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Orhideja Grupče

 Address: Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, University
Ss Cyril & Methodius, Arhimedova No 5, 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Tel: +389-3249907; Fax: +389-2-3226865
e-mail: orhideja@pmf.ukim.mk

Education:

  • 1994 - Ph.D. in Chemistry (Structural Investigation of Thiosaccharin, Some Metal Thiosaccharinates as well as Bipyridine Compexes of Saccharin with Transition Metals), Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, University St Cyril & Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia;
  • 1982 M.Sc. in Chemistry (Infrared Spectra of some Thioamides and Thioimides, Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, University St Cyril & Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia;
  • 1974 B.Sc. in Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, University St Cyril & Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia.

Work Experience:

  • 2005present Full professor Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, University St Cyril & Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia;
  • 20002005 Associate Professor, Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, University St Cyril & Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia;
  • 19952000 Reader, Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, University St Cyril & Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia;
  • 19831995 Assistant lecturer Faculty of Chemistry, University St Cyril & Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia.

Teaching:

  • Analyical and Instrumental Chemistry

Research:

Molecular Spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy of solids: polymorphs of thioimides x-ray, Structure determination of saccharine salts and complexes  by X-ray diffraction and infrared and Raman spectroscopy, vibrational spectra of pigments, ceramics.

Collaboration with:

  • B. Kaitner, and his group, Faculty of Science, Zagreb, Croatia

International collaboration:

             COST G8, D42, ERAWBC-SSA project, Tuning-Tempus 3 and 4

Projects/Grants:

  • 1987 British Council;
  • 1989, Faculty of Science, Zagreb, Yugoslavia;
  • 1999 Ogstrem Laboratory, Uppsala, Sweden;
  • COST G8 action: Non-destructive Analysis and Testing of Museum Objects (2005-2006);
  • COST D42; Tuning/TEMUS III AND IV Project within Socrates for Higher Education (2005-2006, 2007-2008).

Publications :

  • P. Naumov, O. Grupče, G. Jovanovski, Experimental nad theorethical Raman study of the binuclear copper(II) imidazole saccharinato complex, J. Raman Spectrosc.31 (2000) 475-47
  • A. Kahil, G. Jovanovski, O. Grupče, Isomorphism in the Thiosaccharinates of Mg, Co(II), NI(II) and Zn(II): Comparison with the Analogous Metal Saccharinates, Bull. Chem. Technol. Macedonia, 19, 9 (2000).
  • P. Naumov, V. Jordanovska, O. Grupče, B. Boyanov, G. Jovanovski, Thermal Behaviour of the N-donor Adducts of Metal Saccharinates. I. 2,2-bipyridine Saccharinato Complexes of Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Zn(II) and Pb(II), J. Therm. Anal. Cal. 65, 59 (2001).
  • P. Naumov, V. Jordanovska, O. Grupče, B. Boyanov, G. Jovanovski, Thermal Behaviour of the N-donor Adducts of Metal Saccharinates. II. 1,10-phenantroline Saccharinato Complexes of Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Zn(II) and Pb(II), J. Therm. Anal. Cal. 65, 871 (2001).
  • O. Grupče, G. Jovanovski, B. Kaitner, P. Naumov, Monoaquabis(2,2-bipyridine)saccharinatozinc(II) Saccharinate. I. Structural Study by Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction, FT IR Spectroscopy and DS Calorimetry, J. Struct. Chem. 42, 926 (2001).
  • G. Jovanovski, B. Kaitner, O. Grupče, P. Naumov, Crystal Structure, Infrared and Raman Spectra of Tripotassium Trisaccharinate Dihydrate, K3(C7H4NO3S)3×2H2O. Comparison with the Analogous Trisodium Trisaccharinate Dihydrate, Na3(C7H4NO3S)3×2H2O, and Dipotassium Sodium Trisaccharinate Monohydrate, K2Na(C7H4NO3S)3×H2O, Central European Journal of Chemistry, 2, 254 (2004).
  • P. Naumov, G. Jovanovski, O. Grupče, B. Kaitner, A. D. Rae, Solid-State Structure and Temperature/Evacuation-Induced Dehydration of Sodium Saccharinate 1.875 Hydrate, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 44, 1251-1254 (2005)
  • G. Jovanovski, A. Kahil, O. Grupče, Lj. Pejov, Vibrational Analysis of Thiosaccharin and Thiosaccharinate Anion. A Gradient-Corrected Density Functional and Experimental Study, J. Mol. Struct. (2005). (in press)
  • B. Minceva-Sukarova, L. Cukovska, L. Andreeva, O. Grupce, M. Skenderovska, S. Mamucevska, Spectroscopic study of three pairs of Pigments from the frescoes dating from 17th and 19th century in Sveta Bogorodica church Leshok, Macedonia, International workshop COST G8, Book of Abstracts, p.48-39, April 2005, Bratislava, Slovakia.