Dr Ralf Siegert
Bohlale B 118
South Campus
051 401 1402
Chemistry Building B118

Short CV

Uwe Siegert obtained his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry in 2009 at the Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany.

After which he started working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry University of the Free State.

He was appointed as lecturer in 2018 at the newly opened chemistry laboratory on South Campus.


Publications (Short List)

  1. Linear homobimetallic palladium complexes with end-capped SC(O)Me units, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 694 (2009) 27–35.
  2. Facile Fabrication of Ultrafine Copper Nanoparticles in Organic Solvent, Nanoscale Res. Lett. 4 (2009), 705–708.
  3. Investigation of the solution behavior of tri-n-butylphosphine copper(I) and silver(I) acetates using 31P{1H} NMR spectroscopy, Inorganica Chimica Acta 363 (2010) 944–948.
  4. Allyl-End-Grafted Carbosilane Dendrimers Based on 1,4-Phenylene Units: Synthesis, Reactivity, Structure, and Bonding Motifs, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. (2013) 2368–2381.
  5. Synthesis and electrochemical properties of ferrocene-containing N-allylcarbamates: Structure of CH2=CHCH2–NHCOO–CH2Fc, Polyhedron 51 (2013) 41–45.
  6. Substituent Effects on the Electrochemical, Spectroscopic, and Structural Properties of Fischer Mono- and Biscarbene Complexes of Chromium(0), Inorg. Chem. (2013) 52, 6674-6684.
  7. Synthesis, Electrochemistry and Cytotoxicity of Ferrocene-Containing Amides, Amines and Amino-Hydrochlorides; Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials (2015) 25(3), 376-385.
  8. Synthesis by ligand exchange and electrochemistry of ruthenocenyl-containing ß-diketonato complexes of titanocene. Structure of [TiCp2(RcCOCHCOCH3)][ClO4] J. Organomet. Chem. 821 (2016), 62-70.


Area(s) of Interest

Courses Presented

CHEM1644 Physical Chemistry

CHEM1614 General Chemistry Practicals

CHEM1581 General Chemistry Practicals

Community Service

Service Learning


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