Department of Chemistry

Dr P Ndawuni

College of Science, Engineering and Technology
School of Science
Department: Chemistry
Lecturer
Tel: 011 670 9313 OR 012 429 8021
E-mail: ndawupm@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • BSc (Vista)
  • BSc.Hons (UStell)
  • MSc ( UNISA)
  • PhD (UNISA)
  • MBL (SBL-UNISA)
  • MDP (SBL-UNISA

Currently teaching

  • CHE1502: General Chemistry 1B
  • XHE1502: General Chemistry 1B (Science Foundation)

Fields of academic interests

  • Organic Polymer Chemistry

Field of Specialisation

  • Organic synthesis
  • Polymers
  • Polymer synthesis and mechanism
  • Functionalized polymers by controlled/ living free radical polymerization, anionic polymerization and step growth polymerization methods
  • Polymerization kinetics
  • Polymerization processes; polymers for industrial applications
  • Macromolecular engineering; nanomolecular engineering

Journal articles

  • “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).
  • “α-Bis and α,ω-Tetrakis(4-dimethylaminophenyl) Functionalized Polymers by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization using 1,1-Bis[(4-dimethylamino)phenyl]ethylene as Tertiary Diamine Initiator Precursor anf Functionalizing Agent”, GJ Summers, MP Ndawuni and CA Summers, Polym Intl 61, 1353-1361 (2012).
  • “Dipyridyl Functionalized Polysulfone for Membrane Production” GJ Summers, MP Ndawuni and CA Summers, J. Membr Sci 226, 21 (2003).
  • “Primary Amine Functionalized Polystyrene by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, GJ Summers, MP Ndawuni, and CA Summers, Polym Intl 52, 158 (2003.
  • “Chemical Modification of Polysulfone: Anionic Synthesis of Dipyridyl Functionalized Polysulfone”, GJ Summers, MP Ndawuni and CA Summers, Polymer 42, 397-402 (2001).
  • “Tertiary Amine Functionalized Polystyrene by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, GJ Summers, MP Ndawuni and CA Summers, J. Polym Sci Part A Polym Chem 39, 2058 (2001).