Laboratory of Small Molecules’ Activation

Research performed at the Small Molecules Activation Laboratory is focused on utilizing highly reactive salts of weakly coordinating anions in transformations of small and often inert molecules such as aliphatic or halogenated hydrocarbons, nitrous oxide or dinitrogen. Our goal is to develop novel systems that could facilitate functionalization of these simple compounds in mild conditions (preferably room temperature and ambient pressure).
Species we investigate include salts of main group elements like calcium or barium, but extend also to 1st row transition metals from titanium to copper.
Research within SMALab is financed by Foundation for Polish Science (Homing) and National Centre of Science (Sonata).

Przemysław Malinowski, PhD
phone: +48 22 55 40812
room: 3154 (II building)

Transition metal salts of weekly coordination anions as model scavengers of nitrous oxide and halogenated hydrocarbons

Project Leader: Project period: 2017 - 2018
Project funding: HOMING, FNP
Project description:

The aim of the research is the synthesis of highly reactive salts of titanium, vanadium, chromium, manganese, nickel and calcium as potential scavengers of highly inert and environmentally harmful molecules like nitrous oxide or selected halogenated hydrocarbons. The idea is to utilize unique properties of metal cations in the form of salts of weakly coordinating anions or high surface materials.

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and their Adducts with Solvents from Ag(II)SO4-Based Oxidative C-C Coupling
Leszczyński, P. J., Jaroń, T., Malinowski, P. J., Gawraczyński, J., Mazej, Z., & Grochala, W.
Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, 1-10.
Synthesis, structural characterization and thermal decomposition studies of (N2H5)2B12H12 and its solvates
Derdziuk, J., Malinowski, P. J., & Jaroń, T.
nternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 44(49), 27030-27038
Coordination Chemistry of Diiodine and Implications for the Oxidation Capacity of the Synergistic Ag+/X2 (X= Cl, Br, I) System.
Malinowski, P. J., Himmel, D., & Krossing, I. (2016).
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 55, no. 32 (2016): 9262-9266.
Silver Complexes of Dihalogen Molecules.
Malinowski, P. J., Himmel, D., & Krossing, I. (2016).
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 55(32), 9259-9261.