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Professor Andris Zicmanis
Faculty of Chemistry,
University of Latvia

Raina Blvd. 19
Riga, LV 1586

Phone: +371 26149853
Fax: +371 67225039


Born: April 21, 1941, Jelgava, Latvia


Main Research:

Methods of organic synthesis.Ionic liquids. Chemistry of heterocyclic compounds.  Medicinal Chemistry.

Languages: Latvian, English, Russian, French..




Research and Production Company “Biolar”, Latvia -

University of Latvia, Faculty of Chemistry -

Honours and Awards

Professional Activities and Memberships



University of Latvia:

Published Papers:   334 (including 54 patents)

Recent/Representative Publications

  1. S. Brica, M. Klavins, A. Zicmanis. Unsubstituted - Alkyl Aspartates as Highly Biodegradable and Almost Nontoxic Surfactants. Green and Sustainable Chemistry 2016, 6, No 3, pp. 125-135.
  2. S. Brica, M. Klavins, A. Zicmanis. A route to simple nonionic surfactants. Cogent Chemistry 2016, 2, pp. 1-4.
  3. E. Priede, S. Brica, E. Bakis, N. Udris, A. Zicmanis. Ionic liquids as solvents for the Knoevenagel condensation: understanding the role of solvent-solute interactions. New J. Chem. 2015, 39, pp. 9132-9142.
  4. E. Priede, S. Brica, N. Udris, A. Zicmanis. Designing highly efficient solvents for the Knoevenagel condensation: two novel dicationic dimethyl phosphate ionic liquids. Arkivoc 2015, No 7, pp. 243-252.
  5. E. Priede, A. Zicmanis. One-Pot Three-Component Synthesis of Hantzsch 1,4-Dihydropyridines Promoted by Dimethyl Phosphate Ionic Liquids. Helvetica Chimica Acta 2015, 98, Issue 8, pp. 1095-1103.
  6. E. Priede, E. Bakis, A. Zicmanis. When chlorides are the most reactive: a simple route towards diverse mono- and dicationic dimethyl phosphate ionic liquids. Synlett, 2014, pp. 2447-2450.
  7. E. Priede, I. Nakurte, A. Zicmanis. Structure effect of imidazolium-based dicationic ionic liquids on Claisen rearrangement. Synthetic Communications 2014, 44, pp. 1803-1809.
  8. A. Zicmanis, L. Anteina. Dialkylimidazolium dimethyl phosphates as solvents and catalysts for the Knoevenagel condensation reaction. Tetrahedron Letters 2014, 55, No 12, pp. 2027-2028.

Recent Research Projects

Last update 12.05.2017