Melanie Rademeyer

Prof M Rademeyer



Tel:             012 420-2511

Email:        [email protected]

Office:        NW1 3-40

Position:    Associate Professor

Academic qualifications: BSc(RAU), Hons(RAU), MSc(RAU), PhD (Chemistry)(RAU)


Physical Chemistry: Quantum Chemistry, Statistical Thermodynamics and Crystallography

Modules: CMY 382, CMY 717, CMY 760

Research interests

Crystal engineering and understanding of the role of non-covalent interactions in crystalline materials.

Functional ionic and coordination organic-inorganic hybrid materials.

 Magnetic properties of ionic- and coordination organic-inorganic hybrids.

Quantum mechanical modelling of materials, and property calculations.

Perovskite Solar Cells.

Please visit our Materials Science research group webpage

Jeffrey C. Monroe, Christopher P. Landee, Melanie Rademeyer and Mark M. Turnbull, Copper(II) Halide Salts with1-(4’-Pyridyl)-Pyridinediium, Inorganics 2020, 8, 18. DOI: 10.3390/inorganics8030018

B.M.P. Beebeejaun-Boodoo, Melanie Rademeyer, Coordination polymers and metallocycles of metal halides with n-(aminomethyl)pyridine, n = 3 or 4: Structures and solid-state fluorescence, Polyhedron, 179, (2020), 114364. DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2020.114364

Jeffrey C. Monroe, M. Angels Carvajal, Mercè Deumal, Christopher P. Landee, Melanie Rademeyer, Mark M. Turnbull, Revisiting the Role of Hydrogen Bonding in the Strong Dimer Superexchange of a 2D Copper(II) Halide Honeycomb-Like Lattice: Structural and Magnetic Study, Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 6319−6331. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c00433

Stefan Coetzee, Mark M. Turnbull, Christopher P. Landee, Juan J. Novoa, Mercè Deumal, Sergi Vela, Melanie Rademeyer, Assessing Cu2L2X4 dimeric moieties as ferromagnetic building blocks, in double halide-bridged polymers (X = Cl-, Br- and L = benzamide). An experimental and computational study, Polyhedron 185 (2020) 114603. DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2020.114603

Hearne, N., Turnbull, M. M., Landee, C. P., van der Merwe, E. M., Rademeyer. M., Halide-bi-bridged polymers of amide substituted pyridines and -pyrazines: polymorphism, structures, thermal stability and magnetism CrystEngComm, (2019), 21, 1910 – 1927. DOI: 10.1039/c9ce00071b

Jonathan E. Chellali, Cailyn Keely, Graham Bell, Kimberly L. Dimanno, Tran Tran, Christopher P. Landee, Diane A. Dickie, Melanie Rademeyer, Mark M. Turnbull, Fan Xiao, Cobalt and zinc halide complexes of 4-chloro and 4-methylaniline:Syntheses, structures and magnetic behaviour, Polyhedron, (2019), 168, 1 – 10. DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2019.04.025  

Robert J. Dubois, Christopher P. Landee, Melanie Rademeyer & Mark M. Turnbull, Pyridine-based complexes of copper(II) chloride and bromide: ligand conformation effects on crystal structure. Synthesis, structure and magnetic behavior of Cu(2-Cl-3-X′py)2X2 [X, X′ = Cl, Br], Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 2019, 72, 11, 1785–1809. DOI: 10.1080/00958972.2019.1629429

Beebeejaun-Boodoo, B. M. P., Erasmus, R., Rademeyer, M. Tetrahalometallate salts of N-(4-picolinium)-1,8-naphthalimide: structures and solid-state fluorescence, CrystEngComm (2018), 20, 4875 – 4887. DOI: 10.1039/C8CE00292D

Richardson, A. D., Zirkman, T. J., Kebede, M. T., Landee, C. P., Rademeyer, Turnbull, M. M., Synthesis, structure, and magnetic properties of a family of copper(II) complexes and salts of isoquinoline: (Isoquinoline)nCu(X)2 [X = Cl, Br] and (isoquinolinium)2CuX4(H­O)n [X = Cl, Br; n = 0,1], Polyhedron, (2018), 147, 106 – 119. DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2018.03.018

DuBois, R. J., Landee, C. P., Rademeyer, M., Turnbull, M. M., 2-Chloro-3-fluoropyridine copper(II) complexes and the effect of structural changes on magnetic behaviour, Journal of Coordination Chemistry, (2018). DOI:10.1080/00958972.2018.1527323

Slabbert, C., Rademeyer, M., The MX2Lx matrices, with M = Zn2+, Cd2+, Hg2+, X = Cl-, Br-, I- and L = pyrazine, quinoxaline, phenazine, Journal of Coordination Chemistry (2017), 70, 676 – 695. DOI: 10.1080/00958972.2016.1263390

Rademeyer, M., van der Westhuizen, B., Salts of 4-aminobutyric acid and 6-aminohexanoic acid behaving as molecular Velcro, CrystEngComm (2017), 19, 6821 - 6836. DOI: 10.1039/C7CE01597F

Slabbert, C., Rademeyer, M., Structures and trends of neutral MXxsolvent4−x tetrahedra and anionic [MX4]2− tetrahalometallates of zinc(II), cadmium(II) and mercury(II) with benzopyridine- and benzopyrazine-type N-donor ligands or cations, CrystEngComm, (2016), 18, 4555 – 4579.

Slabbert, C., Rademeyer, M., One-dimensional halide-bridged polymers of metal cations with mono-heterocyclic donor ligands or cations: A review correlating chemical composition, connectivity and chain conformation. Coordination Chemistry Reviews, (2015), 288, 18 – 49.

Slabbert, C., Rademeyer, M., Structures and trends of one-dimensional halide-bridged polymers of five-coordinate cadmium(II) and mercury(II) with benzopyridine and –pyrazine type N-donor ligands , CrystEngComm, (2015), 17, 9070 – 9096.

Rademeyer, M., Turnbull, M. M., Landee, C. P., Kunene, M., Liles, D. C., Crystal structure and magnetic properties of catena-poly[bromide[trans(1S,2S)/(1R,2R)-cyclohexane-1,2-diamine copper(II)]-mu3-bromido]. Solid State Sciences, (2012), 14, 1106-1110.

Rademeyer, M., Tsouris, C., Billing, D. G., Lemmerer, A., Charmant, J., Robust motifs in 2-phenylethylammonium and related tetrahalometallates. CrystEngComm, (2011), 13, 3485-3497.

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