Dr. Harun Mbatha Mbuvi

 

Department of Chemistry
P.O. Box 43844, -00100,
NAIROBI




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Publications:

  • F. M. Maingi, M. M. Ng’ang’a, H. Mwangi, H. M. Mbuvi, A. Abdulhameed (2018) Thermodynamic, Kinetic  and Equilibrium Studies of Pb (II) Ions Adsorption Using Ordinary Clay/Rice Husk Ash Based  Geopolymer, IOSR Journal of Applied Chemistry (IOSR-JAC) e-ISSN: 2278-5736.Volume 11, Issue 8 Ver. I (August. 2018), PP 46-54  www.iosrjournals.org
  • Mbugua Gerald, Mbuvi Harun, Muthengia Jackson, Irene Githinji, Nthiga E. Wanja, Moses Ollengo (2018). Zeolite materials derived from water hyacinth and rice husk ashes clear turbidity and remove lead ions from contaminated water,  International  Journal of current Research 72868-72875
  • Mbugua Gerald, Mbuvi Harun M.*, Muthengia Jackson; Rice Husk Ash Derived Zeolite Blended with Water Hyacinth Ash for Enhanced Adsorption of Cadmium Ions; current world environment. (2014); 9(2):280-286. http://dx.doi.org/10.12944/CWE.9.2.08
  • Kenyanya, O., Mbuvi, H.M.*, Muthengia, J.M. and Omayo, E.K.; Use of Adsorption Isotherm Models to Determine Potassium Fertilizer Acreage Doses for Optimum Maize Growth and Yields in Nyamira County, Kenya; International Journal of Agriculture and Crop Science, (2014); 7(15):1525. http://ijagcs.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/1525-1536.pdf
  • Nasiebanda, Roselyne; Onindo, Charles O.; Mbuvi, Harun M.*; Speciation Of Cadmium and Lead in Garage Soils From Ngara- Nairobi and Their Levels in Nearby Vegetables and Water; International Journal of Physical and Social Sciences, (2014); 4(3):89-100. http://www.ijmra.us/project%20doc/2014/IJPSS_MARCH2014/IJMRA-4729.pdf
  • Kenyanya, O Muthengia, J.M., Mbuvi, H.M., Omayo, E.K; Comparative Studies of Four Parametric Models for Potassium Adsorption in Soils of Nyamira County, Kenya, International Journal of Management, IT and Engineering (2013); 3(11):32-42. http://www.ijmra.us/project%20doc/IJMIE_NOVEMBER2013/IJMRA-4073.pdf
  • Kenyanya Omanga, Jackson Wachira, Harun Mbuvi *; Determination of Potassium Levels in Intensive Subsistence Agricultural Soils in Nyamira County, Kenya. International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry. (2013); 3(7):294-302. http://article.sapub.org/10.5923.j.ijaf.20130307.06.html
  • Chengo Katana, Murungi Jane, Mbuvi Harun*: Speciation of Zinc and Copper in Open-Air Automobile Mechanic Workshop Soils in Ngara Area-Nairobi Kenya. Resources and Environment. (2013); 3(5):145-154. doi:10.5923/j.re.20130305.06
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  • Chengo Katana, Murungi Jane, Mbuvi Harun*: Speciation of Chromium and Nickel in Open-Air Automobile Mechanic Workshop Soils in Ngara, Nairobi, Kenya. world environment. (2013); 3(5):143-154. doi: 10.5923/j.env.20130305.01. http://article.sapub.org/10.5923.j.env.20130305.01.html
  • Naftali T. Muriithi*, Charles O. Onindo, Harun M. Mbuvi and Dickson M. Andala: Oxidation of cyclic amines by molybdenum(II) and tungsten(II) halocarbonyls, [M(CO)4X2]2 (M = Mo, W; X = Cl, Br). Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia (2013); 27(2):233. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/bcse.v27i2.8
  • Harun M. Mbuvi, Erik R. Klobukowski, Gina M. Roberts, L. Keith Woo: OH insertion and tandem NH insertion/cyclization reactions using an iron porphyrin as catalyst with diazo compounds as carbene sources. Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines - J Porphyr Phthalocya. (2010);; 14(03):284. DOI: 10.1142/S1088424610001982
  • Harun M. Mbuvi, L. Keith Woo: Addition of carbenes derived from aryldiazoacetates to arenes using chloro(tetraphenylporphyrinato)iron as catalyst. Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines - J Porphyr Phthalocya. (2009); 13(01):136 DOI: 10.1142/S1088424609000036.
  • Harun M. Mbuvi, L. Keith Woo: Catalytic C−H Insertions Using Iron(III) Porphyrin Complexes. Organometallics (2008); 27(4):637-645.
  • Lynnette K. Baumann, Harun M. Mbuvi, Guodong Du, L. Keith Woo: Iron Porphyrin Catalyzed N−H Insertion Reactions with Ethyl Diazoacetate. Organometallics. (2008); 26(16).
  • Harun Mbatha Mbuvi: The Reaction of Molybdenum Halocarbonyls , [Mo(CO)4X2]2 ( X=Cl, Br) With Alkylamines . Part1. Preparation of Substituted Aminecarbonylcomplexes of Molybdenum And Aminium Salts of The Type, HX(X=Cl, Br),. Journal of the Kenya Chemical Society. (1999); 1(1):33-38.

Conference Presentation

 
  1. Keith Woo, Harun Mbuvi, New Catalytic Reactions of Iron (III) Porphyrins, Moscow, Russia, July 6-11 2008

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