Dr Bheki Alex Xulu

Dr Xulu’s research focuses mainly on the chemistry of biologically relevant oxidants (HOCl, HOBr, HOSCN) and antioxidant (SCN-, glutathione, resveratrol) with the purpose of gaining insight into their kinetics and mechanisms.

He also conducts collaborative studies on EPR studies of transition metal complexes and holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Oklahoma. Dr Xulu has over 6 years of industry experience (Sasol) and over 9 years experience in teaching Chemistry both locally and abroad.
Quote:   “Persistence is key, never ever give up, keep trying till you succeed”
  Lecturer and Researcher
  PhD in chemistry (University of Oklahoma)
MSc in chemistry (University of Natal)
BSc (Honours) (University of Natal)
BSc (University of Natal)

Discipline:   Physical/Analytical Chemistry
Campus:   Pietermaritzburg
  033 260 5325
Recent Publications:   Irvin Noel Booysen, Sanam Maikoo, Matthew Piers Akerman, Bheki Xulu, “Novel Ruthenium(II) and (III) compounds with Multidentate Schiff base chelates bearing biologically significant moieties”, Polyhedron, 2014.

Irvin Noel Booysen, Sanam Maikoo, Matthew Piers Akerman, Bheki Xulu, Orde Munro, “Ruthenium (II/IV) complexes with potentially tridentate Schiff base chelates containing the uracil moiety”, Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 2013. 

B. A. Xulu and M. T. Ashby, “Small Molecular, Macromolecular and Cellular Chloramines React with Thiocyanate to Give the Human Defense Factor Hypothiocyanite”, Biochemistry, 2010, 49, 2068-2074. 


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