ZB- 13a  Supramolecular Inorganic Chemistry




Head of the Group: Prof. Jerzy Lisowski

M.Sc. 1986, Ph.D. 1991, D.Sc. 2000, Prof. 2009


Research staff

Dr. Gregoliński Janusz 

Dr. Klak Julia

Dr. Kobyłka Michał 

Dr. Korabik Maria

Gospodarowicz Krzysztof, M. Sc.

Wrzecion Mirosław, M.Sc.


Research topics


Chiral macrocyclic complexes – chiral recognition, enantioselective catalysis, helicity inversion

macrocyclic lanthanide complexes for catalysis and medicine

• Self-assembly of metallamacrocycles

molecular magnets based on d- and f-metal ion complexes

• Materials based on multinuclear complexes



Recent research achievements


Selected Papers


1.   J. Lisowski, S. Ripoli, L. Di Bari
Axial Ligand Exchange in Chiral Macrocyclic Ytterbium(III) Complexes.
Inorg. Chem. 2004, 43, 1388-1394.

2.    W. Radecka-Paryzek, V. Patroniak, J. Lisowski
Metal complexes of polyaza and polyoxaaza Schiff base macrocycles
Coord. Chem. Rev.  2005, 249, 2156-2175.

3.    J. Gregoliński, T. Lis, J. Lisowski
New 2+2, 3+3 and 4+4 macrocycles derived from 1,2-diaminocyclohexane and 2,6-diformylpyridine
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2005, 3, 3161-3166.

4.    M. Paluch, J. Lisowski, T. Lis
Lanthanide complexes of chiral 3+3 macrocycles derived from (1R,2R)-1,2-diaminocyclohexane and 2,6-diformyl-4-methylphenol.
Dalton Trans. 2006, 381-388

5.    Sabry Hamed Seda, Jan Janczak and Jerzy Lisowski
Synthesis and structural characterisation of nickel 15-metallacrown-5 complexes with  Ln(III) and Pb(II) ions. Influence of the central metal ion size on the spin state of peripheral Ni(II) ions.
Inorg. Chem. Commun., 2006, 9, 792-796.

6.    Gregoliński J., Lisowski J.
Helicity inversion in lanthanide(III) complexes with chiral nonaaza macrocyclic ligands.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Eng., 2006, 45, 6122-6126.

7.    Sabry Hamed Seda, Jan Janczak and Jerzy Lisowski
Synthesis and structural characterisation of copper(II) 15-metallacrown-5 complexes with Pb(II), Hg(II), Ag(I), Na(I) and Y(III) central metal ions.
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2007, 3015–3022.

8.    J. Gregoliński, K. Ślepokura, J. Lisowski
Lanthanide Complexes of the Chiral Hexaaza Macrocycle and its meso-Type Isomer. Solvent-Controlled Helicity Inversion..
Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46, 7923-7934.

9.    Janusz Gregoliński, Tadeusz Lis, Marta Cyganik and Jerzy Lisowski
Lanthanide Complexes of the Heterochiral Nonaaza Macrocycle: Switching the Orientation of the Helix Axis.
Inorg. Chem., 2008, 47, 11527–11534.

10. Janusz Gregoliński, Przemysław Starynowicz, KimNgan T. Hua, Jamie L. Lunkley, Gilles Muller and Jerzy Lisowski
Helical Lanthanide(III) Complexes with Chiral Nonaaza Macrocycle.
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 17761–17773