Dr. Gershon Amenuvor


Dept: Chemistry
F.A. Kufuor Building

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My research interests include the design and synthesis of mix-donor ligands involving donor atoms such as N, P, O and S and their metal complexes for ...~more


    Z. Engelbrecht, K. E. Roberts, A. Hussan, G. Amenuvor, M. Jaqueline Cronjé, J. Darkwa, B. C. E. Makhubela, L. Sitole Synthesis and anti-cancer activity of bis-amino-phosphine ligand and its ruthenium(II) complexes, Bioorganic Med. Chem. Lett., DOI: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2020.127492.

    G. Amenuvor, C. K. Rono, J. Darkwa and B. C. E. Makhubela; Multidentate pyridyl-aminophosphinite and pyridylphosphoramidite ruthenium(II) complexes: Synthesis, structure and application as levulinic acid hydrogenation pre-catalysts, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2019, 36, 3942-3953, DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201900640.

    G. Amenuvor, B. C. E. Makhubela and J. Darkwa; Homogeneous heteronuclear polymetallic Ruthenium(II)^Zinc(II) complexes: Robust catalysts for the efficient hydrogenation of levulinic acid to γ-valerolactone, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, 8, 2370-2380, DOI:10.1039/c8cy00265g.

    G. Amenuvor, B. C. E. Makhubela and J. Darkwa; Efficient Solvent-Free Hydrogenation of Levulinic Acid to γ-Valerolactone by Pyrazolylphosphite and Pyrazolylphosphinite Ruthenium(II) Complexes. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2016, 4, 6010-6018, DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b01281.

    G. Amenuvor, C. Obuah, E. Nordlander and J. Darkwa; Novel pyrazolylphosphite- and pyrazolylphosphinite-ruthenium(II) complexes as catalysts for hydrogenation of acetophenone. Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 13514-13524, DOI: 10.1039/c6dt02164f.

    J. M. Edor, G. Amenuvor, A. Muller, J. Darkwa and C. Obuah; Synthesis and characterisation of (pyrazolylethylphosphinite)nickel(II) complexes and catalytic activity towards ethylene oligomerization. Appl. Organometal. Chem., 2017, 10.1002/aoc.4101.

    J. M. Edor, G. Amenuvor, A. Muller, J. Darkwa and C. Obuah; Synthesis, characterisation and coordination chemistry of (Pyrazolylphosphinite)palladium(II) complexes. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2017, 471, 561-566, DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2017.11.058.

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