Experts directory

Dr MG Smith

College of Science, Engineering and Technology
School of Science
Department: Chemistry
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 011 670 9314
E-mail: smithm2@unisa.ac.za

Expertise

  • Chemistry
  • Chemometrics
  • Crystallography
  • Raman
  • Spectroscopy
  • XRD

Qualifications

  • PhD Chemistry (Wits)
  • MSc Chemistry (Unisa)
  • BSc Hons Chemistry (Unisa)
  • BSc Chemistry and Biochemistry (Unisa)
  • Advanced Outcomes Based Assessment (Unisa)

Currently teaching

  • PCH241P – Physical Chemistry for Engineers II (Theory)
  • PCH2PRA – Physical Chemistry for Engineers II (Practical)
  • CHE4805 – Structural Chemistry Honours (Theory)
  • CHE4808 – Honours Research Methodology (Project)

Fields of academic interests

  • Crystal and Co-Crystal Engineering of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients
  • Structural and Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Single Crystal X-Ray Crystallography

Field of Specialisation

  • Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Crystal Engineering
  • Crystallography
  • Structural Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

Journal articles

  1. Novel crystal forms of 4-aminoantipyrine and its derivatives: Co-crystallizing a reluctant molecule
    Mark G. Smith, Andreas Lemmerer
    J. Mol. Struct. 2019, 1175, 307-313; DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2018.07.062
  1. The photodimerization of Schiff bases: Synthesis and crystal structures of benzophenone azines and their weak C-H···π interactions
    Mark G. Smith, Andreas Lemmerer
    J. Mol. Struct. 2019, 1179, 132-144; DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2018.10.038
  1. Covalent Assisted Supramolecular Synthesis: The Influence of Crystallization Conditions on Co-Crystals of “Masked” Isoniazid Derivatives
    Mark G. Smith, Andreas Lemmerer
    Cryst. Growth Des. 2018, 18, 4777-4789; DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.8b00871
  1. Covalent Assisted Supramolecular Synthesis: Masking of Amides in Co-Crystal Synthesis using Benzophenone Derivatives
    Mark G. Smith, Roy P. Forbes, Andreas Lemmerer
    Cryst. Growth Des. 2015, 15, 3813-3821; DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.5b00462
  1. Enhancing Student Performance in First Year Chemistry Through Web-Based Learning in an Open Distance University Context Hadley S. Clayton, Mark G. Smith
    Progressio 2016, 38, 74-86 ; DOI: 10.25159/0256-8853/1048

Paper presentations

  • Covalent Assistance to Supramolecular Synthesis
    Andreas Lemmerer, Lee Madeley, Mark Gordon Smith
    Acta Crystallographica Section A: Foundations and Advances 2014, 70(a1):C987-C987; DOI: 10.1107/S2053273314090123

Projects

  • Crystal and Co-Crystal Engineering of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients
  • Metal-organic crystals of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients
  • Co-crystal growth, design and structural studies

Other

Thuthuka Grantholder for the research project entitled: "Crystal Engineering, Co-crystal Engineering, and synergy studies of modified isoniazid".