Dr Dumisani Kama
Senior Lecturer (Units)
IB 48
Chemistry Building 1

Short CV

Dr. Dumisani Kama completed his M.Sc. in 2015 working on phosphorus bidentate ligands coordination to various platinum group metals and their application thereof to various homogeneous catalytic systems. He obtained his Ph.D in Inorganic chemistry in 2018 at the University of the Free State under the supervision of Prof A Roodt and Prof A Brink. His Ph.D research was on structural and reactivity relationships pr aryl- and alkylamine bisphosphine complexes of Tc-99 and Re(I).


Publications (Short List)

1. D.V. Kama, A. Frei, A. Brink, H. Braband, R. Alberto and A. Roodt., New approach for the synthesis of water soluble fac-[M(CO)3]+ bis (diarylphosphino) alkylamine complexes (M= 99Tc, Re). DOI: 10.1039/D1DT03234H (Paper) Dalton Trans., 2021, Advance Article

2. D.V. Kama, A. Frei, M. Schutte-Smith, A. Brink, C. Swart, H. Braband, R. Alberto and A. Roodt., Exploring preliminary structural relationships and mitochondraltargeting of fac-[MI(CO)3]- bis(diarylphosphino)alkylamine complexes (M=99Tc, Re). DOI: 10.1039/D1NJ04273D (Paper) New J. Chem., 2021, Advanced Article

3. D.V. Kama, A. Brink and H.G. Visser., Crystal structure of bis(µ2-chlorido)-bis(di-p-tolylhydroxyphosphine-_P)-bis(di-p-tolylphosphite-_P)dipalladium(II)., Z. Kristallogr. NCS 2016; 231(4): 1081–1083. DOI 10.1515/ncrs-2016-0067

4. P.P. Mokolokolo, M.S. Tsosane, D.V. Kama, M. Schutte-Smith, A. Brink, H.G. Visser, G. Meola, A. Frei, R. Alberto and A. Roodt., Schiff base ligand manipulation of the nuclearity in fac-tricarbonyl complexes of Mn(I) and Re(I). Inorganica Chimica Acta 471. DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2017.10.036

5. M.V. Dobrynin, C. Pretorius, D.V. Kama, A. Roodt, V.P. Boyarskiy, R.M. Islamova., Rhodium(i) complexes as active catalysts for silicone hydrosilylation cross-linking at room temperature. Journal of catalysis 372. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcat.2019.03.004

6. D.V. Kama, A. Brink, R. Alberto, A. Roodt., Crystal structure of fac-bis(hexacarbonyl-µ2-methoxy)(µ2-bis(di-p-tolylphosphino)cyclohexylamine)dirhenium(I)., Z. Kristallogr. NCS. https://doi.org/10.1515/ncrs-2019-0632

7.D.V. Kama, A. Brink, A. Roodt., Crystal structure of dichloro[1,1-di-p-tolyl-N-(2-methylbenzene)phosphinamide-kP](methyl-di-p-tolylphosphinite-kP)-palladium(II)., Z. Kristallogr. NCS. https://doi.org/10.1515/ncrs-2019-0659

8. J.C. Truscott; D.V. Kama; H.G. Visser; J. Conradie., Synthesis, Structure and DFT study of novel Ga(III) complexes containing a tetradentate ligand. Journal of Molecular Structure, 2019; 127334. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2019.12733

9. N.R. Marogoa, D.V. Kama, M. Schutte-Smith, H.G. Visser., Crystal structures of chlorido[dihydroxybis(1-iminoethoxy)]arsanido-?3N,As,N`]platinum(II) and of a polymorph of chlorido[dihydroxybis(1-iminopropoxy)arsanido-?3N,As,N`]platinum(II)., Acta Cryst. (2020). E76, 180–185. https://doi.org/10.1107/S2056989019016463

10. A. Roodt, R. Alberto, Roger, A. Frei, P. P. Mokolokolo, R. Bolliger, A. Brink, D. V. Kama., Multi-nuclear complexes and their Preparation., US Patent App. 16/957,000


Area(s) of Interest

Coordination Chemistry, Homogeneous Catalysis, Reaction Kinetic, Platinum Group Metals chemistry and Re and Tc radiopharmaceutical models.

Courses Presented

DIMN 5820: Chemical Disaster Management

CHEM1513: Inorgani Chemistry

Community Service

Service Learning


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