Marina Šekutor

Marina Šekutor


Research associate
+385 1 456 1165


Krilo 4/7C

Ruđer Bošković Institute
Bijenička cesta 54
10 000 Zagreb, Croatia



2009 - 2013   Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia, Graduate doctoral study of chemistry (organic chemistry) / Ph.D.

2004 - 2008   Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia / B.Sc.Eng.

2000 - 2004   Sesvete Secondary School, Zagreb, Croatia / Secondary School Diploma


2015 - 2016   "Diamondoid Amines – New Ligands in Supramolecular Systems" / Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Awards and Achievements

2015 - awarded with the Annual award of the Society to young scientists and artists in 2014 by the Society of University Teachers, Scholars and Other Scientists – Zagreb

2008 - awarded with the medal of the Department of Chemistry in recognition of achievements in studies by the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb


Advanced organic chemistry laboratory – University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry – 2012/13, 2010/11, 2009/10

Organic chemistry laboratory 2 – University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry – 2010/11, 2009/10

Featured Publications

D. Sigwalt, M. Šekutor, L. Cao, P. Y. Zavalij, J. Hostaš, H. Ajani, P. Hobza, K. Mlinarić-Majerski, R. Glaser, L. Isaacs, Unraveling the Structure–Affinity Relationship between Cucurbit[n]urils (n = 7, 8) and Cationic Diamondoids, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 3249–3258.

J. Hostaš, D. Sigwalt, M. Šekutor, H. Ajani, M. Dubecký, J. Řezáč, P. Y. Zavalij, L. Cao, C. Wohlschlager, K. Mlinarić-Majerski, L. Isaacs, R. Glaser, P. Hobza, A Nexus between Theory and Experiment: Non-empirical Quantum Mechanical Computational Methodology Applied to Cucurbit[n]uril•Guest Binding Interactions, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 17226‒17238.

O. Moncea, M. A. Gunawan, D. Poinsot, H. Cattey, J. Becker, R. I. Yurchenko, E. D. Butova, H. Hausmann, M. Šekutor, A. A. Fokin, J.-C. Hierso, P. R. Schreiner, Defying Stereotypes with Nanodiamonds: Stable Primary Diamondoid Phosphines, J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 8759‒8769.

M. Šekutor, A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Adamantyl Aminoguanidines, a New Class of Potentially Bioactive Compounds, Synlett 2015, 26, 2627‒2632.

M. Šekutor, A. Štimac, K. Mlinarić-Majerski, R. Frkanec, Syntheses and characterization of liposome-incorporated adamantyl aminoguanidines, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2014, 12, 6005‒6013.

L. Cao, M. Šekutor, P. Y. Zavalij, K. Mlinarić-Majerski, R. Glaser, L. Isaacs, Cucurbit[7]uril•Guest Pair with an Attomolar Dissociation Constant, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 988‒993.

M. Šekutor, K. Molčanov, L. Cao, L. Isaacs, R. Glaser, K. Mlinarić-Majerski, Design, Synthesis, and X-ray Structural Analyses of Diamantane Diammonium Salts: Guests for Cucurbit[n]uril (CB[n]) Hosts, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 2533‒2542.

Membership in professional associations / societies

2015 -            Croatian Humboldt-Club member

2008 -            Croatian Chemical Society member


fluent in English (C1)

fluent in German (C1)

good knowledge of Spanish (B2)