Marilé Landman

Prof M Landman

Telephone        +27 12 420-2527
Email                [email protected]
Office               NS1, Room 4-57
Position           Professor
Academic qualification  PhD
NRF Rating: C2


Undergraduate: Inorganic chemistry

Postgraduate: Organometallic Chemistry

Modules: CMY 285, CMY 385 and CMY 714

Research interests

Organometallic synthesis, N-heterocyclic carbene transition metal complexes, Fischer carbene complexes, Chemical modelling, Spectroscopy, Catalysis, Bio-organometallic chemistry

Please visit our Organo-metallic Synthesis and Materials research group website.


View all publications here: Google scholar

Selected Journal articles (2017 - 2019)

F.P. Malan, E. Singleton, P.H. van Rooyen, M. Albrecht*, M. Landman*, Synthesis, Stability, and (De)hydrogenation Catalysis by Normal and Abnormal Alkene- and Picolyl-Tethered NHC Ruthenium Complexes, Organometallics (2019), 38, 2624-2635.

F.P. Malan, E. Singleton, P.H. van Rooyen, M. Landman*, Tandem transfer hydrogenation–epoxidation of ketone substrates catalysed by alkene-tethered Ru(II)–NHC complexes, New J. Chem. (2019), 43, 8472-8481.

F.P. Malan, E. Singleton, P.H. van Rooyen, J. Conradie*, M. Landman*, Base-free glucose dehydration catalysed by NHC-stabilised heterohalo cyclopentadienyl Cr(III) complexes, New J. Chem. (2018), 42, 19193-19204.

F.P. Malan, E. Singleton, J. Conradie*, M. Landman*, Electrochemistry of a series of symmetric and asymmetric CpNiBr(NHC) complexes: Probing the electrochemical environment due to push-pull effects, J. Electroanal. Chem. (2018), 814, 66-76.

M Landman,* A. Jansen van Rensburg, P.H. van Rooyen, M.M. Conradie, J. Conradie, Triphenylstibine-substituted Fischer carbene complexes of tungsten(0):synthesis, structure, DFT and electrochemistry, New J. of Chem. (2018), 42, 7301-7313.

E. Botha, M. Landman, P.H. van Rooyen, E.E. Erasmus; Electronic properties of ferrocenyl-terpyridine coordination complexes: An electrochemical and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic approach, Inorg. Chim. Acta, (2018), 482, 514-521.

F.P. Malan, E. Singleton, B.W. Bulling, I. Cukrowski, P.H. van Rooyen, M. Landman*, CpNiBr(NHC) complexes as pre-catalysts in the chemoselective anaerobic oxidation of secondary aryl alcohols: Experimental and DFT studies, Mol. Catal. (2017), 432, 47-56.

F.P. Malan, E. Singleton, P.H. van Rooyen, J. Conradie*, M. Landman*, Synthesis, structure and DFT conformation analysis of CpNiX(NHC) and NiX2(NHC)2 (X = SPh or Br) complexes, J. Mol. Struct. (2017), 1147, 235-243.

M.M. van der Merwe, M. Landman,* P.H. van Rooyen, J.H.L. Jordaan, D.P. Otto; Structural Assignment of Commercial Polyisobutylene Succinic Anhydride based Surfactants, J. Surf. Det. (2017) 20, 193-205.

Jansen van Rensburg, M. Landman,* P.H. van Rooyen, M.M. Conradie, J. Conradie; Molybdenum(0) Fischer ethoxycarbene complexes: Synthesis, X-ray crystal structures and DFT study, Polyhedron (2017) 121, 285-296.



Prof CGCE van Sittert, North-West University

Prof J Conradie, University of the Free State

Prof EE Erasmus, University of the Free State

Prof J Swarts , University of the Free State

Prof K von Eschwege, University of the Free State

Prof S Mapolie, University of Stellenbosch

Dr R Malgas-Enus, University of Stellenbosch


Prof P Ramasami, University of Mauritius, Mauritius

Prof M Albrecht, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland


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