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Prof. Sergiusz Luliński research group in the Department of Physical Chemistry at Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland.


We investigate the chemistry of organoboron and main group organometallic compounds, starting from their design, synthesis, mechanistic studies to their applications in materials chemistry (luminescent systems, microporous materials) and medicine. We focus our particular attention on organoboron chemistry, but more recently we also extended our research towards silicon and phosphorus chemistry. We have also long-term experience in optimisation and scale-up chemical processes.

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Photoluminescent
compounds

We are looking for the novel efficient luminescence materials for the application in OLEDs. Specifically, we focus our attention on four-coordinate organoboron complexes that are based on rigid organic scaffolds.

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Microporous
materials

We concentrate our research on the design of novel functional materials featuring porous structure capable of storage or separation of technically and environmentally important gases. Particularly, these are Covalent Organic Frameworks, and recently hybrid systems incorporating metal atoms in their structures.

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Antimicrobial
agents

We are developing new groups of heterocyclic compounds bearing boron, silicon and/or phosphorus atom. Examples includes benzosiloxaboroles, benzophosphoxaboroles and benzoxadiboroles – promising classes of small-molecule antimicrobial agents.

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Crystal
engineering

We are interested in finding structure – energy - macroscopic properties relationships of crystalline solids to gain deeper knowledge of the design of new materials. We are interested in the solid structures of boronic acids putting special attention to hydrogen, halogen, and chalcogen bonds as well as other less specific intermolecular interactions.

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Synthesis
& mechanistical studies

We have developed new protocols for the synthesis and functionalization of organoboron systems. Mostly, we are using hydrogen/halogen-lithium exchange reaction followed by further reaction with electrophiles. These studies also includes evaluation of reaction mechanisms using both experimental and theoretical tools.

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Optimisation & scale-up
of chemical processes

Our laboratory is fully equipped for performing and optimization of a large-scale processes (up to 1-2 Kg of a product per one batch). We developed and performed about 1000 procedures for Sigma-Aldrich company.

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