Programme

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Thursday 4th October 2018  
 
07:30 – 08:00  Registration

Opening Ceremony Chair: Prof James Darkwa

08:00 – 08:05  Welcome Remarks– Head, Dept. of Chem, UB 

08:05 – 08:15   Remarks by Main Sponsor-IUPAC representative Prof. Ohrstrom, 

08:15 – 08:20  Introduction of Guest Speaker –Dean, Faculty of science, UB

08:20 – 08:40  Opening Speech by Guest Speaker-Vice Chancellor, UB

08:40 – 09:25 Opening Public Lecture 1: An Obsession with Science Discovery, Omar Yaghi, Univ. California – Berkeley, USA

09:25 – 10:10  Opening Public Lecture 2: A Philatelic Tour of Chemistry in Africa, Daniel Rabinovich, Department of Chemistry, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA 

10:10 – 10:30 Periodic Table of Young Chemist award-IUPAC (Javier Martinez & Florence Nareetsile presiding)

10:30 – 10:50 Coffee/Tea break 
 
First Session  Chair: Prof Olayinka Oyetunji

10:50 – 11:35 Plenary 1 – The Chemistry Entrepreneur: Bringing discoveries from the lab to the market – Javier Martinez, University of Alicante, Spain

11:35 – 12:00 Exploration of Mineral and Trace Element Metabolism in Animals and Humans using Stable Isotope Techniques – Thomas Walczyk, National University of Singapore, Singapore 

12:00 – 12:25 Synthetic Applications of the Ruthenium-Catalyzed Azide Alkyne Cycloaddition (RuAAC) Reaction – Nina Kann, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

12:25 – 12:50 Visible Light Induced Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production based on Ruthenium Bipyridyl (complexes) Dye-Sensitized TiO2 – Veikko Uahengo, University of Namibia, Namibia

12:50 – 14:00 Lunch & Posters 
 
Second Session Chair: Prof Nina Kann

14:00 – 14:45 Plenary 2 – Guest exchange and guest influence in dynamic frameworks – Susan Bourne, University of Cape Town, South Africa

14:45 – 15:10 Design and Preparation of Metal-organic framework for Utilizations of Carbon Dioxide – Gift Mehlana, Midlands State Univ. Zimbabwe

15:10 – 15:35 Development of materials-based hydrogen storage technologies (pristine and/or composite MOFs or Zeolite related materials) under the Hydrogen South Africa Infrastructure Centre of Competence – Nicholas Musyoka, CSIR, South Africa 

15:35 – 16:00 Ruthenium and other Transition Metal Complexes with poly(methimazolyl)borates ligands and their potential use in [2+3] cycloaddition reactions – Never Tshabang, University of Botswana, Botswana 

16:00 – 16:20 Halogen Bonding in Polymorphs and Werner Clathrates: Structures and Kinetics of Enclathration – Francoise A. Noa, University of Cape Town, South Africa

16:20 – 16:40 Tea/Coffee break 
 
Summary/Networking Session 

16:40 – 17:40 Networking meetings   
 
 
Friday 5th October 2018  

08:00 – 08:15 Registration

First Session Chair: Prof Omar Yaghi

08:15 – 09:00 Plenary 3 – Pyrazolyl Late Transition Metal Complexes as Olefin Transformation Catalysts James Darkwa, Botswana Institute for Technological Research and Innovation, Botswana

09:00 – 09:25 Aerobic oxidative NHC catalysis and the synthesis of OTHO the new molecular weight gelator – Henrik Sundén, Chalmers University of Technology. Sweden

09:25 – 09:50 The use of  organometallic complexes in catalytic  bio-refinery – Banothile Makhubela, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

09:50 – 10:15 Coordination Chemistry with New Heterocyclic Thiones and Selones – Daniel Rabinovich, University of North Carolina, USA  10:15 – 10:35 Coffee/Tea 
 
Second Session Chair: Dr Daphne Mapolelo

10:35 – 11:20 Plenary 4 – Reticular Chemistry and Harvesting Water from Desert Air – Omar Yaghi, Univ. California – Berkeley, USA 

11:20 – 11:45 Transition metal dichalcogenide 2D materials by ALD – Markku Leskela, University of Helsinki, Finland

11:45 – 12:10 Chemical design of functional oxide nanomaterials: structure-properties correlation studies – Lidia Armelao, Univ. Padova, Italy

12:10 – 12:35 Natural Products Research: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Gomotsang Bojase-Moleta, University of Botswana, Botswana
12:35 – 12:55 Fusidic acid as a Natural Product Scaffold for the Design and SemiSynthesis of Potential Antituberculosis Agents – Petrus Shanika, University of Namibia, Namibia
12:55 – 14:30 Lunch & Posters 
 
Third Session Chair: Dr Gopendra Kumar

14:30 – 15:00 Materials Chemistry and IUPAC – Milan Drabik – Univ. Bratislava, Slovakia
15:00 – 15:25 Application of Inorganic Chemistry in Material Science and Renewable energy – Likius Daniel, University of Namibia, Namibia 
 
Closing Ceremony Chair: Dr Never Tshabang

15:25 – 16:00 Observations-Participant(s)

16:00 – 16:20 Closing remarks-IUPAC and UB representatives

Published: Thu 04 Oct 2018.