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Science and research

Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology

Department/Institute: Institute of Organic Chemistry, Catalysis and Petrochemistry
Contact person:        Assoc. Prof. Andrej Kolarovič, PhD., Ing. Róbert Fischer, PhD.
Contact:                   +421 2 5932 5164, +421 918 878 099
e-mail:                     andrej.kolarovic@stuba.sk, robert.fischer@stuba.sk
Web page:               http://www.chtf.stuba.sk/koch/indexe.phphttp://www.fchpt.stuba.sk/$2207$


The research team of laboratories 501 and 502 deals with diverse up-to-date topics in        the field of stereoselective synthesis and catalysis.



Our current research activity is supported by national research agencies (APVV, VEGA) and focuses on Cu-based catalytic transformations, crystallization-induced asymmetric transformation of amino acids, preparation and application of 4,5-unsubstituted 2,3-dihydroisoxazoles as suitable building blocks in stereoselective synthesis of natural compounds.


Recent publications:

  • Kolarovič, A. Lithiations and Grignard Reactions on Pyrimidine and Quinazoline. Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry; Schnürch, M., Mihovilovic, M. D., Eds.; Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2013, Vol. 31, pp 21-64.
  • Fischer, R.; Stanko, B.; Prónayová, N. Synlett 2013, 24, 2132-2136.
  • Fischer, R.; Fišerová, M. Arkivoc 2013, (iv), 405-412.
  • Fischer, R.; Lackovičová, D.; Fišera, L. Synthesis 2012, 44, 3783-3788.
  • Zonta, C.; Kolarovič, A.; Mba, M.; Pontini, M.; Kündig, P. E.; Licini, G. Chirality 2011, 23, 796-800.
  • Kolarovič, A.; Schnürch, M.; Mihovilovic, M. D. J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 2613-2618.
  • Kolarovič, A.; Schweizer, E.; Greene, E.; Gironda, M.; Pallan, P. S.; Egli, M.; Rozners, E. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 14932-14937.
  • Kolarovič, A.; Fáberová, Z. J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 7199-7202.


Recent projects:

Completion of a center of excellence methods and processes of Green Chemistry, CEGreenII, ITMS 26240120025 – Development of methods for the stereoselective synthesis of natural compounds and their analogues (the financial assistance from the European Regional Development Fund resources, Operational Programme Research and Development).



  • ETH Zürich (prof. Helma Wennemers)
  • Vienna University of Technology (prof. Marko D. Mihovilovic)
  • Pulp and Paper Research Institute (Bratislava)