Saeed Zakavi
Saeed Zakavi
+98 24 3315 3202
zakavi [at]
Chemistry Building, Room 202


Associate Professor - Inorganic Chemistry
Department of Chemistry  
Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS)

Research interests

Inorganic Chemistry; Biomimetic Catalysis; Photocatalysis; Porphyrins and metalloporphyrins; Coordination Chemistry, Heme and non-heme nanocatalysts; Nanoreagents


Aida G. Mojarrad and Saeed Zakavi, "Significantly Increased Stability of Donor−Acceptor Molecular Complexes under Heterogeneous Conditions: Synthesis, Characterization, and Photosensitizing Activity of a Nanostructured Porphyrin−Lewis Acid Adduct", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, Vol. 12, NO. 41, 10, 2020, doi:

Saeed Zakavi, Hadi Yavari, Akram Heydari-turkmani, Leila Alghooneh, "Effect of degree of b-chlorination on photocatalytic activity of meso-tetraphenylporphyrin under homogeneous and nanoscale heterogeneous conditions: Chlorination vs. bromination", Journal of Catalysis, Vol. 387, 4, 2020, doi:

Aida G. Mojarrad and Saeed Zakavi , "Lewis acid induced spectral changes of sterically hindered and unhindered meso-tetra(aryl)porphyrins: fluorescence emission spectra", New J. Chem., Vol. 44, 1, 2020, doi:

Rahele Nasrollahi, Akram Heydari-turkmani and Saeed Zakavi, "Kinetic and mechanistic aspects of solid state, nanostructured porphyrin diacid photosensitizers in photooxidation of sulfides", Catalysis Science & Technology, Vol. 2019, NO. 5, 2, 2019, doi: 10.1039/C8CY02433B

Zahra Esfandiari bayat, Hajar Rahiminezhad and Saeed Zakavi, "Solvent effects on catalytic activity of manganese porphyrins with cationic, anionic and uncharged meso substituents: Indirect evidence on the nature of active oxidant species", Applied Organometallic Chemistry, Vol. 33, NO. 1, 1, 2019, doi:

Raheleh Nasrollahi, Luis Martín-Gomis, Fernando Fernández-Lázaro, Saeed Zakavi and Ángela Sastre-Santos , "Effect of the Number of Anchoring and Electron-Donating Groups on the Efficiency of Free-Base- and Zn-Porphyrin-Sensitized Solar Cells", Materials, Vol. 12, NO. 4, 2, 2019, doi:

Saeed Zakavi, Mortaza Naderloo, Akram Heydari-turkmani, Leila Alghooneh, Mortaza Eskandari, "Effects of β-bromine substitution and core protonation on photosensitizing properties of porphyrins: Long wavelength photosensitizers", Journal of Catalysis, 11, 2019, doi:

Rahele Nasrollahi and Saeed Zakavi, "Kinetics and mechanistic studies on the formation and reactivity of high valent MnO porphyrin species: mono-ortho or para-substituted porphyrins versus a di-ortho-substituted one", New Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 42, NO. 3, 2, 2018, doi: 10.1039/C7NJ04233G

Reza Jafari motlagh and Saeed Zakavi, "Synthesis, characterization and oxidizing strength of a nano-structured hypervalent iodine(V) compound: iodylbenzene nanofibers", New Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 42, NO. 23, 10, 2018, doi: 10.1039/C8NJ04759F

Aida G. Mojarrad and Saeed Zakavi, "Simple low cost porphyrinic photosensitizers for large scale chemoselective oxidation of sulfides to sulfoxides under green conditions: targeted protonation of porphyrins", Catalysis Science & Technology, Vol. 8, NO. 3, 2, 2018, doi: 10.1039/C7CY02308A

Akram Heydari-turkmani and Saeed Zakavi, "The first solid state porphyrin-weak acid molecular complex: A novel metal free, nanosized and porous photocatalyst for large scale aerobic oxidations in water", Journal of Catalysis, Vol. 364, 8, 2018, doi:

Saeed Zakavi, "Transition Metal-based Catalysts: An Overview", 1st Iranian Catalyst Conference (Invited Speaker), pp. 1-1, 9, 2018

Saeed Zakavi, "Biomimetic Oxidation of Organic Compounds: History and Applications", 19th Iranian Inorganic Chemistry Conference (Invited Speaker), pp. 1-1, 9, 2017

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