Publications 2021


Molefe, L.Y., Musyoka, N.M., Ren, J. Langmi, H.W., et al.
Effect of Inclusion of MOF-Polymer Composite onto a Carbon Foam Material for Hydrogen Storage Application.
J Inorg Organomet Polym 31, 80–88 (2021).


Adedapo O. Adeola, Patricia B.C. Forbes
Influence of natural organic matter fractions on PAH sorption by stream sediments and a synthetic graphene wool adsorbent,
Environmental Technology & Innovation, Volume 21, 2021, 101202.


Sonwabo E. Bambalaza, Henrietta W. Langmi, Robert Mokaya, Nicholas M. Musyoka, Lindiwe E. Khotseng, 
Co-pelletization of a zirconium-based metal-organic framework (UiO-66) with polymer nanofibers for improved useable capacity in hydrogen storage,
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 46, Issue 12, 2021, Pages 8607-8620,


Barbara A. Castleman, Elizabet M. van der Merwe, Frédéric J. Doucet,
Thermochemical purification of talc with ammonium sulphate as chemical additive,
Minerals Engineering, Volume 164, 2021, 106815,


Bates, TG, de Lange, JH, Cukrowski, I.
The CH···HC interaction in biphenyl is a delocalized, molecular‐wide and entirely non‐classical interaction: Results from FALDI analysis.
J Comput Chem. 2021; 42: 706-718.


Wooding M, Dodgen T, Rohwer ER, Naudé Y.
Mass spectral studies on the human skin surface for mosquito vector control applications.
J Mass Spectrom. 2021 Feb;56(2):e4686. PMID: 33462985.


Adedapo O.Adeola , Patricia B. C. Forbes
Advances in water treatment technologies for removal of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: Existing concepts, emerging trends, and future prospects
Water Environment Research 2021: 93, 343–359,


Oluwasesan Adegoke, Hanieh Montaseri, Sifiso A. Nsibande, Patricia B.C. Forbes
Organometallic synthesis, structural and optical properties of CdSe quantum dots passivated with ternary AgZnS alloyed shell
Journal of Luminescence, Volume 235, 2021, 118049,


Roduner, E., Rohwer, E.R.
Technical principles of atmospheric carbon dioxide reduction and conversion: economic considerations for some developing countries. 
Clean Techn Environ Policy 23, 475–482 (2021).


Christine Mundy
The value of integrating the un sustainable development goals with a microscale experiment for chemistry students
Book of Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education. Lesotho: SAARMSTE.


Patricia Forbes
Green sample preparation methods in the environmental monitoring of aquatic organic pollutants,
Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 31, 2021, 100500, ISSN 2452-2236,


Tekane R, Potgieter M.
Insights from training a blind student in biological sciences.
S Afr J Sci. 2021;117(5/6), Art. #8607.


Phindiwe Chawuke, Narine van den Berg, Gerda Fouche, Vinesh Maharaj, Tinotenda Shoko, C. Johan van der Westhuizen, Luke Invernizzi, Kabamba Bankoledi Alexandre, 
Lobostemon trigonus (Thunb.) H. Buek, a medicinal plant from South Africa as a potential natural microbicide against HIV-1,
Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 277, 2021, 114222, ISSN 0378-8741,


Buntubonke Mzondo, Nomusa Dlamini, Frederick P. Malan, Philip Labuschagne, Venugopal R. Bovilla, SubbaRao V. Madhunapantula, Vinesh Maharaj
Dammarane-type triterpenoids with anti-cancer activity from the leaves of Cleome gynandra,
Phytochemistry Letters, Volume 43, 2021, Pages 16-22, ISSN 1874-3900,


Pretorius JA, Malherbe JB.
Graphite phases in chemical vapour deposited grown ZrC/graphite layers.
Proc. R. Soc. A, 477: 20200784.


Estefan van Vuuren, Frederick P. Malan, Marilé Landman,
Multidentate NHC complexes of group IX metals featuring carbon-based tethers: Synthesis and applications,
Coordination Chemistry Reviews, Volume 430, 2021, 213731, ISSN 0010-8545,


Adebayo A. Adeniyi, Marilé Landman, Jeanet Conradie
Mo Fischer Carbene Complexes: A DFT Study on the Prediction of Redox Potentials
J. Electrochem. Soc., 2021, 168 066523,


Thakur, A.; Moyo, P.; van der Westhuizen, C.J.; Yang, H.O.; Maharaj, V.
A Novel Cardenolide Glycoside Isolated from Xysmalobium undulatum Reduces Levels of the Alzheimer’s Disease-Associated β-Amyloid Peptides Aβ42 In Vitro.
Pharmaceuticals, 2021, 14, 743.


Mbatha, Siphesihle; Everson, Raymond C.; Musyoka, Nicholas M; Langmi, Henrietta W; Lanzini, Andrea; Brilman, Wim
Power-to-methanol process: a review of electrolysis, methanol catalysts, kinetics, reactor designs and modelling, process integration, optimisation, and techno-economics
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2021,5, 3490-3569


Adedapo O. Adeola, Jurgens de Lange, Patricia B.C. Forbes
Adsorption of antiretroviral drugs, efavirenz and nevirapine from aqueous solution by graphene wool: Kinetic, equilibrium, thermodynamic and computational studies
Applied Surface Science Advances, Volume 6, 2021, 100157, ISSN 2666-5239,


Liza Roos, Frederick P. Malan, Marilé Landman
Naphthalimide-NHC complexes: Synthesis and properties in catalytic, biological and photophysical applications,
Coordination Chemistry Reviews, Volume 449, 2021, 214201, ISSN 0010-8545,


Bouwer, M.C., Scheepers, LM., Slippers, B. Rohwer, E.R.,et al. 
The Sex Pheromone of the Pine Brown-Tail Moth, Euproctis terminalis (Lepidoptera: Erebidae). 
J Chem Ecol 47, 732–739 (2021).


GJ Brown, PBC Forbes, JG Myburgh & JO Nöthling (2021) 
A comparison of calcium and phosphorus in components of fertile and size-matched unbanded Nile crocodile eggs, 
African Journal of Herpetology,


Adeola, A.O., Kubheka, G., Chirwa, E.M.N., Forbes, P.B.C. et al. 
Facile synthesis of graphene wool doped with oleylamine-capped silver nanoparticles (GW-αAgNPs) for water treatment applications. 
Appl Water Sci, 11, 172 (2021).


Genna-Leigh Geldenhuys, Yvonne Mason, George C. Dragan, Ralf Zimmermann, and Patricia Forbes
Novel Graphene Wool Gas Adsorbent for Volatile and Semivolatile Organic Compounds
ACS Omega 2021 6 (38), 24765-24776,


Mapossa, A.B.; López-Beceiro, J.; Díaz-Díaz, A.M.; Artiaga, R.; Moyo, D.S.; Mphateng, T.N.; Focke, W.W.
Properties of Mosquito Repellent-Plasticized Poly(lactic acid) Strands.
Molecules 2021, 26, 5890.


António B. Mapossa, Dennis Moyo, James Wesley-Smith, Walter W. Focke, and René Androsch , "Blooming of chlorfenapyr from polyethylene films",
AIP Conference Proceedings 2289, 020036 (2020),


Peter, Mahaffy, Stephen, Matlin, Marietjie, Potgieter, Bipul, Saha, Aurelia, Visa, Sarah, Cornell, Felix, Ho, Vicente, Talanquer, Jane, Wissinger and Vania, Zuin.
"Systems Thinking and Sustainability: Converging on chemistry’s role in the 21st Century "
Chemistry International, vol. 43, no. 4, 2021, pp. 6-10.


Paul Myburgh, Gerdus Kemp, and Patricia Forbes
Selective Solid-Phase Ex traction Using Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for the Analysis of Target Pesticides in Cannabis Bud
South African Journal of Chemistry, Published Online: November 1, 2021 | pp. 142–149


Patricia Forbes, Genna-Leigh Geldenhuys, George Dragan, Erwin Karg, Juergen Schnelle-Kreis, Gert Jakobi, Juergen Orasche, Ralf Zimmermann, Dietmar Breuer, Vesta Geitner
Feasibility study of portable sampling techniques for combustion related airborne particulates in a platinum mine/Machbarkeitsstudie zu personengetragenen Probenahmetechniken für Partikel aus Verbrennungsmotoremissionen in einer Platinmine
Gefahrstoffe , GrdL Volume 81 (2021) Issue 09-10, page 386 – 396


N.-a. Weststrate, C. Hassenrück, M. Linseis, D. C. LilesS. Lotz, H. Görls, R. F. Winter, Z.
The Effect of Remote Donor Substituents on the Properties of Alkoxy and Amino Fischer Carbene Complexes of Tungsten
Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2021, 647, 1152.


Nora-ann Weststrate, Christopher Hassenrück, David C. LilesSimon Lotz, Helmar Görls, Rainer F. Winter,
Roles played by carbene substituents during ligand transfer reactions between tungsten fischer carbene complexes and [Pt(COD)Cl2],
Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Volumes 954–955, 2021, 122113,


Chantal Scholz and Darren L. Riley
Improved batch and flow syntheses of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory COX-2 inhibitor celecoxib
React. Chem.Eng., 2021,6, 138-146,


Nicole C. Neyt and Darren L. Riley
Application of reactor engineering concepts in continuous flow chemistry: a review
React. Chem.Eng., 2021,6, 1295-1326,


S. Wang, J. Panayides, D. Riley, C. J. Tighe, K. Hellgardt, K. K. (. Hii and P. W. Miller,
Rapid formation of 2-lithio-1-(triphenylmethyl)imidazole and substitution reactions in flow
React. Chem. Eng., 2021, 6, 2018-2023,


D. M. S. Buyens, L. A. Pilcher, E. Roduner 
Towards a Molecular Understanding of Cation-Anion Interactions and Self-aggregation of Adeninate Salts in DMSO by NMR and UV Spectroscopy and Crystallography
ChemPhysChem 202122, 2025,


Weyepe Lah FC, Balemaken Missi M, October N, et al.
Antibacterial and Antioxidant Activities of the Extract and Some Flavonoids From Aerial Parts of Echinops Gracilis O. Hoffm. (Asteraceae).
Natural Product Communications, March 2021,   


Rasheed A. Adigun, Frederick P. Malan, Mohammed O. Balogun, Natasha October
Substitutional effects on the reactivity and thermal stability of dihydropyrimidinones,
Journal of Molecular Structure, Volume 1223, 2021,


D Vermeulen, M Wooding, K Outhoff, T Dippenaar
The effect of cold-chain re-introduction on the molecular integrity of rocuronium bromide
Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia. 2021;27(1):29-36,


Oluwatosin Yemisi Audu, Jessica Jooste, Frederick P. Malan, Olayinka O. Ajani, Natasha October,
Synthesis, characterization, molecular structure, and computational studies on 4(1H)-pyran-4-one and its derivatives,
Journal of Molecular Structure, Volume 1245, 2021,


Cukrowski, I. 
A unified molecular-wide and electron density based concept of chemical bonding. 
WIREs Comput Mol Sci. 2021;e1579.


Ajayi, Olukayode & Balogun, Olaoye & Olawuni, Idowu & October, Natasha & Adigun, Rasheed & Akinlade, Ibukunoluwa. Alpha Amylase Inhibition and Antioxidant Activities of Bicyclic Diterpenoid Lactones from Andrographis paniculata.
Trop J Nat Prod Res, June 2021; 5(6):1110-1117


Fru, P.N.; Nweke, E.E.; Mthimkhulu, N.; Mvango, S.; Nel, M.;Pilcher, L.A.; Balogun, M.
Anti-Cancer and Immunomodulatory Activity of a Polyethylene Glycol-Betulinic Acid Conjugate on Pancreatic Cancer Cells.
Life, 2021, 11, 462,


Savoo, Nandini, Malan, Frederick P., Rhyman, Lydia and Ramasami, Ponnadurai.
Molecular insights of metal–metal interactions in transition metal complexes using computational methods
Pure and Applied Chemistry, vol. 93, no. 5, 2021, pp. 579-589.


Gledhill, Irvy M. A., Okeke, Francisca Nneka, Ouedraogo, Marie-Francoise and Potgieter, Maria.
The gender gap among scientists in Africa: results from the global survey and recommendations for future work
Pure and Applied Chemistry, vol. 93, no. 8, 2021, pp. 889-897.


Mdhluli, B.K.; Nxumalo, W; Cukrowski, I.
A REP-FAMSEC Method as a Tool in Explaining Reaction Mechanisms: A Nucleophilic Substitution of 2-Phenylquinoxaline as a DFT Case Study.
Molecules, 2021, 26, 1570,


Mmushi M. Moeng, Frederick P. Malan, Simon Lotz, Daniela I. Bezuidenhout
Fischer carbene complexes of cobalt(I): Synthesis and structure
Journal of Molecular Structure, Volume 1252, 2022, 132093,

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