Milena Simić, PhD

Dipl. farm. Milica Lukić

Position: Assistant Professor
Organizational unit: Department of Organic Chemistry
Room: Building A, 109
Phone: +381 113951 239
Fax: +381 11 3972-840


Dr sc. Milena Simić (born Antanasijević) was born on 17.04.1972 in Belgrade. She graduated from Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade in 1998. at the Department of Organic Chemistry, and defended her Master thesis at the same Faculty, in June 2007. Her Master thesis, entitled „Investigation of pyrrolizidine alkaloids from plant species Rindera umbellata dealt with the isolation and investigation of activity of some natural alkaloids. Doctoral dissertation entitled "Annulation of heterocyclic compounds and their application in the synthesis of natural products," was defended at the Faculty of Chemistry, in November 2012. Her areas of ​​interest include the synthesis of natural products and biological active compounds.

  • Indirect N-vinylation of indoles via isomerisation of N-allyl derivatives. Synthesis of (±)-debromoarborescidine B. Gordana Tasic, Milena Simic, Stanimir Popovic, Suren Husinec, Veselin Maslak, Vladimir Savic, Tetrahedron Lett., 2013, 54, 4536-4539.

  • Synthesis of Allyl Acetates via Palladium-Catalysed Functionalisation of Allenes and 1,3-Dienes. Husinec, Suren; Petkovic, Milos; Savic, Vladimir; Simic, Milena, Synthesis, 2012, 44, 399-408.

  • Annulations of isoquinoline and β-carboline ring systems: synthesis of 8-oxoprotoberberine derivatives. Suren Husinec, Vladimir Savic, Milena Simic, Vele Tesevic, Dragoslav Vidovic, Tetrahedron Lett. 2011, 52, 2733–2736.

  • Comparison of vasorelaxant effect and tolerance profile of a novel isosorbide-5-mononitrate derivative with its stereoisomer and parent drug on rat mesenteric artery. Radica M. Stepanović-Petrović, Vladimir Savić, Maja A. Tomić, Zorana Tokić-Vujošević, Milena Simić, Jelena M. Stepanović, Milan Jokanović, Ana Micov, Arzneim. Forsch. 2010, 60, 189-197.

  • Pyrrolizidine alkaloids from seven Senecio species wild-growing in Serbia and Montenegro. Boris M. Mandić, Dejan Gođevac, Vladimir P. Beškoski, Milena R. Simić, Snežana S. Trifunović, Vele V. Tešević, Vlatka V. Vajs, and Slobodan M. Milosavljević, J. Serb. Chem. Soc. 2009, 74, 27-34.

  • Reactive organoallyl species generated from aryl halides and allene: allylation of α,β-unsaturated aldehydes and cyclic ketones employing Pd/In transmetallation processes. Laura A. T. Cleghorn, Ronald Grigg, Vladimir Savic, Milena Simic, Tetrahedron, 2008, 64, 8731-8737.

  • Lukic M, Jaksic I, Krstonosic V, Cekic N, Savic S. A combined approach in characterization of an effective w/o hand cream: the influence of emollient on textural, sensorial and in vivo skin performance. International Journal of Cosmetic Science 34 (2) (2012): 140-149; doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2494.2011.00693.
  • The HPLC determination of the content of the magnoflorine in Epimedium alpinum L. J. Serb. Chem. Soc, 2006, 71, 215-255.