University of Pretoria Logo
English |  Afrikaans |    
Department of Chemistry
 Dr Daniela Bezuidenhout

Tel: (+27)12 420 2626  
Office: Room 4-68, Natural Sciences Building I, University of Pretoria 

Position:   Senior Lecturer (Inorganic Chemistry)
Academic qualificationsBSc. (Hons), MSc., PhD. (University of Pretoria)

Research interests:  Organometallic synthesis, multimetal carbene complexes, spectroscopic and electrochemical applications

Publications over the past five years:

Journal articles:

(1) Redox behaviour of cymantrene Fischer carbene complexes in designing organometallic multi-tagsDaniela I. Bezuidenhout, Belinda van der Westhuizen, Pieter J. Swarts, Teshica Chatturgoon] Orde Q. Munro, Israel Fernández, and Jannie C. Swarts, Chem. Eur. J. 2014, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201304711.

(2) Isolation of a potassium bis(1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene)carbazolide: A stabilizing pincer ligand for reactive late transition metal complexes Daniela I. Bezuidenhout, George Kleinhans, Gregorio Guisado-Barrios, David C. Liles, Gael Ung and Guy Bertrand, Chem. Comm. 2014, DOI: 10.1039/C2CC90275C.

(3) Trends in the chemistry of mono- to multimetal π-arene complexes of chromium and manganese. D.I. Bezuidenhout, B. Westhuizen, N.A. van Jaarsveld, S. Lotz, Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials, 24 (2014) 39-57.

(4) Fischer-type gold(I) carbene complexes stabilized by aurophilic interactions. (Cited as a “Hot topic article”) Daniela I. Bezuidenhout, Belinda van der Westhuizen, Amos J. Rosenthal, Michael Wörle, David C. Liles and Israel Fernández, Dalton Trans. 43 (2014) 398-401.

(5) An electrochemical and computational study of tungsten(0) ferrocene complexes: observation of the mono-oxidized tungsten(0) ferrocenium species and intramolecular electronic interactions Daniela I. Bezuidenhout,* Israel Fernández, Belinda van der Westhuizen, Pieter J. Swarts, and Jannie C. Swarts, Organometallics 32 (2013) 7334-7344.

(6) Metal-Metal Interaction in Fischer Carbene Complexes: A Study of Ferrocenyl and Biferrocenyl Tungsten Alkylidene Complexes Belinda van der Westhuizen, J. Matthäus Speck, Marcus Korb, Joachim Friedrich, Daniela I. Bezuidenhout and Heinrich Lang, Inorg. Chem. 52 (2013) 14253-14264.

(7) Substituent effects on the electrochemical, spectroscopic, and structural properties of Fischer mono- and biscarbene complexes of chromium(0) B. van der Westhuizen, P.J. Swarts, L.M. van Jaarsveld, D.C. Liles, U. Siegert, J.C. Swarts, I. Fernandez, D.I. Bezuidenhout, Inorg. Chem. 52 (2013) 6674-6684.

(8) Electrochemical illumination of thienyl and ferrocenyl chromium(0) Fischer carbene complexes B. van der Westhuizen, P.J. Swarts, I. Strydom, D.C. Liles, I. Fernandez, J.C. Swarts, D.I. Bezuidenhout, Dalton Trans. 42 (2013) 5367-5378.

(9) Invited paper: Recent advances in the field of multicarbene and multimetal carbene complexes of the Fischer-type D.I. Bezuidenhout, S. Lotz, D.C. Liles, B. van der Westhuizen, Coord. Chem. Rev. 256 (2012) 479-524.

(10) { -5-[1,3-Bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)-3H-imidazolium-2-yl]-2-(2-oxoethenyl-1 C1)furan-3-yl-2 C3}- -hydrido-bis(tetracarbonylrhenium) tetrahydrofuran 0.67-solvate M. Landman, B. van der Westhuizen, D.I. Bezuidenhout, D.C. Liles, Acta Cryst. (2012) E68, m308-m309.

(11) 1,3-Bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)-3H-imidazol-1-ium tetreaoxidorhenate(VII) M. Landman, B. van der Westhuizen, D.I. Bezuidenhout, D.C. Liles, Acta Cryst. (2011) E67, m1897.

(12) Rhenium ethoxy- and hydroxycarbene complexes with thiophene substituents  S. Lotz, M. Landman, A.J. Olivier, D.I. Bezuidenhout, D.C. Liles, E.R. Palmer, Dalton Trans. 40 (2011) 9394-9403.

(13) Polymetallic Fischer carbene complexes of Group VI transition metals: synthesis, structure and substituent effect investigation D.I. Bezuidenhout, W. Barnard, B. van der Westhuizen and D.C. Liles, Dalton Trans. 40 (2011) 6711-6721.

(14) Synthesis, characterization and structural studies of multimetallic ferrocenyl carbene complexes of Group VII transition metals D.I. Bezuidenhout, S. Lotz, M. Landman, D.C. Liles, Inorg. Chem. 50, (2011) 1521-1533.

(15) N-(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)formamide M. Landman, B. van der Westhuizen, D.I. Bezuidenhout and D.C. Liles, Acta Cryst. (2011) E67, o120.

(16) Properties of homo- and heteronuclear mixed biscarbene complexes with conjugated bithiophene units M. Landman, J. Ramontja, M.van Staden, D.I. Bezuidenhout, P.H. van Rooyen, D.C. Liles S. Lotz, Inorganica Chimica Acta 363 (2010) 705 -717.

(17) Synthesis and reactivity of metal carbene complexes with heterobiaryl spacer substituents S. Lotz, C. Crause, A.J. Olivier, D.C. Liles, H. Görls, M. Landman, D.I. Bezuidenhout, Dalton Transactions (2009) 697-710


Conference proceedings

(1) Electronic interaction in thienyl, ferrocenyl and thioferrocenyl tungsten carbene complexes International Chemistry Conference in Africa, Pretoria, 7 – 12 July 2013

(2) Novel bis (mesoionic carbene)amido pincer ligands and their corresponding transition metal complexes: Design of (pre)-catalysts for application in catalysis International Chemistry Conference in Africa, Pretoria, 7 – 12 July 2013

(3) From Mono- to Tridentate Carbene ligands: Electronic Communication and Catalytic Applications Invited talk: SACI Inorganic Meeting, Durban, 30 June – 4 July 2013

(4) Controlled metal-metal communication of ferrocenyl carbene complexes, 4th EUCheMS International Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 25-30 August 2012

(5) Novel N,N’-diarylated bis(mesoionic carbene) amido pincer ligands and applications of their transition metal complexes, 25th International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry, Lisbon, Portugal, 2 – 7 September 2012

(6) Fischer carbene metal cluster complexes of Group VII transition metals 24th  International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry, Taipei, Taiwan, 18 – 23 July 2010

(7) Steric and electronic effects of metal-containing carbene substituents in Fischer carbene metal clusters SACI Inorganic Meeting, Bloemfontein, 13 – 18 September 2009