Institution name and department

University of Montenegro, Faculty for Natural Science and Mathematics, department for Biology

Position held


Assistant professor



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81 000 Podgorica



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Areas of Research/Expertise

Organic synthesis (synthesis of fatty acid and alcohol esters; synthesis of Schiff bases in the reaction of aldehydes and ketones with new amine ligands);

Organometallic chemistry (use of transition metal based catalysts in organic molecule synthesis);

Identification of natural products (determination of the content of fatty acids, amino acids, proteins and carbohydrates in plant species growing in the territory of Montenegro);

Environmental chemistry (chemical analysis of heavy metals in plants, sediments and peloid from Igalo).

5 Most representative publications related to mechanochemistry


5 Most representative publications non-related to Mechanochemistry

1.     M. Bigovic, V. Maslak, Z. Tokic-Vujosevic, V. Divjakovic and R. N. Saicic (2011), A useful synthetic equivalent of a hydroxuacetone enolate, Organic Letters, 13 (17), 4720-4723. ISSN: 1523-7060 (Print), ISSN: 1523-7052 (Online)

2.     Т. Narancic, J. Radivojevic, P. Jovanovic, Dj. Francuski, M. Bigovic, V. Maslak, V. Savic, B. Vasiljevic, K. O’Connor, J. Nikodinovic-Runic, (2013), Highly efficient Michael-tupe addition of acetaldehide to β-nitrostyrenes by whole resting cells of Escherichiacoli expressing 4-oxalocrotonate tautomerase, Bioresource Tehnology, Vol. 142, 462-468, 2013. ISSN: 0960-8524

3.     Kastratović, V., Krivokapić, S., Bigović, M., Đurović, D., Blagojević, N. (2014) Bioaccumulation and translocation of heavy metals by Ceratophyllum demersum from Skadar Lake, Montenegro, Journal of the Serbian Chemical Society, 79(11):  1445–1460. ISSN 0352-5139 (Print)  ISSN 1820-7421 (Online)

4.     Kastratović V.,JaćimovićŽ.,Bigović M., ĐurovićD. and KrivokapićS. (2016) Environmental Status and Geochemical Assessment Sediments of Lake Skadar, Montenegro. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment,  DOI: 10.1007/s10661-016-5459-0

5.     Vlatko Kastratović, Željko Jaćimović, Miljan Bigović, Milica Kosović, Dijana Đurović, Slađana Krivokapić (2017) Seasonal Patterns of copper in a system of sediment-water-macrophytes, Fresenius Environmental Bulltein, 26: 1247-1253.

6.     Željko K. Jaćimović, Milica Kosović, Goran A. Bogdanović, Sladjana B. Novaković,Gerald Giester and Miljan Bigović "The crystal structure of ethyl 1-(4-nitrophenyl)-5-(trifluoromethyl)-1H-pyrazole-4-carboxylate,C13H10F3N3O4 " Z. Kristallogr. NCS 2017, 232 (4), 651-653.

7.     Bigovic, M.,Pantovic, S., Milasevic, I., Ivanovic, Lj.,Djurovic, D., Slavic, V., Popovic, M., Vrvic, M., Roganovic, M., Organic composition of Igalo bay peloid (Montenegro), Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, 2019, 18(4), 837-848.

8.     М. Bigovic, S. Skaro, V. Maslak, R. N. Saicic, (2013), Expanding the scope of the indium-promoted allylation reaction: 4-(bromomethyl)-1,3-dioxol-2-one as a synthetic equivalent of a 3-arylhydroxyacetone enolate, Tetrahedron Letters, 54, 6624-6626. ISSN: 0040-4039

9.     Milena D. Milošević, Nevena Ž. Prlainović, Miloš Milčić, Vesna Nikolić, Aleksandra Božić, Miljan Bigović, Aleksandar D. Marinković, "Solvent, structural, quantum chemical study and antioxidative activity of symmetrical 1-methyl-2,6-bis[2-(substituted phenyl)ethenyl] pyridinium iodides", Journal of the Iranian Chemical Society 15 (2018) 1-19.

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Primary focus in mechanochemical research(enter as bullet points)

- Synthesis of the Schiff bases of carbonyles with thiocarbohydrazide

- Optimisation of reaction conditions

- Optimisation of reaction stoichiometry


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  • Université de Montpellier & Institut Charles Gerhardt de Montpellier (UMR 5253)
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    34296 Montpellier, Cedex 5 (France)

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