Dr. Kiptoo Jackson Kipkore

Dr. Kiptoo Jackson

Emailkiptoojac@ymail.com or kiptoojak2012@gmail.com
Office location: NSC First Floor
Position: Lecturer
Area of specialization: Analytical Chemistry

Post-Doctoral (2009, University of KwaZulu-Natal); PhD (2006, University of Botswana); MSc (2001, Kenyatta University); BSc (1995, JKUAT)
Lecturer (2007-to date); Tutorial Fellow (2002-2007); Teaching Assistant (1996-2001)


  • Determination of heavy metals in various samples of environmental and food/health concerns
  • Metal speciation studies in water, soil and foods
  • Pesticide research – assessment of levels in various matrices and degradation studies
  • Metal sorption studies of synthetic and natural sorbents for water treatment and remediation of heavy metal pollution
  • Method development for analysis of various analytes of environmental and health concern

Jackson K. Kiptoo, J. Catherine Ngila and Ned D. Silavwe. Evaluation of copper speciation in model solutions of humic acid by mini-columns packed with Chelex-100 and new chelating agents: Application to speciation of selected heavy metals in environmental water samples. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2009, 172,1163-1167.

Jackson K. Kiptoo, J. Catherine Ngila and Ned D. Silavwe. Solid-Phase Extraction of Zn(II), Cu(II), Ni(II) and Pb(II) on Poly(vinyl chloride) Modified with 3-Ferrocenyl-3-hydroxydithioacrylic acid and Their Subsequent Determination by Electrothermal Atomic Absorption Spectrometry. Microchimica Acta, 2008, 160, 211-218.

Jackson K. Kiptoo, J. Catherine Ngila. Voltammetric Evaluation of Binding Abilities of Tannery Effluents by Competing Ligand Exchange Method using Model Solutions of Cr(VI), Ni(II), Cu(II) and Pb(II). Chemical Speciation and Bioavailability, 2005, 17, 103-108.

Jackson K. Kiptoo, J. Catherine Ngila and Gerald M. Sawula. Speciation Studies of Nickel and Chromium in Wastewater from an Electroplating Plant. Talanta, 2004, 64, 54-59.


Jackson K. Kiptoo, Determination of selenium in foodstuffs: motivation and challenges. Kenya Chemical Society Workshop, 24th April, 2010, Kenyatta University [Oral presentation].

Jackson K. Kiptoo, J. Catherine Ngila,  Application of voltammetric methods in trace metal speciation in water systems: Seminar on Technological Innovations for water Quality monitoring, organized by Metrohm South Africa, Blue Waters Hotel, Durban, South Africa, April, 22nd 2009

Jackson K. Kiptoo, Ned D. Silavwe and J. Catherine Ngila. Comparability of Metal Speciation Capabilities of Chelex-100 and New Chelating Agents Containing Sulphur Donor Atoms by a Mini-column Method. The First International Chemistry Conference of the Association of Professional Chemists and Chemical Engineers of Malawi (APCCEM), Blantyre, Malawi, June 19-23, 2006