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Synthesis and optimisation of a novel graphene wool material by atmospheric pressure chemical vapour deposition

Genna-Leigh Schoonraad, Moshawe Jack Madito, Ncholu Manyala, and Patricia Forbes

Journal of Material Science 55 (2020) 545–564


Tetrahydropyrimidinones/thiones stabilized by trifluoromethyl-containing b-diketones

Rasheed A. Adigun, Frederick P. Malan, Mohammed O. Balogun, Natasha October

Journal of Molecular Structure   1202(2020) 1277281


Atmospheric Chemistry Analysis: A Review

Patricial Forbes

Analytical Chemistry   92 (2020) 455-472


Blended learning in a second year organic chemistry class: students’ perceptions and preferences of the learning support

Rethabile Tekane, Lynne A. Pilcher and Marietjie Potgieter

Chemistry Education Research and Practice   21 (2020) 24-36


Synthesis and characterisation of methylammonium lead tri-bromide perovskites thin films by sequential physical vapor deposition

J.N. Fru, N. Nombona, M. Diale

Physica B: Physics of Condensed Matter   578 (2020) 411884


Fabrication of novel magnetic chitosan/graphene‐oxide/metal oxide nanocomposite beads for Cr(VI) adsorption

Chrisanne Naicker, Nolwazi Nombona, Werner E. van Zyl

Chemical Papers  74 (2020) 529-541


Synthesis and anticancer activity of N-9- and N-7- substituted 1,2,3 triazole analogues of 2,6-di-substituted purine

Jabeena Khazir, Bilal Ahmad Mir, Gousia Chashoo, Lynne Pilcher & Darren Riley

Medicinal Chemistry Research   29 (2020) 33-45


Design, synthesis, and anticancer evaluation of acetamide and hydrazine analogues of pyrimidine

Jabeena Khazir, Bilal Ahmad Mir, Gousia Chashoo, Tariq Maqbool, Darren Riley, Lynne Pilcher

Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry    57 (2020) 1306-1318


Insights into household fuel use in Kenyan communities

A Osano, J Maghanga, C.F. Munyeza, B Chaka, W Olal, P.B.C. Forbes

Sustainable Cities and Society   55 (2020) 1020139


Sesquiterpene lactones from Geigeria aspera Harv. and their cytotoxicity

Gerda Fouche, Louis G. J. Ackerman, E. Annette Venter, Y. Zethu Mathe, Dave C. Liles & Christo J. Botha

Natural Products Research   Published online: 16 Oct 2019


Controlling mosquitoes with semiochemicals: a review

Madelien Wooding, Yvette Naudé, Egmont Rohwer & Marc Bouwer

Paracites & Vectors   13 (2020) 80


A review of sampling approaches to off-target pesticide deposition

B.K.Munjanja, Y.Naudé, P.B.C.Forbes

Trends in Environmental Analytical Chemistry    25 (2020) e00075


Mosquito repellent thermal stability, permeability and air volatility

António B Mapossa, Alcides Sitoe, Walter W Focke,  Homa Izadi, Elizabeth L du Toit, René Androsch, Chanita Sungkapreechad, and Elizabet M van der Merwe

Pest Management Science   76 (2020) 1112-1120


Development of a turn-on graphene quantum dot-based fluorescent probe for sensing of pyrene in water

Nsibande S. A. and Forbes P. B. C.

RSC Advances     10 (2020) 12119-12128


Origin of Hydrocarbons Stability from a Computational Perspective: A Case Study of Ortho‐Xylene Isomers

Prof. Mariusz P. Mitoraj  Filip Sagan  Dr. Dariusz W. Szczepanik  Dr. Jurgens H. de Lange  Aleksandra L. Ptaszek  Dr. Daniel M. E. van Niekerk  Prof. Ignacy Cukrowski

ChemPhysChem   21 (2020) 494-502


Revisiting the Role of Hydrogen Bonding in the Strong Dimer Superexchange of a 2D Copper(II) Halide Honeycomb-Like Lattice: Structural and Magnetic Study

Jeffrey C. Monroe, M. Angels Carvajal, Mercè Deumal, Christopher P. Landee, Melanie Rademeyer, and Mark M. Turnbull

Inorganic Chemistry 59 (2020)  6319-6331


Copper(II) Halide Salts with 1-(4’-Pyridyl)-Pyridinediium

Jeffrey C. Monroe, Christopher P. Landee, Melanie Rademeyer and Mark M. Turnbull

Inorganics    8 (2020) 18


Distribution patterns of arsenic species in a lichen biomonitor

E.M.Kroukamp, T.W.Godeto, P.B.C.Forbes

Chemosphere    250 (2020) 126199


Naphthylisoquinoline alkaloids, validated as hit multistage antiplasmodial natural products

Phanankosi Moyoa, William Shamburgerb, Mariëtte E. van der Watt, Janette Reader,  Ana Carolina C. de Sousa, Timothy J. Egan, Vinesh J. Maharaj, Gerhard Bringmann, Lyn-Marie Birkholtz

International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance    13(2020) 51-58


Experimental Demonstration of Dynamic Temperature-Dependent Behavior of UiO-66 Metal–Organic Framework: Compaction of Hydroxylated and Dehydroxylated Forms of UiO-66 for High-Pressure Hydrogen Storage

Sonwabo E. Bambalaza, Henrietta W. Langmi, Robert Mokaya, Nicholas M. Musyoka, and Lindiwe E. Khotseng

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 12 (2020) 24883-24894


Comparative sampling of gas phase volatile and semi-volatile organic fuel emissions from a combustion aerosol standard system

Yvonne C. Mason, Genna-Leigh Schoonraad, Jürgen Orasche,Christoph Bisig, Gert Jakobi, Ralf Zimmermann, Patricia B.C. Forbes

Environmental Technology & Innovation   19 (2020) 100945


Optimization of the sorption of selected polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by regenerable graphene wool

Adedapo O. Adeola and Patricia B. C. Forbes

Water Science & Technology    80 (2019) 1931


Insights into the yellowing of drying oils using fluorescence spectroscopy

L. K. Cairns & P. B. C. Forbes

Heritage Science   8 (2020) 59


Characterisation of semi-volatile hydrocarbon emissions from diesel engines

Amanda S. Mahlangu, Paul W. Schaberg, Mark C. Wattrus, Patricia B.C. Forbes

Clean Air Journal   30 (2020)


Calcium and phosphorus in unbanded eggs of the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus)

Geoffrey J. Brown, Patricia B. C. Forbes, Jan G. Myburgh, Johan O. Nöthling

Aquaculture Research   51 (2020) 3403–3411


Hands-On Spectroscopy: Inside and Outside the First-Year Laboratory

Christine Mundy and Marietjie Potgieter

Journal of Chemical Education   97 (2020) 1549-1555


Chemical profiling of the human skin surface for malaria vector control via a non-invasive sorptive sampler with GC×GC-TOFMS

Madelien Wooding & Egmont R. Rohwer & Yvette Naudé

Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry   412 (2020) 5759-5777


Highly efficient formic acid and carbon dioxide electro-reduction to alcohols on indium oxide electrodes

Kayode Adesina Adegoke, Shankara Gayathri Radhakrishnan, Clarissa L. Gray, Barbara Sowa,  Claudia Morais, Paul Rayess, Egmont R. Rohwer, Clement Comminges, K. Boniface Kokoh and Emil Roduner

Sustainable Energy & Fuels     4 (2020) 4030-4038


Preparation of Sodium Silicate Solutions and Silica Nanoparticles from South African Coal Fly Ash

Mathibela E. Aphane, Frédéric J. Doucet, Richard A. Kruger, Leslie Petrik, Elizabet M. van der Merwe

Waste and Biomass Valorization   11 (2020) 4403–4417


Simultaneous quantification of acetaminophen and tryptophan using a composite graphene foam/Zr-MOF film modified electrode

Justin Claude Kemmegne-Mbouguen, Firmin Parfait Tchoumi, Edwige Mouafo-Tchinda, Henrietta W. Langmi, Sonwabo E. Bambalaza, Nicholas M. Musyoka, Chrispin Kowenje and Robert Mokaya

New Journal of Chemistry    30 (2020) 13108-13117


Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Gaseous Emissions from Household Cooking Devices: A Kenyan Case Study

Chiedza F. Munyeza, Aloys M. Osano, Justin K. Maghanga, and Patricia B.C. Forbes

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry     39 (2020) 538-547


Assessing Cu2L2X4 dimeric moieties as ferromagnetic building blocks in double halide-bridged polymers (X = Cl, Br and L = benzamide). An experimental and computational study

Stefan Coetzee, Mark M. Turnbull, Christopher P. Landee, Juan J. Novoa, Mercè Deumal, Sergi Vela, Melanie Rademeyer

Polyhedron    185 (2020) 114603


Coordination polymers and metallocycles of metal halides with n-(aminomethyl)pyridine, n = 3 or 4: Structures and solid-state fluorescence

B.M.P. Beebeejaun-Boodoo, Melanie Rademeyer

Polyhedron   179 (2020) 114364


Synthesis and Antifungal Activity of Chromones and Benzoxepines from the Leaves of Ptaeroxylon obliquum

Modibo S. Malefo, Thanyani E. Ramadwa, Ibukun M. Famuyide, Lyndy J. McGaw, Jacobus N. Eloff, Molahlehi S. Sonopo, and Mamoalosi A. Selepe

Journal of Natural Products    83 (2020) 2508–2517


Bioactive Lignans from Hypoestes aristata

Tshifhiwa Ramabulana, Luki-Marié Scheepers, Thirshen Moodley, Vinesh J. Maharaj, André Stander, Ntombenhle Gama, Daneel Ferreira, Molahlehi S. Sonopo, and Mamoalosi A. Selepe

Journal of Natural Products    83 (2020) 2483–2489


Natural Products: A Potential Source of Malaria Transmission Blocking Drugs?

Phanankosi Moyo,*, Grace Mugumbate, Jacobus N. Eloff, Abraham I. Louw, Vinesh J. Maharaj and Lyn-Marié Birkholtz

Pharmaceuticals    13 (2020) 251


Assessment of reusable graphene wool adsorbent for the simultaneous removal of selected 2–6 ringed polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from aqueous solution

Adedapo O. Adeola & Patricia B.C. Forbes

Environmental Technology    Published online: 24 Sep 2020


Recent advances in phthalocyanines for chemical sensor, non-linear optics (NLO) and energy storage applications

Denisha Gounden, Nolwazi Nombona, Werner E. van Zyl

Coordination Chemistry Reviews     420 (2020) 213359


Non-invasive sorptive extraction for the separation of human skin surface chemicals using comprehensive gas chromatography coupled to time-of-flight mass spectrometry: A mosquito-host biting site investigation

Madelien Wooding, Egmont R. Rohwer and Yvette Naudé

Journal of Seperation Science      (2020) 1-14


Cannabis legalisation and testing for cannabis use in safety- and risk-sensitive environments

J B Laurens, P A Carstens

The South African Medical Journal     110 (2020) 995-998


Development of a Personal Aerosol Sampler for Monitoring the Particle–Vapour Fractionation of SVOCs in Workplaces

George C. Dragan, Vesta Kohlmeier, Juergen Orasche, Juergen Schnelle-Kreis, Patricia B.C. Forbes, Dietmar Breuer and Ralf Zimmermann

Annals of Work Exposures and Health     64 (2020) 903–908


Chelated Fischer carbene complexes of annulated thiophenes: synthesis, structure and electrochemistry

Zandria Lamprecht, Frederick P. Malan, Israel Fernández, Simon Lotz and Daniela I. Bezuidenhout

Dalton Transactions     49 (2020) 15339


Synthesis and structure of annulated dithieno[2,3-b;3ʹ,2ʹ-d]thienyl-and ring-opened 3,3ʹ-bithienyl Fischer carbene complexes

Zandria Lamprecht, Frederick P. Malan, David C. Liles, Simon Lotz, Daniela I. Bezuidenhout

Journal of Organometallic Chemistry    925 (2020) 121466


Synthesis and Photophysical Properties of T-Shaped Coinage-Metal Complexes

George Kleinhans, Alan K.-W. Chan, Ming-Yi Leung, David C. Liles, Manuel A. Fernandes, Vivian W.-W. Yam, Israel Fernández and Daniela I. Bezuidenhout

Chemistry A European Journal     26 (2020) 6993-6998


Mass spectral studies on the human skin surface for mosquito vector control applications

Madelien Wooding, Tyren Dodgen, Egmont R. Rohwer, Yvette Naudé

Journal of Mass Spectrometry     (2020) e4686


A thermogravimetric investigation into the synthesis of CoF3 from Co3O4

Bernard M. Vilakazi, Jacobus B. Wagener, Elizabet M. van der Merwe

Journal of Fluorine Chemistry    240 (2020) 109638


Prohibited substance regulation and compliance testing: A principalism approach

J B Laurens, P A Carstens

South African Journal of Bioethics and Law    13 (2020) 114-118

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