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 Mechanochemical synthesis of supramolecular, organic and coordination compounds at laboratory scale and in extrusion. Mechanochemical synthesis at non-ambient conditions (elevated temperature and pressure). In situ monitoring.

5 Most representative publications related to mechanochemistry 

1. Bahar Karadeniz, Dijana Žilić, Igor Huskić, Luzia Germann, Athena M. Fidelli, Senada Mura-tović, Ivor Lončarić, Martin Etter, Robert. E. Dinnebier, Dajana Barišić, Nikola Cindro, Timur Islamoglu, Omar K. Farha, Tomislav Friščić, Krunoslav Užarević*, Controlling the polymorphism and topology transformation in porphyrinic zirconium metal-organic frameworks via mechanochemistry, J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2019), 141, 49, 19214-19220 DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b10251

2. Ghada Ayoub, Bahar Karadeniz, Ashlee J. Howarth, Omar K. Farha,* Ivica Đilović , Luzia S. Germann, Robert E. Dinnebier, Krunoslav Užarević,* Tomislav Friščić*,Rational Synthesis of Mixed-Metal Microporous Metal–Organic Frameworks with Controlled Composition Using Mechanochemistry, Chemistry of Materials (2019), 31, 15, 5494-5501. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b01068.

3. Nikola Cindro, Martina Tireli, Bahar Karadeniz, Tomislav Mrla, Krunoslav Užarević,* Investigations of Thermally Controlled Mechanochemical Milling Reactions, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (2019) 7, 16301-16309. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b03319

4. K. Užarević,* I. Halasz, I. Đilović, N. Bregović, M. Rubčić, D. Matković-Čalogović and V. Tomišić, Dynamic molecular recognition in the solid state for separating mixtures of isomeric dicarboxylic acids, Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2013), 52, 5504–5508. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201301032

5. Gracin, V. Štrukil, T, Friščić, I. Halasz,* K. Užarević*, Laboratory real-time and in situ monitoring of mechanochemical milling reactions using Raman spectroscopy, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2014) 53, 6193. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201402334

5 Most representative publications non-related to Mechanochemistry 

1.      Krunoslav Užarević, I. Ðilović, D. Matković-Čalogović, D. Šišak, and M. Cindrić, Anion-Directed Self-Assembly of Flexible Ligands into Anion-Specific and Highly Symmetrical Organic Solids, Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2008) 47, 7022–7025. DOI: 10.1002/anie.200802193

2.     K. Užarević,* I. Ðilović, N. Bregović, V. Tomišić, D. Matković-Čalogović, and M. Cindrić, Anion-Templated Supramolecular C3-Assembly for Efficient Inclusion of Charge- Dispersed Anions into  Hydrogen-Bonded Networks, Chemistry - A European Journal (2011), 17, 10889-10897.DOI 10.1002/chem.201101127

3.     M. Rubčić, K. Užarević, I. Halasz, N. Bregović, M. Mališ, I. Đilović, Z. Kokan, R. S. Stein, R. E. Dinnebier and V. Tomišić, Desmotropy, Polymorphism, and Solid-State Proton Transfer: Four Solid Forms of an Aromatic o-Hydroxy Schiff Base, Chemistry - A European Journal (2012)  18, 5620–5631. DOI 10.1002/chem.201103508.

4.     M. Juribašić, N. Bregović, V. Stilinović, V. Tomišić, M. Cindrić, P. Šket, J. Plavec, M. Rubčić, K. Užarević*, Supramolecular stabilization of metastable tautomers in solution and solid state Chem. Eur. J. (2014) 20, 17333-17345. DOI 10.1002/chem.201403543

5.   A. Monas, K. Užarević, I. Halasz, M. Juribašić Kulcsár, M. Ćurić, Vapour-induced solid-state C–H bond activation for the clean synthesis of an organopalladium biothiol sensor, Chem. Commun. (2016), 52, 12960-12963. DOI: 10.1039/C6CC06062E.

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  • Université de Montpellier & Institut Charles Gerhardt de Montpellier (UMR 5253)
    c/o 8, Rue de l’Ecole Normale
    34296 Montpellier, Cedex 5 (France)

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