About employee

Marija Cvetnić, mag. chem.

Function:Assistant & Ph.D. student
Location: 208
Public phone number:01 4606 141
Internal phone number:01 4606 141
E-mail: E-mail
Department: Division of Physical Chemistry
Graduation year:2018
Employed in this institution since:2021






2018: Diploma thesis, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

           title of thesis: Thermodynamics of Alkali-Metal Cation Complexation with Calix[4]arene Amide Derivatives

Affiliation and current position

2021 – today: Assistant at Division of Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

Earlier positions:

2019 – 2021: Chemist at TEVA's Research & Development (Zagreb)

Research interest

supramolecular chemistry, thermodynamics of anion binding, solution chemistry - protonation equilibria, cation coordination chemistry

Awards and recognitions

2018: Rector's awards of the University of Zagreb for individual research work

           title of work: Synthesis of Calix[4]arene Glucose Derivative and its Complexation of Alkali Metal Cations

2016: Dean's award of the Department of Chemistry (Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb) in recognition of excellence in the study


Croatian Chemical Society

Published papers recorded in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography Database (CROSBI)

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List of select publications

1. Cvetnić, M.; Cindro, N.; Topić, E.; Bregović, N.; Tomišić, V.; Supramolecular handshakes: characterization of urea-carboxylate interactions within calixarene frameworks. ChemPlusChem 2024 , e202400130. DOI:10.1002/cplu.202400130

2. Cvetnić, M.; Šplajt, R.; Topić, E.; Rubčić, M.; Bregović, N.; Direct thermodynamic characterization of solid-state reactions by isothermal calorimetry. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2024, 26(1), 67-75.

3. Požar, J.; Cvetnić, M.; Usenik, A.; Cindro, N.; Horvat, G.; Leko, K.; Modrušan, M.; Tomišić, V.; The Role of Triazole and Glucose Moieties in Alkali Metal Cation Complexation by Lower-Rim Tertiary-Amide Calix[4]arene Derivatives. Molecules 202227, 470.

4. Požar, J.; Nikšić-Franjić, I.; Cvetnić M.; Leko K.; Cindro N.; Pičuljan K.; Borilović I.; Frkanec L.; Tomišić V.; Solvation Effect on Complexation of Alkali Metal Cations by a Calix[4]arene Ketone Derivative, J. Phys. Chem. B 2017121(36), 8539–8550.

5. Leko K.; Bregović N.; Cvetnić M.; Cindro N.; Tranfić Bakić M.; Požar J.; Tomišić V.; Complexation of Alkali Metal Cations by a Tertiary Amide Calix[4]arene Derivative in Strongly Cation Solvating Solvents, Croat. Chem. Acta 2017, 90(2), 307–314.

List of select projects


Researcher on the project of the Croatian Science Foundation:
Coordination Reactions of Macrocyclic Ligands in Solution (MACROSOL, IP-2019-04-9560);
(Principal investigator: Prof. V. Tomišić, Ph.D.)