Bongiwe Mshengu

Dr B.P. Mshengu

 

Tel:                 +27 (0)12 420-2515
Email:             [email protected]
Office:             NS1 4-68

Position:         Lecturer   

Academic qualification: PhD in Organic Chemistry

Teaching

General Chemistry (first year) and Organic Chemistry at undergraduate level.

Modules: CMY127

Research interests

  • Phytochemical investigation of South African Medicinal plants.
  •  Synthesis of biologically-active natural products and their analogues.
  • Analytical chemistry of medicinal plants.

Awards

Wonder Women Recipient (2020): College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science-University of KwaZulu-Natal

Selected publications

Journal articles
  • Bongiwe P. Mshengu, Emmanuel Gakuba, Fanie R. van Heerden, 2017. Chemical constituents from Elytropappus rhinocerotis (L.f.) Less. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 75, 18-20.
  • Bongiwe Mshengu, Valentine Uwumubyeyi, Roshila Moodley, 2020. Chemical constituents from Rhoicissus digitata and Rhoicissus tomentosa and their chemotaxonomic significance. South African Journal of Botany. 135, 87-91.

Collaborations

  • Prof Roshila Moodley: School of Chemistry and Physics-University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).
  • Dr Wendy Mdlalose, School of Chemistry and Physics, UKZN.
  • Dr Blessing Mkhwanazi, School of Agriculture, Earth, and Environmental Science, UKZN.

Postgraduate students

Name

Type

Year

Document Title

 

Valentine Uwumubyeyi

 

MSc

2019

Elemental and phytochemical studies of two Rhoicissus species (Rhoicissus digitata and Rhoicissus tomentosa) found in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

 

Andile Gumede

 

Hons

2020

The nutritional and medicinal value of mung beans (Vigna radiata L.).

 

Zamokuhle Buthelezi

 

MSc

2021

Elemental and phytochemical studies of traditional medicinal plants, Cissus rotundifolia and Cyphostemma natalitium, found in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Devashni Mudaly

Hons

2021

Biogenic Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles from Centella asiatica (L.) Urban (Gotu kola) and their Biological Activity.

- Author Dr Bongiwe Mshengu
Published by Anita Botha

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