Department of Chemistry

Mr KC Tapala

College of Science, Engineering and Technology
School of Science
Department: Chemistry
Postgraduate assistant
Tel: 011 670 9411


  • BSc (UNISA)
  • Hons BSc (UNISA)
  • MSc (UNISA)
  • PhD Student (Inorganic Chemistry)

Fields of academic interests

  • Inorganic and Organic synthesis
  • Organometallic chemistry
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Green Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Crystallography

Field of Specialisation

My research is based on the synthesis, characterization and biological studies of some Platinum Group Metals (Ru and Os) using spectroscopic techniques, mass spectrometry, X-ray crystallography, Thermal analysis and DFT studies of the compounds as well as the docking studies of these compounds against various proteins.