Selected Papers: Nebojša Begovic, Vladimir A. Blagojevic, Sanja Ostojic, Nenad Filipovic, Katarina Andjelkovic, Dragica M. Minic,Thermally Induced Structural Transformations of a Series of Palladium(II) Complexes with N-Heteroaromatic Bidentate Hydrazone Ligands, Thermochimica Acta, 592 (2014) 23-30  PDF  Dragica M. Minic, Maja T. Šumar-Ristovic, Ðenana U. Miodragovic, Katarina K. Andelkovic, Dejan Poleti, Kinetics of degradation of Co(II)-N- benzyloxycarbonylglycinato complex, J. Therm. Anal. Calorim. 107 (2012)1167-1176 PDF   Maja T. Šumar-Ristovic, Dragica M. Minic, Dejan Poleti, Katarina Andelkovic, Zoran Miodragovic, Ðenana Miodragovic, Thermal stability and degradation of Co(II), Cd(II) and Zn(II) complexes with N- benzyloxycarbonylglycinato ligand, J. Thermal. Anal. Calorim. 102 (2010) 83-90 PDF   Dj. U. Miodragovic, Z. M. Miodragovic, D. Skala, M. J. Malinar, D. M. Minic, K. Andjelkovic, Mixed cobalt(III) complexes with aromatic amino acids and diamine Part V. Thermal investigation of (1,2-diaminoethane)bis(S-tyrosinato)cobalt(III) complex diastereomers, Thermoch. Acta 436 (2005) 90-95 PDF   S. P. Sovilj, K. Babic-Samardžija, D. M. Minic, Thermal stability and kinetic studies of new dinuclear copper(II) complexes with octaazamacrocyclic and multidonor bidentate ligands, Thermoch. Acta 370 (2001) 29-35 PDF   N. Petranovic, D. Minic, T. J. Sabo, D. Dokovic, Kinetic and Thermodynamic Studies of Facal and Meridional uns-cis-[Co(eddp)gly] complexes, J. Therm. Anal. Calorim. 59 (2000) 807-814 PDF Thermal stability of complex molecules The goal is to investigate thermal stability and degradation kinetics of novel complex molecules recently synthesized at Faculty of Chemistry of University of Belgrade. These molecules have a variety of useful applications, such as anti-bacterial and anti-fungal activity and as anti-convulsing, anti-inflammatory and anti- neoplastic agents. Their thermal degradation could lead to deterioration of their favorable properties, imposing the need for a more detailed understanding of these processes. Experimental results are complemented by first-principle calculations of structures of starting molecules and degradation products in order to compare theoretical and experimental values of kinetic parameters. Simulated structure of Cd-complex A combination of ab-initio DFT calculations and NBO and reactivity analysis allows very detiled description of reaction mechanisms, even when there is relatively little experimental information about how reaction develops. Natural bond analysis (NBO) allows us to identify the weakest bonds, which are most likely to break during a reactions, while reactivity analysis provides information about the type of reaction sites (nucleophilic or eletrophilic) and their respective susceptibility to reaction. This allows us to construct a reaction mechanism using only the information about the reactant and the products, which can be used either as an analytical tool or as a powerful prediction tool.