021 650 1837 info@cchange.ac.za

Prof. Manie Vosloo
Director: Research Foxcus Area for Chemical Resource Beneficiation, North-West University
Manager: RSA Olefins programme of c*change
Tel: +27 (0)18 299-1669
Fax: +27 (0)18 299-1667
Email: manie.vosloo@nwu.ac.za

Professor Manie Vosloo is director of the Research Focus Area for Chemical Resource Beneficiation at the Potchefstroom campus of the North-West University and manager of the RSA Olefins programme of c*change. His areas of specialisation include metathesis and related chemistries, molecular modelling of homogeneous catalytic systems, polymer synthesis and characterization, and surfactant chemistry.

1988 – 1991
PhD (part-time) “Molybdenum Hexacarbonyl as Polymerisation Catalyst of Alkynes” supervised by Prof. J.A.K. du Plessis, Department of Chemistry, Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education (South Africa)

1985 – 1987
MSc (part-time) “Methylammonium Chloropentacarbonyltungstate(0) as Metathesis Catalyst of Alkenes” (cum laude) supervised by Prof. J.A.K. du Plessis, Department of Chemistry, Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education (South Africa)

1978 – 1983
BSc (Chemistry and Mathematics), Hons BSc (Chemistry) and Higher Education Diploma (part-time) at the University of the Orange Free State (South Africa)


JAK du Plessis, JJ Pienaar, HCM Vosloo
The Metathesis of Octene-1 with RN(CH3)3ClW(CO)5/C2H5AlCl2 as Catalytic System
Journal of Molecular Catalysis, 1988, 46, 287 – 295

HCM Vosloo, JAK du Plessis
Polymerization of Phenylacetylene Catalyzed by Mo(CO)6
Polymer Bulletin, 1993, 30, 273 – 278

JAK du Plessis, A Spamer, HCM Vosloo
Re2O7/SiO2žAl2O3/SnMe4/1-octene Catalytic System. Part I: The Influence of Cs+ and PO43- on the Methathesis Activity
Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemistry, 1998, 133, 175 – 180

C van Schalkwyk, A Spamer, DJ Moodley, T Dube, JM Botha, HCM Vosloo
Factors that could Influence the Activity of a WO3/SiO2 catalyst: Part III
Applied Catalysis A: General, 2003, 255, 143-152

M Jordaan, P van Helden, CGCE van Sittert, HCM Vosloo
Experimental and DFT Investigation of the 1-octene metathesis reaction mechanism with the Grubbs 1 complex
Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemistry, 2006, 254, 145-154

Margaritha Jordaan, HC Manie Vosloo
Ruthenium Catalyst with a Chelating Pyridinyl-alcoholato Ligand for Application in Linear Alkene Metathesis
Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, 2007, 349, 184-192

M Jordaan, HCM Vosloo
A DFT computational study of phosphine ligand dissociation versus hemilability in a Grubbs-type precatalyst containing a bidentate ligand during alkene metathesis
Molecular Simulation, 2008, 34, 997-1012

Percy van der Gryp, Anro Barnard, Jean-Pierre Cronje, Dennis de Vlieger, Sanette Marx, Hermanus C.M. Vosloo
Separation of different metathesis Grubbs-type catalysts using organic solvent nanofiltration
Journal of Membrane Science, 2010, 353, 70-77

JI du Toit, M Jordaan, CAA Huijsmans, JHL Jordaan, CGCE van Sittert, HCM Vosloo
Improved Metathesis Lifetime: Chelating Pyridinyl-Alcoholato Ligands in the Second Generation Grubbs Precatalyst
Molecules, 2014, 19, 5522-5537

TT Tole, JHL Jordaan, HCM Vosloo
Synthetic methods of α-pyridinyl and α-bipyridinyl alcohols and α,α’-pyridine and α,α’-bipyridine diols
Current Organic Synthesis, 2015, 12, 261-304

Jean I. du Toit, Percy van der Gryp, Monique M. Loock, Tegene T. Tole, Sanette Marx, Johannes H.L. Jordaan, Hermanus C.M. Vosloo
Industrial viability of homogeneous olefin metathesis: Beneficiation of linear alpha olefins with the diphenyl-substituted pyridinyl alcoholato ruthenium carbene precatalyst
Catalysis Today, 2016, 275, 191-200