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 Dr. Martin Onani

Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Department of Chemistry
Faculty: Faculty of Natural Science
Qualifications: PhD
Tel: 021 959 3050
Fax: 021 959 1400
Email: monani@uwc.ac.za 
Research:
 
 
 
 

Publications

Ntevheleni Thovhogi,  Martin Onani, Mervin Meyer, Abram Madiehe, The use of peptide functionalized Quantum dots as imaging agent in obesity research, Journal of Nanobiotechnology, submitted

Immaculate L. A. Ouma, Paul Mushonga, Martin O. Onani, Effect of reaction parameters on the growth and optical properties of PbSe nanocrystals, J Physical Chemistry C, submitted 

Mduduzi P. Radebe, William M. Motswainyana, Martin O. Onani, Benard O Owaga, Ebbe Nordlander, Thiophene based imino-pyridyl palladium(II) complexes: synthesis, molecular structures and Heck coupling reactions, Journal of organometallic Chemistry, submitted
Francois Taute, Martin Onani, Abram Madiehe, Mervin Meyer, Aqueous Soluble Gold Nanoparticle Synthesis using Polyethyleneimine and Reduced Glutathione, International Journal of Materials Research, submitted. (under revision)

William M. Motswainyana, Martin O. Onani, Roger A. Lalancette, Hemilabile imino-phosphine palladium(II) complexes: synthesis, molecular structure and evaluation in Heck reactions, Chemical Papers 68 (7) 932–939 (2014)

William M. Motswainyana, Martin O. Onani, Abram M. Madiehe b, Morounke Saibu, Antitumor activity of phenylene bridged binuclear bis(imino-quinolyl)palladium(II) and platinum(II) complexes, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 24 (2014) 1692–1694


Immaculate L. A. Ouma, Paul Mushonga, Francis B. Dejene, Martin Onani, Synthesis, optical and morphological characterization of MPA-capped PbSe nanocrystals, Physica B Condensed Matter, 439 (2014) 130–132

Martin O. Onani, Joseph O. Okil, Francis B. Dejene, Solution – combustion synthesis and photoluminescence property of YBO3:Tb3+ phosphor powders, Physica B Condensed Matter, 439 (2014) 133–136

Martin O. Onani, Francis B. Dejene, Photo luminescent properties of a green or red emitting Tb3+ or Eu3+ doped calcium magnesium silicate phosphors, Journal of Condensed matter Physica B Condensed Matter, 439 (2014) 137–140

Paul Mushonga, Immaculate L.A. Ouma, Abram M. Madiehe, Mervin Meyer, Francis B. Dejene, Martin O. Onani, Synthesis, optical and morphological characterization of doped InP/ZnSe NCs, Physica B Condensed Matter, 439 (2014) 189–192


William M. Motswainyana, Martin O. Onani, Abram M. Madiehe, Morounke Saibu, Jeroen Jacob, Luc van Meervelt, Imino-quinolyl palladium(II) and platinum(II) complexes: Synthesis, characterization, molecular structures and cytotoxic effect, Inorganica Chimica Acta 400 (2013) 197–202

William M. Motswainyana, Martin O. Onani, Abram M. Madiehe, Morounke Saibu, Ntevheleni Thovhogi and Roger A. Lalancette, Imino-phosphine palladium(II) and platinum(II) complexes: synthesis, molecular structures and evaluation as antitumor agents, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry 129 (2013) 112–118

Jacques Joubert, Rajan Sharma, Martin Onani, Sarel F. Malan, Microwave-assisted methods for the synthesis of pentacyclo[5.4.0.02,6.03,10.05,9]undecylamines, Tetrahedron Letters 54 (2013) 6923–6927 

Paul Mushonga, Martin O Onani, Abram Madimabe Madiehe, and Mervin Meyer, Synthesis and Characterization of InP/ZnSe Semiconductor Nanocrystals, Paul Mushonga, Journal of Material letters, 2013, 91 37-39 

Mduduzi P. Radebe, Martin O. Onani and William M.Motswainyana, Dichlorido{N-[(5-methylthiophen-2-yl)-methylidene]-2-(pyridin-2-yl)ethanamine-j2N,N00}palladium(II)
Acta Cryst. (2013) E69, m356–m358 

Henry M. Mwangi, Wilfred T. Mabusela, Berhanu M. Abegaz, Onani O. Martin Antimicrobial activities of a novel biflavonoid and other constituents from Rhus natalensis, Journal of medicinal plant research, 2013; 7(10) 619-623 

Paul K Mensah, Emily A Okuthe, Martin O Onani, Sub-lethal effects of carbaryl on embryonic and gonadal developments of zebrafish (Danio rerio). Africa Journal of Aquatic Sciences, African Journal of Aquatic Science 2012, 37(3) 271–275


William M. Motswainyana, Martin O. Onani, Jeroen Jacobs and Luc van Meervelt Dichlorido-[2-(2,6-diethylphenyl)iminomethylquinoline-N,N']palladium(II), 
acetonitrile solvate. Acta Cryst. (2012) C68, m356–m358 


William M. Motswainyana, Martin O. Onani, New phenylene bridged binuclear bis (imino-quinolyl) palladium (II) complexes: Synthesis, characterization and Heck reactions
Inorganic Chemistry Communications, (2012) 24 221–224 


William M. Motswainyana, Martin O. Onani, Stephen O Ojwach, Benard O Owaga, New imino pyridyl nickel (II) complexes: Synthesis, Molecular structures and application as Heck Coupling Catalyst, (2012) Inorganica Chimica Acta, (2012) 391 93-97

William M. Motswainyana, Martin O. Onani, Abram M. Madiehe, Bis(ferrocenylimine)palladium (II) and platinum (II) complexes: synthesis, molecular structure and evaluation as antitumor agents (2012) Polyhedron,(2012) 41 44-51

Paul Mushonga, Martin Onani, Abram Madimabe Madiehe, and Mervin Meyer,  Indium Phosphide-Based Semiconductor Nanocrystals and Their Applications, J. nanomat. (2012) 2012, 869284-869293

Martin O. Onani, Paul Mushonga, Lehlohonolo F. Koao, and Francis B. Dejene Luminescence Properties of Eu- and Mg-Codoped Sol-Gel  SiO2 Glasses, ISRN Nanotechnology,  2012 (2012), Article ID 298694, 5 pages, doi:10.5402/2012/298694     
           
Aloice O. Ogweno and Martin O. Onani, Tricarbonylchlorido-η5 cyclopentadienyl)molybdenum(II)  (2012) Acta Cryst. E 68 (4) m364

Martin O. Onani and William M. Motswainyana, Dichlorido[2 (phenyliminomethyl)quinoline N,N']palladium(II) (2012)Acta Cryst. E 68 (4) m380

Martin O. Onani, Roger A. Lalancette and William M. Motswainyana, 
Chlorido[2 ({[2 (diphenylphosphanyl)benzylidene]amino}methyl)thiophene 
[kappa]^[2]N,P]methylpalladium(II) (2012) Acta Cryst. E68 (3) m339

Martin O. Onani, Roger A. Lalancette and William M. Motswainyana
Dichloridobis[(ferrocenylmethylidene)(furan 2 ylmethyl)amine [kappa]N]p
alladium(II); (2012)Acta Cryst. E68, (4), m387

William M. Motswainyana, Stephen O. Ojwach, Martin O. Onani, Emmanuel I. Iwuoha, James Darkwa, Novel hemi-labile pyridyl-imine palladium complexes: Synthesis, molecular structures and reactions with ethylene Polyhedron (2011) 30 (15), 2574-2580

William M. Motswainyana and  Martin O. Onani,  2 quinolinecarboxaldehyde, Acta Cryst. (2011). E67, o2573 

William M. Motswainyana and  Martin O. Onani, Dichlorido[2-(2 thienylmethyl)iminomethyl)pyridin \k2N,N']palladium(II)    Acta Cryst. (2011). E67, m1392 
 
Martin O. Onani, William M Motswainyana, Emmanuel I Iwuoha, James Darkwa, Roger A. Lalancette, 2-chloro-2-methyl-1, 1-diphenyl-3[2-(thiophen-2-yl)ethyl]-1<it>H</it>-3$I4, $I5, 2-benzo[d]1-aza-3-phospha-2-palladacylohexane.  Acta Cryst. (2010). E66, m688 

Martin O. Onani, Roger A. Lalancette, Naftali T. Muriithi, Eunice A.
Nyawade and Boitumelo V. Kgarebe, Pentacarbonyl{3-[(2S)-1-methylpyrrolidin-2-
yl]pyridine}tungsten(0), Acta Cryst. (2010). E66, m480 

Martin O Onani, Jan-Andreٰ Geternbach, Muhammad A Bala Bromido-1jBr-tricarbonyl-2j3C-(2g5-cyclopentadienyl)molybdenum(II)-tungsten(II)(W—Mo), Acta Cryst E64 (2008) mm780 

Evans O. Changamu, Holger B. Friedrich , Martin O. Onani, Melanie Rademeyer, Reaction studies on some functionalized alkyl transition metal compounds and the crystal structure of [Cp(CO)3W{(CH2)3NO2}], Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 691 (2006) 4615–4625

Holger B. Friedrich, Martin O. Onani and Melanie Rademeyer,  Tricarbonyl(5-cyclopentadienyl)(3-iodopropyl)tungsten(II), Acta Crystallographica  (Section E) E61 (2005) m144-m146

Holger B. Friedrich, Howie R Alan and Martin O. Onani, Tricarbonyl(3-carboxypropyl)(5-cyclopentadienyl)tungsten(II)], Acta Crystallographica  (Section E) E60 (2004) m1641-m1643 

Holger B. Friedrich, Martin O. Onani and Melanie Rademeyer, 3-Bromopropyldicarbonyl(5-pentamethylcyclopentadienyl)iron(II), Acta Crystallographica  (Section E) E60 (2004) m551-m553

Holger B. Friedrich, R. Alan Howie, Michael Laing and Martin O. Onani Transition metal-substituted paraffins: synthesis and properties of some µ-saturated heterobimetallic complexes containing Mo and W or Fe and the crystal structures of [(η5-C5H5)(CO)3W(CH2)3Mo(CO)2(PPh3)(η 5-C5H5)] and [(η5-C5H5)(CO)2(PPh3)Mo(CH2)3Fe(CO)2(η5-C5H5)]  J. Organomet. Chem. (2004) 689 181-193

Holger B. Friedrich, Mayashree Govender, Xolani Makhoba, T. Dennis Ngcobo, Martin O. Onani  The Os/Cu–Al-hydrotalcite catalysed hydroxylation of alkenes, Inorganic Chemical Communications, 2003, 22 2922-2923 

Holger B. Friedrich, R Alan Howie, Martin O. Onani,  Orde Q Munro [Dicarbyl([(5-cyclopentadienyl)iron]- μ2-1,3-propanediyl-[dicarbonyl ([(5-cyclopentadienyl)Ruthenium (II]], Acta Crystallographica, Section E E59 2003,m145-m147

Holger B. Friedrich, Martin O. Onani and Orde Q. Munro, Preparation and Properties of the Halogenoalkyl Compounds [(5-C5H5)(CO)2(PPhiMe3  i)Mo{(CH2)nX}] (n = 3, 4; i = 03, X = Br, I) and [{5-C5(CH3)5} (CO)3Mo{(CH2)nX}] (n = 3, 4; X = Br, I) and the crystal structures of [(5-C5H5)(CO)3W{(CH2)5I}], [(5C5H5)(CO)3W{(CH2)3Br}] and [(5-C5H5)(CO)2(PPh3)Mo{(CH2)3I}], Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 633, 2001, 39-50
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Biography

 B.Ed (Sc) M.Sc. (Chemistry) Kenyatta University. PhD University of Natal, Post-Doc, University of Natal; Reviewer, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Elsevier , International Journal of Physical Sciences,  Inorganica Chimica Acta, Molecules, Transactions of the Royal Society of Chemistry, National Research Foundation, South Africa

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