Gordana Popović, PhD

Dr sc. Gordana Popović

Position: Professor
Organizational unitDepartment of General and Inorganic Chemistry
Address: Vojvode Stepe 450, 11221 Belgrade, Serbia
Room: A, 004
Phone: +381 11 3951-215
Fax: +381 11 3974-349


Professor Gordana Popovic was born in Cacak, Serbia. She graduated at Faculty of Pharmacy University in Belgrade in 1982. She received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade in 1990 and 1994, respectively. She investigated acid-base equilibria in homogeneous and heterogeneous systems of 1,4-benzodiazepine for her M.S. and Ph.D. dissertations.

From 1982 to 1984 she worked as a pharmacist in “Apoteka” Belgrade. She joined the Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade in 1984, appointed as Research Assistant (1984), Teaching Assistant (1987), Senior Teaching Assistant (1991), Assistant Professor (1996), Associate Professor (2001) and Full Professor (2006).

She teaches General and inorganic chemistry and Solution chemistry at the integrated academic studies, and Protolytic eqilibria (Pharmaceutical chemistry – methods of structural analysis) at the doctoral studies.

In the course of her research and teaching, Professor Gordana Popovic has mentored 4 M.S. and 2 Ph.D. students thesis, 200 students final works, and co-authored 42 journal papers.

Her focus of interest in research is acid-base equilibria and solubility of biologically active substances.

  • M. Popović, G. Popović, D. Agbaba. The effects of anionic, cationic, and nonionic surfactants on acid-base equilibria of ACE inhibitors. Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data (2013) 58, 2567-2573.
  • I. Vovk, G. Popović, B. Simonovska, A. Albreht, D. Agbaba.Ultra-thin-layer chromatography mass spectrometry and thin-layer chromatography mass spectrometry of single peptides of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. Journal of Chromatography A (2011) 1218, 3089-3094.
  • G. Popović, M. Čakar, D. Agbaba. Acid-base equilibria and solubility of loratadine and desloratadine in water and micellar media. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis (2009) 49, 42-47.
  • G. Popović, M. Čakar, D. Agbaba. Simultaneous determination of loratadine and preservatives in syrups by thin-layer chromatography. Acta Chromatographica (2007) 19, 161-169.
  • M. Čakar, G. Popović, D. Agbaba. HPTLC determination of some antimycotics imidazole derivatives and preservatives in creams and gel. Journal of AOAC International (2005) 8, 1544-1548.
  • T. Damjanović, G. Popović, S. Verbić, L. Pfendt. Study of acid hydrolysis of bromazepam. Canadian Journal of Chemistry (2004) 82, 1260-1265.
  • G. Popović, D. Sladić, V. Stefanović, L. Pfendt. Study on protolytic equlibria of lorazepam and oxazepam by UV and NMR spectroscopy. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis (2003) 31, 693-699.
  • G. Popović, M. Čakar, D. Agbaba. Determination of bifonazole in creams containing methyl- and propyl p-hydroxybenzoate by derivative spectrophotometric method. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysi (2003) 33, 131-136.
  • G. Popović, L. Pfendt, V. Moskovljević. Derivative spectrophotometric method for determination of acidity constants of single step acid-base equilibria. Talanta (2001) 55, 363-370.
  • L. Pfendt, G. Popović, T. Janjić, “Study of protolytic, hydrolytic and solubility equilibria of midazolam.Analyst (1995) 120, 2145-2151.