Institution name and department

University of Montenegro, Faculty of Metallurgy and Techology

Position held


Full Professor



DzordzaVasingtona bb, Podgorica 81000, Montenegro



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Areas of Research/Expertise

The synthesis of new compounds (mainly complexes of transition elements with dithiocarbamates and their derivatives)  .


Spectral characterization (IR, UV/VIS) of chemical compounds


Investigation of  the antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of the synthesized compounds



5 Most representative publications related to mechanochemistry 


5 Most representative publications non-related to Mechanochemistry

1.        D. Vojta,  A.Višnjevac, Z. Leka, M. Kosović, M. Vazdar; Temperature-induced release of crystal water in the Co, Mo and Pt complexes of N,N-diacetatedithiocarbamate. FTIR spectroscopy and quantum chemical study; Journal of Molecular Structure 1103(2015) 245–253, ISSN: 0022-2860

2.        Z. Leka, D. Vojta, M. Kosović, N. Latinović, M. Đaković, A. Višnjevac; “Syntheses, structures and antifungal activities of novel Co, Mo and Pt complexes with triammonium N,N-diacetatedithiocarbamate” , Polyhedron, Vol 80(2014)233-242, ISSN/ISBN 0277-5387;

3.        VinetaVuksanović, Zorica Leka , NatašaTerzić:  “Antibacterial effect of  newly synthesized dithiocarbamate K-daap” Fresenius  Environmental Bulletin Vol 22, No12c (2013), 3803-3807 , ISSN: 1018-4619;

4.        Z. Leka, V.Leovac, S. Lukić, T. Sabo, S. Trifunović and K MeszarosSzecsenyi.   Synthesis and phisico-chemical chracterization of new dithiocarbamato ligand and its complexes with copper(II), nickel(II) and palladium(II)“ Journal of Thermal Analysis  and Calorimetry, Vol. 83 (2006)3, 687-691;DOI: 10.1007/s10973-005-6938-7

5.        Z. Leka,S.Grujic, Z. Tesic, S. Lukic, S. Skuban and S. Trifunovic:  The synthesis   and characteriyation of complexes of zinc(II), cadmium (II), platinum(II) and  palladium (II) with potassium 3- dithiocarboxy-3-aza-5-aminopentanoate ²,   J. Serb.  Chem. Soc. 69(2) (2004) 137-143;

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Primary focus in mechanochemical research

·         Developed mechanochemical protocols for synthesis of dithiocarbamates and Schiff bases, as well as other compounds with pronounced antioxidant and biological activity.

  • Development of equipment and procedures for in situ real time ball milling.
  • Identification of specific mechanochemical reaction (condensations, multicomponent, cascades, domino, organo- or metal-catalysed, etc.).

Contact Info

  • 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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COST Overview


EU COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020.



COST Action CA18112