Milena Simić, PhD

Dipl. farm. Milica Lukić

Position: Associate Professor
Organizational unit: Department of Organic Chemistry
Room: Building A, 109, rooms 2&9
Phone: +381 11 3951 239, 3951 239
Fax: +381 11 3972-840


Milena Simić (born Antanasijević) was born on April 17, 1972 in Belgrade. She graduated from Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade in 1998. At the same faculty Milena obtained M.Sc. and PhD degrees. 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. Currently, Milena Simic is a lecturer at the Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy. She participated as a mentor in several student research projects. Her area of interest includes syntheses of natural products and biological active compounds.

  • Towards the Synthesis of Incargranine B and Seneciobipyrrolidine. Synthesis of octahydro-dipyrroloquinoline skeleton via dipolar cycloaddition/amination sequence; Milena Simic, Predrag Jovanovic, Milos Petkovic, Gordana Tasic, Milos Jovanovic, Vladimir Savic, Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, 2021, 58, 1665-1674. M22, Chemistry, Organic (33/57), IF2020=2,193

  • Fragment‐type 4‐azolylcoumarin derivatives with anticancer properties;
    Milena Simic, Milos Petkovic, Predrag Jovanovic, Milos Jovanovic, Gordana Tasic, Irina Besu, Zeljko Zizak, Ivana Aleksic, Jasmina Nikodinovic‐Runic, Vladimir Savic, Arch. Pharm. 2021, e2100238.
    M22, Chemistry, Medicinal (27/63), IF2020=3,751

  • Synthesis and biological profiling of novel isocoumarin derivatives and related compounds; Milena R. Simić, Slavica Erić, Ivan Borić, Annamaria Lubelska, Gniewomir Latacz, Katarzyna Kiec-Kononowic, Sandra Vojnovic, Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic and Vladimir Savic, J. Serb. Chem. Soc. 2021, 86, 639-649 M23, Chemistry, Multidisciplinary (141/178), IF2020=1,240
  • Preparation of pyrrolizinone derivatives via sequential transformations of cyclic allyl imides: synthesis of quinolactacide and marinamide; Milena Simic, Gordana Tasic, Predrag Jovanovic, Milos Petkovic and Vladimir Savic; Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 2018, 16, 2125-2133. M21, Chemistry, Organic, IF2016=3,564
  • Functionalised Isocoumarins as antifungal compounds: Synthesis and biological studies; Milena Simic, Nikola Paunovic, Ivan Boric, Jelena Randjelovic, Sandra Vojnovic, Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic, Marina Pekmezovic, Vladimir Savic, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2016, 26, 235-239. M22, Chemistry, Organic (24/59), IF2016=2,454
  • Synthesis of Novel Tetrahydrobenzazepine Derivatives and Their Cytoprotective Effect on Human Lymphocytes; Milena R. Simic*, Miroslava Stankovic, Boris M. Mandic, Vele V. Tesevic, Vladimir M. Savic; Arch. Pharm. Chem. Life Sci. 2015, 348, 100–112. M22, Chemistry, Multidisciplinary (71/163), IF2015=2,043
  • Synthesis of substituted allyl acetates from heterocyclic dienes by a Pd-promoted arylation-acetoxylation cascade; Milena R. Simić, Miloš R. Petković, Predrag M. Jovanović, Gordana D. Tasić, Vladimir M. Savić, J. Serb. Chem. Soc. 2017, 82 (12) 1335-1341. M23, Chemistry, Multidisciplinary (131/166), IF2016=0,822
  • Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids and Fatty Acids from the Endemic Plant Species Rindera umbellata and the Effect of Lindelofine-N-oxide on Tubulin Polymerization; Boris M. Mandić, Milena R. Simić, Ivan M. Vučković, Ljubodrag V. Vujisić, Miroslav M. Novaković, Snežana S. Trifunović, Snežana D. Nikolić-Mandić, Vele V. Tešević, Vlatka V. Vajs and Slobodan M. Milosavljević Molecules 2013, 18, 10694-10706. M22, Chemistry, Organic (30/58), IF2013=2,095
  • Synthesis of Allyl Acetates via Palladium-Catalysed Functionalisation of Allenes and 1,3-Dienes; Husinec S, Petkovic M, Savic V, Simic M, Synthesis 2012, 44 (3), p. 399-408 M22, Chemistry, Organic (22/57) IF2012=2.500
  • 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. M22, Chemistry, Organic (19/56), IF2011=2,683