Dr Eric Cyriel Hosten

Position: Senior Researcher

Department: Chemistry

Room: South Campus: Room 0229

Building: 13

Campus: South Campus

Phone: +27(0)41 504 4247

Email: Eric.Hosten@mandela.ac.za

Personal Sites: ORCID


Eric Hosten finished his PhD at the University of Port Elizabeth. This was followed by a year and half post doc the Applied Research Laboratory at Perkin Elmer Bodenseewerk in Ɯberlingen, Germany. On return he was appointed as a Scientific Officer at the University of Port Elizabeth in 2001 and is currently a Senior Researcher.


Areas of Expertise

  • Single Crystal X-ray diffraction of small molecules.
  • Calculation of equilibrium constants from spectrophotometric titrations (not currently active).
  • Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (not currently active).



  • PhD, Chemistry, 1995.
  • MSc, Chemistry, 1992.
  • BSc(Hons), Chemistry, 1990.
  • BSc, Chemistry & Mathematics, 1989.

Currently Teaching

CGA420 - X-ray crystallography


Selected Publications

1. Spectrophotometric Study of Arsenazo III and its Interactions with Lanthanides. Hans Rohwer, Neale Collier, Eric Hosten, Anal. Chim. Acta, 1995, 314, 219-223. DOI: 10.1016/0003-2670(95)00279-9

2. Interactions of Uranium and Thorium with Arsenazo III in an Aqueous Medium. Hans Rohwer, Nicolaas Rheeder, Eric Hosten, Anal. Chim. Acta, 1997, 341, 263-268. DOI: 10.1016/S0003-2670(96)00559-4

3. pH Dependence of the Reactions of Arsenazo III with the Lanthanides. Hans Rohwer, Eric Hosten, Anal. Chim. Acta, 1997, 339, 271-277. DOI: 10.1016/S0003-2670(96)00471-0

4. Interaction of Anions with Arsenazo III - Lanthanide(III) Complexes. Eric Hosten, Hans Rohwer, Anal. Chim. Acta, 1997, 345, 227-233. DOI: 10.1016/S0003-2670(97)00100-1

5. Complexation Reactions of Uranyl with Arsenazo III. Eric Hosten, Hans Rohwer, Anal. Chim. Acta, 1997, 355, 95-100. DOI: 10.1016/S0003-2670(97)81616-9

6. Evaluation of an Immobilised Macrocyclic Material for On-line Column Preconcentration and Separation of Cadmium for Electrothermal Atomic Absorption Spectrometry. Eric Hosten, Bernhard Welz, Anal. Chim. Acta, 1999, 392, 55-65. DOI: 10.1016/S0003-2670(99)00052-5