Publications 2016


Fluorescence detection of pesticides using quantum dot materials – A review

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

Analytica Chimica Acta 945 (2016) 9 - 22


Targeting Alzheimer’s disease by investigating previously unexplored chemical space surrounding the cholinesterase inhibitor donepezil

Divan G. van Greunen, Werner Cordier, Margo Nell, Chris van der Westhuyzen, Vanessa Steenkamp, Jenny-Lee Panayides, Darren L. Riley

European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (2016) 1 – 20


Electrochemical Behaviour of Cr and W Fischer Ethoxy Carbene Complexes: A Comparative Study

Roxanne Gostynski, Marilé Landman and Jeanet Conradie

Journal of Nano Research 44 (2016) 1 - 9


Competition reaction-based prediction of polyamines’ stepwise protonation constants: a case study involving 1,4,7,10-tetraazadecane(2,2,2-tet)

Adedapo S. Adeyinka, Bryan W. Bulling, Ignacy Cukrowski

Theor Chem Acc (2016) 135:139 DOI 10.1007/s00214-016-1898-5


Measurements and modelling to determine the reduction potential of uncomplexed Bi(III) in nitrate solutions for application in Bi(III)-ligand equilibria studies by voltammetry

Caren Billing and Ignacy Cukrowski

Journal of Physical Chemistry B. (2016) 120, 4268 – 4278


Interacting Quantum Fragments-Rooted Preorganised-Interacting Fragments Attributed Relative Molecular Stability of the BeII Complexex of Nitriliotriacetic Acid and Nitrilotri-3-propionic Acid

Ignacy Cukrowski and Paidamwoyo Mangondo

Journal of Computational Chemistry (2016) 37, 1373 – 1387


On the Stability of Cis- and Trans-2-Butene Isomers. An Insight Based on the FAMSEC, IQA, and ETS-NOCV Schemes

Ignacy Cukrowski, Filip Sagan and Mariusz Pawel Mitoraj

Journal of Computational Chemistry (2016) 37, 2783 – 2798


Seeing the Light: The SpecUp Educational Spectophotometer

P.B.C. Forbes

Optics Education and Outreach IV, edited by G. Groot Gregory, Proc of SPIE Vol. 9946, 99460Z


A review of monitoring methods for triclosan and its occurrence in aquatic environments

Hanieh Montaseri, Patricia B.C. Forbes

Trends in Analytical Chemistry 85 (2016) 221 – 231


Fynbos Products: What’s in the bottle? An investigation of Terpenoid Constituents in Fynbos Products by GCxGC-TOFMS and GC-HT

Charles P. Gorst-Allman and Yvette Naude

South African Journal of Chemistry (2016) 69


Status of PAHs in Environmental Compartments of South Africa: A Country Report

L. Chimuka, P. Sibiya, R. Amdany, E. Cukrowska and P.B.C. Forbes

Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (2016) 36, 376 – 394


Thermochemical processing of a South African ultrafine coal fly ash using ammonium sulphate as extracting agent for aluminium extraction.

Frederic Doucet, Sameera Mohamed, Nicole Neyt, Barbara Castleman, Elizabet van der Merwe

Hydrometallurgy 166 (2016)174 - 184


Catching metallic nitride endohedral fullerenes in organic and aqueous media

V. Strauss, S.G. Radhakrishnan, J. Malig, N. Jux, D.M. Guldi

J. Porphyrins Phthalocyanines (2016) 20, 1 – 9

DOI: 10.1142/S1088424616500711


Electrochemical and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic insights into Molybdenum(0)Fischer ethoxycarbene complexes

Armand Jansen van Rensburg, Marilé Landman, Elizabeth Erasmus, Deidré van der Westhuizen, Hendrik Ferreira, Marrigje M. Conradie, Jeanet Conradie

Electrochimica Acta 219 (2016) 204 – 213


Microwave synthesis: Characterisation and electrochemical properties of amorphous activated carbon-MnO2 nanocomposite electrodes

A. Bello, O.O. Fashedemi, F. Barzegar, M.J. Madito, D.Y. Momodu, T.M. Masikhwa, J.K. Dangbegnon, N. Manyala

Journal of Alloys and Compounds 681 (2016) 293 – 300


Conformational preferences of heteronuclear Fischer carbine complexes of cymantrene and cyclopentadienyl rhenium tricarbonyl

Roan Fraser, Petrus H. van Rooyen and Marilé Landman

Journal of Coordination Chemistry (2016) 69 (19), 2972 – 2987


Die sintese, karakterisering, elektrochemiese eienskappe en katalitiese toepassing van nuwe [CpNiBr(NHK)]-komplekse

F.P. Malan, E. Singleton, M. Landman, P.H. van Rooyen, J. Conradie

Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie (2016) 35(1), a1423


Book chapter in Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry vol. 73: P.B.C. Forbes and R.M. Garland, Outdoor Air Pollution, The Quality of Air, Miguel de la Guardia and Sergio Armenta (Eds), (2016), 73-96, Elsevier, Netherlands, ISBN: 978-0-444-63605-8;


Critical review of the analysis of brominated flame retardants and their environmental levels in Africa

Martin Brits, Jayne de Vos, Jana M. Weiss, Egmont R. Rohwer, Jacob de Boer

Chemosphere 164 (2016) 174 - 189


Graphene oxide-modified nickel (II) tetra-aminophthalocyanine nanocomposites for high-power symmetric pseudocapacitor

Katlego Makgopa, Paul M. Ejikeme, Kenneth I. Ozoemena

Electrochimica Acta 212 (2016) 876 – 882


Design and synthesis of ring C opened analogues of α-santonin as potential anticancer agents

Khazir, J.; Mir, B. A.; Pilcher, L. A.; Riley, D. L.; Chasoo, G.; Islam, M.A.; Saxena, A.; Sampath Kumar, H. M.

Med. Chem. Res., 25 (2016), 2030-2041. DOI: 10.1007/s00044-016-1633-8


Synthesis, structure and substitution pattern study of phosphine-substituted dimetallic Fischer carbine complexes of cymantrene

Roan Fraser, Petrus H. van Rooyen, Marilé Landman

Polyhedron 118 (2016) 133 – 142


Structure, substitution and hydrolysis of Bis(trifluorobenzoylacetonato-O,Oʹ)dichloro titanium(IV): An experimental and computational study

Annemarie Kuhn, Sonja Tischlik, Kathrin H. Hopmann, Marilé Landman, Petrus H. van Rooyen, Jeanet Conradie

Inorganica Chimica Acta 453 (2016) 345 – 356


The chlorination behaviour and environmental fate of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine in South African surface water

Timothy Paul Wood, Adriaan Erasmus Basson, Cornelia Duvenage, Egmont Richard Rohwer

Water Research 104 (2016) 346 – 360


Die ontleding van endokrienontwrigtende chemikalieё in water met behulp van sorptiewe ekstraksie, GC x GC-TOFMS en UPLC-MS/MS

M. Wooding, N. Aneck_Hahn, R. Bornman, E. Rohwer and Y. Naudé

Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie (2016) 35 (1) a1416


Use of the Rasch measurement model to explore the relationship between content knowledge and topic-specific pedagogical content knowledge for organic chemistry

Bette Davidowitz and Marietjie Potgieter

International Journal of Science Education (2016)


Chapter 2: Detection of Reactive Oxygen Species

Oluwasesan Adegoke and Patricia B.C. Forbes

Reactive Oxygen Species in Biology and Human Health. Edited by Shamim I. Ahmed, Nottingham Trent University, UK. CRC Press


Investigating volatile compounds in the vapour phase of (1) a hot water infusion of rhizomes, and of (2) rhizomes of Siphonochilus aethiopicus using head space solid phase microextraction and gas chromatography with time of flight mass spectrometry

Y.Naudé, R. Makuwa, V. Maharaj

South African Journal of Botany 106 (2016) 144 – 148


Pentacyclic triterpenoids from the stem-bark of Albizia Chevalieri hams (Mimosaceae)

Mathias S.N., Abubakar M.S., October N.

Int. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2016) 8 (5), 261 – 265


In command of non-equilibrium

Emil Roduner  and  Shankara Gayathri Radhakrishnan

Chem Soc. Rev. (2016) 45, 2768 – 2784


Structures and trends of neutral MXxsolvent4 – x  tetrahedra and anionic [MX4]2- tetrahalometallates of zinc(II), cadmium(II) and mercury(II) with benzopiridine – and benzopyrazine – type N–donor ligands or cations

C. Slabbert and M. Rademeyer

Cryst. Eng. Comm (2016) DOI: 10.1039/c6ce00568c


X-ray and electronic structure of tris(benzoylacetonato- к 2O,Oʹ)iron(III)

Marrigje M. Conradie, Petrus H. van Rooyen, Jeanet Conradie

Journal of Molecular Structure 1123 (2016) 199 – 205


Deposition of CdS, CdS/ZnSe and Cd/ZnSe/ZnS shells around CdSeTe alloyed core quantum dots: effects on optical properties

Oluwasesan Adegoke, Tebello Nyokong and Patricia B.C. Forbes

Luminescence (2016), 31: 694 – 703


Facile Suzuki-Miyaura coupling of activated aryl halides using new CpNiBr(NHC) complexes

Frederick P. Malan, Eric Singleton, Petrus H. van Rooyen, Marilé Landman

Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 813 (2016) 7 – 14


An improved process for the preparation of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate

Darren L. Riley, David R. Walwyn and Chris E. Edlin

Organic Process Research & Development (2016)


Geometrical isomers of tris(β-diketonato)metal III complexes for M = Cr or Co: Synthesis, X-ray structures and DFT study

Renyuan Liu, Petrus H. van Rooyen, Jeanet Conradie

Inorganica Chimica Acta 447 (2016) 59 – 65


Reactivity of Diatomics and of Ethylene on Zeolite-Supported 13-Atom Platinum Nanoclusters

M Keppeler, G Braeuning, SG Radhakrishnan, X Liu, C Jensen, E Roduner

Catal. Sci. Tech., 2016, DOI: 10.1039/c6cy00182c


In vitro inhibition of plasmodium falciparum early and late stage gametocyte viability bt extracts from eight traditionally used South African plant species

P. Moyo, M.E. Botha, S. Nondaba, J. Niemand, V.J. Maharaj, J.n. Eloff, A.I. Louw, L. Birkholtz

Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 185 (2016) 235 – 242


Charge polarisation at Catalytic Metal – Support junctions. Part A: Kelvin probe force microscopy results of noble metals nanoparticles

Tobias Kittel and Emil Roduner

Journal of Physical Chemistry (2016) 120 8907 – 8916


Jahn-Teller distortion in tris[4,4,4-trifluoro-1-(2-thienyl)-1,3-butanedionato]manganese(III) isomers: An X-ray and computational study

Roxanne Gostynski, Petrus H. van Rooyen, Jeanet Conradie

Journal of Molecular Structure 1119 (2016) 48 – 53


A DFT – Elucidated comparison on the Solution Phase and SAM Electrochemical Properties of Short-Chain Mercaptoalkylferrocenes: Synthetic and Spectroscopic Aspects, and structure of

Fc – CH2CH2 – S – S – CH2CH2 – Fc

Jan P. Lewtak, Marilé Landman, Israel Fernández, and Jannie C. Swarts

Inorganic Chemistry (2016) 55, 2584 – 2596


Consequences of Electron Density Manipulations on the X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopic Properties of Ferrocenyl-β-diketonato Complexes of Manganese (III). Structure of [Mn(FcCOCHCOCH3)3]

Blenerhassit E. Buitendach, Elizabeth Erasmus, Marilé Landman, J.W. (Hans) Niemantsverdriet, and Jannie C. Swarts

Inorganic Chemistry (2016) 55, 1992 – 2000


Poly (ethylene glycol) enclatherated pectin-mucin submicron matrices for intravaginal anti-HIV-1 drug delivery

Felix Mashingaidze, Yahya E. Choonara, Pradeep Kumar, Lisa C. du Toit, Vinesh Maharaj, Eckhart Buchmann, Viness Pillay

International Journal of Pharmaceutics (2016) 503, 16 – 28


Synthesis and structure of dithizonato complexes of copper (II), antimony (III) and tin (IV)

Trevor T. Chiweshe, Marilé Landman, Jeanet Conradie and Karel G. von Eshwege

Journal of Coordination Chemistry (2016)


Isotope dependence and Quantum Effects on Atomic Hydrogen Diffusion in Liquid Water

J.A. Walker, S.P. Mezyk, Emile Roduner and D.M. Bartels

Journal of Physical Chemistry


Process development for elemental recovery from PGM tailings by thermochemical treatment: Preliminary major element extraction studies using ammonium sulphate as extracting agent

Sameera Mohamed, Elizabet M. van der Merwe, Wladyslaw Altermann, Frédéric J. Doucet

Waste Management 50 (2016), 334-345


Synthesis, structure and DFT study of cymantrenyl Fischer carbine complexes of group VI and VII transition metals

Roan Fraser, Petrus H. van Rooyen, Marilé Landman

Journal of Molecular Structure 1105 (2016) 178 – 185


Synthesis and structure of novel triphenylarsine-substituted tungsten(0) Fischer carbene complexes

Armand Jansen van Rensburg, Marilé Landman, Petrus H. van Rooyen, Marrigje M. Conradie, Jeanet Conradie

Journal of Molecular Structure 1105 (2016) 205 – 213


Stiffening mechanisms in vermiculite–amorphous polyamide bio-nanocomposites

Afonso D. Macheca, Walter W. Focke, Herminio F. Muiambo, Mustapha Kaci

European Polymer Journal 74 (2016) 51–63


Metal and metalloid speciation in plants: Overview, instrumentation, approaches and commonly assessed elements
E.M. Kroukamp, T.Wondimu, P.B.C. Forbes

Trends in Analytical Chemistry 72 (2016) 87 – 99


L-Cysteine-capped core/shell/shellquantumdot–grapheneoxide nanocomposite fluorescence probe for polycyclicaromatic hydrocarbondetection
Oluwasesan Adegoke, Patricia B.C. ForbesTalanta 146 (2016) 780 – 788



Refinement of iron ore sinter phases: a silico-ferrite of calcium and aluminium (SFCA) and an Al-free SFC, and the effect on phase quantification by X-ray diffraction

David C. Liles, Johan P. R. de Villiers & Volker Kahlenberg

Mineralogy and Petrology (2016) 110, 141 – 147


A rhodium(I)-oxygen adduct as a selesctive catalyst for one-pot sequential alkyne dimerization-hydrothiolation tandem reactions

George Kleinhans, Gregorio Guisado-Barrios, David C. Liles, Guy Bertrand and Daniela I. Bezuidenhout

Chem Commun (2016) 00, 1 – 4

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