Dr Irenus Chinonye Iwu




Senior Lecturer

E-mail: iwu.chinonye@yahoo.com, chinonye.Iwu@futo.edu.ng


PROFILE:   A lecturer per excellence, exceptional academic and solution provider who loves to get involved in a challenging organization in order to improve the quality and acceptability of learning



  • Synthesis
  • Isolation
  • Characterization
  • Natural Product Identification


  • Lecturer and Researcher undergraduate courses
  • Lecturer and Researcher Postgraduate courses
  • Lecturer and Researcher Masters students
  • Lecturer and researcher PhD students.





  1. A.E. Ejele, C.I. Akalezi, I.C. Iwu, L.N. Ukiwe, C.K. Enenebeaku, S.U. Ngwu (2014). Bioassay-Guided Isolation, Purification and Characterization of Antimicrobial Compound from Acidic Metabolite of Piper umbellatumSeed Extract. International Journal of Chemistry 6(1)  61-70
  2. I.C Iwu, J.O. Echeme, R. Uchegbu, (2014). Isolation and characterization of 4.15 – cholestene-3- yl Benzoate from the Stem Bark of PentaclethraMacrophylla (P. Benth) INT.  JOURNAL of Emerging Knowledge IJEKI1 (10) 185-192
  3. I.C. Iwu, M.C. Akah, M. ChijiokeOkere, R.U. Uchegbu, U. Onu, C.E. Ogukwe (2014).    GC–MS, Phytochemical and antimicrobial properties of PentaclethraMacrophylla Bark.  International Journal of Biological Sciences Accepted for publication
  4. I.C. Iwu, M.C. Akah, ChijiokeOkere M., U. Onu, C.E. Ogukwe (2014). Phytochemical and Antimicrobial Properties of the Root and Leaf Extract of Carica Papaya Devon Journal Series Accepted for publication
  5. A.A. Agomuo, A. Ata, C.C. Udenigwe, R.E. Aluko, I. Iwu         (2013). Novel Indols Alkaloids from Nauclea Latifolis and their Renin-inhibition Activities Chemistry and Biodiversity (10) 401 – 410
  6. L.W. Ukiwe, I.C. Iwu, Chijioke – Okere M. (2013). The Role of Inorganic metal salts in wastewater clarification Journal of Advances in Chemistry        4 No 1 318 –  322
  7. A.E. Ejele, I. A. Duru, R. N. Oze, I. C. Iwu, C. E. Ogukwe (2012). Comparison of antimicrobial potential of piper umbellatum piper Guineans, Ocimumgratissimum and Newbouldialeavis extract International Research Journal of Biochemistry and Bioinformatics 2 (2) 35 – 40
  8. A.E. Ejele, I. A. Duru, I. C. Iwu, C. E. Ogukwe (2012). Phytochemistry and antimicrobial potential of Basic Metabolites of piper umbellatum, piper Guineense, OcimumGratissimum and NewbouldisLeavis extracts. Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences. JETEAS 3(2) 309 -314
  9. A.E. Ejele, I. C. Iwu, L. N. Ukiwe (2012). Phytochemistry and antimicrobial potential of Neutral Metabolites of piper umbellatum piper guineense, Ocimumgratissimum and Newbouldialeavis extracts. Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences 8 (1) 1-7
  10. L.N. Ukiwe, J. I. Alinnor, I. C. Iwu (2012). The Influence of Sludge concentration and Sulphuric acid on Bioleaching efficiency of ThiobacillusThioxidans on Sewage Sludge Terrestrial and Aquatic environmental toxicology 6 (1) 50-54
  11. L.N. Ukiwe, G. O. Onyedika, V. I. Uche, I. C. Iwu (2012) Physicochemical water quality indicators of groundwater in Ishiagu Ebonyi State Nigeria. Terrestrial and Aquatic Environmental Toxicology 6 (1) 55 -60
  12. I.C. Iwu, G. O. Onyedika, L. N. Ukiwe, C. Akalezi O. Chuks (2012). Physiochemical Analysis of Soil Samples around Spent oil wells in Io State Nigeria. African Journal of Physical Science. 4(1) 26-29
  13. L.N. Ukwe, I. C. Iwu (2011). Effect of Reaction Time and Acids in Chemical Leaching of Heavy Metals in Sewage Sludge. Terrestrial and Aquatic Environmental Toxicology. 5 (1) 73-76
  14. L.N. Ukwe, I. C. Iwu (2011). Heavy Metal Speciation and distribution in Mesh Sieved Soil Profile. Journal of Chemical Society. 36 (1) 47 – 55
  15. E.T. Oparaocha, I. Iwu, J. E. Ahaneku. (2009). Preliminary Study on Mosquito repellant and Mosquitocidal activities of Ocimumgratissimum (L) grown in eastern Nigeria. Journal of Vector Borne Diseases. 47 45 – 50
  16. G.O. Onyedika, C. S. Nwankwo, C. Ajaero, E.N. Ejike, I. C. Iwu. (2009). Lead Concentration in the blood of Residents of the Mineralized and Mining Environs Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution.6 (4) 103 – 106
  17. Oparaocha E.T, I. Iwu       (2008). A preliminary study of insect repellant activities of the volatile oil of Ocimumgratissimum. In proceeding of parasitological and public health society of Nigeria.      75
  18. P.C. Njoku, G.O. Onyedika, C.O. Akalezi, C.I. Obiji, C. K. Enenebeaku, I.C. Iwu, R. N. Oze. (2009). Comprehensive Approach to University Organic Chemistry.        Ihem Davis Prem Ltd Owerri           1 -176
  19. IWU  et,  al (2015). Isolation and characterization 13-ethyl methyl abietate from the leaf of Pentaclethra macrophylla leaf International Journal of Emerging Knowledge IJEK
  20. R.I Uchegbu, A.A. Ahuchaogu, C.N. Mbadiugha, K.O. Amanze, C. E Igara, I.C. Iwu AND PC. Ikechukwu Nwankwo R.I Uchegbu, A.A. Ahuchaogu, C.N. Mbadiugha, K.O. Amanze, C. E Igara, I.C. Iwu AND PC. Ikechukwu Nwankwo  Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory and Anti-bacterial Activities of the seed of Mucuna pruriens ( Utilis)  American Chemical Science Journal 13 (2) 1-8  2016.

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