The Fruits of Our Labor

Expect the unexpected in research. Each project the Košmrlj's Group works on comes with both unforeseeable challenges and opportunities. Many of the papers we’ve published were born out of experiments performed on the fly or purely for curiosity's sake. Check out the list of our publications below, and don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.



Since 2016



Pyridine Wingtip in [Pd(Py-tzNHC)2]2+ Complex Is a Proton Shuttle in the Catalytic Hydroamination of Alkynes

Miha Virant, Mateja Mihelač, Martin Gazvoda, Andrej E. Cotman, Anja Frantar, Balazs Pinter and Janez Košmrlj



Arylation of Click Triazoles with Diaryliodonium Salts

Miha Virant and Janez Košmrlj

Half-Sandwich Ir(III) and Os(II) Complexes of Pyridyl-Mesoionic Carbenes as Potential Anticancer Agents

Juran Kralj, Aljoša Bolje, Darija Stupin Polančec, Ivana Steiner, Tena Gržan, Ana Tupek, Nikolina Stojanović, Stephan Hohloch, Damijana Urankar, Maja Osmak, Biprajit Sarkar, Anamaria Brozovic and Janez Košmrlj

Organometallics 2019, 38, 4082–4092

Featured on the Cover

Listed among the journal's top "20 Most read articles in November and December 2019"

Ozone as a Pretreatment Method for Antibiotic Contaminated Wastewater and Sludge

Igor Boševski, Gabriela Kalčikova, Janez Cerkovnik and Andreja Žgajnar Gotvajn

Radiochemistry; A useful tool in the ophthalmic drug discovery

Krishna Reddy Pulagam, Vanessa Gómez-Vallejo, Jordi Llop and Luka Rejc

The Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry of Nitrogen-13 and Oxygen-15

Vanessa Gómez-Vallejo, Luka Rejc, Fernando López-Gallego and Jordi Llop

1H−15N HMBC NMR as a tool for rapid identification of isomeric azaindoles: the case of 5F-MDMB-P7AICA

Bruno Aleksander Martek, Mateja Mihelač, Martin Gazvoda, Miha Virant, Damijana Urankar, Marko Krivec, Tomaž Gostič, Brigita Nemec, Bojana Koštrun, Mojca Janežič, Sonja Klemenc and Janez Košmrlj

3-(5-Amino-1,2,4-triazole)-1,2,4-oxadiazole: A new biheterocyclic scaffold for the synthesis of energetic materials

Lovel Kukuljan and Krištof Kranjc

Polynuclear oxomolybdates(VI): Products of inadvertent oxidation of molybdenum(V) species

Barbara Modec and Janez Košmrlj

The Value of In Vitro Binding as Predictor of In Vivo Results: A Case for [18F]FDDNP PET

Graham B. Cole, Nagichettiar Satyamurthy, Jie Liu, Koon-Pong Wong, Gary W. Small, Sung-Cheng Huang, Janez Košmrlj, Jorge R. Barrio and Andrej Petrič



Mechanism of copper-free Sonogashira reaction operates through palladium-palladium transmetallation

Martin Gazvoda, Miha Virant, Balazs Pinter and Janez Košmrlj

Versatile Coordination of Azocarboxamides: Redox-Triggered Change of the Binding Chelate in Ruthenium Complexes

Johannes Klein, Julia Beerhues, David Schweinfurth, Margarethe van der Meer, Martin Gazvoda, Goutam Kumar Lahiri, Janez Košmrlj and Biprajit Sarkar

Systematic Evaluation of 2‑Arylazocarboxylates and 2‑Arylazocarboxamides as Mitsunobu Reagents

Daisuke Hirose, Martin Gazvoda, Janez Košmrlj and Tsuyoshi Taniguchi

En Route to 2‑(Cyclobuten-1-yl)-3-(trifluoromethyl)‑1H‑indole

Martin Gazvoda, Marko Krivec, Zdenko Časar and Janez Košmrlj

Structural stabilization and characterization of active peroxo species on TiO2-nanotube based materials in mild catalytic wet peroxide oxidation process

Nina Drašinac Pajić, Petar Djinović, Goran Dražić, Jože Grdadolnik, Primož Šket, Janez Cerkovnik and Albin Pintar

Diversification of trifluoromethylthiolation of aromatic molecules with derivatives of trifluoromethanesulfenamide

Monika Horvat, Marjan Jereb and Jernej Iskra

Synthesis of Bis(1,2,3-Triazole) Functionalized Quinoline-2,4-Diones

David Milićević, Roman Kimmel, Martin Gazvoda, Damijana Urankar, Stanislav Kafka and Janez Košmrlj

Seasonal and spatial variations in the occurrence, mass loadings and removal of compounds of emerging concern in the Slovene aqueous environment and environmental risk assessment

Marjeta Česen, David Heath, Marko Krivec, Janez Košmrlj, Tina Kosjek and Ester Heath

Synthesis and in vitro investigation of halogenated 1,3-bis(4-nitrophenyl)triazenide salts as antitubercular compounds

Eveline Torfs, Jure Vajs, Maiíra Bidart de Macedo, Freya Cools, Bieke Vanhoutte, Yury Gorbanev, Annemie Bogaerts, Luc Verschaeve, Guy Caljon, Louis Maes, Peter Delputte, Paul Cos, Janez Košmrlj and Davie Cappoen



Design, Syntheses, and in vitro Evaluation of new Fluorine-18 Radiolabeled tau-Labeling Molecular Probes

Luka Rejc, Lojze Šmid, Vladimir Kepe, Črt Podlipnik, Amalija Golobič, Mara Bresjanac, Jorge R. Barrio, Andrej Petrič and Janez Košmrlj

Diaryltriazenes as Antibacterial Agents Against Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Mycobacterium smegmatis

Jure Vajs, Conor Proud, Anamaria Brozovic, Martin Gazvoda, Adrian Lloyd, David I. Roper, Maja Osmak, Janez Košmrlj and Christopher G. Dowson

Synthesis of 1,4-Benzodiazepine-2,5-diones by Base Promoted Ring Expansion of 3-Aminoquinoline-2,4-diones

Filip Křemen, Martin Gazvoda, Stanislav Kafka, Karel Proisl, Anna Srholcová, Antonín Klásek, Damijana Urankar and Janez Košmrlj

Design, synthesis and antitubercular potency of 4-hydroxyquinolin-2(1H)-ones

Maíra B. de Macedo, Roman Kimmel, Damijana Urankar, Martin Gazvoda, Antonio Peixoto, Freya Cools, Eveline Torfs, Luc Verschaeve, Emerson Silva Lima, Antonín Lyčka, David Milićević, Antonín Klásek, Paul Cos, Stanislav Kafka, Janez Košmrlj and Davie Cappoen

Synthesis and X-ray Structural Analysis of the Ruthenium(III) Complex Na[trans-RuCl4(DMSO) (PyrDiaz)], the Diazene Derivative of Antitumor NAMI-Pyr

Jure Vajs, Andrej Pevec, Martin Gazvoda, Damijana Urankar, Evgeny Goreshnik, Slovenko Polanc and Janez Košmrlj

Chemistry and Applications of 4-Hydroxyquinolin-2-one and Quinoline-2,4-dione–Based Compounds

Karel Proisl, Stanislav Kafka and Janez Košmrlj



A mesoionic bis(Py-tzNHC) palladium(II) complex catalyses ‘‘green’’ Sonogashira reaction through an unprecedented mechanism

Martin Gazvoda, Miha Virant, Andrej Pevec, Damijana Urankar, Aljoša Bolje, Marijan Kočevar and Janez Košmrlj

The “Fully Catalytic System” in Mitsunobu Reaction Has Not Been Realized Yet

Daisuke Hirose, Martin Gazvoda, Janez Košmrlj and Tsuyoshi

Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 4036–4039

Listed among the journal's top "20 most read articles in August and September 2016"

Advances and mechanistic insight on the catalytic Mitsunobu reaction using recyclable azo reagents

Daisuke Hirose, Martin Gazvoda, Janez Košmrlj and Tsuyoshi

Ruthenium Azocarboxamide Half-Sandwich Complexes: Influence of the Coordination Mode on the Electronic Structure and Activity in Base-Free Transfer Hydrogenation Catalysis

Michael G. Sommer, Sofiya Marinova, Michael J. Krafft, Damijana Urankar, David Schweinfurth, Martina Bubrin, Janez Košmrlj and Biprajit Sarkar

RuII, IrIII and OsII mesoionic carbene complexes: efficient catalysts for transfer hydrogenation of selected functionalities

Aljoša Bolje, Stephan Hohloch, Janez Košmrlj and Biprajit Sarkar

Regioselective Hydrolysis and Transesterification of Dimethyl 3-Benzamidophthalates Assisted by a Neighboring Amide Group

Marko Krivec, Franc Perdih, Janez Košmrlj and Marijan Kočevar

Discovery of ‘click’ 1,2,3-triazolium salt as potential anticancer drugs

Ivana Steiner, Nikolina Stojanović, Aljoša. Bolje, Anamaria Brozovic, Denis Polančec, Andreja Ambriović-Ristov, Marijana Radić Stojković, Ivo Piantanida, Domagoj Eljuga, Janez Košmrlj and Maja Osmak




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