Prof Jeanet Conradie
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Chemistry Building 206

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 270.

Book Contribution: 1 (chapter)

Conference contributions 169:.

Technical reports: 6

Publications (Short List)

2020 publications till date:

  1. Gostynski, R., van Rooyen, P.H. and Conradie, J. X-ray diffraction and QTAIM calculations of the non-covalent intermolecular fluorine-fluorine interactions in [MnIII(trifluoroacetylacetonato)3]. Journal of Molecular Structure 1201 (2020) 127119, Elsevier, 
  2. Swarts, P.J. and Conradie, J., Electrochemical behaviour of chloro- and hydroxy- subphthalocyanines, Electrochimica Acta 329 (2020) 135165 DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2019.135165 Elsevier
  3. Malloum, A., Fifen, J.J., and Conradie, J., Large Sized Ammonia Clusters and Solvation Energies of the Proton in Ammonia, Journal of Computational Chemistry 2020, 41, 21–30. DOI: 10.1002/jcc.26071 Wiley
  4. Conradie, J., Tris(b-ketoiminato)ruthenium(III) – structural and electronic data of the neutral, oxidized and reduced forms. Data in brief 28 (2020) 104833 Elsevier
  5. Muller, F.A.M.,  Conradie, J. and von Eschwege, K.G., Conformational preference of nitroformazans: a computational study, Journal of Molecular Structure 1203 (2020) 127463, Elsevier
  6. Truscott, J.C., Kama, D.V., Visser, H.G., Conradie, J., Synthesis, Structure and DFT study of novel Ga(III) complexes containing a tetradentate ligand. Journal of Molecular Structure 1203 (2020) 127334  Elsevier,
  7. Swarts, P.J. and Conradie, J., Electrochemical behaviour of chloro- and hydroxy- subphthalocyanines, Data in Brief  28 (2020) 105039 DOI information: 10.1016/j.dib.2019.105039
  8. Thomas, K.E., Desbois, N., Conradie, J., Teat, S.jG., Gros, C.P., Ghosh, A., Gold Dipyrrin-Bisphenolates: A Combined Experimental and DFT Study of Metal-Ligand Interactions, RSC Advances, 2020,10, 533-540 DOI: 10.1039/C9RA09228E  Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing
  9. Muller, F.M.A., Conradie, J, von Eschwege, K.G. Chromic S-Methyldithizone, Polyhedron 179 (2020) 114386 DOI 0.1016/j.poly.2020.114386 (online 23/01/2020), Elsevier
  10. Conradie, J., Redox Behaviour of [Ru(b-diketonato)3] Complexes. Electrochimica Acta 337 (2020) 135801, DOI 10.1016/j.electacta.2020.135801 Elsevier
  11. Adeniyi, A.A. and Conradie, J.  A Theoretical investigation of the fragments interaction, non-linear optical and electronic properties of tris(b-diketonato)iron(III) complexes. Structural Chemistry 2020 31 215–232 (online 18/07/2019) DOI : 10.1007/s11224-019-01388-9  Springer
  12. Chiyindiko, E., Stuurman, N.F., Langner E.H.G. and Conradie, J., Electrochemical behaviour of bis(b-diketonato)copper(II) complexes containing g-substituted b-diketones, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 2020, 860, 113929, online 06/02/2020, DOI 10.1016/j.jelechem.2020.113929 Elsevier
  13. Da-yang, E., Fifen, J.J., Malloum, A., Lahmar, S., Nsangou, M., Conradie, J., Structures of the Solvated copper (II) Ion in Ammonia at various temperatures. New Journal of Chemistry 2020 44 3637-3653 DOI: 10.1039/C9NJ05169D Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing
  14. Pieter J. Swarts, Jeanet Conradie, Solvent and Substituent Effect on Electrochemistry of Ferrocenylcarboxylic Acid, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 866 (2020) 114164 (online, 18/04/20) DOI: 10.1016/j.jelechem.2020.114164
  15. Kolle E. Thomas, Jeanet Conradie, Christine M. Beavers and Abhik Ghosh, Free-Base Porphyrins with Localized NH Protons. Can Substituents Alone Stabilize the Elusive Cis Tautomer? Org. Biomol. Chem., 2020, 18, 2861-2865, DOI: 10.1039/d0ob00452a.  online 26/03/2020 
  16. Adebayo A. Adeniyi, Cecilia O. Akintayo, Emmanuel T. Akintayo, Jeanet Conradie, The conformational search, the stability, fragment interaction and resistance to acidic attack of epoxyl-polyurethanes in different solvent media, Structural Chemistry 31, 861–875 (2020) (online 07/12/19) /Springer 
  17. Jeanet Conradie, Computational DFT data related to the redox behaviour of tris(ß-diketonato)ruthenium(III) compounds. Data in Brief, 2020 30 105617 online 25/04/2020 DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2020.105617 Elsevier
  18. Pieter J. Swarts, Jeanet Conradie, Redox data of ferrocenyl carboxylic acids in dichloromethane and acetonitrile, Data in Brief, 2020 30 105650, online 29/04/2020  Elsevier
  19. J. Conradie, K. G. von Eschwege, Cyclic voltammograms and electrochemical data of FeII polypyridine complexes, Data in Brief 31 (2020) 105754, online 22/05/20  Elsevier
  20. Pieter J. Swarts, Jeanet Conradie, Redox and photophysical properties of four subphthalocyanines containing ferrocenylcarboxylic acid as axial ligands, Inorganic Chemistry 2020, 59, 11, 7444–7452, online 20/05/20, DOI 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c00150 American Chemical Society Publications
  21. Pieter J. Swarts, Jeanet Conradie, Synthesis, Spectroscopy, Electrochemistry and DFT of Electron-rich ferrocenylsubphthalocyanines, Special Issue 25th Anniversary of Molecules—Recent Advances in Inorganic Chemistry, Molecules, Molecules 2020, 25, 2575; doi:10.3390/molecules25112575  online 01/06/2020 MDPI (Basel, Switzerland)
  22. Alhadji Malloum, Jean Jules Fifen and Jeanet Conradie, Binding Energies and Isomer Distribution of Neutral Acetonitrile Clusters, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry 2020 120 e26211 (online 28/03/20) DOI 10.1002/qua.26222
  23. Alhadji Malloum, Jean Jules Fifen and Jeanet Conradie, Theoretical Infrared Spectrum of the Ethanol Hexamer, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry 2020 120 e26234 (online 8/4/2020)   Wiley 
  24. Kovo Akpomie, Jeanet Conradie, Advances in application of cotton based adsorbents for heavy metals trapping, surface modifications and future perspectives: A review. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 201 (2020) 110825 (online 09/06/2020)
  25. Pieter J. Swarts, Jeanet Conradie, Oxidation and reduction data of four subphthalocyanines with axially coordinated ferrocenylcarboxylic acids, Data in Brief 31 (2020) 105816, (online 03/06/2020) DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2020.105816
  26. Alhadji Malloum, Jean Jules Fifen and Jeanet Conradie, Exploration of the Potential Energy Surfaces of Small Ethanol Clusters, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2020, 22, 13201 - 13213 (online 1/06/2020) DOI: 10.1039/D0CP01393E RSC
  27. Kovo Akpomie, Jeanet Conradie, Banana peel as a biosorbent for the decontamination of water pollutants. A review, Environmental Chemistry Letters, 2020, 18, 1085–1112 (online 07/03/20) DOI 10.1007/s10311-020-00995-x Springer Nature
  28. Kovo Akpomie, Jeanet Conradie, Efficient synthesis of magnetic nanoparticle-Musa acuminata peel composite for the adsorption of anionic dye. Arabian Journal of Chemistry, 2020, 13, 7115-7131 (online 05/08/2020)  Elsevier
  29. Pieter J. Swarts, Jeanet Conradie,  Electrochemical data of ferrocenylsubphthalocyanine dyads, Data in Brief 32 (2020) 106245 (online 31/08/2020), Elsevier
  30. Kovo Akpomie, Jeanet Conradie, Synthesis, characterization, and regeneration of an inorganic-organic nanocomposite (ZnO@biomass) and its application in the capture of cationic dye, Scientific Reports, 2020, 10, Article number: 14441 online 02/09/20  DOI : 10.1038/s41598-020-71261-x
  31. Alhadji Malloum, Jeanet Conradie, Water-Ammonia and Water-Acetonitrile Proton Transfer Free Energy, Journal of Molecular Liquids 318 (2020) 114300,  online 19/09/20 Elsevier
  32. Alhadji Malloum, Jeanet Conradie, Solvent Effects on the Structures of the Neutral Ammonia Clusters, Computational and Theoretical Chemistry 1191 (2020) 113042 (online 25/08/2020)  Elsevier
  33. Alhadji Malloum, Jeanet Conradie, Proton Transfer Free Energy and Enthalpy Data from Water to Ammonia, Water to Acetonitrile and Ammonia to Acetonitrile Data in Brief, 33 (2020) 106354 onine 29/09/2020, Elsevier
  34. Adebayo A. Adeniyi, Paul-Franzl X. von Stein, Gurthwin W. Bosman, Christine M. Steenkamp, Trevor Chiweshe, Karel G. von Eschwege and Jeanet Conradie. Probing ultrafast reaction mechanisms of photo-excited dithizone through transient absorption spectroscopy and computational CASSCF studies. Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 2020, 37 (11) A356-A366. OSA Publishing
  35. Kovo Akpomie, Jeanet Conradie, Biogenic and chemically synthesized Solanum tuberosum peel–silver nanoparticle hybrid for the ultrasonic aided adsorption of bromophenol blue dye, Scientific Reports, Scientific Reports volume 10, Article number: 17094 (2020) DOI
  36. Adebayo A. Adeniyi, Tankiso L. Ngake, Jeanet Conradie, Cyclic Voltammetric Study of 2-hydroxybenzophenone (HBP) derivatives and the correspondent change in the orbital energy levels in different solvents, Electroanalysis - (online 14/07/2020) Wiley 
  37. Adebayo Adeniyi, Jeanet Conradie; Cyclic Voltammetric and DFT analysis of the reduction of Manganese(III) Complexes with 2-Hydroxybenzophenones, Electroanalysis - DOI:10.1002/elan.202060362 online 16/09/20  Wiley
  38. van der Westhuizen, D., von Eschwege, K. and Conradie, J. Electrochemistry of Os bipyridyl and phenanthroline complexes, comparison with Ru and Fe. Electroanalysis,  online 09/09/20  Wiley
  39. Kovo Akpomie, Jeanet Conradie, Biosorption and regeneration potentials of magnetite nanoparticle loaded Solanum tuberosum peel for celestine blue dye, International Journal of Phytoremediation, online 08/09/20  Taylor & Francis
  40. Alhadji Malloum, Jeanet Conradie, Global and Local Minima of Protonated Acetonitrile Clusters, New Journal of Chemistry, New Journal of Chemistry, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/d0nj03389h online 02/10/20
  41. Adebayo Adeniyi, Jeanet Conradie; R. Fukae; M. Yoshimura; K. Nishinari; Olayide S Lawal, Enhancing the loading and swelling capacity of cellulose crystal through difunctional and multifunctional epoxyl cross-linkers and the effects on the elasticity and plasticity: A computational study, Journal of Molecular Structure (submitted 27/07/2020, revision submitted 12/09/20, accepted 09/10/20, online 10/10/2020)  MOLSTRUC-D-20-03290





C1 rated at the NRF

H-index of 34

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


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



Chemical Kinetics

Molecular structure


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