Demetrius C. Levendis, BSc Hons, MSc, PhD (Witwatersrand)

Associate Professor

Research interests: STRUCTURAL CHEMISTRY:  My current research interests are in the broad area of materials and solid-state chemistry, and more specifically the inter-relationships between phase transformations, polymorphism, and solid-state reactions in molecular crystals.





Recent representative publications:

  • Polymorphism and phase transformations in 2,6-disubstituted N-phenylformamides: the influence of hydrogen bonding, chloro-methyl exchange, intermolecular interactions and disorder, B. Omondi, M. A. Fernandes, M. Layh, D. C. Levendis, J. L. Look and T. S. P. Mkwizu, CrystEngComm, 2005, 7, 690–700.
  • Photodimerization of the α polymorph of o-ethoxy-trans-cinnamic acid in the solid state. Part1: Monitoring the reaction at 293K. Fernandes, MA and Levendis, DC, Acta Crystallographica, 2004, B60, 315-324.
  • A new polymorph of o-ethoxy-trans-cinnamic acid: single-to-single crystal phase transformation and mechanism. Fernandes, MA, Levendis, DC and Schoening, FRL, Acta Crystallographica, 2004, B60, 300-314.
  • Solventless isomerisation reactions: A crystallographic and thermomicroscopic investigation of some Ru(Cl)2L2L'2 complexes. Horwood, OPM, Billing, DG, Levendis, DC, Nareetsile, FM, Coville, NJ, Crystal Engineering Communications, 2003, 5, 468-473.
  • Structural isomerization reactions in confined environments. Coville, NJ and Levendis, DC, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2002, 3067-3078.
  • Solvate and Polymorphs of Ortho-ethoxy-trans-cinnamic acid: The Crystal and Molecular Structures. Fernandes, MA, Levendis, DC and de Koning, CB, Crystal Engineering, 2001, 4 (2-3), 215-232.