Dr. Gomotsang Moleta
Block 237 Office 229
+267 355 2502
Ph.D. (Australian National University, Australia, 2010); M.Sc (University of Botswana, 2001); B.Sc (University of Botswana, 1998).
Area of Specialisation
Organic synthesis and Phytochemistry
- Green, N. J.; Lawrence, A. L.; Bojase, G.; Willis, A. C. Paddon-Row, M. N.; and Sherburn, M. S. 2013, Domino Cycloaddition Organocascades of Dendralenes, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 52, 1-5.
- Wang,R.; Bojase,G.; Willis, A. C.; Paddon-Row, M. N.; Sherburn, M. S. 2012, Nitroso-Dienophile Additions to Dendralenes: A Short Synthesis of Branched Aminosugars, Organic Letters, 14, 5652-5655.
- Bojase, G.; Nguyen, T. V.; Payne, A. D.; Willis, A. C.; Sherburn, M. S. 2010: Synthesis and properties of the ivyanes: the parent 1,1-oligocyclopropanes. The Royal Society of Chemistry: Chemical Science, 2, 229-232.
- Payne, A. D.; Bojase, G.; Paddon-Row, M. N.; Sherburn, M. S. 2009, Practical synthesis of the dendralene family reveals alternation in behaviorAngewandte Chemie International Edition, 48, 4836 – 4839. This paper was selected by editors as a “VERY IMPORTANT PAPER” and it was featured in Nature vol 460, 2009,under the heading Forgotten Hydrocarbons by Henning Hopf.
- Bojase, G.; Payne, A. D.; Willis, A. C.; Sherburn, M. S. 2008, One-step synthesis and exploratory chemistry of dendralene. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 47, 910 – 912. This paper was selected by the editors as a “HOT PAPER”.
Research Work in progress
- Phytochemical investigation of local medicinal plants such as Bolusanthus speciosus, Garcinia Livingstonei, Baikiaea plurijuga
- Investigation of the nutritional content of indigenous plants and their utilization for environmental management.
- Phytochemical investigation of ipomea bolusiana, a wild tuber commonly eaten by wild animals.