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Dr. Nurul Yani Rahim

Senior Lecturer

I was born at Kelantan, Malaysia on 21 November 1985. I am graduated from Universiti Putra Malaysia for BSc. (Petroleum Chemistry) and University of Malaya for MSc. (Chemistry) and Ph.D (Chemistry). I am a senior lecturer in School of Chemical Sciences under Analytical Chemistry Department since July 2017. In this academic field, I am eager to learn more about teaching skills so that I can prepare myself to be a relevant educator as required for the education in accordance with the Revolution 4.0. I am also interested in creating and applying innovative teaching materials for teaching and learning especially for chemistry undergraduate program. Apart of teaching, research also one of my passion. My current research interests are separation method utilizing of advance materials as the packing material of stationary phase in column of chromatography.


  • B.Sc. (Hons)(UPM), M. Sc., Ph.D. (UM)

Areas of Expertise

  • Chiral separation, Ionic Liquid, Cyclodextrin, Water Treatment


REsearch Interest

Primary research is about method development in separation sciences and packing material of stationary phase in high performance liquid chromatography using advance materials such as ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents. Secondary research involved supramolecular compound such as cyclodextrin as drug delivery.

REsearch ToPICS

Separation Method, Chiral Separation, Inclusion Complex.



  • Selected Publication

    1. Sadiq, A. C., Olasupo, A., Rahim, N. Y., Ngah, W. S. W., & Suah, F. B. M. (2021). Comparative removal of malachite green dye from aqueous solution using deep eutectic solvents modified magnetic chitosan nanoparticles and modified protonated chitosan beads. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 9(5), 106281.

    2. Sadiq, A. C., Olasupo, A., Ngah, W. S. W., Rahim, N. Y., & Suah, F. B. M. (2021). A decade development in the application of chitosan-based materials for dye adsorption: A short review. International journal of biological macromolecules, 191, 1151-1163.

    3. Rahim, N. Y., Md Zuki, N. N., Jumbri, K., Mohamad, S., Abdul Manan, N. S., Sidek, N., ... & Ramachandran, M. R. (2021). Inclusion Complexes of β-Cyclodextrin/Pioglitazone and β-Cyclodextrin-Ionic Liquid/Pioglitazone: Spectroscopic Methods Combined with Molecular Docking Studies. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Sciences (pp. 131-145). Springer, Singapore.

    4. Mohamad Yusoff, N. A. N., Rahim, N. Y., Mohammad, R. E. A., Yahaya, N., & Miskam, M. (2021). Deep eutectic solvent-based emulsification liquid–liquid microextraction for the analysis of phenoxy acid herbicides in paddy field water samples. Royal Society open science, 8(3), 202061.

    5. Rahim, N. Y., & Elleas, N. A. E. (2020). Characterization of Inclusion Complex of β-Cyclodextrin/Isoniazid using Spectroscopic Method. Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences, 24(6), 862-872.

    6. Sadiq, A. C., Rahim, N. Y., & Suah, F. B. M. (2020). Adsorption and desorption of malachite green by using chitosan-deep eutectic solvents beads. International journal of biological macromolecules, 164, 3965-3973.

    7. Sazali, N. H., Jie, T. W., & Rahim, N. Y. (2020). Hydrophobic Deep Eutectic as a New Solvent for Liquid-Liquid Extraction and Its Potential Application in Ligandless Extraction of Cu (II). Current Chromatography, 7(1), 32-39

    8. Prabu, S., Samad, N. A., Ahmad, N. A., Jumbri, K., Raoov, M., Rahim, N. Y., ... & Mohamad, S. (2020). Studies on the supramolecular complex of a guanosine with beta-cyclodextrin and evaluation of its anti-proliferative activity. Carbohydrate research, 497, 108138.

    9. Rahim N.Y., Tay K.S., Mohamad S. (2018). Chromatographic and spectroscopic studies on β-cyclodextrin functionalized ionic liquid as chiral stationary phase: Enantioseparation of NSAIDs. Adsorption Science & Technology, 36(1-2), 130-148.

    10. Rahim, N. Y., Tay, K. S., & Mohamad, S. (2016). β-Cyclodextrin functionalized ionic liquid as chiral stationary phase of high performance liquid chromatography for enantioseparation of β-blockers. Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry, 85(3), 303-315.

  • PhD Project Supervised

    1. Analysis of emerging pollutants in Environmental Samples with Emulsification Liquid-Liquid Microextraction using Fatty Acids Deep Eutectic Solvents.




  • MSc. Project Supervised

    1. Preparation and Characterization of ternary inclusion complex of β-cyclodextrin with anti-tuberculosis drugs using spectroscopic and molecular docking methods

  • Collaboration

    1. University of Malaya

    2. University of Technology Petronas

    3. Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

    4. Universiti Malaysia Perlis

    5. Universiti Teknologi Mara
  • Awards

    1. Anugerah Sanggar Sanjung 2019

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