Faculty Member, PhD

Sesil Çınar

+90 212 311 7626

Santralistanbul / EN1 108


  • PhD, 2017, Department of Chemistry, Boğaziçi University, Turkey.
  • MSc, 2010, Department of Chemistry, Boğaziçi University, Turkey.
  • BSc, 2009, Department of Chemistry, Boğaziçi University, Turkey.


  • BIOE 211 Bioengineering Lab. II
  • BIOE 232 Biochemistry
  • CHEM 101 Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers
  • CHEM 110 Chemistry Lab for Scientists and Engineers
  • CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry

Areas of Interest

  • Computational Biochemistry
  • Modeling biochemical and organic reactions
  • Computer aided drug design
  • Quantitative structure-activity relationship

Rewards and Achievements

  • TUBITAK BIDEB 2211-E – National Graduate Scholarship

Other Information


  1. Haslak, Z.P., Agopcan Cinar, S., Sarıgül Özbek, S., Monard, G., Dogan, I., Aviyente, V., Elucidation of the Atroposelectivity in the Synthesis of Axially Chiral Thiohydantoin Derivatives, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, doi: 10.1039/C9OB02556A, 2020.
  2. Arslan, E., Savun Hekimoglu, B., Agopcan Cinar, S., Ince, N., Aviyente, V., Hydroxyl Radical-Mediated Degradation of Salicylic Acid and Methyl Paraben: an Experimental and Computational Approach to Assess the Reaction Mechanisms, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, doi: 10.1007/s11356-019-06048-3, 2019.
  3. Bingol, H.B., Agopcan‐Cinar, S., Bal, T., Oran, D.C., Kizilel, S., Kayaman‐Apohan, N., Avci, D., Stimuli‐Responsive poly (hydroxyethyl methacrylate) Hydrogels from Carboxylic acid‐Functionalized Crosslinkers, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 107A, 2013-2025, 2019.
  4. Akgul, D., Agopcan Cinar, S., Aviyente, V., Role of Ionic Liquids on the Selectivity and the Rate of Organic Reactions, Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling, 88, 309-317, 2019.
  5. Ugur Marion, I., Agopcan Cinar, S., Dedeoglu, B., Aviyente, V., Hawthorne, M. F., Liu, P., Liu, F., Houk, K., Jiménez-Osés, G., 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition Reactions of Low-Valent Rhodium and Iridium Carboranyl and Cyclopentadienyl Complexes with Arylnitrile N-Oxides, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 82(10), 5096-5101, 2017.
  6. Agopcan Cinar, S., Ziylan-Yavas, A., Catak, S., Ince, N.H., Aviyente, V., Hydroxyl Radicals Mediated Degradation Of Diclofenac Revisited: A Computational Approach To Assessment Of Reaction Mechanisms And Byproducts, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24, 18458–18469, 2017.
  7. Kilic, H., Bayindir, S., Erdogan, E., Agopcan Cinar, S., Sungur Konuklar F. A., Bali, S. K., Saracoglu, N., Aviyente, V., Bi(NO3)3.5H2O–Promoted Disproportionative Condensation of Indoles with Cyclohexanone: A New-Type Azafulvenium Reactivity of Indole, New Journal of Chemistry, 41, 9674-9687, 2017.
  8. Agopcan Cinar, S., Guven, M. N., Eren, T. N., Cesur, B., Aleksanyan, M., Dedeoglu, B., Okte, N., Aviyente, V., Morlet-Savary, F., Lalevee, J., Avci, D., Structure-Reactivity Relationships of Novel Monomeric Photoinitiators,  Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 329, 77-87, 2016.
  9. Guveli, S., Agopcan Cinar, S., Karahan, O., Aviyente, V., Ulkuseven, B., Nickel(II)–PPh3 Complexes of S,N-Substituted Thiosemicarbazones – Structure, DFT Study, and Catalytic Efficiency, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 4, 538–544, 2016.
  10. Agopcan Cinar, S., De Proft, F., Avci, D.Aviyente, V., De Vleeschouwer, F., Relationship Between the Free Radical Polymerization Rates of Methacrylates and the Chemical Properties of their Monomeric Radicals, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 216(3), 334-343, 2015.
  11. Cesur, B., Karahan, O., Agopcan, S., Eren T. N., Okte, N.Avci, D., Difunctional Monomeric and Polymeric Photoinitiators: Synthesis and Photoinitiating Behaviors, Progress in Organic Coatings, 86, 71-78, 2015.
  12. Bingol, H. B., Altin, A., Bal, T., Agopcan-Cinar, S., Kizilel, S., Avci, D., Synthesis and Evaluation of New Phosphonic Acid-Functionalized Acrylamides with Potential Biomedical Applications, Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 53, 2755–2767, 2015.
  13. Agopcan Cinar, S., Ercan, S., Erol Gunal, S.Dogan, I.Aviyente, V., The Origin of Exo-Stereoselectivity of Norbornene in Hetero Diels-Alder Reactions, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 12(40), 8079-8086, 2014.
  14. Ziylan, A., Dogan, S., Agopcan, S., Kidak, R., Aviyente, V., Ince, N.H., Sonochemical Degradation of Diclofenac: Byproduct Assessment, Reaction Mechanisms and Environmental Considerations, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21(9), 5929-5939, 2014.
  15. Altin, A., Akgun, B., Buyukgumus, O., Sarayli Bilgici, Z., Agopcan, S., Asik, D., Yagci Acar, H., Avci, D., Synthesis and Photopolymerization of Novel, Highly Reactive Phosphonated-Urea-Methacrylates for Dental Materials, Reactive & Functional Polymers, 73(9), 1319–1326, 2013.
  16. Krenske, E.H., Agopcan, S., Aviyente, V., Houk, K. N., Brian A. J., Holmes, A. B., Causation in a Cascade: The Origins of Selectivities in Intramolecular Nitrone Cycloadditions, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134, 12010−12015, 2012. 
  17. Agopcan, S., Celebi-Olcum, N., Ucisik, M. N., Sanyal, A., Aviyente, V., Origins of the Diastereoselectivity in Hydrogen Bonding Directed Diels–Alder Reactions of Chiral Dienes with Achiral Dienophiles: A Computational Study, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 9, 8079-8088, 2011.