Daniela Bezuidenhout

Daniela Bezuidenhout


Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry


Associate professor Daniela I. Bezuidenhout is a principal investigator in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratories, Research Unit of Environmental and Chemical Engineering. Her research team focuses on the development of new carbene ligands and complexes for the activation of enthalpically strong bonds in small molecules, and for the mediation of new template chemical reactions and catalytic transformations. Especial focus is addressed to the role of non-innocent and cooperative ligand behaviour.


Research interests

  • Synthetic organometallic chemistry. Coordination chemistry. Carbenes. Molecular catalysis. Small molecule activation. Metallodrugs.


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Research visits

  • Fulbright fellow, University of California, Riverside and San Diego, USA
    1.8.2011 to 31.7.2012

  • Research scholar, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA
    1.8.2019 to 30.11.2019

  • Research scholar, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremburg, Germany
    1.8.2006 to 30.11.2006