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Davor Margetic

Rudjer Boskovic Institute


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The development of more efficient and ecologically benign chemical processes is a challenging task assigned to the chemists and chemical engineers. These methods should reduce the reaction time, energy and material consumption and production of waste material, as well as become more efficient. Greener techniques available for chemical synthesis include the application of extremely high pressures and microwave irradiation, photochemistry and in more recent time mechanochemistry. Traditionally being used for the pulverization of solid samples, in recent times mechanochemistry has been applied to organic synthesis, preparation of coordination compounds, and preparation of pharmaceutically active compounds and formulations. The application of mechanochemistry in these areas revealed the environmental advantages of the technique, such as higher reaction yields, shorter reaction times, and the avoidance of the use of solvent, thus becoming attractive to industrial and pharmaceutical applications. This book intends to provide the readers with the most recent developments in this fast-growing area of the chemical research.

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Date completed: August 14th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: November 3rd 2019

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Review results due: January 22nd 2020

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Expected publication date: March 22nd 2020

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About the editor

Davor Margetic

Rudjer Boskovic Institute

Dr. Margetic has graduated chemical engineering at Faculty of chemical technology, Zagreb University, Croatia. The B.Sc. and Ph.D. studies in the field of theoretical and physical organic chemistry were followed by postdoctoral research at the Centre for Molecular Architecture, Central Queensland University, Australia (Professors Ronald Warrener and Doug Butler). During his scientific career, he has published over one hundred research papers in renowned international chemistry journals, twelve book chapters and four books (Microwave assisted cycloaddition reactions, Mechanochemical Organic Synthesis, High Pressure Organic Synthesis and in preparation Epoxidations of alkenes). His research interests include the synthesis and investigation of theoretically interesting molecules, the study of reaction mechanisms, computational organic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry and the development of environmentally friendly organic reactions using novel techniques (extremely high pressures, microwave irradiation and mechanochemistry). Today, he is senior research scientist and head of Division of Organic Chemistry and biochemistry, as well as head of Laboratory for Physical Organic Chemistry at Rudjer Boskovic Institute in Zagreb, Croatia. Currently, he is president of the Croatian Chemical Society.

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