About employee
prof. dr. sc. Hrvoj Vančik
Title:Full Professor
Location: 320
Public phone number:+385 1 4606 412
Internal phone number:6412
E-mail: E-mail
Department : Division of Organic Chemistry

Teaching duties

university undergraduate

university graduate

university integrated undergraduate and graduate

university doctoral


Education at Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb: Diploma thesis (Chemistry, 1976); Doctoral thesis (Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, 1981).

Affiliation and current position: Division of Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb: Professor of Chemistry (2005).

Previous positions: Associate Professor (2000-2005 Assistant Professor (1995 – 2000); Senior Assistant (1981 -1995); Assistant (1978 – 1981), Division of Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb.

Visits to foreign research and education institutions: University of Utah (Salt Lake City, USA), Universität Tübingen (Germany), Yale University (USA), Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)

Research interest: Physical-organic chemistry, Organic solid-state chemistry, Photochemistry, Reactive intermediates, Matrix isolation, Spectroscopy

Scientific papers: co-author of 55 scientific papers in journals indexed in Current Contents database, 11 professional papers 3 books …

Awards and recognitions and memberships: Award for Science of the Republic of Croatia for the year 2002. Member of the Croatian Chemical Society, American Chemical Society, Philosophy of Science Association, International Society for Philosophy of Chemistry, IUPAC-Organic Chemistry Division

Participation in research projects: Principal investigator of four scientific projects (Ministry of Science of the Republic of Croatia, Croatian Science Foundation)

Published papers recorded in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography Database (CROSBI)
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List of select publications

H.Vančik*  and  D.E.Sunko*,  Solid  State  Chemistry  in  Antimony  Pentafluoride  Matrices.  Infrared  Spectra  of  Reactive  Intermediates. J.Am.Chem.Soc.,1989,111,  3742.

H.  Vančik*Matrix  Isolation  and  Vibrational  Spectroscopy  of  Carbocations, Pure  Appl.  Chem., 1995,  67,761.   

I.  Halasz,  E.  Meštrović,  H.  Čičak,  Z.  Mihalić,  H.  Vančik*,  Solid  -State  Reaction  Mechanisms  in  Monomer-Dimer  Interconversions  of  p-Bromonitrosobenzene.  Single-Crystal-to-Single-Crystal  Photodissociation  and  Formation  of  New  Non-van  der  Waals  Close  Contacts.  J.  Org.  Chem.  200570,  8461-8467.

I.  Biljan,*  M.  Kralj,  T.  Mišić  Radić,  V.  Svetličić,  and  H.  Vančik*,Dimerization  of  Nitrosobenzene  Derivatives  on  an  Au(111)  Surface,  J.  Phys.  Chem.,  C  2011115,  20267-20273.

K.  Varga,  J.  Volarić,  and  H.  Vančik*,  Crystal  disordering  and  organic solid-state  reactions,  CrystEngCom,  2014,  DOI  10.1039/c4ce01915f,  in press.

List of select projects

Nitrenium and silylenium cations in cryogenic matrices  (Grant no.1-07-226)  Structure and reactivity of reaction intermediates (Grant no. 119 402). New systems in supramolecular chemistry and molecular logics (Hrant no. 0119611) Reactiona of organic compounds in solid state: mechanisms and supramolecular engineering (Grant no. 119-1191342-1334). Organic molecules in condensed phase: interactions and modeling (ORGMOL) (HRZZ Grant no. 7444, 2014.) 




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