Summary of the Project

The TMMagCat aims to judiciously design and synthesize the first-row transition metal complexes with the ambition to develop a new generation of single-molecular magnets and catalysts.

Single-molecular magnets have the potential for several technological applications, like ultrahigh-density information storage, spin-based electronics, and quantum computing. Transition metal complexes with appropriate characteristics are possible candidates for this application. On the other hand, these complexes respect the green-chemistry principles and can be used as a new generation of environmentally friendly, selective, and cheap catalysts.

Creating molecules with such properties requires a fundamental understanding of all the factors affecting their properties. The key to this molecular architecture is controlling the electronic structure of TM complexes. The electronic structure of TM complexes is responsible for their magnetism and, at the same time, determines their reactivity. The combination of experiments and modern computer methods will enable the achievement of project goals.

Our team

The TMMagCat project brings together an interdisciplinary team of experienced and early-stage researchers from three institutions. Team members specialized in both experimental and theoretical inorganic chemistry will be joining their knowledge, experience and ideas in a highly synergistic approach.


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Participating Institutions

Lead Scientific and Research Organization is University of Belgrade – Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy – National Institute of the Republic of Serbia (ICTM). Other participating organizations are University of Belgrade – Faculty of Chemistry (UBFC) and Innovative Centre, Faculty of Chemistry, Belgrade, ltd. (ICFC). The Project will be implemented in laboratories in the building of UBFC at Studentski Trg.


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16th European Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference (EuroBIC-16)
Dr. Matija Zlatar gave a lecture entitled "Coordination preferences of Shiff base ligands with transition metals: DFT study" at the EuroBIC-16 international conference in Grenoble, France.
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New equipment
The equipment ordered as part of the project has arrived.
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