ZB-10. Electrochemistry


Head of the Group: Prof. Maria Grzeszczuk

M.Sc. 1973, Ph.D. 1977, D.Sc. 1988, Prof. 2005


Member of the Polish Chemical Society

Member of the International Society of Electrochemistry

Memebr of the Electroanalysis Commission of the Analytical Chemistry Committee of the
Polish Academy of Sciences (1996-2002)


Research staff

Prof. Kisza Adolf (emeritus)

Prof. Gatner Kazimierz

Dr. Kaźmierczak Jerzy

Szychowiak Wiktor, M. Sc.



Research topics


• Kinetics and mechanism of electrode processes involving low molecular and macromolecular species.

• Chemically modified electrodes – preparation, structure, interactions, charge and mass transport, reactivity.

• Thin film and solid state electrochemistry.

• Electrochemistry of conducting polymers.

• Electrochemistry of metallic electrodes in molten organic and inorganic salts.



Special equipment


• PAR Potentiostat/Galvanostat Model 273 + Model 5210 Lock-In Amplifier.

• Eco Chemie AUTOLAB GPES and FRA systems.

• UELKO Type M106 EQCM.

• SOLARTRON Models 1260 and 1287.

• METROHM 663 VA STAND and BAS Rotating disc electrode RDE-1.



Recent research achievements


Exchange of primary chloride for secondary tribromoacetate in polyaniline impacts dynamics
of polymer redox reactions [6].




Advantages of RDE over a stationary electrode for deriving kinetic-mechanistic scheme
f reactivity of TEMPO radical [7].









Selected papers


1.      Szklarz P., Owczarek M. T., Bator G., Lis T., Gatner K., Jakubas R.
Crystal structure, properties and phase transitions of morpholinum tetrafluoroborate [C4H10NO][BF4].
J. Mol. Struct., 2009, 929, 48-57.


2.     Gajewski J. B., Gatner K.
Interpretation of the results of research on tribocharging in a rotating shaft-oil-lip seal system.
J. Electrostat., 2009, 67, 365-371.


3.     Gajewski J. B., Głogowski M. J., Gatner K., Gawliński M.
ZDDP content in mineral and synthetic motor base oils and its effect on electrostatic and tribological
phenomena In a rotating haft-oil-lip seal system
Tribology International, 2010, 43, 1012-1016


4.     M. Grzeszczuk, J. Kalenik, A. Kępas-Suwara
Phase boundaries in layer-by-layer electrodeposited polypyrrole resulted
from 2D-3D growths of polymer sublayers.
J. Electroanal. Chem. 626 (2009) 47-58.


5.     P. M. Dziewoński, M. Grzeszczuk
Lithium ion intercalation in partially crystalline TiO2 electrodeposited on
platinum from aqueous solution of titanium(IV) oxalate complexes
J. Power Sources 190 (2009) 545-552.


6.     P. M. Dziewoński, M. Grzeszczuk
Deposition of thin TiO2 layers on platinum by means of cyclic voltammetry
of selected complex Ti(IV) media leading to anatase
Acta 54 (2009) 4045-4055.


7.     P. Dziewoński, M. Grzeszczuk
Towards TiO2-conducting polimer hybryd materials for lithium ion
Electrochimica Acta, 2010, 55, 3336-3347.


8.     P. Dziewoński, M. Grzeszczuk
Impact of electrochemical porosity and chemical composition on
the lithium ion exchange behaviour of polypyrroles (ClO4-, TOS-, TFSI-)
prepared electrochemically in propylene carbonate. Comparative EQCM,
EIS and CV studies
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2010, 114, 7158-7171.


9.     M. Grzeszczuk, A. Kępas, C. Kvarnstrom, A. Ivaska
Effects of small octahedral mono, di, and trivalent hexafluoroanions on
UV-Vis-NIR and resonance Raman spectroelectrochemical measurements
Synthetic Metals, 2010, 160, 636-642.


10.  M. Chmielewski, M. Grzeszczuk, J. Kalenik, A. Kępas-Suwara
Evaluation of the potential dependence of 2D-3D growth rates and
structures of polypyrrole films in aqueous solutions of hexafluorates
J. Electroanal. Chem., 2010, in press: