BSc (Chemistry), University of Botswana, 1992. MSc (Natural Products Chemistry), University of Botswana, 1996. PhD (Chemistry), University of Nottingham, UK, 2001.
Dr. Mapitse is a Senior Lecturer of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Botswana. She has served the University of Botswana as Head of Chemistry Department (2010-2015) and Executive Committee member of the Centre for Scientific Research, Indigenous Knowledge and Innovation (CesrIKi). Dr. Mapitse's research interests include alkylidene carbene reactions, chemistry of seed oils, phytochemistry of medicinal plants and synthesis of biologically active compounds. In pursuing these interests she, in collaboration with colleagues in the University of Botswana and overseas, has published several articles in reputable peer reviewed journals. Dr. Mapitse is passionate about issues of women in science and is a member of the Chemistry Department outreach committee, and the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD).
General chemistry II (CHE 102); General chemistry applied to Home Economics (CHE 107); Structure and survey of functional groups I (CHE 232); Structure and survey of functional groups II (CHE 331); Physical organic chemistry (CHE 332); Heterocyclic chemistry, synthetic reactions and design of organic synthesis (CHE 431); Biomolecules and secondary metabolites (CHE 432).
Advanced organic chemistry (CHE 631); Free radical chemistry and photochemistry (CHE 633); Methods and design of organic synthesis (CHE 634); Polycyclic and heterocyclic aromatic chemistry (CHE 635).
Dr. Mapitse's research areas include alkylidene carbene reactions, chemistry of seed oils, phytochemistry of medicinal plants and synthesis of biologically active compounds.
Seed oils as potential feedstock for biodiesel production
Synthesis of biologically active compounds
1. Linda D.K. Mogue | Patrick Y. Ango | Ghislain W. Fotso | Renameditswe Mapitse | Deccaux W.F.G. Kapche | Oğuzhan Karaosmanoğlu | Victor Kuete | Ibrahim Demirtas | Samuel O. Yeboah | Hülya Sivas | Ngadjui T. Bonaventure (2019) Two new polyhydroxylated pentacyclic triterpenes with cytotoxic activities from Manilkara pellegriniana (Sapotaceae). Phytochemistry Letters, 31, 161-165.
2. Patrick Y. Ango, Deccaux W. F. G. Kapche, Ghislain W. Fotso, Christain D. Fozing, Elizabeth M. O. Yeboah, Renameditswe Mapitse, Ibrahim Dermitas, Bonaventure T. Ngadjui, Samuel O. Yeboah (2016). Thonningiiflavanonol A and thonningiiflavanonol B, two novel flavonoids, and other constituents of Ficus thonningii Blume (Moraceae). Zeitschrift Für Naturforschung. C, A Journal of Biosciences. 71, (3-4): 65-71.
3. R. Mapitse, H. Okatch and E. Moshoeshoe (2014). Analysis of Volatile Compounds in Khadi (an Unrecorded Alcohol Beverage) from Botswana by Gas Chromatography-Flame Ionization Detection (GC-FID). S. Afr. J. Chem., 67, 184–188.
4. Victor Kuete, Patrick Y Ango, Samuel O Yeboah, Armelle T Mbaveng, Renameditswe Mapitse, Gilbert Dwf Kapche, Bonaventure T Ngadjui, Thomas Efferth (2014). Cytotoxicity of four Aframomum species (A. arundinaceum, A. alboviolaceum, A. kayserianum and A. polyanthum) towards multi-factorial drug resistant cancer cell lines. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 14(1):340.
5. L. P. Sandjo, C. G. Fru, V. Kuete, F. Nana, S. O. Yeboah, R. Mapitse, B. M. Abegaz, T. Efferth, T. Opatz, B. T. Ngadjui (2014). Elatumic Acid: A New Ursolic Acid Congener from Omphalocarpum elatum Miers (Sapotaceae), Zeitschrift Für Naturforschung. C, A Journal of Biosciences 69c, 276-282.
6. J. L. N. Ouete, L. P. Sandjo, D. W. F. G. Kapche, S. O. Yeboah, R. Mapitse, B. M. Abegaz, T. Opatz, B. T. Ngadjui (2014). Excelsoside: A new Benzylic Diglycoside from the Leaves of Milicia excels. Zeitschrift Für Naturforschung. C, A Journal of Biosciences. 69c, 271-275.
7. Ghislain W. Fotso, Aku N. Ntumy, Eliette Ngachussi, Mthandazo Dube, Renameditswe Mapitse, Gilbert D. W. F. Kapche, Kerstin Andrae‐Marobela, Bonaventure T. Ngadjui, Berhanu M. Abegaz (2014). Epunctanone, a New Benzophenone, and Further Secondary Metabolites from Garcinia epunctata Stapf (Guttiferae), Helvetica Chimica Acta; 97(7), 957-964.