Dr Allen Mambanda

Dr Mambanda’s research focuses on the applications of electrochemical methods for trace analysis of toxic pollutants in environmental samples (e.g. waste waters, soils and dusts, sediments and trade effluents). This includes the surface modification of microelectrodes and their applications in in-vitro detection of biologically-relevant molecules and trace analytes in environmental samples.

He also studies the kinetic and mechanisms of substitution reactions of Pt (II) metal complexes with anti-tumour potential and has over 10 years teaching experience at a tertiary level.
Quote:   “It is a little cog of discovery that drives the wheel of understanding.”
  PhD - University of KwaZuku-Natal
MSc - Univristy of Zimbabwe
BSc (Honours)
Discipline:   Analytical Chemistry
Campus:   Pietermaritzburg
  033 260 5272
 Research Areas:   Investigating into the mechanism and substitution kinetics of square-planar Pt(II)/Pd(II) complexes and application of electrochemical methods of analysis for Environmental analysis.

Dr. Mambanda's research focus is on the synthesis, characterization, computational modeling and kinetics studies of coordination complexes and compounds, specifically on the kinetics of substitution reactions of square-planar platinum and octahedral ruthenium complexes. He also has interests in studying the electrochemical behaviour of the said complexes.

His other interest spans the applications of electrochemical methods for trace analysis of toxic pollutants in environmental samples.
Recent Publications:   Chipangura M, Mambanda A & Jaganyi D, Trans. Metal Chemistry, 2015, 40:109-115.

Chipangura M, Mambanda A & Jaganyi D, J. Coord. Chem., 2014, 67 (12), 2048–2061.

Gerald Enos, Mambanda A and Jaganyi D, ‘Substitution of aqua ligands from alkyldiamine-bridged dinuclear Pt(II) complexes using azole nucleophiles.’ J. Coord. Chem., 2013, 66 (24), 4280-4291.

Gerald E., Mambanda A & Jaganyi D, J. Coord. Chem., 2013, 66 (24), 4280-4291.

Mambanda A and Jaganyi D. ‘A kinetics and mechanistic study on the role of the structural rigidity of the linker on the substitution reactions of chelated dinuclear Pt(II) complexes., Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 908-920.

Mambanda A and Jaganyi D. ‘Understanding the role of the flexible bridging linker through kinetics and mechanistic study of Pt(II) amphiphiles derived from a bis(2-pyridylmethyl)amine chelate headgroup.’ Dalton Trans., 2011, 40 (1), 79-91.

Synthesis and crystal structures of new palladium catalysts for the hydromethoxycarbonylation of alkenes, B. Omondi, M. L. Shaw and C. W. Holzapfel, J. Organomet. Chem., (2011). 696, 3091-3096.

Concomitant polymorphic behaviour of di--thiocyanato-bis[bis(tri-p-fluorophenyl phosphine)silver(I)], B. Omondi, and R. Meijboom, Acta Cryst., (2010). B66, 69-75.


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