Dr Eleanor Müller
Position
Senior Lecturer
Department
Chemistry
Address
Chemistry
IB 48
UFS
Telephone
051 4012071
Office
Chemistry Building 210
Information

Short CV

Eleanor Müller (Fourie) completed her M.Sc. in 2002 in Organic Chemistry at the University of the Free State, working on natural compounds. She obtained her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry in 2008 working on metallocenyl-containing ligands and their rhodium complexes, with the focus being on electrochemistry, kinetics and biological properties.

She is a Senior lecturer in the Physical Chemistry, since July 2011. Her main research focus is organometallic and polymer chemistry with application as antineoplastic drugs. She has made research visits to the Polymer Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, as well as the University of Bristol. In order to streamline the drug delivery process, she has her own cell culture lab for drug testing.  Thus all newly synthesized compounds are tested in-house as possible anti-cancer drugs.

Dr. Muller is an experienced lecturer in Physical Chemistry in the areas of Thermodynamics, Kinetics, Electrochemistry and heterogeneous chemistry.

Recent Publications

P. J. Swarts, E. Erasmus, E. Fourie, Comparison of synthetic, spectroscopic, computational and electrochemical aspects of ferrocenyl-containing b-diketones,,b-ketoesters and b-ketoamides, Polyhedron 205 (2021) 115279.

F. J. F. Jacobs, G. J. S. Venter, E.Fourie, R. E. Kroon, A. Brink, Substitution reactivity and structural variability induced by tryptamine on the biomimetic rhenium tricarbonyl complex, RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 24443.

C. R. Dennis,  G. J. van Zyl, E. Fourie, S. S. Basson, J. C. Swarts, A kinetic study of the oxidation of the tetrakisoxalatouranate(IV) ion by the hexacyanoferrate(III) ion in an oxalate buffer medium, Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis (2021) 132:599–615.

E. Fourie, Fluorene-containing ß-diketonato ligands and their Rhodium(I) complexes, Inorganica Chimica Acta 517 (2021) 120209.

C. R. Dennis, G. J. van Zyl, E. Fourie, A kinetic study of the oxidation of the tetrakisoxalatouranate(IV) ion by the octacyanotungstate(V) and the octacyanomolybdate(V) ions in an acidic oxalate buffer medium, Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis (2021) 134:615–627.

E. Fourie, Data for the synthesis and characterization of fluorene-containing ß-diketonato ligands and their rhodium(I) complexes, Data in Brief 35 (2021) 106933.

J. T. R. Fiekkies, E. Fourie, E. Erasmus, Cisplatin-functionalized nanodiamonds: preparation and characterization, with potential antineoplastic application, Applied Nanoscience volume 11, pages2235–2245 (2021).

 

Publications
Publications (Short List)

Courses Presented

CHEM1643

CHEM3733

CHEB6803

CHEM6843



BLOEMFONTEIN CAMPUS FACULTY CONTACT

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