Publications 2019


Passivating effect of ternary alloyed AgZnSe shell layer on the structural and luminescent properties of CdS quantum dots

Oluwasesan Adegoke, Hanieh Montaseri, Sifiso A. Nsibande, Patricia B.C. Forbes

Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing 90 (2019) 162–170.


Thiophene site activation: Synthesis and structures of Fischer carbenecomplexes with 3,30- and 2,30-bithienyl substituents

Zandria Lamprecht, Mmushi M. Moeng, David C. Liles, Simon Lotz, Daniela I. Bezuidenhout

Polyhedron 158 (2019) 193–207.


Silver decorated magnetic nanocomposite (Fe3O4@PPy-MAA/Ag) as highly active catalyst towards reduction of 4-nitrophenol and toxic organic dyes

Raghunath Das, Venkata Satyanarayana Sypu, Hugues Kamdem Paumo, Madhumita Bhaumik, Vinesh Maharaj, Arjun Maity

Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 244 (2019) 546–558.


Potential of South African medicinal plants targeting the reduction of Aβ42 protein as a treatment of Alzheimer's disease

Anuradha Thakur, Yoon Sun Chun, Natasha October, Hyun Ok Yang, Vinesh Maharaj

Journal of Ethnopharmacology 231 (2019) 363–373.


Structure determination of fatty acid ester biofuels via in situ cryocrystallisation and single crystal X-ray diffraction

Siriyara Jagannatha Prathapa, Cara Slabbert, Manuel A. Fernandes,  Andreas Lemmerer

CrystEngComm, 2019, 21, 41–52.


The pre‐separation of oxygen containing compounds in oxidised heavy paraffinic fractions and their identification by GC‐MS with supersonic molecular beams

Hein Potgieter, Piet de Coning, Riaan Bekker, Egmont Rohwer, Aviv Amirav

J Mass Spectrom. 2019;54:328–34.


Development of a quantum dot molecularly imprinted polymer sensor for fluorescence detection of atrazine

Sifiso A. Nsibande, Patricia B.C. Forbes

Luminescence. 2019;1–9.


Bioassay‑guided isolation and identification of gametocytocidal compounds from Artemisia afra (Asteraceae)

Phanankosi Moyo, Phaladi Kunyane, Mamoalosi A. Selepe, Jacobus N. Eloff, Jandeli Niemand, Abraham I. Louw, Vinesh J. Maharaj, Lyn‑Marie Birkholtz

Malaria Journal  18 (2019) 65


Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus): Egg mass relative to egg component mass in unbanded and fertile eggs

Brown G.J, Forbes P.B.C., Myburgh J.G., Nöthling J.O.

Aquaculture 505 (2019) 423–430


Halide-bi-bridged polymers of amide substituted pyridines and -pyrazines: polymorphism, structures, thermal stability and magnetism

Neil Hearne, Mark M. Turnbull, Christopher P. Landee, Elizabet M. van der Merwe, Melanie Rademeyer

CrystEngComm, 2019, 21, 1910–1927


Air Sampling: A Mini-denuder Sampling Device for Direct Desorption in an Inlet of a Gas Chromatograph for the Analyses of Airborne Gaseous Phase Pollutants and Airborne Particulate Phase Pollutants

Estefan van Vuuren, Yvette Naudé

S. Afr. J. Chem., 2019, 72, 55–58.


Diverse Coordination Modes of Bidentate COC and Tridentate CNC Ligands Comprising 1,2,3-Triazol-5-ylidenes

Lewis C. Tolley, Ian Strydom, Wynand J. Louw, Manuel A. Fernandes, Daniela I. Bezuidenhout, Gregorio Guisado-Barrios

ACS Omega 2019, 4, 6360−6374.


Comparison of extraction techniques for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from lichen biomonitors

Leandri Van der Wat, Patricia B. C. Forbes

Environmental Science and Pollution Research (2019) 26:11179–11190.


Advances in the application of nanomaterial-based sensors for detection of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in aquatic systems

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

Trends in Analytical Chemistry 115 (2019) 52-69.


Tandem transfer hydrogenation–epoxidation of ketone substrates catalysed by alkene-tethered Ru(II)–NHC complexes

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

New J. Chem., 2019, 43, 8472-8481.


Reliability of HF/IQA, B3LYP/IQA, and MP2/IQA data in interpreting the nature and strength of interactions

Ignacy Cukrowski

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 10244—10260.


Endophytic fungi isolated from Pelargonium sidoides DC: Antimicrobial interaction and isolation of a bioactive compound

Z. Aboobaker, A. Viljoen, W. Chen, P.W. Crous, V.J.Maharaj, S. van Vuuren

South African Journal of Botany 122 (2019) 535–542.


Tandem transfer hydrogenation–epoxidation ofketone substrates catalysed by alkene-tetheredRu(II)–NHC complexes

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

New Journal of Chemistry, 43 (2019) 8472


Development of a Thiol-capped Core/Shell Quantum Dot Sensor for Acetaminophen

Hanieh Montaseri, Oluwasesan Adegoke, Patricia B.C. Forbes

S. Afr. J. Chem., 2019, 72, 108–117.


Synthesis, Stability, and (De)hydrogenation Catalysis by Normal and Abnormal Alkene- and Picolyl-Tethered NHC Ruthenium Complexes

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

Organometallics 38 (2019) 2624 – 2635


A review of monitoring of airborne polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons:

An African perspective

Chiedza F. Munyeza, Egmont R. Rohwer, Patricia B.C. Forbes

Trends in Environmental Analytical Chemistry 24 (2019) e00070


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]

Robert J. Dubois, Christopher P. Landee, Melanie Rademeyer & Mark M.Turnbull

Journal of Coordination Chemistry 72 (2019) 1785–1809


Layered Double Hydroxide Derivatives as Flame Retardants for Flexible PVC

Johan Labuschagne, Dan Molefe, Walter W Focke, and Osei Ofosu

Macromolecular Symposia 384 (2019) 1800148


Refining Process-oriented Guided Inquiry Learning for Chemistry Students in an Academic Development Programme

Christine Mundy, and Marietjie Potgieter

African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019 – Issue 2


UPLC-MS Analysis of Cannabis sativaUsing Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC),Cannabidiol (CBD), andTetrahydrocannabinolic Acid (THCA) asMarker Compounds: Inhibition of BreastCancer Cell Survival and Progression

Asis Bala, Sunelle Rademan, Khorommbi Ndivhuwo Kevin, Vinesh Maharaj, and Motlalepula G. Matsabisa

Natural Product Communications 14 (2019) 1-5


The effects of metakaolinization and fused-metakaolinization on zeolitessynthesized from quartz rich natural clays

Stephen O. Otieno, Fredric O. Kengara, Justin C. Kemmegne-Mbouguen, Henrietta W. Langmi, Chrispin B.O. Kowenjea, Robert Mokayae

Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 290 (2019) 109668


Influence of coating techniques on the optical and structural properties of hematite thin films

Pannan I. Kyesmen, Nolwazi Nombona, Mmantsae Diale

Surfaces and Interfaces 17 (2019) 100384


Phase evolution, structural characteristics andmechanism of vesicle formation from a syntheticamphiphile: Controlled morphology by tuningsolution phase parameters

Ramakanth Illa & Shankara Gayathri Radhakrishnan

Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology 40 (2019) 287-298


Are scientists barking up the wrong tree to “scientifically validate” traditional medicines?

V.J. Maharaj, D. Naidoo-Maharaj, G. Fouche, S.M. Mianda

South African Journal of Botany 126 (2019) 58-64


Novel N-benzylpiperidine carboxamide derivatives as potentialcholinesterase inhibitors for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease

Divan G. van Greunen, Johan van der Westhuizen, Werner Cordier, Margo Nell , Andre Stander, Vanessa Steenkamp, Jenny-Lee Panayides, Darren L. Riley

European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 179 (2019) 680-693


A reaction energy profile and fragment attributedmolecular system energy change (FAMSEC)-basedprotocol designed to uncover reactionmechanisms: a case study of the proline-catalysedaldol reaction

Ignacy Cukrowski, George Dhimba and Darren L. Riley

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 21 (2019) 16694-16705


Landscape and opportunities for active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturing in developing African economies

Darren L. Riley, Ian Strydom, Rachel Chikwamb  and  Jenny-Lee Panayides

Reaction Chemistry & Engineering 4 (2019) 457-489


Immobilized tetrakis(triphenylphosphine)palladium(0) for Suzuki–Miyaura coupling reactions under flow conditions

G. Valerie Ramaotsoa, Ian Strydom, Jenny-Lee Panayides and Darren Riley

Reaction Chemistry & Engineering 4 (2019) 372-382


Novel triazine-functionalized tetra-imidazolium hexafluorophosphatesalt: Synthesis, crystal structure and DFT study

Abbas W. Salman, Rosenani A. Haque, Mustafa M. Kadhim, Frederick P. Malan, Ponnadurai Ramasami

Journal of Molecular Structure 1198 (2019) 126902


Conformational study of [Cu(CF3COCHCO(C4H3X))2] (X 1⁄4 O or S), a combined experimental and DFT study

Emmie Chiyindiko, Frederick P. Malan, Ernst H.G. Langner, Jeanet Conradie

Journal of Molecular Structure 1198 (2019) 126916


Crystal structure of (2,4-dimethoxybenzyl) triphenylphosphonium trifluoroacetate — trifluoroacetic acid (1/1), C31H27F6O6P

Jireh B.M. Smit, Charlene Marais, Frederick P. Malan and Barend C.B. Bezuidenhout

Zeitschrift für Kristallographie - New Crystal Structures  234 (2019) 621-623


Crystal structure of 3-(4-methoxyphenyl)-1-phenylprop-2-yn-1-one, C16H12O2

Jireh B.M. Smit, Charlene Marais, Frederick P. Malan and Barend C.B. Bezuidenhout

Zeitschrift für Kristallographie - New Crystal Structures  234 (2019) 359-360


Fractions and isolated compounds from Oxyanthus speciosus subsp. stenocarpus (Rubiaceae) have promising antimycobacterial and intracellular activity

Abimbola O. Aro, Jean P. Dzoyem, Maurice D. Awouafack, Mamoalosi A. Selepe, Jacobus N. Eloff and Lyndy J. McGaw

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 19 (2019) 108


Acaricidal activity of the aqueous and hydroethanolicextracts of 15 South African plants against Rhipicephalus turanicus and their toxicity on human liver and kidney cells

Fouche, G., Adenubi, O.T., Leboho, T., McGaw, L.J., Naidoo, V., Wellington, K.W. et al.

Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research  86 (2019) a1665.


Optimized extraction of inorganic arsenic species from a foliose lichen biomonitor

Eve M. Kroukamp, Taddese W. Godeto & Patricia B. C. Forbes

Environmental Science and Pollution Research 26 (2019) 29896–29907


Thermochemical treatment of platinum group metal tailings with ammonium salts for major element recovery

Sameera Mohamed, Keabetswe Lehong, Elizabet M. van der Merwe, Wladyslaw Altermann,

Frédéric J. Doucet

Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 138 (2019) 2015–2033


Quantifying individual (anti)bonding molecular orbitals’ contributions to chemical bonding

Jurgens H. de Lange, Daniël M. E. van Niekerk and Ignacy Cukrowski

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 21 (2019) 10988


Synthesis, Spectroscopy and Electrochemistry inRelation to DFT Computed Energies of Ferrocene-and Ruthenocene-Containing β-DiketonatoIridium(III) Heteroleptic Complexes. Structure of [(2-Pyridylphenyl)2Ir(RcCOCHCOCH3]

Blenerhassitt E. Buitendach, Jeanet Conradie, Frederick P. Malan, J. W. (Hans) Niemantsverdriet and Jannie C. Swarts

Molecules 24 (2019) 3923


Synthesis of Isoflavones by Tandem Demethylation and Ring-Opening/Cyclization of Methoxybenzoylbenzofurans

Phaladi Kunyane, Molahlehi S. Sonopo, and Mamoalosi A. Selepe

Journal of Natural Products 82 (2019) 3074-3082


A Degradation Study of Polyamide 11/Vermiculite Nanocomposites under Accelerated UV Test

Mustapha Kaci ,Nadjet Dehouche, Walter W. Focke , Elizabet M. van der Merwe

Polymer Engineering and Science  59 (2019) 2440-2457


Inquiry opportunities presented by practical work in school physical sciences. A South African case study.

Maria Tsakeni, Saloshna Vandeyar, Marietjie Potgieter

Gender & Behaviour 17 (2019) 13722-13733


Polymer-Based Shaping Strategy forZeolite Templated Carbons (ZTC) andTheir Metal Organic Framework(MOF) Composites for Improved Hydrogen Storage Properties

Lerato Y. Molefe, Nicholas M. Musyoka, Jianwei Ren, Henrietta W. Langmi, Mkhulu Mathe and Patrick G. Ndungu

Frontiers in Chemistry  7 (2019) 864


Cobalt and zinc halide complexes of 4-chloro and 4-methylaniline: Syntheses, structures and magnetic behaviour

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

Polyhedron 168 (2019) 1–10.


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