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doc. dr. sc. Nikola Cindro

Title: Assistant Professor
Location: 310
Public phone number:+385 1 4606 411
Internal phone number:6411
E-mail: E-mail
Department: Division of Organic Chemistry






Nikola Cindro
Publication list: http://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=344932&autorsko=Prika%BEi+radove

Education: Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

2017. Ph. D. (Chemistry, Physical Chemistry).

2014. Ms. Sc. (Chemistry, Organic Chemistry)

Affiliation and current position: Division of Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

Assistant Professor (2020.–) 

Previous positions: Division of Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

Senior Assistant (2018. – 2020.)

Assistant (2014. – 2017.)

Research interest:

Design and synthesis of organic compounds, natural products synthesis, thermodynamics of the complexation reactions, developement of new reactions

Scientific papers: co-author of more than 40 scientific papers in journals indexed in Current Contents database  

Scientific awards:

2023. Vladimir Prelog award - awarded by the Croatian Chemical Society and Pliva Hrvatska Ltd. for the field of organic chemistry

2017. Recognition of the Faculty of Science to an outstanding young scientist

2014. Medal of the Department of Chemistry for excellent success in studies

2014. Special recognition from the Rector of the University of Zagreb for exceptional scientific contribution during studies

2013. CSC – Case study competition, won first place for solving the business case of Pliva Ltd. under the name "New green technologies in the pharmaceutical industry"

2013. Special Rector’s Award for the field of natural sciences for participation in the 6th Open Day of the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

2011. Rector's Award (thesis title: Synthesis and antiproliferative testing of new adamantane phthalimides)

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List of select publications

1. G. Talajić, E. Topić, J. Meštrović, N. Cindro, Total synthesis of Penicyclone A using a double Grignard reaction, J. Org. Chem. 87 (2022) 16054. doi:10.1021/acs.joc.2c02200

2. I. Petters, M. Modrušan, N. Vidović, I. Crnolatac, N. Cindro, I. Piantanida, G. Speranza, G. Horvat, V. Tomišić, Anion-Sensing Properties of cyclopentaphenylalanine, Molecules 27 (2022) 3918. doi:10.3390/molecules27123918

3. J. Požar, M. Cvetnić, A. Usenik, N. Cindro, G. Horvat, K. Leko, M. Modrušan, V. Tomišić, The Role of Triazole and Glucose Moieties in Alkali Metal Cation Complexation by Lower-Rim Tertiary-Amide Calix[4]arene Derivatives, Molecules 27 (2022) 470. doi:10.3390/molecules27020470

4. J. Jukić, D. Kovačević, N. Cindro, R. Fink, M. Oder, A. Milisav, J. Požar, Predicting the outcomes of interpolyelectrolyte neutralization at surfaces on the basis of complexation experiments and vice versa, Soft matter 18 (2021) 744.


5. D. Barišić, N. Cindro, N. Vidović, N. Bregović, V. Tomišić, Protonation and anion-binding properties of aromatic sulfonylurea derivatives, RSC Advances 11 (2021) 23992. doi:10.1039/D1RA04738H

6. T. Stolar, S. Grubešić, N. Cindro, E. Meštrović, K. Užarević, J. Hernández, Mechanochemical Prebiotic Peptide Bond Formation, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl. 60 (2021) 12727. doi:10.1002/anie.202100806

7. G. Horvat, S. Tarana, N. Vidović, N. Cindro, G. Speranza, V. Tomišić, Thermodynamic and MD studies of anion complexation by cyclopentaleucine in acetonitrile and dimethyl sulfoxide, J. Mol. Liq. 340 (2021) 116848. doi:10.1016/j.molliq.2021.116848

8. N. Vidović, G. Horvat, D. Riva, T. Rinkovec, N. Cindro, V. Tomišić, G. Speranza, Chloride-Assisted Peptide Macrocyclization, Org. Lett. 22 (2020) 2129.doi:10.1021/acs.orglett.0c00036

9. D. Barišić, N. Cindro, M. Juribašić Kulcsár, M. Tireli, K. Užarević, N. Bregović, V. Tomišić, Protonation and anion binding properties of aromatic bis‐urea derivatives – apprehending the proton transfer, Chem. Eur. J. 25 (2019) 4695. doi:10.1002/chem.201805633

10. B. Karadeniz, D. Žilić, I. Huskić, L. S. Germann, A. M. Fidelli, S. Muratović, I. Lončarić, M. Etter, R. E. Dinnebier, D. Barišić, N. Cindro, T. Islamoglu, O. K. Farha, T. Friščić, K. Užarević, Controlling the Polymorphism and Topology Transformation in Porphyrinic Zirconium Metal– Organic Frameworks via Mechanochemistry, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141 (2019) 19214.  doi:10.1021/jacs.9b10251

11. N. Cindro, M. Tireli, B. Karadeniz, T. Mrla, K. Užarević, Investigations of Thermally Controlled Mechanochemical Milling Reactions, ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng. 7 (2019) 16301. doi:10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b03319

List of select projects

Scientific projects

2021. – 2024. project of Croatian Science Foundation, From nitrogen-containing aromatic compounds to new functional organic-based materials, Project code: IP-2020-02-4467 (PI: Prof. Ivana Biljan)

2020. – 2024. project of Croatian Science Foundation, Coordination Reactions of Macrocyclic Ligands in Solution, Project code: IP-2019-04-9560 (PI: Prof. Vladislav Tomišić)

2015. – 2019. project of Croatian Science Foundation, Development of Supramolecular Receptors for Cations and Anions, Project code: IP-2014-09-7309 (PI: Prof. Vladislav Tomišić)

2014. – 2016. project Met4Pharm RC-2.2.08-0024 (from the call Strengthening capacity for research, development and innovation) Development of a new methodology for controlling the process of drug preparation, in cooperation between the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb and Pliva Hrvatska Ltd. (PI: Prof. Predrag Novak)

2010. – 2013. project of Croatian Science Foundation, Photochemistry of polycyclic molecules: From mechanistic studies to new drugs and medicinal applications (PI: Prof. Nikola Basarić)


Projects with industry (PI dr. sc. Nikola Cindro)

2022. Investigation of the stability of tetracyclines in solution (in cooperation with Xellia Ltd.)

2019. Synthesis of alternative β-lactam salts (in cooperation with Xellia Ltd.)

2016. Research of synthetic routes for the preparation of impurities present in API (in cooperation with Pliva Hrvatska Ltd.)

2016. Investigation of synthetic routes for the preparation of phosphodiesterase inhibitors on a microscale (in cooperation with Pliva Hrvatska Ltd.)


Other projects with industry

2022. Investigation of the stability of pharmaceutical active substances in suspensions (in cooperation with Genera Ltd., PI: dr. sc. Nikola Bregović)

2021. Contract research within the framework of the IRI project: Development of liquid antibiotics and active substances with stabilization mechanisms similar to antibiotics for intravenous and intramuscular use (in cooperation with Xellia Ltd, PI: dr.sc. Nikola Bregović)

2016. Development of the preparation process of iron complexes with maltol (in cooperation with Pliva Hrvatska Ltd., PI: Prof. Vladislav Tomišić)

2016. Determination of thermodynamic and kinetic quantities of dissolution of pharmacologically active substances (in cooperation with Pliva Hrvatska Ltd., PI: Prof. Vladislav Tomišić)

2015. Synthesis and physicochemical characterization of derivatives of active substances (in cooperation with Pliva Hrvatska Ltd., PI: Prof. Vladislav Tomišić)