A., Ojinnaka, C.M. 2018. Potash Extraction from Agro Wastes as an Additive in Demulsification of Water-in-Crude Oil emulsion. Patent. Federal Republic of Nigeria, (Patent Cert. No. 010235 (RP: NG/P/2018/367).             
  3. OJINNAKA, C. M, Ajienka J.A., Abayeh O.J., Osuji L. C., Duru R. U. 2016. Correlation of Hydrophile-Lipophile Balance with Properties Affecting Water-in-oil Emulsion Stability of Nigerian Crude oils. International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research, 7(11)256-300.
  4. OJINNAKA, C.M, Ndukwe, G.I. and Oyedeji, A.O. 2016. Novel bioactive triterpenoid saponin from fruits of Napoleonaea imperialis P. Beauv (Lecythiadiaceae). International Journal of Chemical Studies, 4(5), 80 – 87.
  5. OJINNAKA, C. M, Ajienka J.A., Abayeh O.J., Osuji L. C., Duru R. U. 2016. Formulation of best-fit hydrophile/lipophile balance –dielectric permittivity demulsifiers for treatment of crude oil emulsions. Egypt. J. Petrol., 25(4) 565-574. (http://dx.doi.org10/.1016/j.ejpe.2015.12.005).
  6. OJINNAKA, C.M., Nwachukwu K.I., Ezediokpu M. N. 2015. The chemical constituents and bioactivity of the seed (fruit) extracts of Buchholzia coriacea. J. Appl. Sci. Environ. Manage. 19(4), 795-801.
  7. OJINNAKA, C.M., Ndukwe G.I., Oyedeji A.O. Nxasana N, Apalata T. 2015. Antibacterial Activity of the Fruit of Napoleonaea imperialis P. Beauv. Journal of innovation and Research in Health Sciences & Biotechnology, 1(1), 1-11.
  8. OJINNAKA, C.M, Achugasim O., Osuji, L. 2014. Potassium permanganate as an oxidant in the remediation of soils polluted by Bonny crude oil. J. Soil Sci. Environ. Manage. 3(2) 4-19.
  9. OJINNAKA, C.M, Nwokonkwo D.C. 2014. Isolation of isomeric Triterpenoid Saponin from the seeds of Napoleonaea imperialis (Lecythidaceae). International Journal of New Innovation in Science and Technology, 2(2), 127-129.
  10. OJINNAKA, C.M, Achugasim O., Osuji, L. 2013. Management of Petroporphyrin in a crude oil polluted environment. Eur. Chem. Bull, 2(10), 794-796.
  11. OJINNAKA, C.M, Achugasim O., Osuji, L. 2013. Assessment of ability of three chemical oxidants to remove hydrocarbons from soils polluted by Bonny light crude oil. European Chemical Bulletin 2(4), 226-330.
  12. OJINNAKA, C.M., Okpala D.C. 2012. A Triterpenoid Saponin from the Fruits of Napoleonaea Imperialis P. Beauv (Lecythidaceae). J. Appl. Sci. & Environ. Manag. 16(2), 213 – 216.
  13. OJINNAKA, C.M., Osuji L.C. and Achugasim O. 2012. Remediation of Hydrocarbons in Crude Oil - Contaminated Soils using Fenton’s Reagent. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 184(11), 6527-6540,( DOI: 10.1007/s10661-011-2438-3)
  14. OJINNAKA, C.M., Osuji L.C. and Achugasim O. 2011. Use of Activated Persulfate in the Removal of Petroleum Hydrocarbons from Crude Oil Polluted Soils. Impacted Site in the Niger Delta Basin of Nigeria. Environmental Forensics 7(3), 259-265.
  15. OJINNAKA, C.M, Osuji, L.C. and Idung I.D. 2006. Preliminary Investigation on Mgbede-20 Oil -polluted Site in Niger Delta, Nigeria. Chemistry and Biodiversity, 3, 1-10.
  16. OJINNAKA, C.M, Osuji, L.C. and Egbuson, E.J.  2005. Assessment and treatment of hydrocarbon-inundated soils using inorganic nutrient (N-P-K) supplements: II. A case study of Eneka oil spillage in Niger Delta Nigeria. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 30, 1-14
  17. OJINNAKA, C.M, Osuji, L.C., Egbuson E.J. 2005. Chemical Reclamation of crude-oil-inundated soils from Niger Delta, Nigeria. Chemistry and Ecology, 21(1), 1-10.
  18. OJINNAKA, C.M, Horsfall, M.  (Jnr). 2004. Chemical analysis of wines brewed in Nigeria. School Science, XLII (1), 32-38.
  19. OJINNAKA, C.M 2002. Chemistry of Palm Products.  Chemistry in Nigeria. 2(1), 24 – 25.
  20. OJINNAKA, C.M, Horsfall, M. (Jnr.). 1999. Effect of temperature on the formation of biologically active amines in Nigeria wines. Global Journal of Pure and applied sciences (GJPAS). 5(4), 503 - 5. 
  21. OJINNAKA, C.M, Horsfall, M. (Jnr.), Spiff, A.I. 1998. Evaluation of anti-nutritional biogenic amines in non-alcoholic fruit wine consumed in Nigeria. JASEM. 1 (1), 24-26.
  22. OJINNAKA, C.M, Ofunne, G.C., Maduako, A.U. 1996. The role of metals in the oxidative degradation of automotive crankcase oils. Tribology International29(2), 153 – 160
  23. OJINNAKA, C.M, Ezeamuzie I.C, Uzogara E.O, Oji S.E. 1994. Anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and anti-malarial activities of a West African medicinal plant—Picralima nitida Afr. J Med. Med. Sci.; 23: 85–90.
  24. OJINNAKA, C.M., Ofunne, G.C., Maduako, A.U. 1992. Carbonyl peak index technique in the study of lubricant oxidation. Lubrication Science, 5(1), 43 – 45.
  25. Ojinnaka, C.M., Kenne, L. and Abbey, S.D. 1992. Studies on Nigeria medicinal plants II. The constituents of the fruits of Buchholzia coriacea Engl (Capparaceae). Proceedings of the Nigerian Academy of Science, 4, 42 – 47.
  26. OJINNAKA, C.M., Ofunne, G.C., Maduako, A.U. 1991. Studies on the effects of temperature on the chemical characteristics of automotive crankcase oils and their base oils. Tribology International, 24 (3), 173 – 178.
  27. OJINNAKA, C.M., Ofunne, G.C., Maduako, A.U. 1990, High-temperature oxidation stability of automotive crankcase oils and their base oils. Tribology International, 23 (6), 407 – 412.
  28. OJINNAKA, C.M., Ofunne, G.C., Maduako, A.U. 1989. Studies on the ageing characteristics of automotive crankcase oils. Tribology International,22 (6), 401 – 404.
  29. OJINNAKA, C.M., Okogun, J.I. and Wilcox, B.H.R. 1989. Chemical evidence for the reclassification of Musanga and Myrianthus. Biologia Africana 3 (1 and 2), 55 – 60.
  30. OJINNAKA, C.M., Okogun, J.I. 1985. The chemical constituents of Musanga cecropioides.Jour. Nat. Prod.48 (2), 337 – 338.
  31. OJINNAKA, C.M., Kenne, L. 1985. Studies on Nigerian Medicinal Plants: Components of the stems of Myrianthus arboreus.Jour. Nat. Prod.48 (6), 1002 – 1003.
  32. OJINNAKA, C.M., Okogun, J.I. Okorie D.A. 1984. Myrianthic acid: a triterpene acid from the root wood of Myrianthus arboreus. Phytochemistry, 23 (5), 1125 – 1127.
  33. OJINNAKA, C.M., Okogun, J.I. Okorie D.A. 1980. Triterpene acid from Myrianthus arboreus. Phytochemistry, 19, 2482 – 2483.

 Articles in Conference Proceeding

  1. OJINNAKA, C.M., and Okpara, D.C. 1995. Napoleonaside, a Molluscicidal   Triterpenoid Saponin from fruits of Napoleonaea imperialis. Proceedings of the 35th IUPAC Congress, Istanbul, turkey, p.002.
  2. OJINNAKA, C.M., Okogun, J.I. Okorie D.A. 1982. The structure of a triterpene-sapogenin of Myrianthus arboreus. Proceedings of American Society of Pharmacognosy. Twenty – third annual Conferences, 11.
  3. OJINNAKA, C.M., Okogun, J.I. Okorie D.A. 1980. The chemotaxonomy of the Urticaceae. The extractive from Myrianthus arboreus P. Beauv and Musanga cecropioides R. Br. Bull. Assoc. Nigeria 6 (1), 4.
  4. OJINNAKA, C.M., Okogun, J.I. Okorie D.A. 1977. The isolation of a new triterpenoid related to tormentic acid. Bull. Sci. Assoc. Nigeria, 3, 102.

 

     Technical Papers

  1. OJINNAKA, C.M. 2008. Natural Product chemistry: A Partner to Health-care Delivery – A paper presented at University of Ibadan on March 13th 2008 in honour of Professor D.A. Okorie
  2. OJINNAKA, C.M. 1996. Carbocation and Alkylation Reactions in Petroleum Refining Process – A paper presented at 1996 technical Meeting of the Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria/Chemical Society of Nigeria, Rivers State Chapter, on 28th February,1996  at Port Harcourt Refining Company, Alesa-Eleme, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
  3. OJINNAKA, C.M. 1977. Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry and its Application – A paper delivered in Department of Chemistry, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, on 5th January 1977.

 

Valedictory/Inaugural Lectures

Valedictory Lecture

  1. OJINNAKA, C.M. 2011. In Defence of Traditional/Herbal Medicine. University of Port Harcourt Valedictory lecture Series No. 3. University of Port Harcourt Publishing House, Port Harcourt.ISBN 978-2321-82-6, iii + 40pp.

 

Inaugural Lecture

  1. OJINNAKA, C.M. 1998. A Forest for Novel Drugs: Natural Product Chemistry. University of Port Harcourt Inaugural lecture Series No. 19. University of Port Harcourt Publishing House, Port Harcourt.ISBN 978-2321-82-6, iii + 40pp.

 

BOOKS

  1. OJINNAKA, C.M. 1994 (Revised 2002, 2012). Introduction to Principles of Organic Chemistry: Kemispect Associates, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. ISBN 978 – 159 – 38 – 0, viii + 307pp.
  2. OJINNAKA, C.M. 2001. Oxidation and Reduction in Organic Chemistry: A Mechanistic Approach. University of Port Harcourt Publishing House, Port Harcourt. ISBN 978 – 2321 – 69 – 9 viii + 135pp.
  3. OJINNAKA, C.M. 1996 (Revised 2012). Infrared Spectroscopy: Principles, Technique and Application. Kemispect Associates, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. ISBN 978 – 2954 – 09 – 8, v + 82pp.
  4. OJINNAKA, C.M. 1987. Tanners’ Guide to Nigerian Plants. Laser publishers. Port Harcourt, Nigeria. ISBN 978 – 31409 – 2 – 2, viii + 63pp.
  5. OJINNAKA, C.M. 1985 (Revised 2003). African Herbal Medicine – The Chemical Constituent and Phytotherapeutic application of some West African Senna (Cassia) Species. Jeson Books, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. ISBN 978 – 159 – 196 – 7, vii + 62pp.
  6. OJINNAKA, C.M. 2020. Organic Synthesis: A Redox Concept. Kemispect Associates, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. ISBN: 978-978-2954-90-9, ix + 128pp
  7. OJINNAKA, C.M. 2020. Carbocyclic and Heterocyclic Chemistry for Beginners, Kemispect Associates, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. ISBN: ISBN: 978 – 978 – 2954 – 91 – 6,  ix + 99pp