We are a chemistry group based at the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences of Warsaw, in Poland. Our research group has a fundamental interest in developing innovative synthetic strategies mainly exemplified by sigmatropic rearrangements, transition-metal catalysis, as well as photocatalysis and electrochemical synthesis to streamline previously elusive chemical transformations. Their subsequent implementation in the synthesis of biorelevant compounds and materials is one of the key goals of applied research in the laboratory. We are also engaged in detailed mechanistic studies, as the understanding of new sustainable catalytic concepts will lay a foundation for their applications to the chemical, materials and life-science sectors.
If you are interested to join our group, please see for details here
Saturated Heterocycles as Chiral Auxiliaries
Please have a look on our recent article which will be available soon as a chapter in Chiral Building Blocks in Asymmetric Synthesis: Synthesis and Applications by E. Wojaczyńska & J. Wojaczyński (Eds.);
ISBN: 978-3-527-34946-3 | September 2022 | Wiley-VCH
Our JACS Au journal cover
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...