Department of Chemistry

Prof CA Summers

College of Science, Engineering and Technology
School of Science
Department: Chemistry
Tel: 011 670 9306/ 012 429 8555


  • BSc (UWC)
  • MSc (U Akron, Ohio, USA)
  • PhD (U Akron, Ohio, USA)
  • UED (Vista U, PE)

Fields of academic interests

  • Organic Chemistry/li>
  • Chemistry Education

Field of Specialisation

  • Organic synthesis
  • organic polymer synthesis
  • adaptive learning
  • teaching

Journal articles

  • “Polyimides and sulfonated polyimides derived from functionalized 1,1-diphenylethylene derivatives”, GJ Summers, MG Kasiama and CA Summers, Macromol Symp 375(1) 1600174 (2017), 10 pages.

  • “Poly(ether ether sulfones)s and Sulfonated Poly(ether ether sulfone)s derived from Functionalized 1,1-Diphenylethylene Derivatives”, GJ Summers, MG Kasiama and CA Summers, Polym Int 65, 798-810 (2016).

  • Conducting Polyaniline Nanorods doped with Aromatic Carboxyl Chain End Functionalized Polystyrene”, GJ Summers, US Waware, MR Maduwa and CA Summers, Synthetic Metals 209, 251-261 (2015).

  • “The Preparation of α-Bis and α,ω-Tetrakis Aromatic Oxazolyl and Carboxyl Functionalized Polymers using“1,1-Bis[4-(-(2-(4,4-dimethyl-1,3-oxazolyl))phenyl]ethylene in Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Reactions”, GJ Summers, RB Maseko and CA Summers, Polym Intl 63, 1785-1796 (2014).

  • “The Syntheses of α-Bis(4-Aminophenyl) and α,ω-Tetrakis(4-aminophenyl) Functionalized Polymers using 1,1-Bis(4-aminophenyl)ethylene in Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Reactions” GJ Summers, MP Ndawuni and CA Summers, Polym Intl, 63, 876-886 (2014).