Laboratory for Green Synthesis
Laboratory for Green Synthesis is dedicated to developing mechanochemical and solvent-free procedures for the synthesis of various classes of functional materials, from supramolecular receptors and organic compounds, to microporous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and organometallic catalysts or chromogenic sensors.
Furthermore, we are focused on developing new methodologies for in situ monitoring of milling and aging reactions by synchrotron X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy and thermal methods. We have active collaborations with scientific groups from around the world (McGill University, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, ESRF Grenoble, BAM Berlin, DESY Hamburg).
Laboratory for Green Synthesis (LGS) was founded in 2016 as a part of Division of Physical Chemistry. The scientific focus of the LGS is mostly in developing new, solvent-free procedures for synthesis and transformations of different functional materials, from pharmaceutical cocrystals and metal-organic frameworks to pure inorganic materials and nanoparticles. Furthermore, we are interested in phenomena related to mechanochemistry, accelerated aging and in the manipulation of solids by thermal methods.
At this moment, LGS has three projects from Croatian Science Foundation, one project of Adris foundation and ongoing collaboration with pharmaceutical industry.
Important part of our studies is development of instrumentation and software for direct and in situ methods for monitoring of mechanochemical and aging reactions. For his contribution in the field, Dr Ivan Halasz was awarded with The Annual State Award for Science in 2015.