Prof Jeanet Conradie
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Short CV

Jeanet Conradie has a M.Sc. (Physics, University of Pretoria) and Ph. D. (Chemical kinetics, electrochemistry and structural aspects of ferrocene-containing ß-diketonato complexes of rhodium(I) and iridium(I), University of the Free State).  


Academic publications 189.

Book Contribution: 1 (chapter)

Conference contributions 117: lectures: 27, posters: 14, other contributions: 76.

Technical reports: 6

Publications (Short List)

Malan, F.P., Singleton, E., Conradie, J. and Landman, M., Electrochemistry of a series of symmetric and asymmetric CpNiBr(NHC) complexes: Probing the electrochemical environment due to push-pull effects, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry DOI: 10.1016/j.jelechem.2018.02.043, Elsevier,

Stuurman, N.F., Buitendach, B.E., Twigge, L., Swarts, P.J., Conradie, J., Rhodium(triphenylphosphine)carbonyl-2,4-dioxo-3-pentyl-4-decanyloxybenzoate: Synthesis, Electrochemistry and Oxidative Addition Kinetics. New Journal of Chemistry, 2018, DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ05039A, Royal Society of Chemistry,

Kuhn, A. and Conradie, J. 2018. Orbital control over the metal vs ligand reduction in a series of neutral and cationic bis(cyclopentadienyl) Ti(IV) complexes. New Journal of Chemistry. 42: 662-670. DOI 10.1039/c7nj03746e, Royal Society of Chemistry,

Jeanet Conradie and Abhik Ghosh, Energetics of Saddling Versus Ruffling in Metalloporphyrins: Unusual Ruffled Dodecasubstituted Porphyrins. ACS Omega, 2017, 2, 6708-6714 DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.7b01004

Roxanne Gostynski, Jeanet Conradie and Elizabeth Erasmus, Significance of electron-density of molecular fragments on the properties of manganese(III) b-diketonato complexes: An XPS and DFT study. RSC Advances, 2017, 27718-27728. DOI: 10.1039/c7ra04921h

Conradie, J. and Ghosh, A. 2017. Understanding the blue-violet color of pentamethylbismuth: A two-component relativistic DFT investigation, ChemistryOpen, 2017, 6, 15-17, DOI: 10.1002/open.201600131

Conradie, J., A comparative DFT study of stacking interactions between adjacent metal atoms in linear chains of Ir and Rh acetylacetonato complexes, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2017, 833, 88-94 DOI: 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2017.01.032

Conradie, J., 2017 Mechanistic Investigation of Cis and Trans Oxidative Addition to Acetylacetonato-1,5-cyclooctadieneiridium(I). Polyhedron, 123, 252-258. DOI 10.1016/j.poly.2016.12.002

Conradie, J. 2017: Stacking of dicarbonylacetylacetonatorhodium(I) molecules. Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, 1101, 30-35, DOI: 10.1016/j.comptc.2016.12.024,

Walter, M.R., Dzul, S.P., Rodrigues, A.V., Stemmler, T.L., Telser, J., Conradie, J., Ghosh, A. and Harrop, T.C. 2016. Synthesis of CoII-NO? Complexes and Their Reactivity as a Source of Nitroxyl. Journal of the American Chemical Society 138: 12459–12471. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b05896

Jansen van Rensburg, A., Landman, M., Erasmus, E., van der Westhuizen, D., Ferreira, H., Conradie, M.M. and Conradie, J. 2016. Molybdenum(0) Fischer carbene complexes, Electrochemical and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic insights into Molybdenum(0) Fischer ethoxycarbene complexes. Electrochimica Acta 219: 204-213. DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2016.09.143

Ferreira, H., von Eschwege, K.G. and Conradie, J. 2016. Electronic Properties of Fe Charge Transfer Complexes - a Combined Experimental and Theoretical Approach. Electrochimica Acta 216: 339-346. DOI 10.1016/j.electacta.2016.09.034

Conradie, J. and Ghosh, A. 2016. The Valence States of Copernicium and Flerovium. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 18 2989–2992. DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201600146,

Conradie, J. 2016. Bond Stretch Isomers of d4 Tris(benzoylacetonato-k2O,O`)Mn(III). Computational and Theoretical Chemistry 1087: 1-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.comptc.2016.04.022,

Kuhn, A. and Conradie, J. 2015. Observed hydrolysis of fluorine substituted bis(ß-diketonato)-dichlorotitanium(IV) complexes. Dalton Transactions 44: 5106–5113. DOI: 10.1039/C4DT02614D,!recentarticles&all

Conradie, J., Patra, A., Harrop, T. and Ghosh, A. 2015. Square-Antiprism Eight-Coordinate Complexes of Divalent First-Row Transition Metal Cations. DFT Exploration of the Electronic-Structural Landscape. Inorganic Chemistry 54: 1375–1383. DOI: 10.1021/ic502287m.

Freitag, R. and Conradie, J. 2015. Electrochemical and Computational Chemistry Study of Mn(ß-diketonato)3 complexes. Electrochimica Acta 158: 418–426. DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2015.01.147,

Ghosh, A. and Conradie, J. 2015. Pentafluorosulfanyltrimethylsilane Does Not Exist. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2: 207–209. DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201402928,

Conradie, M.M. and Conradie, J. 2015. Electrochemical behaviour of Tris(b-diketonato)iron(III) complexes: A DFT and experimental study. Electrochimica Acta 152: 512–519. DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2014.11.128,

Conradie, J. 2015. Density Functional Theory Calculations of Rh-ß-diketonato complexes. Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions 44: 1503–1515. (Perspective article) DOI: 10.1039/c4dt02268h,!recentarticles&all

Albrett, A.M., Thomas, K.E., Maslek, S., Mlodzianowska, A., Conradie, J., Beavers, C.M., Ghosh, A. and Brothers, P.J., “Mono- and diboron corroles: factors controlling stoichiometry and hydrolytic reactivity”, Inorg. Chem.; 2014, 53 (11), 5405-5874 DOI: 10.1021/ic500114k

von Eschwege, K.G., Bosman, G., Conradie, J. and Schwörer, H., “Femtosecond Laser Spectroscopy and DFT studies of Photochromic Dithizonatomercury Complexes”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2014, 118, 844-855 DOI: 10.1021/jp410186y

Freitag, R. and Conradie, J., Understanding the Jahn-Teller Effect in octahedral transition metal complexes – a Molecular Orbital view of the Mn(ß-diketonato)3 complex, Journal of Chemical Education, 2013, 90, 1692-1696 DOI: 10.1021/ed400370p

Conradie, J., “Oxidation potential of [Rh(b-diketonato)(P(OPh)3)2] complexes – relationships with experimental, electronic and calculated parameters.” Electrochimica Acta; 2013, 110, 718-725 DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2013.01.021

Ferreira, H., Conradie, M.M. and Conradie, J., "Electrochemical study of Carbonyl Phosphine b-Diketonato Rhodium(I) Complexes" Electrochim. Acta, 2013, 113, 519-526. DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2013.09.099

Landman, M., Pretorius, R., Buitendach, B.E., van Rooyen, P.H. and Conradie, J. “Synthesis, structure and electrochemistry of Fischer alkoxy- and aminocarbene complexes of tungsten: The use of DFT to predict and understand oxidation and reduction potentials”, Organometallics, 2013, 32, 5491-5503 DOI: 10.1021/om400778z

Erasmus, J.J.C. and Conradie, J. “Chemical and electrochemical oxidation of [Rh(b-diketonato)(CO)(P(OCH2)3CCH3)]: an experimental and DFT study”, Dalton Transactions, 2013, 42, 8655–8666. DOI:10.1039/C3DT50310K.

Conradie, J., Gracia, J. and Niemantsverdriet, J.W. “Energetic Driving force of H-Spillover Between Rhodium And Titania Surfaces, a DFT View”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2012, 116 (48), pp 25362–25367 DOI: 10.1021/jp308175t.

Conradie, J. “Conformational analysis of triphenylphosphine in square planar organometallic complexes: [(PPh3)(ML1L2L3)] and [M(acac)(L’)(PPh3)]”, Dalton Trans. 2012, 41, 10633-10642, DOI:10.1039/C2DT30850A.

Thomas, K.E., Alemayehu, A.B., Conradie, J., Beavers, C.M. and Ghosh, A. "The Structural Chemistry of Metallocorroles: Combined X-ray Crystallography and Quantum Chemistry Studies Afford Unique Insights", Accounts of Chemical Research, 2012, 45 (8), pp 1203–1214 DOI: 10.1021/ar200292d

Patra, A., Dube, K., Sanders, B.C., Papaefthymiou, G.C., Conradie, J., Ghosh, A. and Harrop, T. "A Thermally Stable {FeNO}8 Complex: properties and biological reactivity of reduced MNO systems", Chem. Sci., 2012, 3, 364-369 DOI:10.1039/C1SC00582K.

Schwoerer, H., von Eschwege, K.G., Bosman, G., Krok, P. and Conradie, J. "Ultrafast Photochemistry of Dithizonatophenylmercury(II)", ChemPhysChem, 2011, 14, 2653-2658 DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201100337.

Erasmus, J.J.C. and Conradie, J. “Electrochemical study of b-Diketonatobis(triphenylphosphite)rhodium(I) complexes”, Electrochimica Acta.; 2011, 565, 9287-9294 DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2011.08.001

Conradie, M.M. and Conradie, J. “Methyl Iodide Oxidative Addition to [Rh(acac)(CO)(PPh3)]: an Experimental and Theoretical Study of the Stereochemistry of the Products and the Reaction Mechanism”, Dalton Transactions, 2011, 40, 8226-8237, DOI: 10.1039/c1dt10271k.

Kuhn, A. and Conradie, J. "Electrochemical and Density Functional Theory Study of bis(cyclopentadienyl) mono(ß-diketonato) titanium(IV) cationic complexes", Electrochimica Acta. 2010, 56, 257-264,

Conradie. M.M. and Conradie, J., "A Density Functional Theory Study of the Oxidative Addition of Methyl Iodide to Square Planar [Rh(acac)(P(OPh)3)2] complex and simplified model systems", J Organomet. Chem. 2010, 695, pp 2126-2133,

Hopmann, K.H., Stuurman, N.F., Muller, A., and Conradie, J. "Substitution and Isomerisation of Asymmetric ß-Diketonato Rhodium (I) Complexes: A Crystallographic and Computational Study", Organometallics, 2010, 29 (11), pp 2446–2458,

Patra, A.K., Dube, K.S., Papaefthymiou-Davis, G., Conradie, J., Ghosh, A. and Harrop, T.C. “Stable Eight-Coordinate Iron(II/III) Complexes”, Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49 (5), 2032–2034.

Conradie, J. and Ghosh, A. “Electronic Structure of an Iron-Porphyrin-Nitrene Complex”, Inorg. Chem., 2010, 49 (1), pp 243–248.

Hopmann, K.H. and Conradie, J., “A Density Functional Theory Study of Substitution at the Square-Planar Acetylacetonato-dicarbonyl-rhodium(I) complex”, Organometallics, 2009, 28, 3710-3715.

von Eschwege, K.G., Conradie, J. and Swarts, J.C. “A DFT and ab initio perspective on the structures and electronic spectra of the orange and blue isomers of photochromic dithizonatophenylmercury(II)”, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2008, 112, 2211-2218.

Albrett, A.M., Conradie, J., Boyd, P.D.W., Clark, G.R., Ghosh, A. and Brothers, P.J. "Corrole as a Binucleating Ligand: Preparation, Molecular Structure, and Computational Study of Diboron Corroles", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2008, 130, 2888-2889.

Conradie, J., Quarless, D.A. Jr., Hsu, H.-F., Harrop, T.C., Lippard, S.J., Koch, S.A. and Ghosh, A. “Electronic structure and FeNO conformation of nonheme iron-thiolate-NO complexes: A combined experimental and DFT study”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 10446-10456. DOI:

Conradie, J., Wondimagegn, T. and Ghosh, A. "Molecular Structure and Conformation of Dinitrosylheme", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2003, 125, 4968-4969. DOI: 10.1021/ja021439p


C1 rated at the NRF

H-index of 28

Runnerup DST (Department Science & technology) South African Women in Science award in 2014.

South African Chemical Institute (SACI) Merck Medal award in 2015.

Elected member of Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) since 2014.

Receive award for research excellence from rector of UFS in 2004

Under the top 10 researchers at UFS in terms of publication output units (POUs) since 2009.

Area(s) of Interest

    Synthesis, characterization, computational chemistry, electrochemistry, kinetics etc of ligands, transition metal complexes , transition states and reaction-intermediates for application in drugs, DSSC, catalysis etc.

Courses Presented

    Community Service

    • Help scholars with science EXPO projects
    • Physical Chemistry Editor, South African Journal of Chemistry
    • Act as a reviewer for the NRF in evaluating the quality of the research funding applications, SARCI chair applications and rating applications of other researchers and students.
    • Act as reviewer for publications in several international journals such as ChemComm, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Dalton, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, Inorganica Chimica Acta, Journal of Coordination Chemistry, Nanomaterials, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Spectrochimica Acta, Central European Journal of Chemistry, Chemical Physics Letters, Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia, Journal of Molecular Structure, Polyhedron, Arabian Journal of Chemistry, ChemistryOpen, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials, Organometallics and South African Journal of Chemistry.
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