Department of Chemistry

Dr HS Clayton

College of Science, Engineering and Technology
School of Science
Department: Chemistry
Lecturer
Tel: 011 670 9310
E-mail: clayths@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • PhD (UCT)
  • MSc (UCT)
  • BSc Hons (UCT)
  • BSc (UCT)

Currently teaching

  • CHE2611 – Inorganic Chemistry II (Theory)
  • CHE2621 – Inorganic Chemistry II (Practical)
  • CHE4801 – Inorganic Chemistry (Honours)

Fields of academic interests

  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Structural Chemistry
  • Computational Chemistry

Journal articles

  1. Crystal structure of dibromido μ-oxalato-k2O,O': k2O'',O'''-h6-p-cymenediosmium(II);  HS. Clayton, KC. Tapala and A. Lemmerer; Zeitschrift für Kristallographie – New Crystal Structures (2016), 231, 1055.
  2. Theoretical and experimental studies on formation of diethylzinc-triphenylphosphine complex; V. Sadhana, D. Das, C. Sravania, A. Sivaramakrishna, K. Vijayakrishna and HS. Clayton; Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon and the Related Elements (2016), 191, 35.
  3. Facile synthesis of platinum based heterobimetallic carbonyl clusters from bis(1-alkenyl)Pt(II) precursors; C. Sravani, S. Venkatesh, A. Sivaramakrishna, K. Vijayakrishna, HS. Clayton, JR. Moss, V. Momberg and H. Su; Polyhedron (2013), 62, 169.
  4. Investigations on synthesis, thermolysis, and coordination chemistry of aminophosphine oxides; EV. Goud, BB. Pavan Kumar, Y. Shruthi, A. Paul, A. Sivaramakrishna, K. Vijayakrishna, CVS. Brahmananda Rao, KN. Sabharwal and HS. Clayton; Journal of Coordination Chemistry (2013), 66, 2647.
  5. Review: active homogeneous reagents and catalysts in n-alkane activation; A. Sivaramakrishna, P. Suman, EV. Goud, S. Janardan, C. Sravani, T. Sandeep, K. Vijayakrishna and HS. Clayton; Journal of Coordination Chemistry (2013), 66, 2091.
  6. Recent progress in oxidation of n-alkanes by heterogeneous catalysis; A. Sivaramakrishna, P. Suman, EV. Goud, S. Janardan, C. Sravani, CS. Yadav and HS. Clayton; Research and Reviews in Materials Science and Chemistry (2012), 1, 75.
  7. Synthesis, structure, chemistry, and applications of tetravalent nickel complexes; A. Sivaramakrishna, HS. Clayton and U. Muralikrishna; Journal of Coordination Chemistry (2011), 64, 1309.
  8. Hydrocarbon (p- and s-) complexes of nickel, palladium and platinum: Synthesis, reactivity and applications; A. Sivaramakrishna, HS. Clayton, MM. Mogorosi and JR. Moss; Coordination Chemistry Reviews (2010), 254, 2904.
  9. Synthesis, characterization, reactivity and molecular structure of arene-osmium complexes: A new synthetic entry into (η6-arene)osmium(II) chemistry; HS. Clayton, BCE. Makhubela, H. Su, GS. Smith and JR. Moss; Polyhedron (2009), 28, 1511.
  10. Platinum based mixed-metal clusters (PtnMm(CO)xLy, M=Ru or Os; n + m= 2 to 10 and Ly = other ligands) - Synthesis, structure, reactivity and applications; A. Sivaramakrishna, HS. Clayton, BCE. Makhubela and JR. Moss; Coordination Chemistry Reviews (2008) 252, 1460.
  11. Transition metal-alkenyl complexes [M–(CH2)nCH=CH2, n≥2]: Synthesis, structure, reactivity and applications; A. Sivaramakrishna, HS. Clayton, C. Kaschula and JR. Moss; Coordination Chemistry Reviews (2007), 251, 1294.
  12. Metallacycloalkanes – Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity of Medium to Large Ring Compounds; B. Blom, H. Clayton, M. Kilkenny and JR. Moss; Advances in Organometallic Chemistry (2006) 54, 149.

Synthesis, characterization and reactivity of iron-olefin complexes of the type [CpFe(CO)22-CH2=CHR)]+X- (Cp = η5-C5H5; R =CH3 to n-C14H29; X = PF6 or BF4); HS. Clayton, JR. Moss and ME. Dry; Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, (2003) 688, 181

Projects

  • The synthesis and structural characterization of new organometallic and coordination compounds with possible application as catalysts, medicines and as new materials.
  • The application of computational methods to investigate chemical behaviour.

Other

Research

  • The synthesis and structural characterization of new organometallic and coordination compunds with possible application as catalysts, medicines and as new materials.
  • The application of computational methods to investigate chemical behaviour.