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An investigation of new heterogeneous hydrotalcite-like catalysts for the cis-dihydroxylation of olefins.
The use of supported catalysts to essentially combine the positive traits offered by both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis has become a competitive field of research. In particular, hydrotalcite-like catalysts (HTIc) ...
Muthi compounds from indigenous Lauraceae and Rubiaceae species.
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The polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon content and mutagenicity of the residue from cane burning and vehicle emissions.
Polycyclic (or polynuclear) aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are environmental pollutants produced during the incomplete combustion of organic matter. Since many of these compounds have been shown to be mutagenic and/or ...
Characterisation and quantification of wood extractives and their impact on pitch.
The aims of this study were to characterise and quantify wood extractives in E. grandis and E. nitens and determine the impact of wood extractives on pitch formation. Initially a comparison was made with individual solvent ...
Reactions and reactivity of allylic and benzylic carbamates.
The purpose of this investigation was to study the effect of the carbamate group on the reactions and reactivity of substituted 1,1-diphenylmethane and a,ro-diphenyl allylic compounds. A series of carbamates were prepared ...
An approach to the synthesis of chiral carbamates.
An attempt to obtain chiral induction across the carbamate linkage (-NCOO-), using chiral amines and the benzyl carbamate, was embarked upon. Initial studies centred around the benzyl carbamate protected form of ...
A phytochemical investigation of two South African plants with the screening of extractives for biological activity.
Two South African medicinal plants, Strophanthus speciosus and Eucomis montana, were investigated phytochemically. From Strophanthus speciosus a cardenolide, neritaloside, was isolated, whilst Eucomis montana yielded ...
Phytochemical and anti-drepanocytosis studies of Cajanus cajan, Callistemon viminalis, Melaleuca bracteata var. Revolution Gold and Syzygium guineense.
All over Africa, traditional healers use medicinal plants to prepare medicines to treat a wide range of illnesses. One of these illnesses is sickle cell anaemia or drepanocytosis or sicklemia. This disease is particularly ...
The transpassive behaviour of the anodic film on Fe-Cr alloys.
This work was undertaken to investigate the transpassive behaviour of the anodic film on two Fe-Cr alloys, namely Fe18Cr and Fe18Cr2Mo in acidic aqueous media in the pH range 0.5 to 3.8. Two electrochemical techniques were ...
Toxic compounds in cycads.
The present-day cycads comprise the diverse, modified, remnants of a much larger group of gymnosperms which flourished in the Mezozoic era. The systematic position that the cycads occupy in the botanical hierarchy is ...