ZB-8a Photocatalysis

Head of the Group: Prof. Teresa Szymańska-Buzar

M.Sc. 1967, Ph.D. 1974, D.Sc. 1990, Prof. 2001


Ø   Member of the Polish Chemical Society, member of the European Photochemistry Association,
member of the Polish Electronic Paramagnetic Resonance Society.

Ø   Visiting researcher at Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford University, U.K.

Ø   Visiting professor at University of Lille, France.

Ø   Co-director of NATO Advanced Study Institute 3rd–15th Sept. 2000, Polanica Zdrój, Poland.

Ø   Co-editor of “Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerisation and Related Chemistry”, NATO Science Series,
II. Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry – vol. 56, Kluwer Academic Publishers.


Research staff:

Ø     Dr. Czeluśniak Izabela

Ø     Dr. Kochel Andrzej


Research topice:


Ø   Organometallic and coordination photochemistry.

Ø   Photocatalysis.

Ø   Homogeneous catalysis.

Ø   Photochemical synthesis and structural characteristic of the catalytically important organometallic compounds.

Ø   Molybdenum and tungsten chemistry and catalysis.

Ø   Metathesis of olefins and acetylenes, ring opening metathesis polymerisation of cyclic olefins.

Ø   Catalytic reactions leading to the formation of new carbon-carbon bonds.

Ø   Chemistry of seven-coordinate tungsten and molybdenum compounds.

Ø   Coordination and organometallic chemistry involving olefin, acetylene and carbonyl complexes of group 6 metals.

Ø   Application and development of NMR techniques for investigations of the catalytically important organometallic compounds.



Special equipment:


Ø   Photo-reactors for investigation of photochemical reactions in solution and synthesis of organometallic compounds.

Ø   Cryostat - KT40C11 (-40–1000C)

Ø   Glove box MBRAUN LABSTAR with gas purification system.

Ø   Rotavapor R-210/215 (Büchi) with vacuum pump (V-700/710) and vacuum controller (V-850/855).



Recent research achievements:


Photochemical synthesis of heterobimetallic complexes ([M–M’]) of the general formula [(CO)4M-
μ-Cl)3M(M’Cl3)(CO)3] (M = W, Mo; M’ = Sn, Ge) and their application in catalytic ring opening metathesis polymerization of cyclic olefins, hydroarylation of olefins and synthesis of 2-bicyclo-[2.2.1]hept-2-ylidenebicyclo[2.2.1]-heptane.






Photochemical activation of the Si−H bond of silanes and its application in hydrosilylation of ketones and dehydrogenative silylation of alcohols.




X-ray crystal structure of new tungsten and molybdenum
organometallic compounds





J. Organomet. Chem., 2006, 691, 3708



J. Organomet. Chem., 2006, 691, 3708



J. Organomet. Chem., 2007, 692, 3994



Organometallics, 2003, 22, 4869



Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2008, 361, 502



Organometallics, 2006, 25, 3791





















































Selected papers:


1.       Górski M., Kochel A., Szymańska-Buzar T.
Synthesis, structure, and unusual reactivity of the first norbornene carbonyl complexes of tungsten.
Organometallics, 2004, 23, 3037-3046.

2.       Malinowska A., Czeluśniak I., Górski M., Szymańska-Buzar T.
W(II)-catalyzed hydroarylation of bicyclo[2.2.1]-hept-2-ene by simple arenes.
Tetrahedron Lett., 2005, 46, 1427-1431.

3.       Malinowska A., Czeluśniak I., Górski M., Szymańska-Buzar T.
A novel catalytic route to 2-bicyclo[2.2.1]hept-2-ylidenebicyclo[2.2.1]-heptane involving C-H bond activation of bicyclo[2.2.1]hept-2-ene.
J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem., 2005, 226, 259-262.

4.       Stosur M., Kochel A., Keller, A. Szymańska-Buzar T.
Photochemical reaction of Mo(CO)6 with Et2SiH2: Spectroscopic characterization and crystal structure of the
bis{(m-diethylsilyl)-tetracarbonyl-molybdenum(I)} complex [{Mo(m-h2-H-SiEt2)(CO)4}2].
Organometallics, 2006, 25, 3791-3794.

5.       Gądek A., Kochel A., Szymańska-Buzar T.
Activation of
the Si-H bond of Et2SiH2 in photochemical reaction with W(CO)6: spectroscopic characterization of intermediate W-Si compounds and the revisited crystal structure of the bis{(m-h2-hydridodiethylsilyl)-tetracarbonyltungsten(I)} complex [{W(m-h2-H-SiEt2)(CO)4}2].
J. Organomet.Chem., 2007, 692,

6.       Górski M., Hartl F., Szymańska-Buzar T.
Isomeric olefin tetracarbonyl complexes of tungsten(I): An infrared spectroelectrochemical study at low temperature.
Organometallics, 2007, 26,

7.       Stosur M., Szymańska-Buzar T.
Facile hydrosilylation of norbornadiene by silanes R3SiH and R2SiH2 with molybdenum catalysts.
J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem., 2008, 286, 98-105.

8.       Czeluśniak I., Handzlik J.
Polymerization of hydroxyacetylenes by ruthenium alkylidene complexes.
J. Organomet. Chem., 2009, 694, 1427-1434.

9.       Zyder M., Szymańska-Buzar T.
Activation of the Ge-H bond of Et3GeH in photochemical reaction with molybdenum(0) carbonyl complexes and hydrogermylation of norbornadiene.
J. Organomet. Chem., 2009, 694, 2110-2113.

10.   Zyder M., Kochel A., Handzlik J., Szymańska-Buzar T.
Photochemical reaction of Mo(CO)6 with Et2GeH2: NMR and DFT studies of reaction products; crystal structure of a novel complex[{Mo(
Organometallics, 2009, 28, 5857-5865.