Dr Buyiswa Hlangothi

Position: Senior Lecturer

Department: Chemistry

Room: South Campus: Room 0305

Building: 13

Campus: South Campus

Phone: +27(0)41 504 3270

Fax: +27(0)41 504 4236

Email: Buyiswa.Hlangothi@mandela.ac.za

Personal Sites: ORCID



Buyiswa is a Senior Lecturer at Nelson Mandela University, Chemistry Department, in the Faculty of Science. She worked as a lecturer at the University of the Free State for almost five years before joining NMU as a postdoctoral fellow in 2009. Buyiswa lectures general and organic chemistry across different programmes within the chemistry department, including postgraduate research supervision (Honours, Masters and Doctoral).


Areas of Expertise

  • Phytochemistry of Medicinal Plants
  • Organic Synthesis



  • PhD, Chemistry


Selected Publications

1. Isolation and characterisation of altissimin: a novel cytotoxic flavonoid C-apioglucoside from Drimia altissima (Asparagaceae), Natural Product Research, M Nyambe, M Van De Venter, Denzil R. Beukes and B Hlangothi, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1080/14786419.2019.1596097

2. The crystal structure of 4a-formyl-1,2,3,4,4a,5,6,6a,6b,7,8,8a,9,10,11,12,12a,12b,13,14b-icosahydro-1-2-6a,6b,9,9,12a-heptamethylpicen-10-ylacetate, C32H50O3, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie - New Crystal Structures, Nehemiah Latolla, Eric C. Hosten and Buyiswa   Hlangothi*, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1515/ncrs-2020-0259

3. Structural elucidation of 1-(3-acetyl-2,6-dihydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)- 4,5-dihydroxy-2- methylanthracene-9,10-dione isolated from Bulbine latifolia (L.) Wild, C24H18O8, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie - New Crystal Structures, Buyiswa G. Hlangothi*, Lungelwa Mahanjana, Eric C. Hosten, Fanie R. van Heerden and Maryna van de Venter, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1515/ncrs-2020-0177

4. Organic chemical devulcanization of rubber vulcanizates in supercritical carbon dioxide and associated less eco-unfriendly approaches: A review; Waste Management & Research, Jabulani I Gumede, Buyiswa G Hlangothi, Chris D Woolard and Shanganyane P Hlangothi*, 2021. https://doi.org/10.11772F0734242X211008515

5. Synthesis of novel methoxyether derivative of isopulegol in a packed-bed flow reactor; Monatshefte für Chemie, Upenyu Guyo*, Buyiswa G. Hlangothi and Ben Zeelie, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00706-021-02778-8

6Devulcanization of natural rubber/styrene-butadiene rubber unfilled blend in supercritical carbon dioxide using Tulbaghia violacea crude extract, Journal of Cleaner Production,  Jabulani I Gumede, Buyiswa G Hlangothi, Briswell Mabuto, Chris D Woolard and Shanganyane P Hlangothi*, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.132478