- Coordination and bioinorganic chemistry
- Organometallic chemistry and catalysis
- Solid-state and material chemistry
- Photochemistry and supramolecular chemistry of porphyrinoids
- Centre for molecular and crystal structures
Coordination and bioinorganic chemistry
Head: Prof. RNDr. Ivan Lukeš, CSc.
Members: Prof. RNDr. Petr Hermann, Dr.; Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Jan Kotek, PhD.; RNDr. Vojtěch Kubíček, PhD.; Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Pavel Vojtíšek, CSc.
The "Group of Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry" is involved in the research of macrocyclic complexes for biomedical applications. The interest is mainly focused on the compounds that could be used as metal carriers in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), radiodiagnostics and radiotherapy.
Organometallic chemistry and catalysis
Head: Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Petr Štěpnička, PhD.
The research in the organometallic and catalysis research group is concerned mainly with the design of new ferrocene ligands and studies into their structural and coordination properties. Particular attention is also paid to applications of the prepared donors in catalysis of synthetically important organic reactions.
Solid-state chemistry and Nanomaterials
Head: Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Ivan Němec, PhD.
Members: Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Mička, CSc.; Assoc. Prof. RNDr. David Havlíček, CSc.; RNDr. Daniel Nižňanský, PhD.
Research in this field of material science is focused on one side on actual nanomaterials (group of Dr. Nižňanský – www) – i.e. preparation of new nanoparticles based on iron oxides and perovskites (magnetic and optic applications). On the other side research interests extend to macrocrystalline materials – i.e. preparation and characterization of materials for non-linear optics and proton conductors (group of Assoc. Prof. Němec – www).
Photochemistry and supramolecular chemistry of porphyrinoids
Head: Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Jiří Mosinger, PhD.
The research is focused on chemistry and photochemistry of porphyrinoids, generation of singlet oxygen, host-quest interaction, supramolecular photoactive systems, new photoactive nanomaterials and applications in photodynamic therapy and photodisinfection.
Centre for molecular and crystal structures
Head: RNDr. Ivana Císařová, CSc.
Solid state structure determination using X-ray diffraction.