Organometallic Chemistry Laboratory
kierownik zespołu:
Paweł Horeglad, PhD, DSc


mgr Martyna Cybularczyk
doktorantka, Wydz. Chemii UW
mgr Anna Maria Dąbrowska
doktorantka, Wydz. Chemiczny PW
mgr inż. Aleksander Hurko
doktorant, Wydz. Chemiczny PW
Rafał Zaremba
student, Wydz. Chemiczny PW

O laboratorium

The research work conducted in our laboratory concerns catalysts for the Ring-Opening Polymerization (ROP) of heterocyclic monomers based on main group metal complexes, as well as main group metal complexes with N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs).

With regard to the former we are mainly interested in group 13 and 14 metal alkoxides – catalysts for the ROP of cyclic esters leading to biodegradable polyesters, especially in steresoselective catalysts for the ROP of lactide.  While our research has shown that gallium alkoxides with NHCs are highly active and stereoselective catalysts for the ROP of lactide, notably, little is known about main group metal alkoxides or aryloxides stabilized with N-heterocyclic carbenes. Thus, our current research work concerning group 13 and 14 metal alkoxides and aryloxides with NHCs focus on the explanation of the role of NHC, as well as the character of M–C(NHC) bond, on their structure and properties, including catalytic properties.

With regard to our studies on catalysts offering new possibilities of the synthesis of biodegradable polyesters, it should be noted that such polymers are of great interest due to their wide range of applications, including medicine. In our research work we develop synthetic methods and determine the structure of model metal alkoxides as well as investigate catalytic properties and application of selected catalysts for the synthesis of biodegradable polyesters. The determination of relationship between the structure of investigated complexes and their catalytic properties is key point of our studies. Such an approach seems to us especially important from the point of view of the synthesis of polyesters of desired structure and properties.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 13:28

Anna Maria Dąbrowska, MSc, has got financing from National Science Centre of Poland (NCN) for PRELUDIUM project entitled “The influence of asymmetric N-heterocyclic carbenes on...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 13:27

We are pleased to announce that some of our researchers have been awarded with a habilitation degree this year.
Our honorable colleagues are:
Dr hab. Paweł...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 09:38

Our article entitled: Controlling the stereoselectivity of rac-LA polymerization by chiral recognition induced the formation of homochiral dimeric metal...

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 12:04

The Foundation for Polish Science announced the results of the 4th contest organized within the IMPULS program. 

There are two laureates from CeNT...