the Stecko Research Group

Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences


exploring organic chemistry through methods development and total synthesis

Recent Publications & News

Postdoctoral researcher in the field of organic photo- and electrochemistry

Two PhD and one postdoctoral positions are available in our group. We have exciting projects in synthetic organic chemistry dealing with photoredox/ electrochemical self- or a directing group aidded C(sp3)-H functionalization of simple bi- and polyfuntional organic molecules. The research project finaced by the Polish National Science Center under OPUS grant program (Grant no. 2021/43/B/ST4/01915).[read more]

Our JACS Au journal cover

The cover devoted to our Perspective article in JACS Au concerning on multifunctional heteropentalenes (in collaboration with prof. Daniel T. Gryko)

Abstract: In the broad family of heteropentalenes, the combination of two five-membered heterocyclic rings fused in the [3,2-b] mode has attracted the most significant attention. The relatively straightforward access to these structures, being a consequence of the advances in the last two decades, combined with their physicochemical properties which match the requirements associated with many applications has led to an explosion of applied research. In this Perspective, we will discuss the recent progress of heteropentalenes’ usefulness as an active element of organic light-emitting diodes and organic field-effect transistors. Among the myriad of possible combinations for the different heteroatoms, thieno[3,2-b]thiophenes and 1,4-dihydropyrrolo[3,2-b]pyrroles are subject to the most intense studies. Together they comprise a potent optoelectronics tool resulting from the combination of appreciable photophysical properties, chemical reactivity, and straightforward synthesis. Read more...