Dr Bernard Omondi Owaga

Dr Owaga's research interests are in the synthesis and structural elucidation of organic, inorganic and metal organic compounds with interesting physical properties.

His focus is in Polymorphism, Isomorphism and Co-crystallization studies of these compounds. He investigates properties like magnetic susceptibility, luminescence, fluorescence in addition to studies of the compounds biological and catalytic activities. 

Some of the characterization techniques he employs are: Single crystal XRD, PXRD, DSC, Electron microscopy and solid and solution NMR.
Quote:   ‘If I can make an extra step towards my goals every single day, I’ll definitely get there!’
  Lecturer and Researcher
  PhD (Structural Chemistry) 
Discipline:   Chemistry
Campus:   Westville
  031 260 7323
Research Areas:

Material Sciences
    Recent Publications:   Formation of isostructural solid-solutions in 2,6-disubstituted N-phenylformamides and N-phenylthioamides, Bernard Omondi, Andreas Lemmerer, Manuel A. Fernandes, Demetrius C. Levendis and Marcus Layh, Acta Cryst. (2014). B70, 106-114.

    The double stranded ladder-like structure of catena-(bis(µ2acetato-O,O’)-(bis(acetate-O.O’)-bis(4,4’-bipyridine-N,N’)-dicopper(II) 4-nitrophenol dehydrate), Sizwe J. Zamisa, Patrick Ndungu and Bernard Omondi, Acta Cryst. (2013). C69, 1100-1103.

    Synthesis, characterization and crystal structure of two polymorphs of iodo-bridged ruthenium (1+)tetracarbonylbis(η5-2,4-cyclopentadien-1-yl) µ-iodidotetrafluoroborate salt, Eunice A. Nyawade, Holger B. Friedrich, Cyprian M. M’thiruaine and Bernard Omondi, J. Mol. Struct., (2013). 1048, 426-433.

    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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