Main Research Areas

The Faculty of Chemistry comprises following research lines sub-divided into 10 specialistic research themes realized by 20 research groups:

1.       Structural Chemistry: theory, structure, and bonding of chemical compounds, electronic and molecular structure of coordination and organometallic compounds, electronic and molecular structure of organic compounds, structure of bioorganic and bioinorganic compounds, structure of solutions, structure and properties of solids, molecular dynamics.

2.       Chemistry and Dynamics of Coordination Compounds: synthesis, structure and reactivity of coordination and organometallic compounds, correlation between structure and properties, metal–ligand, metal–metal, and metal–macromolecules interaction, reaction mechanisms, thermodynamics of coordination compounds.

3.       Chemistry and Physics of Transition Metals: synthesis and properties of transition metal compounds, physical chemistry of lanthanides and actinides, chemistry and physical chemistry of rare earth elements.

4.       Chemistry and Stereochemistry of Organic Compounds: synthesis and reactivity of porphyrins and porphyrinoids, aromatic and heterocyclic compounds, synthesis of peptides and proteins, synthesis and analysis of peptidomimetics and bioconjugates. Solid phase organic synthesis.

5.       Intermolecular Interactions: theory and properties of systems with hydrogen bonds and charge-transfer complexes, proton dynamics in the hydrogen bond, molecular dynamics of liquids, studies of relaxation processes.

6.       Molecular Catalysis and Reaction Mechanisms: homogeneous, heterogenized and nanosize transition metal catalysts, catalyst structure – reactivity correlations, ligand – stabilized monomolecular complexes and nanosize metal colloids as catalysts precursors, homogeneous – heterogeneous catalysis relations, role of catalytic reaction media: ionic liquids, molten salts. Activation and fixation of small gas molecules. Photocatalysis and photochemical synthesis.

7.       Biological Chemistry and Molecular Biophysics: structural chemistry of peptides and proteins, design and synthesis of the biologically active peptides and of their organic derivatives, structure and property of metalloenzymes, model compounds in biological systems, electron transfer, role of protons and metal ions in biological systems.

8.       Electrochemistry: electrode processes, chemically modified electrodes, electrochemistry of conducting polymers, electrochemistry of transition metal oxides. Electrochemistry in molten salts.

9.       Chemistry and Physics of New Materials: chemical electronics: synthesis and properties of new laser materials and materials for nonlinear optics, chemical compounds with special magnetic properties, ferroelectric and dielectric compounds (their properties, structure, and phase transitions), liquid crystals, conducting polymers. Material science and applications: magnetochemistry of coordination and inorganic compounds, new magnetic molecular materials, molecular ferro-, ferric- and metamagnets of d and f elements, heterobimetallic nanomagnets, conductors and semiconductors, molecular wires. Ferroelectric and ferroelastic materials. Molecular and nanosize catalysts for synthesis of new organic materials, also enantioselective synthesis.

10.    Applied Chemistry: materials absorbing electromagnetic energy. Biofuels. Metal complexes (Pt, Rh) as anticancer drugs. Industrial application of NOx and SO2 process elimination from exhaust gases important for environmental protection.



Research Groups

ZB-1, Activation of Small Molecules by Metal Complexes and Kinetics
Prof. P. Sobota (phone no. 375-7306).

ZB-2, Bioinorganic and Biomedical Chemistry
Prof. H. Kozłowski (phone no. 375-7251).

ZB-3, Chemistry and Stereochemistry of Peptides and Proteins
Prof. Z. Szewczuk (phone no. 375-7212).

ZB-4, Spectroscopy of Molecular Associates, Reaction Intermediates and Structural Phase Transitions
Prof. Z. Mielke (phone no. 375-7475).

ZB-6, Chemistry of Porphyrins and Metalloporphyrins
Prof. L. Latos-Grażyński (phone no. 375-7256).

ZB-8a, Photocatalysis
Prof. T. Szymańska-Buzar (phone no. 375-7221).

ZB-9, Molecular Structure and Interactions
Prof. M. Rospenk (phone no. 375-7203).

ZB-10, Electrochemistry
Prof. M. Grzeszczuk (phone no. 375-7336).

ZB-11a, Luminescent materials
Prof. E. Zych (phone no. 375-7248).

ZB-12, Metal Complex Catalysis
Prof. A. Trzeciak (phone no. 375-7253).

ZB-13a, Supramolecular Inorganic Chemistry  
Prof. J. Lisowski (phone no. 375-7252).

ZB-14, X-Ray Crystallography
Prof. T. Lis (phone no. 375-7338).

ZB-15, Spectroscopy of Molecular Liquids
Prof. J.P. Hawranek (phone no. 375-7204).

ZB-16, Spectroscopy, Structure and Electrochemistry of Coordination Compounds of d and f Elements
Prof. Anna Mondry (phone no. 375-7370).

ZB-17, Dynamics and Structure of Coordination Compounds
Prof. M. F. Rudolf (phone no. 375-7351).

ZB-18, Structural Applications of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Prof. A. Jezierski (phone no. 375-7330).

ZB-19, Theoretical Modelling of Chemical Processes
Prof. Z. Latajka (phone no. 375-7440).

ZB-20, Ferroelectrics and Liquid Crystals
Prof. R. Jakubas (phone no. 375-7288).

ZB-21, Dielectrics
Prof. H. Kołodziej (phone no. 375-7205).