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gregory-smith

Assoc. Prof. Gregory Smith
Tel: +27 21 650-5279
Email: gregory.smith@uct.ac.za 

Background
Inorganic Chemistry
Organometallic Chemistry
Homogeneous Catalysis
Green Chemistry

Qualification
1999 – 2003 PhD ” An Investigation Into The Syntheses, Characterisation and Some Applications of Novel Metal-Containing Polymers and Dendrimers of Transition Metals ” (University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa)

1989 – 1992 BSc (University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa)

Employment History
01/2014
Present: Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Town

01/2010 – 12/2013
Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Town

01/2004 – 12/2009
Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Town

08/2005 – 06/2006
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

01/1997 – 12/1998
Junior Lecturer, University of South Africa (Unisa), Pretoria, South Africa

Selected Publications

Kabelo Ramollo, Maria J. Lopez-Gomez, David C. Liles, Leah C. Matsinha, Gregory S. Smith and Daniela I. Bezuidenhout
Rhodium(I) Ferrocenylcarbene Complexes: Synthesis, Structural Determination,Electrochemistry, and Applicationas Hydrformyation Catalysts Precursors
Organometallics, 2015, 34, 5745-5753.

Shepherd Siangwata, Nadia Baartzes, Banothile C.E. Makhubela and Gregory S. Smith
Synthesis, characterization and reactivity of water-soluble ferrocenylimine-Rh(I) complexes as aqueous-biphasic hydroformylation catalyst precursors
Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2015, 796, 26-32.

Leah C. Matsinha, Jincheng Mao, Selwyn F. Mapolie and Gregory S. Smith
Water-Soluble Palladium(II) Sulfhonated Thiosemicarbazone Complexes: Facile Synthesis and Preliminary Catalytic Studies in the Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling
Reaction in Water
European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2015, 4088-4094

Latisa Maqeda, Banothile C.E. Makhubela and Gregory S. Smith
Synthesis, characterization and evaluation of fluorocarbon-containing rhodium(I) complexes for biphasic hydroformylation reactions
Polyhedron, 2015, 91, 128-135.

Leah C. Matsinha, Selwyn F. Mapolie and Gregory S. Smith*
Recoverable and Recyclable Water-Soluble Sulphonated Salicylaldimine Rh(I) Complexes for 1-Octene Hydroformylation in Aqueous Biphasic Media
Dalton Transactions, 2015, 44, 1240-1248.

Leah C. Matsinha, Peter Malatji, Alan T. Hutton, Gerhard A. Venter, Selwyn F. Mapolie and Gregory S. Smith
Water-Soluble Half-Sandwich Ru-Arene complexes: Synthesis, Structure, Electrochemistry, DFT Studies, and Aqueous Phase Hydroformylation of 1-Octene
European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2013, 4318-4328.

Emma B. Hager, Banothile C.E. Makhubela and Gregory S. Smith
Aqueous-phase Hydroformylation of 1-octene using hydrophilic sulfonate salicylaldimine dendrimers
Dalton Transactions, 2012, 41, 13927-13935.

Banothile C.E. Makhubela, Anwar M. Jardine, Gunnar Westman and Gregory S. Smith
Hydroformyaltion of 1-octene using low-generation Rh(I) Metallodendritic Catalysts based on a Tris-2-(2-pyridyliminoehtyl)amine scaffold
Dalton Transactions, 2012, 41, 10715-10723.

Banothile C.E. Makhubela, Anwar Jardine and Gregory S. Smith
Rh(I) Complexes Supported on a Biopolymer as Recyclable and Selective
Hydroformylation Catalysts
Green Chemistry, 2012, 14, 338-347.

Mokgolela M. Mogorosi, Tebello Mahamo, John R. Moss, Selwyn F. Mapolie, J. Chris Slootweg, Koop Lammertsma and Gregory S .Smith
Neutral Palladium(II) Complexes with P,N Schiff-base ligands: Synthesis,Characterisation and Catalytic Oligomerisation of Ethylene
Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2011, 696, 3585-3592.

Nathan C. Antonels, John R. Moss and Gregory S. Smith
Hydroformylation activity of multinuclear rhodium complexes coordinated to dendritic iminopyridyl and iminophosphine scaffolds
Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2011, 696, 2003-2007.

Banothile C.E. Makhubela, Anwar Jardine and Gregory S. Smith
Pd Nanosized Particles Supported on Chitosan and 6-Deoxy-6-Amino Chitosan as Recyclable Catalysts for Suzuki-Miyaura and Heck Cross-coupling Reactions
Applied Catalysis A: General, 2011, 393, 231-241.

Rehana Malgas-Enus, Selwyn F. Mapolie and Gregory S. Smith
Norbornene Polymerisation using Multinuclear Nickel Catalysts Based on a Polypropyleneimine Dendrimer Scaffold
Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2008, 693, 2279-2286.

Rehana Malgas, Selwyn F. Mapolie, Steve O. Ojwach, Gregory S. Smith and James Darkwa
The Application of Novel Dendritic Nickel Catalysts in the Oligomerization of Ethylene
Catalysis Communications, 2008, 9, 1612-1617.

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