Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Dragoslav Vidovic

Assistant Professor
Division of Chemistry & Biological Chemistry
School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences
College of Science

Phone: (+65)65922423
Office: SPMS-CBC-06-05

  • PhD (Inorganic Chemistry) The University of Texas at Austin 2007
  • BS (Chemistry) S.Fraser 2002
Dr Dragoslav (Drasko) Vidovic received his BSc from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver in 2002. He completed his PhD studies with Prof Alan Cowley at the University of Texas at Austin in 2007 after which he joined the Aldridge group at the University of Oxford for post-doctoral work. In 2010 he was appointed as an Assistant Professor at NTU
Research Interests
The research interests lie in developing highly reactive Lewis acids based on Group 13 elements as well as fundamental research (bond and reactivity) involving transition metal chemistry of these elements.
Research Grant
  • Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2016-) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
Current Projects
  • Catalytic synthesis and metabolism of site-specific deuterated essential fatty acids
  • Development of Boron-Based Nucleophilic Ligands and Their Applications in the Catalytic Hydroamination with Ammonia and Parent Hydrazine
Selected Publications
  • D. Vidovicand S. Aldridge. (2011). Coordination chemistry of group 13 monohalides. Chemical Science, 2, 601.
  • C. Y. Tang, J. Lednik, D. Vidovic, A. L. Thompson and S. Aldridge. (2011). Responses to unsaturation in iridium mono(N-heterocyclic carbene) complexes: synthesis and oligomerization of [LIr(H)2Cl] and [LIr(H)2]+. Chemical Communications, 47, 2523.
  • C. Y. Tang, W. Smith, A. L. Thompson, D. Vidovic and S. Aldridge. (2011). Iridium-Mediated Borylation of Benzylic C[BOND]H Bonds by Borohydride. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 123(6), 1395.
  • 1. S. Hill, K. Hirano, V. V. Shmanai, B. N. Marbois, D. Vidovic, A. V. Bekish, B. Kay, V. Tse, J. Fine, C. F. Clarke, M. S. Shchepinov. (2011). Isotope-reinforced polyunsaturated fatty acids protect yeast cells from oxidative stress. Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 50, 130.
  • V. Jevtovic, S. Radulovic and D. Vidovic. (2011). Synthesis, characterization and structural analysis of new copper(II) complexes incorporating a pyridoxal-semicarbazone ligand. Polyhedron, 30(1), 16.

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