[dr Filip J. Bihelovic]

Faculty of Chemistry, Studentski trg 12-16, Beograd
Department of Organic Chemistry

Phone:   011-3336658

Phone (local):   658

Office:   428

E-mail:   filip@chem.bg.ac.rs

Personal data

Born: August 19, 1981, in Belgrade

Education and qualifications

2000-2005: Undergraduate studies - Chemistry / University of Belgrade - Faculty of Chemistry (Belgrade, Serbia)

2007-2011: Doctoral academic (PhD) studies - Chemistry / University of Belgrade - Faculty of Chemistry (Belgrade, Serbia)

History of employment

2006-2008: Teaching assistant / University of Belgrade - Faculty of Chemistry (Belgrade, Serbia)

2008-2014: Assistant / University of Belgrade - Faculty of Chemistry (Belgrade, Serbia)

2014-2019: Assistant professor / University of Belgrade - Faculty of Chemistry (Belgrade, Serbia)

2019: Associate professor / University of Belgrade - Faculty of Chemistry (Belgrade, Serbia)

Scientific interest

Organic chemistry; Total synthesis; Organometallic chemistry; Asymmetric organocatalysis; Demonstration chemistry experiments

Educational activities

Participation in research projects

Active projects:

Finished projects:

  • 2011: The development of new synthetic methods and their application in syntheses of natural products and biologically active compounds – 172027
    project type:   National Fundamental Research Projects
    project is funded by: Ministry of Science and Technological Development (Belgrade, Serbia)
  • 2017: – 391-00-16/2017-16/2   (principal investigator)
    project type:   National Innovation Projects
    project is funded by: Ministarstvo prosvete, nauke i tehnolokog razvoja (Belgrade, Serbia)
  • 2016-2017: Total synthesis and biological activity of alstoscholarisin A derivatives –   (principal investigator)
    project type:   National Development Projects
    project is funded by: Filip Moris (Belgrade, Serbia)

Author identification numbers

Representative references

  1. F. Bihelović, R. Matović, B. Vulović and R. N. Saičić: Organo-Catalyzed Cyclizations of pi-Allylpalladium Complexes: a New Method for the Construction of Five- and Six-Membered Rings, Org. Lett., 2007, 9, 5063.
  2. B. Vulović, F. Bihelović, R. Matović and R. N. Saičić: Organo-catalyzed Tsuji-Trost reaction: a new method for the closure of five- and six-membered rings, Tetrahedron 2009, 65, 10485.
  3. D. Velickovic, A. Dimitrijevic, F. Bihelovic, D. Bezbradica, R. Jankov, N. Milosavic: A higly efficient diastereoselective synthesis of a-isosalicin by maltase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Process Biochemistry, 2011, 46, 1698.
  4. A. Dimitrijevic, D. Velickovic, D. Bezbradic, F. Bihelovic, R. Jankov, N. Milosavic: Production of lipase from Pseudozyma aphidis and determination of the activity and stability of the crude lipase in polar organic solvents, J. Serb. Chem. Soc., 2011, 76, 1081.
  5. A. Dimitrijevic, D. Velickovic, F. Bihelovic, D. Bezbradica, R. Jankov, N. Milosavic: One-step, inexpensive high yield strategy for Candida antarctica lipase A isolation using hydroxyapatite, Bioresource Technology, 2012, 107, 358.
  6. F. Bihelovic, R. N. Saicic: Total Synthesis of (-)-atrop-Abyssomicin C, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2012, 51, 5687.
  7. Ratko Jankov, Dragica Šišović, Filip Bihelović, Slobodanka Antić: “HEMIJA” za prvi razred opšte gimnazije Zavod za udžbenike i nastavna sredstva PODGORICA, 2006.
  8. F. Bihelovic, I. Karadzic, R. Matovic, R. N. Saicic: Total synthesis and biological evaluation of (−)-atrop–abyssomicin C, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013, 11, 5413.
  9. Z. Ferjancic, R. Matovic, F. Bihelovic: Diastereoselective addition of alkenylchromium(III) reagents to Garner’s aldehyde. Nozaki–Hiyama–Kishi coupling approach to sphingosines and ceramides, J. Serb. Chem. Soc., 2014, 79, 627.
  10. R. Matovic, F. Bihelovic, M. Gruden-Pavlovic, R. N. Saicic: Total synthesis and biological evaluation of atrop-O-benzyl-desmethylabyssomicin C, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014, 12, 7682.
  11. D. Velickovic, N. Milosavic, D. Bezbradica, F. Bihelovic, A. Segal, D. Segan, J. Trbojevic, A. Dimitrijevic: The specificity of alpha-glucosidase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae differs depending on the type of reaction: hydrolysis versus transglucosylation, Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol, 2014, 98, 6317.
  12. L. Novkovic, M. Trmcic, M. Rodic, F. Bihelovic, M. Zlatar, R. Matovic, R. N. Saicic: Synthesis of endoperoxides by domino reactions of ketones and molecular oxygen, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 99577.
  13. F. Bihelovic, Z. Ferjancic: Total Synthesis of (±)-Alstoscholarisine A, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 2569. HIGHLIGHTED in SYNFACTS (2016, 12, 0330) and SYNFORM (2016, 5, A76).
  14. B. Vulovic, D. Kolarski, F. Bihelovic, R. Matovic, M. Gruden, R. N. Saicic: Gold(I)-Catalyzed Domino Cyclizations of Diynes for the Synthesis of Functionalized Cyclohexenone Derivatives. Total Synthesis of (-)-Gabosine H and (-)-6-epi-Gabosine H: Org Lett. 2016, 18, 3886.
  15. F. Bihelovic, B. Vulovic, R. N. Saicic: Synthesis of Natural Products and the Development of Synthetic Methodology: The Case Study of (–)-Atrop-abyssomicin C, Natural product communications 2017, 12, 1209-1214.
  16. F. Bihelovic, D. Stichnoth, F. Surup, R. Mueller, D. Trauner: A Synthesis of Crocagin A, Angewandte Chemistry International Edition, 2017, 56, 12848-12851.
  17. F. Bihelovic, B. Vulovic, R. N. Saicic: Gold(I)-Catalyzed C-O/C-C Bond-Forming Domino Reactions and Their Synthetic Applications, Israel Journal of Chemistry, 2018, 521-530.
  18. M. Trajkovic, Z. Ferjancic, R. N. Saicic, F. Bihelovic: Enantioselective Synthesis of the Platensimycin Core by Silver(I)‐Promoted Cyclization of D6‐a‐Iodoketone, Chem. Eur. J. 2019, doi 10.1002/chem.201900497.
  19. M. Trajkovic, M. Pavlovic, F. Bihelovic, Z. Ferjancic, R. N. Saicic, Total Synthesis of (+)-Swainsonine, (–)-Swainsonine, (+)-8-epi-Swainsonine and (+)-Dideoxy-Imino-Lyxitol by an Organocatalyzed Aldolization/Reductive Amination Sequence, Nat. Prod. Commun. 2022, doi.org/10.1177/1934578X221091672.
  20. Z. Ferjancic, A. Kukuruzar, F. Bihelovic: Total Synthesis of (+)-Alstonlarsine A, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, doi.org/10.1002/anie.202210297.