2016 Publications

1. Achadu, O.J., Uddin, I. and Nyokong, T.
Fluorescence behavior of nanoconjugates of graphene quantum dots and zinc phthalocyanines
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 317 (2016) 12–25
ISSN: 10106030
DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2015.11.006

2. Shumba, M., Mashazi, P. and Nyokong, T.
“Turn on” fluorescence enhancement of Zn octacarboxyphthaloyanine-graphene oxide conjugates by hydrogen peroxide.
Journal of Luminescence 170 (2016) 317–324
ISSN: 00222313
DOI: 10.1016/j.jlumin.2015.11.001

3. Bankole, O.M,, Y?lmaz, Y. and Nyokong, T.
Nonlinear optical behavior of alkyne terminated phthalocyanines in solution and when embedded in
polysulfone as thin films: Effects of aggregation
Optical Materials 51 (2016) 194-202
ISSN: 09253467
DOI: 10.1016/j.optmat.2015.11.041

4. Achadu, O.J. and Nyokong, T.
Interaction of Graphene Quantum Dots with 4-Acetamido-2,2,6,6-Tetramethylpiperidine-Oxyl Free
Radicals: A Spectroscopic and Fluorimetric Study
Journal of Fluorescence 26 (2016) 283–295
ISSN: 1053-0509
DOI: 10.1007/s10895-015-1712-0

5. Sekhosana, K.E., Amuhaya, E. and Nyokong, T.
Nonlinear optical behavior of neodymium mono- and bi-nuclear phthalocyanines linked to zinc oxide
nanoparticles and incorporated into poly acrylic acid
Polyhedron 105 (2016) 159–169
ISSN: 02775387
DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2015.12.045

6. Bankole, O.M. and Nyokong, T.
Nonlinear optical response of a low symmetry phthalocyanine in the presence of gold nanoparticles
when in solution or embedded in poly acrylic acid polymer thin films
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 319-320 (2016) 8-17
ISSN: 10106030
DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2015.12.014

7. Adegoke, O., Mashazi, P., Nyokong, T. and Forbes, P.B.C.
Fluorescence properties of alloyed ZnSeS quantum dots overcoated with ZnTe and ZnTe / ZnS shells
Optical Materials 54 (2016) 104–110
ISSN: 0925-3467
DOI: 10.1016/j.optmat.2016.02.024

8. Nxele, S.R. and Nyokong, T.
Conjugation of Azide-functionalised CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots with Tetrakis(5-hexyn-oxy) Fe(II)
phthalocyanine via Click Chemistry for Electrocatalysis
Electrochimica Acta  194 (2016) 26-39
ISSN: 00134686
DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2016.01.234

9. Osifeko, O.L., Uddin, I., Mashazi, P.N. and Nyokong, T.
Physicochemical and antimicrobial photodynamic chemotherapy of unsymmetrical indium
phthalocyanines alone or in the presence of magnetic nanoparticles
New Journal Chemistry 2016, 40, 2710 – 2721
ISSN: 1144-0546
DOI: 10.1039/C5NJ01922B

10. Osifeko, Olawale L.; Nyokong, Tebello
A comparative physicochemical study of unsymmetrical indium phthalocyanines in the presence of magnetic nanoparticles or quantum dots
Journal of Coordination Chemistry (2016), 69(6), 1050-1065

11. Adegoke, Oluwasesan; Nyokong, Tebello; Forbes, Patricia B. C.
Deposition of CdS, CdS/ZnSe and CdS/ZnSe/ZnS shells around CdSeTe alloyed core quantum dots: effects on optical properties
Luminescence (2016), 31, 694-703  

12. Shumba, Munyaradzi; Nyokong, Tebello
Electrode modification using nanocomposites of boron or nitrogen doped graphene oxide and cobalt (II)
tetra aminophenoxy phthalocyanine nanoparticles
Electrochimica Acta (2016), 196, 457-469  DOI:10.1016/j.electacta.2016.02.166

13. Nyoni, Stephen; Mashazi, Philani; Nyokong, Tebello
Electrode modification using nanocomposites of electropolymerised cobalt phthalocyanines supported on multiwalled carbon nanotubes
Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry (2016), 20, 1075-1086

14. Mack, John; Mkhize, Scebi; Safonova, Evgeniya A.; Martynov, Alexander G.; Gorbunova, Yulia G.; Tsivadze, Aslan Yu.; Nyokong, Tebello
MCD spectroscopy and TD-DFT calculations of magnesium tetra-(15-crown-5-oxanthreno)-phthalocyanine
Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (2016), 20, 505-513  DOI:10.1142/S1088424616500322

15. Sekhosana, Kutloano Edward; Nyokong, Tebello
Optical limiting response of multi-walled carbon nanotube-phthalocyanine nanocomposite in solution and when in poly(acrylic acid)
Journal of Molecular Structure (2016), 1117, 140-146  DOI:10.1016/j.molstruc.2016.03.067

16. Managa, Muthumuni; Mack, John; Gonzalez-Lucasb, Daniel; Remiro-Buenamanana, Sonia; Tshangana, Charmaine; Cammidge, Andrew N.; Nyokong, Tebello
Photophysical properties of tetraphenylporphyrinsubphthalocyanine conjugates
Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (2016), 20, 204-212  DOI:10.1142/S1088424615500959

17. Oluwole, David O.; Tilbury, Chelsea M.; Prinsloo, Earl; Limson, Janice; Nyokong, Tebello
Photophysicochemical properties and in vitro cytotoxicity of zinc tetracarboxyphenoxy phthalocyanine - quantum dot nanocomposites
Polyhedron (2016), 106, 92-100  

18. Xu, Li; Huang, Tingting; Liang, Xu; Mack, John; Harris, Jessica; Nyokong, Tebello; Li, Minzhi; Zhu, Weihua
Spectroscopic investigations and theoretical calculations of DABCO induced xanthene bridged self- assembled zinc(II) porphyrin dimer
Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (2016), 20, 647-655

19. Sekhosana, Kutloano Edward; Manyeruke, Meloddy Hlatini; Nyokong, Tebello
Synthesis and optical limiting properties of new lanthanide bis- and tris-phthalocyanines
Journal of Molecular Structure (2016), 1121, 111-118 DOI:10.1016/j.molstruc.2016.05.068

20. Lu, Hua; Mack, John; Nyokong, Tebello; Kobayashi, Nagao; Shen, Zhen
Optically active BODIPYs
Coordination Chemistry Reviews (2016), 318, 1-15

21. Osifeko, Olawale; Nyokong, Tebello
Synthesis and physicochemical properties of zinc and indium phthalocyanines conjugated to quantum dots, gold and magnetic nanoparticles
Dyes and Pigments (2016), 131, 186-200  DOI:10.1016/j.dyepig.2016.04.015

22. Xue, Zhaoli; Wang, Yemei; Mack, John; Mkhize, Scebi; Nyokong, Tebello; Fang, Yuanyuan; Ou, Zhongping; Kadish, Karl M.
Synthesis, characterization and electrochemistry of rhodium(III) complexes of meso-substituted
RSC Advances (2016), 6, 41919-41926

23. Achadu, Ojodomo J.; Uddin, Imran; Nyokong, Tebello
The interaction between graphene quantum dots grafted with polyethyleneimine and Au@Ag nanoparticles: Application as a fluorescence "turn-on" nanoprobe
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, A: Chemistry (2016), 324, 96-105  DOI:10.1016/j.jphotochem.2016.03.016

24. Sekhosana, Kutloano Edward; Nyokong, Tebello
The optical limiting of blue and green ytterbium double-decker phthalocyanines in solution and in poly(acrylic acid) as thin films
Inorganica Chimica Acta (2016), 450, 87-91

25.  Wu, Y., Gai, L., Xiao, X., Lu, H., Li, Z., Mack, J., Harris, J., Nyokong, T. & Shen, Z.
A Chiral Hemiporphyrazine Derivative: Synthesis and Chiroptical Properties.
Chemistry – An Asian Journal (2016), 11(15): 2113–2116.
DOI: 10.1002/asia.201600754

26. Shumba, Munyaradzi, Nyokong, Tebello
Characterization and Electrocatalytic Activity of Nanocomposites Consisting of Nanosized Cobalt
Tetraaminophenoxy Phthalocyanine, Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes and Gold Nanoparticles
Electroanalysis (2016), 28, 1478-1488.

27. Bankole, Owolabi M.; Osifeko, Olawale; Nyokong, Tebello
Enhanced nonlinear optical responses of zinc diaminopyrimidin-2-ylthio phthalocyanine conjugated to
AgxAuy alloy nanoparticles
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, A: Chemistry (2016), 329, 155-166. DOI:10.1016/j.jphotochem.2016.06.025

28. Oluwole, David O.; Uddin, Imran; Prinsloo, Earl;Nyokong, Tebello
The effects of silica based nanoparticles on the photophysicochemical properties, in vitro dark viability and photodynamic therapy study of zinc monocarboxyphenoxy phthalocyanine
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, A: Chemistry (2016), 329, 221-231. DOI:10.1016/j.jphotochem.2016.07.002

29. Shumba, Munyaradzi; Nyokong, Tebello
Development of nanocomposites of phosphorus-nitrogen co-doped graphene oxide nanosheets and nanosized cobalt phthalocyanines for electrocatalysis
Electrochimica Acta (2016), 213, 529-539

30. Yan, Yu; Wu, Fan; Qin, Jiawei; Xu, Haijun; Shi, Maohu; Zhou, Jingfeng; Mack, John; Fomo, Gertrude, Nyokong, Tebello and Shen, Zhen
Efficient energy transfer in ethynyl bridged corrole-BODIPY dyads
RSC Advances (2016), 6, 72852-72858

31. Shumba, M. & Nyokong, T.
Electrocatalytic Activity of Nanocomposites of Sulphur Doped Graphene Oxide and Nanosized Cobalt Phthalocyanines.
Electroanalysis 2016, 28, 1 – 11
DOI: 10.1002/elan.201600226

32.  Managa, Muthumuni; Mkhize, Scebi; Britton, Jonathan; Prinsloo, Earl; Nyokong, Tebello
Synthesis and dark toxicity of 5-(4-carboxyphenyl)-10,15,20-tris(phenyl)-porphyrinato chlorido gallium(III)
when conjugated to δ-aminolevulinic acid
Journal of Coordination Chemistry (2016), 69(20), 3035-3042

33.  Ojodomo J. Achadu and Tebello Nyokong
Application of graphene quantum dots decorated with TEMPO-derivatized zinc phthalocyanine as
novel nanoprobes: probing the sensitive detection of ascorbic acid
New Journal Chemistry, 2016, 40, 8727-8736
DOI: 10.1039/c6nj01796g

34. Managa, Muthumuni; Britton, Jonathan; Prinsloo, Earl and Tebello Nyokong
Effects of pluronic silica nanoparticles on the photophysical and photodynamic therapy behavior of triphenyl-p-phenoxy benzoic acid metalloporphyrins
Journal of Coordination Chemistry (2016) 69 (23) 3491-3506
DOI: 10.1080/00958972.2016.1236372

35.  Okujima, Tetsuo; Mack, John; Nakamura, Jun; Kubheka, Gugu; Nyokong, Tebello; Zhu, Hua; Komobuchi, Naoki; Ono, Noboru; Yamada, Hiroko; Uno, Hidemitsu and Nagao Kobayashi
Synthesis, Characterization, and Electronic Structures of Porphyrins Fused with Polycyclic Aromatic Ring
Chemistry - A European Journal (2016), 22, 14730-14738

36. Achadu O., Britton J., and Nyokong T.
Graphene Quantum Dots Functionalized with 4-Amino-2, 2, 6, 6-Tetramethylpiperidine-N-Oxide as
Fluorescence "Turn-ON" Nanosensors
Journal of fluorescence (2016) 26, 2199–2212
DOI: 10.1007/s10895-016-1916-y

37. Mafukidze, D.M., Mashazi, P. and Nyokong, T.
Synthesis and singlet oxygen production by a phthalocyanine when
embedded in asymmetric polymer membranes
Polymer 105 (2016) 203-213
DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2016.10.032

38. Ikeuchi Takuro; Kobayashi Nagao; Kimura Mutsumi; Mack John and Nyokong Tebello
Aggregation Control of Robust Water-Soluble Zinc(II) Phthalocyanine-Based Photosensitizers
Langmuir, 2016, 32 (45), pp 11980–11985
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b03552

39. Oluwole, David O.; Prinsloo, Earl; Nyokong, Tebello
Photophysicochemical properties of nanoconjugates of zinc(II) 2(3)-mono-2-(4-oxy)phenoxy-acetic acid phthalocyanine with cysteamine capped silver and silver-gold nanoparticles
Polyhedron (2016), 119, 434-444
DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2016.09.034

40. Fanchiotti, Brenda Gomes; Machado, Marcella Piffer Zamprogno; de Paula, Leticia Camilato; Durmus, Mahmut; Nyokong, Tebello; da Silva Goncalves, Arlan; da Silva, Andre Romero
The photobleaching of the free and encapsulated metallic phthalocyanine and its effect on the photooxidation of simple molecules
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, B: Biology (2016), 165, 10-23
DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2016.10.007

41. Bankole, O.M. and Nyokong, T.
Comparative studies on photophysical and optical limiting characterizations of low symmetry
phthalocyanine linked to Fe3O4-Ag core-shell or hybrid nanoparticles
New Journal of Chemistry (2016) 40,10016-10027
DOI: 10.1039/C6NJ01511E

42. Jonathan Britton, Alexander G. Martynov, David O. Oluwole, Yulia G. Gorbunova, Aslan Yu. Tsivadze and Tebello Nyokong
Improvement of nonlinear optical properties of phthalocyanine bearing diethyleneglycole chains: Influence of symmetry lowering vs. heavy atom effect
Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines 2016; 20: 1296–1305
DOI: 10.1142/S1088424616501042

43. Gugu Kubheka, Imran Uddin, Edith Amuhaya, John Mack and Tebello Nyokong
Synthesis and photophysicochemical properties of BODIPY dye functionalized gold nanorods for use in antimicrobial photodynamic therapy
Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines 2016; 20: 1016–1024
DOI: 10.1142/S108842461650070X

44.  Munyaradzi Shumba and Tebello Nyokong
Electrocatalytic Activity of Nanocomposites of Sulphur Doped Graphene Oxide and Nanosized Cobalt Phthalocyanines
Electroanalysis (2016), 28, 3009-3018
DOI: 10.1002/elan.201600226

45. Charles. S. J. N. O’Donoghue, Gertrude Fomo and Tebello Nyokong
Electrode Modification Using Alkyne Manganese Phthalocyanine and Click Chemistry for Electrocatalysis
Electroanalysis (2016), 28, 3019-3027
DOI: 10.1002/elan.201600379

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