Juribašić Kulcsár

Institution name and department

Ruđer Bošković Institute, Division of Physical Chemistry

Position held


Research Associate



Bijenička 54, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia



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Key words (up to 5)


·       Palladium

·       DFT calculations


·       C-H bond activation

·       Spectroscopy


·       Mechanism



Areas of Research/Expertise

Areas of research:

Ligand-assisted C–H and N–H bond activation using palladium complexes

Monitoring of reactions in solution and solid state using NMR, Raman, IR, UV-vis or PXRD methods

Elucidation of reaction mechanism and products/intermediates structure using experimental methods and quantum-chemical calculations



Spectroscopic and structural characterization (in solution and solid state):

- Spectroscopies: NMR (small molecules and nucleic acids), Raman, IR, UV-vis, fluorescence, ESI MS

- Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis (structure solving and refinement of small molecules)

Quantum-chemical calculations

Synthesis: solution-based, mechanochemical and microwave-assisted synthesis


5 Most representative publications related to mechanochemistry 

1)    Bjelopetrović, A.; Robić, M.; Halasz, I.; Babić, D.; Juribašić Kulcsár, M.; Ćurić, M. Facile Mechanochemical Anion Substitution in Cyclopalladated Azobenzenes, Organometallics 2019, 38, 4479-4484. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.9b00626

2)    Bjelopetrović, A.; Lukin, S.; Halasz, I.; Užarević, K.; Đilović, I.; Barišić, D.; Budimir, A.; Juribašić Kulcsár, M.; Ćurić, M. Mechanism of Mechanochemical C–H Bond Activation in an Azobenzene Substrate by Pd(II) Catalysts, Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 10672-10682. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201802403

3)    Tireli, M.; Juribašić Kulcsár, M.; Cindro, N.; Gracin, D.; Biliškov, N.; Borovina, M.; Ćurić, M.; Halasz, I.; Užarević, K. Mechanochemical reactions studied by in situ Raman spectroscopy: base catalysis in liquid-assisted grinding, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 8058-8061. DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01915J

4)    Juribašić, M.; Užarević, K.; Gracin, D.; Ćurić, M. Mechanochemical C–H bond activation: rapid and regioselective double cyclopalladation monitored by in situ Raman Spectroscopy, Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 10287-10290. DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04423A

5)    Cinčić, D.; Juribašić, M.; Babić, D.; Molčanov, K.; Šket, P.; Plavec, J.; Ćurić, M. New Insight into Solid-State Molecular Dynamics: Mechanochemical Synthesis of Azobenzene/Triphenylphosphine Palladacycles, Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 11543-11545. DOI: 10.1039/C1CC15377C


5 Most representative publications non-related to Mechanochemistry

1.   Barišić, D.; Cindro, N.; Juribašić Kulcsár, M.; Tireli, M.; Užarević, K.; Bregović, N.; Tomišić, V. Protonation and anion binding properties of aromatic bis‐urea derivatives – apprehending the proton transfer. Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 4695-4706. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.9b00626

2.   Juribašić Kulcsár, M.; Halasz, I.; Budimir, A.; Užarević, K.; Lukin, S.; Monas, A.; Emmerling, F.; Plavec, J.; Ćurić, M. Reversible Gas-Solid Ammonia N−H Bond Activation Mediated by an Organopalladium Complex, Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 5342-5351. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b00422

3.   Monas, A.; Užarević, K.; Halasz, I.; Juribašić Kulcsár, M.; Ćurić, M. 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

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

5.   Juribašić, M.; Budimir, A.; Kazazić, S.; Ćurić, M. Dicyclopalladated Complexes of Asymmetrically Substituted Azobenzenes: Synthesis, Kinetics and Mechanisms, Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 12749-12757. DOI: 10.1021/ic402017v

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Primary focus in mechanochemical research 

·       C-H bond activation

·       Organopalladium chemistry

·       Spectroscopic monitoring of reactions

·       Mechanism of mechanochemical reactions


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    34296 Montpellier, Cedex 5 (France)

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