2017 Publications

1. Li, Minzhi; Niu, Yingjie; Zhu, Weihua; Mack, John; Fomo, Gertrude; Nyokong, Tebello; Liang, Xu
A2B type copper(III)corroles containing zero-to-five fluorine atoms: Synthesis, electronic structure and facile modulation of electrocatalyzed hydrogen evolution
Dyes and Pigments (2017), 137, 523-531.

2. Watkins, Zane; Uddin, Imran; Britton, Jonathan; Nyokong, Tebello
Characterization of conjugates of NaYF4:Yb,Er,Gd upconversion nanoparticle with aluminum phthalocyanines
Journal of Molecular Structure (2017), 1130, 128-137.

3. Osifeko, Olawale L.; Nyokong, Tebello
Effects of symmetry and the number of positive charges on the photocatalytic activity of indium phthalocyanines when embedded in electrospun fibers
Inorganica Chimica Acta (2017), 458, 50-57.

4. Achadu, Ojodomo J.; Managa, Muthumuni; Nyokong, Tebello
Fluorescence behaviour of supramolecular hybrids containing graphene quantum dots and pyrene- derivatized phthalocyanines and porphyrins
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, A: Chemistry (2017), 333, 174-185.  DOI:10.1016/j.jphotochem.2016.10.029

5. Achadu, Ojodomo J.; Nyokong, Tebello
Graphene quantum dots coordinated to mercaptopyridine-substituted phthalocyanines: Characterization and application as fluorescence "turn ON" nanoprobes
Spectrochimica Acta, Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy (2017), 174, 339-347.  DOI:10.1016/j.saa.2016.11.043

6. Achadu, Ojodomo J.; Nyokong, Tebello
Graphene quantum dots decorated with maleimide and zinc tetramaleimido-phthalocyanine: Application in the design of "OFF-ON" fluorescence sensors for biothiols
Talanta (2017), 166, 15-26.

7. Oluwole, David O.; Prinsloo, Earl; Nyokong, Tebello
Photophysical behavior and photodynamic therapy activity of conjugates of zinc monocarboxyphenoxy phthalocyanine with human serum albumin and chitosan
Spectrochimica Acta, Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy (2017), 173, 292-300.  DOI:10.1016/j.saa.2016.09.032

8. Adegoke, Oluwasesan; Nyokong, Tebello; Forbes, Patricia B. C.
Photophysical properties of a series of alloyed and non-alloyed water-soluble L-cysteine-capped core quantum dots
Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2017), 695, 1354-1361.

9. Managa, Muthumuni; Britton, Jonathan; Amuhaya, Edith K.; Nyokong, Tebello
Photophysical properties of GaCl 5,10,15,20-tetra(1-pyrenyl)porphyrinato incorporated into Pluronic F127 micelle
Journal of Luminescence (2017), 185, 34-41.

10. Oluwole, David O.; Nyokong, Tebello
Photophysicochemical behavior of metallophthalocyanines when doped onto silica nanoparticles
Dyes and Pigments (2017), 136, 262-272.

11. Nwaji, Njemuwa; Oluwole, David O.; Mack, John; Louzada, Marcel; Khene, Samson; Britton, Jonathan; Nyokong, Tebello
Improved nonlinear optical behaviour of ball type indium(III) phthalocyanine linked to glutathione capped nanoparticles
Dyes and Pigments (2017), 140, 417-430

12. Achadu, Ojodomo J.; Nyokong, Tebello
Application of graphene quantum dots functionalized with thymine and thymine-appended zinc phthalocyanine as novel photoluminescent nanoprobes
New Journal of Chemistry (2017), 41, 1447-1458

13. Ramirez-Garcia, Gonzalo; Oluwole, David O.; Nxele, Siphesihle Robin; d'Orlye, Fanny; Nyokong, Tebello; Bedioui, Fethi; Varenne, Anne
Characterization of phthalocyanine functionalized quantum dots by dynamic light scattering, laser Doppler, and capillary electrophoresis
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (2017), 409, 1707-1715

14. Martynov, Alexander G.; Mack, John; Ngoy, Bokolombe P.; Nyokong, Tebello; Gorbunova, Yulia G.; Tsivadze, Aslan Yu.
Electronic structure and NH-tautomerism of a novel metal-free phenanthroline-annelated phthalocyanine
Dyes and Pigments (2017) 140, 469–479

15. David O. Oluwole, Alexey V. Yagodin, Nhlakanipho C. Mkhize, Kutloano E. Sekhosana, Dr. Alexander G. Martynov, Prof. Yulia G. Gorbunova, Prof. Aslan Yu. Tsivadze and Prof. Tebello Nyokong
First Example of Nonlinear Optical Materials Based on Nanoconjugates of Sandwich Phthalocyanines with Quantum Dots
Chemistry – A European Journal (2017) 23 2820-2830
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201604401

16. Bankole, Owolabi M.; Nyokong, Tebello
Azide-derivatized gold nanosphere "clicked" to indium and zinc phthalocyanines for improved nonlinear optical limiting
Journal of Molecular Structure (2017), 1136, 309-320 DOI:10.1016/j.molstruc.2017.01.088

17. Shumba, Munyaradzi; Centane, Sixolile; Chindeka, Francis; Nyokong, Tebello
Nanocomposites of sulphur-nitrogen co-doped graphene oxide nanosheets and cobalt mono carboxyphenoxy phthalocyanines for facile electrocatalysis
Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry (2017), 791, 36-48 DOI:10.1016/j.jelechem.2017.03.006

18. Bankole, Owolabi M.; Achadu, Ojodomo J.; Nyokong, Tebello
Nonlinear Interactions of Zinc Phthalocyanine-Graphene Quantum Dots Nanocomposites: Investigation of Effects of Surface Functionalization with Heteroatoms
Journal of Fluorescence (2017), 27, 755-766

19. Nwaji, Njemuwa; Mack, John; Britton, Jonathan; Nyokong, Tebello
Synthesis, photophysical and nonlinear optical properties of a series of ball-type phthalocyanines in solution and thin films
New Journal of Chemistry (2017), 41, 2020-2028

20. Managa, Muthumuni; Ngoy, Bokolombe Pitchou; Nyokong, Tebello
The photophysical studies of Pluronic F127/P123 micelle mixture system loaded with metal free and Zn 5,10,15,20-tetrakis[4-(benzyloxy) phenyl]porphyrins
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, A: Chemistry (2017), 339, 49-58  DOI:10.1016/j.jphotochem.2017.02.018

21. Njemuwa Nwaji, Owolabi M. Bankole, Jonathan Britton and Tebello Nyokong
Photophysical and nonlinear optical study of benzothiazole substituted phthalocyanines in solution and thin films
Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (2017), 21, 263-272
DOI: 10.1142/S1088424617500079

22. R. George S. D’Souza, M. Durmu?, T. Nyokong
Photolytic changes in the morphology of porphyrin-phthalocyanine nanostructures (P-PcNs) in the presence of platinum and gold salts
Inorganic and Nano-Metal Chemistry, (2017) 47(7) 1080–1084
DOI: 10.1080/24701556.2017.1284085

23. Munyaradzi Shumba and Tebello Nyokong
Electrocatalytic application for gold nanoparticles decorated sulphur-nitrogen co-doped graphene oxide nanosheets and nanosized cobalt tetra aminophenoxy phthalocyanine conjugates.
Electrochimica Acta  236 (2017) 212-220

24. Li Min-Zhi,  Zhu Wei-Hua,  Mack John, Mkhize Scebi, Nyokong Tebello, Liang Xu
Synthesis and Electronic Structure of A2B Type Halogen Atoms Substituted H3-Triarylcorroles
Chinese Journal of Structural Chemistry 36 (3) (2017) 367?380

25. Siphesihle Robin Nxele ; Philani Mashazi and Tebello Nyokong
Surface functionalization of glassy carbon electrodes via adsorption, electrografting and click chemistry using quantum dots and alkynyl substituted phthalocyanines: a brief review
Proc. SPIE 10036, Fourth Conference on Sensors, MEMS, and Electro-Optic Systems, 100360D (February 3, 2017); doi:10.1117/12.2245687;

26. Ledwaba, Mpho; Masilela, Nkosiphile; Nyokong, Tebello; Antunes, Edith
Improved photocatalytic degradation of Orange G using hybrid nanofibers
Journal of Nanoparticle Research (2017), 19:158, 1-11

27. Niu, Yingjie; Li, Minzhi; Zhang, Qianchong; Zhu, Weihua; Mack, John; Fomo, Gertrude; Nyokong, Tebello; Liang, Xu
Halogen substituted A2B type Co(III)triarylcorroles: Synthesis, electronic structure and two step modulation of electrocatalyzed hydrogen evolution reactions
Dyes and Pigments (2017), 142, 416-428.  DOI:10.1016/j.dyepig.2017.02.049

28. Li, Minzhi; Zhang, Qian; Xu, Li; Zhu, Weihua; Mack, John; May, Aviwe K.; Nyokong, Tebello; Kobayashi, Nagao; Liang, Xu
Flexible Metal-Porphyrin Dimers (M=MnIIICl, CoII, NiII, CuII): Synthesis, Spectroscopy, Electrochemistry, Spectroelectrochemistry, and Theoretical Calculations
ChemPlusChem (2017), 82, 598-606

29. Liang, Xu; Niu, Yingjie; Zhang, Qianchong; Mack, John; Yi, Xiaoyi; Hlatshwayo, Zweli; Nyokong, Tebello; Li, Minzhi; Zhu, Weihua
Cu(III)triarylcorroles with asymmetric push-pull meso-substitutions: tunable molecular electrochemically catalyzed hydrogen evolution
Dalton Transactions (2017), 46, 6912-6920.  

30. Shumba, Munyaradzi; Nyokong, Tebello
Effects of covalent versus non-covalent interactions on the electrocatalytic behavior of tetracarboxyphenoxyphthalocyanine in the presence of multi-walled carbon nanotubes
Journal of Coordination Chemistry (2017), 70(9), 1585-1600. DOI:10.1080/00958972.2017.1303679

31. Achadu, Ojodomo J.; Nyokong, Tebello
Graphene quantum dots anchored onto mercaptopyridine-substituted zinc phthalocyanine-Au@Ag nanoparticle hybrid: Application as fluorescence "off-on-off" sensor for Hg2+ and biothiols
Dyes and Pigments (2017), 145, 189-201.  DOI:10.1016/j.dyepig.2017.06.002

32. Nwahara, Nnamdi; Britton, Jonathan; Nyokong, Tebello
Improving singlet oxygen generating abilities of phthalocyanines: aluminum tetrasulfonated phthalocyanine in the presence of graphene quantum dots and folic acid
Journal of Coordination Chemistry (2017), 70(9), 1601-1616.  DOI:10.1080/00958972.2017.1313975

33. Nwaji, Njemuwa; Jones, Benjamin; Mack, John; Oluwole, David O.; Nyokong, Tebello
Nonlinear optical dynamics of benzothiazole derivatized phthalocyanines in solution, thin films and when conjugated to nanoparticles
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, A: Chemistry (2017), 346, 46-59.  DOI:10.1016/j.jphotochem.2017.05.042

34. Dube, Edith; Oluwole, David O.; Nyokong, Tebello
Photophysicochemical behaviour of anionic indium phthalocyanine when grafted onto AgxAuy and porous silica nanoparticles
Journal of Luminescence (2017), 190, 353-363.  DOI:10.1016/j.jlumin.2017.05.071

35. Zhang, Hui; Wu, Yanping; Fan, Minhui; Xiao, Xuqiong; Mack, John;
Gugu Kubheka; Nyokong, Tebello; Lu, Hua
Aza boron-pyridyl-isoindoline analogues: synthesis and photophysical properties
New Journal of Chemistry (2017), 41, 5802-5807

36. O'Donoghue, Charles S. J. N.; Shumba, Munyaradzi; Nyokong, Tebello
Electrode Modification Through Click Chemistry using Ni and Co Alkyne Phthalocyanines for Electrocatalytic Detection of Hydrazine
Electroanalysis (2017), 29, 1731-1740

37. ZO Makinde; M Louzada; P Mashazi; T Nyokong and S Khene
Electrocatalytic behaviour of surface confined pentanethio cobalt (II) binuclear phthalocyanines towards the oxidation of 4-chlorophenol
Applied Surface Science (2017), 425, 702-712
DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.06.271

38. S. S Gwebu, P.N Nomngongo, P.N Mashazi, T Nyokong, N.W Maxakato
Platinum Nanoparticles Supported on Carbon Nanodots as Anode Catalysts for Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells
International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 12 (2017) 6365 – 6378
DOI: 10.20964/2017.07.09  

39.  Sivuyisiwe Mapukata, Francis Chindeka, Kutloano E. Sekhosana, Tebello Nyokong
Laser induced photodegradation of Orange G using phthalocyanine – cobalt ferrite magnetic nanoparticle conjugates electrospun in polystyrene nanofibers.
Molecular Catalysis Editor’s choice paper, 439 (2017) 211-223

40. B. P. Ngoy, N. Molupe, J. Harris, G. Fomo, J.Mack, T.Nyokong
Photophysical Studies of 2,6-Dibrominated BODIPY Dyes Substituted with 4-Benzyloxystyryl Substituent
Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 21 (2017) 431–438
DOI: 10.1142/S1088424617500420

41. Xu Liang; Tingting Huang; Minzhi Li; John Mack; Martijn Wildervanck; Tebello Nyokong and Weihua Zhu
Highly Efficient C Cl Bond Cleavage and Unprecedented C C Bond Cleavage of Environmentally Toxic DDT through Molecular Electrochemical Catalysis
Applied Catalysis A, General, 545 (2017) 44-53
DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2017.07.026

42. Sixolile Centane, Ojodomo J. Achadu and Tebello Nyokong
Effects of Substituents on the Electrocatalytic Activity of Cobalt Phthalocyanines when Conjugated to Graphene Quantum Dots
Electroanalysis (2017) 29, 2470-2482
DOI: 10.1002/elan.201700252

43. Gugu Kubheka, John Mack, Nagao Kobayashi, Mitsumi Kimura and Tebello Nyokong
Optical limiting properties of 2,6-dibromo-3,5- distyrylBODIPY dyes at 532 nm
Journal of Porphyrins Phthalocyanines 21, 523-531(2017)
DOI: 10.1142/S1088424617500511

44. Sekhosana, Kutloano Edward; Shumba, Munyaradzi; Nyokong, Tebello
Electrochemical and non-linear optical behavior of a new neodymium double-decker phthalocyanine
Polyhedron (2017), 138, 154-160

45. Wen, Junxia; Yu, Baoqiu; Huang, Tingting; Mack, John; Wildervanck, Martijn; Nyokong, Tebello; Li, Minzhi; Zhu, Weihua; Liang, Xu
Enantioselective electrochemical carbon-chloride bond cleavage of hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs) catalyzed  Mn(III)Cl-phthalocyanine
Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry (2017), 803, 111-116

46. Mwanza, Daniel; Mvango, Sindisiwe; Khene, Samson; Nyokong, Tebello; Mashazi, Philani
Exploiting Click Chemistry for the Covalent Immobilization of Tetra (4-Propargyloxyphenoxy) Metallophthalocyanines onto Phenylazide-Grafted Gold Surfaces
Electrochimica Acta (2017), 254, 89-100

47. Achadu, Ojodomo J.; Nyokong, Tebello
In situ one-pot synthesis of graphitic carbon nitride quantum dots and its 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl(piperidin-1- yl)oxyl derivatives as fluorescent nanosensors for ascorbic acid
Analytica Chimica Acta (2017), 991, 113-126
48. Dube, Edith; Nwaji, Njemuwa; Oluwole, David O.; Mack, John; Nyokong, Tebello
Investigation of photophysicochemical properties of zinc phthalocyanines conjugated to metallic nanoparticles
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, A: Chemistry (2017), 349, 148-161

49. Kubheka, Gugu; Achadu, Ojodomo; Mack, John; Nyokong, Tebello
Optical limiting properties of 3,5-diphenyldibenzo-azaBODIPY at 532 nm
New Journal of Chemistry (2017), 41, 12319-12325

50. Harris, Jessica; Gai, Lizhi; Kubheka, Gugu; Mack, John; Nyokong, Tebello; Shen, Zhen
Optical Limiting Properties of 3,5-Dithienylenevinylene BODIPY Dyes at 532 nm
Chemistry - A European Journal (2017), 23, 14507-14514

51. Managa, Muthumuni; Ngoy, Bokolombe Pitchou; Mafukidze, Donovan; Britton, Jonathan; Nyokong, Tebello
Photophysical studies of meso-tetrakis(4-nitrophenyl) and meso-tetrakis(4-sulfophenyl) gallium porphyrins loaded into Pluronic F127 polymeric micelles
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, A: Chemistry (2017), 348, 179-187

52. Pushpanandan, Poornenth; Maurya, Yogesh Kumar; Omagari, Toshihiro; Hirosawa, Ryuji; Ishida, Masatoshi; Mori, Shigeki; Yasutake, Yuhsuke; Fukatsu, Susumu; Mack, John; Nyokong, Tebello and Furuta, Hiroyuki
Singly and doubly N-confused calix[4]phyrin organoplatinum(II) complexes as near-IR triplet sensitizers
Inorganic Chemistry (2017), 56, 12572-12580

53. Louzada, Marcel; Britton, Jonathan; Nyokong, Tebello; Khene, Samson
Solvent Effect on the Third-Order Nonlinear Optical Properties of   - and  -Tert-butyl Phenoxy-Substituted Tin(IV) Chloride Phthalocyanines
Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2017), 121, 7165-7175

54. Gold Matlou, Gauta; Kobayashi, Nagao; Kimura, Mutsumi; Nyokong, Tebello
Synthesis and photophysical studies of asymmetric zinc phthalocyanine-magnetic nanoparticle conjugates
New Journal of Chemistry (2017), 41, 12309-12318

55. Oluwole, David O.; Ngxeke, Sixolisile M.; Britton, Jonathan; Nyokong, Tebello
The effect of point of substitution and silver based nanoparticles on the photophysical and optical nonlinearity of indium carboxyphenoxy phthalocyanine
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, A: Chemistry (2017), 347, 146-159

56. Nwaji, Njemuwa; Nyokong, Tebello
Nanosecond optical nonlinearities in low symmetry phthalocyanine nanoconjugates studied using the Z- scan technique
Journal of Luminescence (2017), 192, 1167-1179

57. Matshitse, Refilwe; Sekhosana, Kutloano E.; Achadu, Ojodomo J.; Nyokong, Tebello
Characterization and physicochemical studies of the conjugates of graphene quantum dots with differently charged zinc phthalocyanines
Journal of Coordination Chemistry (2017) 70 (19), 3308-3324

58. Peteni, Siwaphiwe; Sekhosana, Kutloano Edward; Britton, Jonathan; Nyokong, Tebello
Effects of charge on the photophysicochemical properties of zinc phthalocyanine derivatives doped onto silica nanoparticles
Polyhedron (2017), 138, 37-45

59. Njemuwa Nwaji, John Mack and Tebello Nyokong
4-Bis (4-aminophenoxy)phenoxy derivitized phthalocyanine conjugated to metallic nanoparticles: searching for enhanced optical limiting materials
New Journal Chemistry (2017) 41, 14351-14363
DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ02718D

60. David O. Oluwole, Alexey V. Yagodin, Jonathan Britton, Alexander G. Martynov, Yulia G. Gorbunova, Aslan Yu. Tsivadzec and Tebello Nyokong
Optical limiters with improved performance based on nanoconjugates of thiol substituted
phthalocyanine with CdSe quantum dots and Ag nanoparticles†
Dalton Transactions (2017) 46, 16190-16198
DOI: 10.1039/c7dt03867d

61. Donovan M. Mafukidze and Tebello Nyokong
Graphene quantum dot-phthalocyanine polystyrene conjugate embedded in asymmetric polymer membranes for photocatalytic oxidation of 4-chlorophenol
Journal of Coordination Chemistry, (2017)  70(21) 3598–3618
DOI: 10.1080/00958972.2017.1400664

62. Xu Liang, Junjia Fang, Minzhi Li, Qiuyun Chen, John Mack, Nthabeleng Molupe, Tebello Nyokong and Weihua Zhua
Push–pull type manganese(III)corroles: Synthesis, electronic structures and tunable interactions with ctDNA
Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines 2017, 21, 751–758
DOI: 10.1142/S1088424617500778

63. A. K. Lebechi, T. Nyokong and J. Mack
BODIPY dye embedded electrospun polystyrene nanofibers for the photocatalytic degradation of Orange G in industrial wastewaters
Macroheterocycles 2017, 10(4-5), 460-466
DOI: 10.6060/mhc171143n

64. Muthumuni Managa and Tebello Nyokong
Porphyrins Encapsulated into Pluronic F127 Micelles: Evaluating the Effect of the Central Metal and Substituents on the Photophysicochemical Properties in Water
Macroheterocycles 2017 10(4-5) 467-473
DOI: 10.6060/mhc171141n

65. A May , J Stone, BP Ngoy, J Mack, T Nyokong,  M Kimura and N Kobayashi,
Photophysical and optical limiting properties of a novel distyryl-BODIPY with fused crown ether moieties
Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines 21 (2017) 832-843
DOI: 10.1142/S1088424617500869


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