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)

Group Leader:
Przemysław Malinowski, PhD

PhD students:
Magdalena Grochowska, MSc
Michał Jadwiszczak , MSc


Sławomir Gacka

Magdalena Abramowicz

Highly efficient sunlight-driven seawater splitting in a photo-electrochemical cell with chlorine evolved at nanostructured WO3 photo-anode and hydrogen stored as hydride within metallic cathode
Jadwiszczak, M., Jakubow‐Piotrowska, K., Kedzierzawski, P., Bienkowski, K., & Augustynski, J.
Advanced Energy Materials, 10(3), 1903213
Completing the Triad: Synthesis and full Characterization of Homoleptic and Heteroleptic Carbonyl and Nitrosyl Complexes of the Group VI Metals
Bohnenberger, J., Schmitt, M., Feuerstein, W., Krummenacher, I., Butschke, B., Czajka, J., ... & Krossing, I.
Chemical Science, 11(14), 3592-3603
Building blocks for the chemistry of perfluorinated alkoxyaluminates [Al{OC(CF3)3}4]−: simplified preparation and characterization of Li+−Cs+, Ag+, NH4+, N2H5+ and N2H7+ salts
Malinowski, P. J., Jaroń, T., Domańska, M., Slattery, J. M., Schmitt, M., & Krossing, I.
Dalton Transactions, 49(23), 7766-7773
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.