Dr Alice Brink
Senior Lecturer
051 401 7092
Chemistry Building

Short CV

Dr. Alice Brink completed her M.Sc. in 2007 working on rhodium homogeneous catalytic systems. She obtained her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry in 2012, at the University of the Free State, supervised by Prof A Roodt,  researching rhenium tricarbonyl complexes as model complexes for  radiopharmaceutical drug development with focus on the structural, kinetic reaction mechanisms and biological properties.

She is a Senior Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry since January 2016 and manager of Chemistry’s Crystallographic Laboratory. Her main research focus is utilising crystallography in organometallic and inorganic chemistry focusing on radiopharmaceutical drug development. She has made several research visits to University of Lund, Sweden and University of Zurich, Switzerland. An established collaboration with the University of Manchester investigates the coordination of organometallic complexes with proteins utilising protein crystallography.



Brink, A., Kroon, R.E., Visser, H.G., van Rensburg, C.E.J., Roodt, A., Designing model imino bifunctional chelators for radiopharmaceuticals – in vitro antitumor activity, photoluminescence and structural analysis. New J. Chem., 2018, DOI: 10.1039/c7nj04208f

Mokolokolo, P.P, Frei, A., Tsosane, M.S., Kama, D.V., Schutte-Smith, M., Brink, A., Visser, H.G., Meola, G., Alberto, R., Roodt, A., Nuclearity manipulation in Schiff-base fac-tricarbonyl complexes of Mn(I) and Re(I). Inorg. Chimica Acta, 2018, 471, 249-256.

Brink, A., Helliwell, J.R. New leads for fragment-based design of rhenium/technetium radiopharmaceutical agents. IUCrJ, 2017, 4, 283-290

Alexander, O.T., Duvenhage, M.M., Brink, A., Swart, H.C., Muller, P., Visser, H.G. Synthesis, structures and luminescence properties of two gallium(III) complexes with 5,7-dimethyl-8- hydroxyquinoline J. Coord. Chem., 2017, 70, 1316-1326

Helliwell, J.R., Brink, A., Tanley, S.W.M, Kaenket, S. Starkey, V.L. X-ray diffraction in temporally and spatially resolved biomolecular science. Faraday Discussion, 2015, 177, 429-441.

Brink, A., Visser, H.G., Roodt, A. Solid State Isostructural Behavior and Quantified Limiting Substitution Kinetics in Schiff-Base Bidentate Ligand Complexes fac- [Re(O,N-Bid)(CO)3(MeOH)]n  Inorg. Chem., 2014, 53, 12480-12488.

Publications (Short List)


Area(s) of Interest

Courses Presented

CHEM1551 Analytical and inorganic chemistry

CHEM3724 Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM6808 Honours research project

CHEM6823 Honours Inorganic Chemistry

Community Service

Service Learning


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