American Journal of Chemistry

American Journal of Chemistry is a peer-reviewed chemistry journal. It is aimed to publish all the latest and outstanding research articles, reviews and letters in all areas of Chemistry.

Marijan Kocevar

Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Chemistry

Professor, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Slovenia

Research Areas

Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Heterocyclic Chemistry, Green Chemistry, Catalysis, Microwave-Assisted Synthesis, High-Pressure Chemistry


1982Ph.DChemistry, University of Ljubljana
1978M. Sc.Chemistry, University of Ljubljana
1974B. Sc.Chemistry, University of Ljubljana


1997-presentProfessor of Organic Chemistry
1988Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry
1983Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry
1974Assistant for Organic Chemistry

Academic Achievement

Award of Boris Kidric Found (1991, with coworkers)
The Hanus Medal (For the furthering creditable work in the fields of chemistry) from the Czech Chemical Society (1999)


Member of the Management Committees in several EU programs COST and national coordinator
Member of the program committees of the Slovenian Chemical Events (1996-) and Chairman of the Committee of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry (1996-2003)
IUPAC: National Representative in the Committee of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry Division (III) 2008-09. Delegate at the General Assembly of IUPAC (Glasgow, August 2009). IUPAC fellow since 2010
Member of the Board of the Institute for Health Protection (2006-09) (proposed by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia)
Member of the American Chemical Society and the International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  JEŠELNIK, Marjan, VARMA, Rajender S., POLANC, Slovenko, KOČEVAR, Marijan. Catalyst-free reactions under solvent-free conditions: microwave-assisted synthesis of heterocyclic hydrazones below the melting points of neat reactants. Chem. Commun. 2001, 1716-1717.
[2]  JEŠELNIK, Marjan, LEBAN, Ivan, POLANC, Slovenko, KOČEVAR, Marijan. D-Gulonolactone as synthon for L-noviose: first preparation of 4-O-demethyl-L-noviofuranose and related derivatives. Org. Lett. 2003, 5, 2651-2653.
[3]  KRANJC, Krištof, POLANC, Slovenko, KOČEVAR, Marijan. Diels-Alder reactions of fused pyran-2-ones with maleimides: efficient syntheses of benz[e]isoindoles and related systems. Org. Lett. 2003, 5, 2833-2836.
[4]  MARTELANC, Mitja, KRANJC, Krištof, POLANC, Slovenko, KOČEVAR, Marijan. An efficient microwave-assisted green transformation of fused succinic anhydrides into N-aminosuccinimide derivatives of bicyclo[2.2.2]octene in water. Green Chem. 2005, 7, 737-741.
[5]  CIMPEANU, Valentin, KOČEVAR, Marijan, PARVULESCU, Vasile I., LEITNER, Walter. Preparation of rhodium nanoparticles in carbon dioxide induced ionic liquids and their application to selective hydrogenation. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 1085-1088.