Qualification:

  • MSc Organic Chemistry (Tshwane)
  • BSc Chemical Technology (MSU)

Research interests:

  • Organic synthesis
  •  Continuous flow synthesis
  •  Biosorption

Publications:

  •  Fidelis Chigondo, Piwai Shoko, Benias C. Nyamunda, Upenyu Guyo, Mambo Moyo. 2013Maize Stalk as Reinforcement in Natural Rubber Composites. International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research. 2(6): 263-271.
  • Fidelis Chigondo and Tendai Nyambuya. 2013. Biosorption of zinc (II) ions from aqueous solution using msasa tree (Brachystegia spiciformis) leaf powder. Midlands State University Journal of Science, Agriculture and Technology, 4 (1): 32-43.
  • Fidelis Chigondo, Tendai Nyambuya and Marko Chigondo. 2013. Removal of zinc (II) ions from aqueous solution using msasa tree (brachystegia spiciformis) leaf powder: Equilibrium studies. Asian Journal of Scientific Research, 3 (2): 140-150.
  • Shadreck Mandiana , Fidelis chigondo, Munyaradzi Shumba, Benias Chomunorwa Nyamunda and Eduth Sebata. 2013. Removal of chromium (VI) from aqueous solution using chemically modified orange (citrus cinensis) IOSR. Journal of Applied Chemistry, 6(2):66-75
  • Upenyu Guyo, Mambo Moyo, Benias Nyamunda, Munyaradzi Shumba, Fidelis Chigondo. 2013. Determination of trihalomethanes in raw and treated water supply to a local city in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology. 2 (2): 1-7.
  • C. Nyamunda, F. Chigondo, M. Moyo, U. Guyo, M. Shumba and T. Nharingo. 2013. Hydrogen peroxide as an oxidant for organic reactions. Journal of Atoms and Molecules. 3(1): 23-44
  • B C Nyamunda, M Moyo & F Chigondo. 2013. Synthesis of fatliquor from waste bovine fat for use in small scale leather industry. Indian Journal of Chemical Technology (20):116-120
  • Guyo, M. Chigondo, M. Shumba, F. Chigondo, B. Nyamunda, M. Moyo, T. Nharingo. 2013. Synthesis and Characterisation of Zeolites From Coal Fly Ash (CFA). Engineering Science and Technology: An International Journal. 3(4): 714-718.
  •  Nharingo. T, Chigondo, F, Nyamunda, B. 2013. Isotherm Study Of The Biosorption Of Cu (II) From Aqueous Solution By Vigna Subterranea (l.) Verdc Hull. International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research. 2(4):199-206.
  • Sebata, M. Moyo U. Guyo, N. P. Ngano, B. C. Nyamunda, F. Chigondo, V. Chitsa,M. Shumba. 2013. Adsorptive Removal of Atrazine from Aqueous Solution Using Bambara Groundnut Hulls (Vigna Subterranean). International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology. 2(5): 312-321
  • Chigondo, B.C. Nyamunda, S.C. Sithole, L. Gwatidzo. 2013. Removal of lead(II) and copper(II) ions from aqueous solution by baobab (Adononsia digitata) fruit shells biomass. IOSR Journal of Applied Chemistry, 5(1):43-50.
  • Moyo, M., Mutare, E., Chigondo, F and Nyamunda. B.C. 2012. Removal of phenol from aqueous solution by adsorption on yeast, saccharomyces cerevisiae. International Journal of Research and Reviews in Applied Sciences, 11(3): 495-503.
  • Fidelis Chigondo, Edith Sebata, Abisai Maringe, Mambo Moyo and Benias C. Nyamunda. 2013. Equilibrium studies for the removal of nitrates from aqueous solutions using acid treated sunflower seed husk (Helianthus annuus), Midlands State University Journal of Science, Agriculture and Technology,4 (1): 23-31.
  • Makhosazana P Gamedze, Rejoice B Maseko, Fidelis Chigondo, Comfort M Nkambule. Serendipitous synthesis of 3-hydroxy tetrahydrofurans from tin catalyzed sulfonylation of acyclic 1,2,4-triols. Tetrahedron letters, 53 (44): 5929-5932.
  • Benias C. Nyamunda, Mambo Moyo, Chigondo Fidelis. 2012. Catalytic oxidation of cinnamylalcohol to cinnamaldehyde using hydrogen peroxide. Engineering Science and Technology: An International Journal, 2(3): 414-420.
  • Moyo, A. Maringe, F. Chigondo, B. C. Nyamunda E. Sebata, M. Shumba. 2012 Adsorptive removal of nitrate ions from aqueous solutions using acid treated sunflower seed husk (Helianthus annuus). International Journal of Advances in Science and Technology, 5 (6): 47-66.

 

Accepted articles:

  •  Chigondo, U. Guyo, M. Shumba, F. Chigondo, B.C. Nyamunda, T. Nharingo, M. Moyo. 2013. Utilisation of Coal Fly Ash Zeolites in the Removal of Copper (II) Ions from an Aqueous Solution, xx:xxxx.
  • Shumba, M. Chigondo, U. Guyo, F. Chigondo, M Moyo and T. Nharingo and E. Sebata. 2013. Synthesis of Zeolites and Their Applications in Heavy Metals Removal: A Review. Engineering Science and Technology: An International Journal. xx:xxx.

 Conferences attended:

  • SACI Organic Frank Warren Conference, University of Kwazulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg, January 2010. Poster presentation entitled: Competitive and selective derivatization of 1, 2-diols in a matrix of alcohols.
  • IV SEANAC international conference “Analytical Chemistry for the Environment, Health and Water” 07 – 11 July 2012. Joaquim Chissano International Conference Center, Maputo, Mozambique.
  • Oral presentation for a paper entitled: “Equilibrium studies for the removal of nitrates from aqueous solutions using acid treated sunflower seed husk (Helianthus annuus)”