ZB-18. Structural Applications
            of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy


Head of the Group: Prof. Adam Jezierski

M.Sc. 1970, Ph.D. 1978, D.Sc. 1986, Prof. 1995


Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, Wrocław University (1990–1995).

Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry, Wrocław University (1995–1996 and 1999–2005).

Member of Editorial Boards of Wiadomości Chemiczne and Studium Generale Universitatis Wratislaviensis


Research Staff:

Prof. Jezierska Julia

Dr. Żurowska Bogumiła, D. Sc.

Dr. Bieńko Alina

Dr. Jerzykiewicz Maria

Dr. Siatecki Zdzisław

Dr. Vogt Andrzej

Dr. Wajda-Hermanowicz Katarzyna

Bopurowa Zhamilya, M. Sc.

Ćwieląg-Piasecka Irmina, M. Sc.

Lewińska Agnieszka, M. Sc.

Mastalarz Agnieszka, M. Sc.

Suracka Katarzyna. M. Sc.

Witwicki Maciej, M. Sc



Research topics


 • Synthesis, structure, properties and applications of stable radicals

• Spin labels in chemistry, biochemistry, mineralogy, soil science.

• Natural and model semiquinones and their interactions with metal ions

• DFT calculations of EPR parameters providing verification of calculated electronic and molecular structure of  radicals or paramagnetic metal complexes

• Structure of humic substances in composts, soils, coals and sediments

• Application of modern EPR methods in investigation of antioxidant activity of natural products

• Employment of EPR methods and magnetic studies for characterization of spin-spin interactions  in
  polynuclear homo- and heterometallic complexes

The research of new generation of molecular magnets, the so-called “single molecule magnets” (SMM’s)
  characterised by high-spin basic state and high anisotropy

•Correlation of the low temperature magnetic properties and molecular structure of exchange
  coupled magnetic systems with magnetic interaction propagated by multiatom bridges



Selected papers


1.       Mrozinski J.
New Trends of  Molecular Magnetism”
oord. Chem. Rev. 2005, 249, 2534

2.       Bieńko A., Kłak J., Mroziński J., Boča R., Brüdgam I., Hartl H.
Heterotrinuclear Thiocyanate – Bridge Compounds of the Type [ML]2[Mn(NCS)4](ClO4)2  (where M = Cu(II), Ni(II); L = N-dl- 5,7,7,12,14,14-heksamethyl-1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradeca-4,11-diene)”
J.Chem.Soc., Dalton Trans., 2007, 2681-2688,

3.       Yamaguchi T., Sunatsuki Y., Ishida H., Kojima M., Akashi H., Re N., Matsumoto N.,
Pochaba A., Mroziński J.
Synthesis, Structures and Magnetic Properties of Face-Sharing Heterodinuclear Ni(II)-Ln(III) (Ln=Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy) Complexes
Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 5736-5745          

4.       Makhankova V. G.,. Beznischenko A. O,. Kokozay V. N, Zubatyuk R.I., Shishkin O. V., Jezierska J.,  Ozarowski A.
Direct synthesi
s, crystal structures, High-Field EPR, and magnetic studies of heterometallic
polymers containing manganese(II) carboxylates interconnected by [Cu(en)2]2+
Inorg. Chem., 2008, 47, 4554–4563

5.       Żurowska B., Brzuszkiewicz A.
Co(II)- promoted transformation of diethyl(quinolin-2-ylmethyl)phosphonate to quinoline-2-carboxylate (2-qca). Synthetic, structural and magnetic studies of Co(2-qca)2(EtOH)2
Polyhedron 27 (2008) 1623-1630

6.       Wojciechowska A., Daszkiewicz M., Bieńko A.
Polymeric Zn(II) and Cu(II) complexes with exobidentate bridging l-tyrosine: Synthesis, structural and spectroscopic properties”
Polyhedron, 2009, 28, 1481-1489

7.       Wilk K. A., Zielinska K., Hamerska-Dudra A., Jezierski A.
Biocompatible microemulsions of dicephalic aldonamide-type surfactants:
Formulation, structure and temperature influence
J. Colloid. Interf. Sci., 2009, 334,  87-95

8.       Jerzykiewicz M, Cwielag I; Jerzykiewicz W.
The antioxidant and anticorrosive properties of crude glycerol fraction from biodiesel production
J Chem Technol Biotechnol 2009; 84: 1196–1201

9.       Witwicki M., Jerzykiewicz M., Jaszewski A. R., Jezierska J., Ożarowski A.
Influence of Pb(II) ions on the EPR properties of the semiquinone radicals of humic acids and model compounds: high field EPR and relativistic DFT studies.
J. Phys. Chem. A., 2009, 113, 14115-14122.

10.   Ozarowski A., Szymańska I. B., Muzioł T., Jezierska J.
High-Field EPR and Magnetic Susceptibility Studies on Binuclear and Tetranuclear Copper Trifluoroacetate Complexes. X-ray Structure Determination of Three Tetranuclear Quinoline Adducts of Copper(II) Trifluoroacetate,
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 10279–10292