Dr Thishana Singh

Thishana Singh
Physical chemist in the inter-domain field of Physical-Organic Chemistry. Prior to joining academia, Dr Singh worked in both the industrial and medical environments for 4 years.

She successfully completed a two-year postdoctoral visit at Stockholm University, Sweden, with Prof PG Andersson, where she worked on transition-metal catalysed reactions.

Her research focuses on the quantum chemical modelling of homogenously catalysed organic reactions to reveal the reaction mechanism and to understand the selectivity process of the catalyst in a reaction.
Quote:   "When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it". - Paulo Coelho
  Senior Lecturer
  PhD (Chemistry)
Campus:   Westville
  031 260 1395
 Research Areas:   Computational chemistry, Chemical kinetics, Thermodynamics
Recent Publications:   Liu, J.; Krajangsri,S.; Singh,T.; De Seriis, G.; Chumnanvej, N.; Wu, H.; and Andersson, P.G. Regioselective Iridium Catalyzed Asymmetric Monohydrogenation of 1,4-Dienes Journal of the American Chemical Society 2017 139, 14470 (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b06829)

Anand, K.; Singh, T.; Madhumitha, G.; Phulukdaree, A.; Gengan, R. M.; and Chuturgoon, A.A. Biosynthesis and computational analysis of amine-ended dual thiol ligand functionalized gold nanoparticles for conventional spectroscopy detection of melamine Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, B: Biology 2017, 169, 75. (

Li, J-Q.; Liu, J.; Krajangsri, S.; Chumnanvej, N.; Singh, T.; and Andersson, P. G. Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Allylic Alcohols Using Ir-N,P-Complexes ACS Catalysis 2016, 8342. (DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.6b02456)

Quan, X.; Liu, J.; Rabten W.; Diomedi, S.; Singh T.; and Andersson P. G. Thiazole, Imidazole and Oxazoline Based N,P-Ligands for Palladium-Catalyzed Cycloisomerization of 1,6-Enynes European Journal of Organic Chemistry 2016, 20, 3427. (DOI/10.1002/ejoc.201600468)

Olsen, E. P. K.; Singh, T.; Harris, P.; Andersson, P. G. and Madsen, R. Experimental and Theoretical Mechanistic Investigation of the Iridium-Catalyzed Dehydrogenative Decarbonylation of Primary Alcohols. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015, 137, 834. (DOI: 10.1021/ja5106943)



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