Dr Dumisani Kama
Senior Lecturer
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 aryl- and alkylamine bisphosphine complexes of Tc-99 and Re(I).


Publications (Short List)

1. F.J. De Beer, F.J.F. Jacobs, A. Ntsila, D.V. Kama, V.A. Azov, Analysis of short contacts in crystals of halogenated amino acids: atom-atom interactions vs. energy frameworks. 2024, CrystEngComm 26 (5), 604-619, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/D3CE01029E.

2. D.V. Kama, A. Frei, L. Twigger, A. Brink, R. Alberto and A. Roodt., Spectroscopic, X-ray crystallographic and preliminary biological screening study of unsymmetrical diphosphinoamine (PNP`) and monodentate aminophosphine (PNH) ligands coordinated to Pt(II). 2023, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 121656. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ica.2023.121656.

3. 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, 50, 17506-17514. DOI: 10.1039/D1DT03234H

4. 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, 45, 22141-22149, DOI: 10.1039/D1NJ04273D

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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



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

CHEA6803: Introduction to Geochemistry

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Service Learning


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