We focus on the development of sustainable, green processes for fine chemicals production with the use of modern catalysts.
In particular, our expertise includes:
Catalysts of our main focus include:
OUR IONIC LIQUIDS
A toolbox with new ionic liquids discovered in our group includes:
- Peroxymonosulphate ionic liquids used as oxidation agents in the synthesis of lactones;
- Hydrogen-bond-rich ionic liquids used as effective organocatalysts for Diels-Alder reaction;
Acidic ionic liquids:
- Protic ionic liquids based on nitrogen bases and sulfuric acid with anionic clusters as Brønsted acidic catalysts for esteryfication;
- Triflometallate ionic liquids as Lewis acidic catalysts in the chromane syntheses and for for the conversion of a-angelica lactone to levulinates;
A new method for the rapid synthesis of lactones via one-pot oxidation of alcohols with peroxymonosulphate was developed.
K. Matuszek, P. Zawadzki, W. Czardybon, A. Chrobok, New J. Chem., 2014, 38, 237.
The synthesis and characterisation of new hydrogen-bond-rich ionic liquids and studies of their catalytic performance in Diels-Alder reactions were described.
K. Erfurt, I. Wandzik, K. Walczak, K. Matuszek, A. Chrobok, Green Chem., 2014, 16, 3508
Inexpensive Brønsted-acidic ionic liquids, suitable for industrial-scale catalysis, a family of protonic ionic liquids based on nitrogen bases and sulfuric acid was developed
K. Matuszek, A. Chrobok, F. Coleman, K. Seddon, M. Swadźba-Kwasny, Green Chem., 2014, 16, 3463,
Trifloaluminate Ionic Liquids
Water-Tolerant Trifloaluminate Ionic Liquids: New and Unique Lewis Acidic Catalysts for the Synthesis of Chromane.
P. Latos, N. Barteczko ,A. Chrobok, A. Culkin, L. Brown, P. Nockemann, M. Swadzba-Kwasny, S. Boncel, S. Jurczyk, Front. Chem., 2018, 6, 535.
Highly selective and reusable triflometallate ionic liquids immobilized on the surface of ionic liquids for the conversion of biobased platform molecule α-angelica lactone to levulinates was presented.
P. Latos, A. Szelwicka, S. Boncel, S. Jurczyk, M. Swadzba-Kwasny, A. Chrobok, ACS Sus. Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 5184.
IoLacTec: Innovative method for acidic ionic liquids mediated lactams production
Duration: 1 May 2019 – 30 April 2022
Leader: Alina Brzeczek-Szafran
Process for the preparation of ε-caprolactam from cyclohexanone and hydrogen peroxide by chemo-enzymatic catalysis
Leader: Azoty Group
Heterogeneous catalysts based on carbon nanostructures in model chemical processes
Duration: 26 January 2016 – 25 January 2018
Leader: Anna Chrobok
Designing and study on the catalytic performance of a new liquid metal complexes
Duration: 04 March 2015– 03 March 2017
Leader: Karolina Matuszek
A study of the catalytic performance of Lewis and Bronsted acidic ionic liquids in model chemical processes
Duration: 09 April 2013– 08 April 2016
Leader: Anna Chrobok
Study on the development of new methods for the synthesis of lactones using chemo-enzymatic Baeyer-Villiger reaction
Duration: 24 March 2014 – 23 March 2016
Leader: Agnieszka Drożdż