Staff Profiles

Prof. Olayinka Adebisi Oyetunji

At a recent IUPAC conference

Faculty of Science


Associate Professor

Location: Block 237 Office 240
Phone: +267 355 2483
Email Prof. Olayinka Adebisi Oyetunji

BSc Hons (Chemistry), MSc (Chemistry), PhD (Chemistry), (University of Ife, Nigeria); CChem, FRSC, (Royal Society of Chemistry, UK)

Prof. Yinka Oyetunji ('Yinka' is from 'Olayinka') began his academic career in 1982 at the University of Ife, Nigeria, as a Graduate Assistant (UB equivalent of SDF) and simultaneously registered for his graduate degree programme later in the same year. He completed his MSc programme in 1984 and PhD in 1988. He rose through the ranks, becoming an Assistant Lecturer (1985 - 1987), Lecturer II (1987 - 1989), Lecturer I (1989 - 1992), Senior Lecturer (1992 - ); Lecturer, University of Zimbabwe (1993 - 1996); Lecturer, University of Papua New Guinea (1996 - 1998); University of Botswana (Lecturer, 1998 - 2006, Senior Lecturer 2006 - 2013; Associate Professor, 2013 - date); Member, American Chemical Society (1993 - date); Member, Royal Society of Chemistry, MRSC (1995 - 2016); Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, FRSC (2016 - date); Chattered Chemist, CCHEM (1995 - date)

General Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry


Reaction Kinetics and Mechanisms 

Inorganic Synthesis,

Renewable Energy & Catalysis 

Coordination Chemistry

Inorganic Synthesis

Inorganic Reactions Kinetics and Mechanisms

Renewable Energy & Catalysis

1. 2020   Olayinka A Oyetunji, Ruth Gontse and Florence M Nareetsile; Substitution Kinetics of platinum N,N,N’,N’-Tetrakis (2-pyridyl methyl) octane diamine aqua complex with thiourea, glutathione and L-cysteine nucleophiles; Int. J. of Chem. Stud., 8(3), 33-39

2.  2018    F. M. Nareetsile, O. A. Oyetunji, R. Gontse, V. C. Obuseng; CCDC 1873626: Experimental Crystal Structure Determination, CSD Comm.,  DOI: 10.5517/ccdc.csd.cc20wnk4

3.  2017    G.O. Ogunlusi, O.A. Oyetunji, O. Owoyomi and J. Ige; Effect of alkyltrimethylammonium bromide surfactants on the kinetics of the oxidation of tris-(1,10-phenanthroline)iron(II) by azido-pentacyanocobaltate(III) complex; J. Disp. Sc. and & Tech., 38(8), 1129 – 1134

4.  2013    O. A. Oyetunji, G. Ramokongwa, and C.A.L Becker; - Dynamics of the reactions of pentakis(t-octylisocyanide)cobalt(II) complex with triarylpho

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