Professor Piotr KASZYŃSKI

Department of Organic Chemistry
Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies Polish Academy of Sciences
Tel.: +(48-42)-680-3-202, fax: +(48-42) 684 7126

Department of Chemistry
University of Łódź
+(48-42)-635-57-52 fax: (+48-42)-665-51-62

Department of Chemistry
Middle Tennessee State University

2015-present – Professor, Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies Polish Academy of Sciences, Łódź, Poland
2014-present – Research Professor, Department of Chemistry, Middle Tennessee State University, TN
2012-present – Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Łódź, Poland
2010-2012 – Professor UŁ, Department of Chemistry, University of Łódź, Poland
2000-2015 – Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, TN
1993-2000 – Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, TN
1991-1993 – Post-doctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (Prof. D. Dougherty)
1990 – Visiting graduate student at the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (Prof. S. Hermanek)
1982/3 –  Visiting undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin (Prof. J. Cook) and University of Utah (Prof. Josef Michl)

2007 Habilitation, University of Łódź, Poland
1991 Ph.D., University of Texas, USA (Prof. J. Michl, Thesis Advisor)
1985 M.Sc. (magister inżynier), Warsaw Polytechnic, Poland

2010 Boron in the Americas Award
2003 Most Valuable Scientist (Quilmes Nanoscience Workshop)
1995 CAREER NSF grant
1978, 1979 Laureate of XXV and XXVI Polish National Chemistry Olympiads

Expertise and interest: • Development and application of molecular organic materials with well-defined molecular and bulk properties
• Organic synthesis, heterocyclic chemistry
• Chemistry of stable radicals
• Boron cluster chemistry
• Synthesis and characterization (thermal, dielectric and spectroscopic properties) of liquid crystals, structure-property relationships, optoelectronics, photovoltaics
• Organic magnetism
• Computational analysis and computer-aided design of organic materials
• Physical-organic chemistry

• OPUS 7
• OPUS 9
• TEAM 3/2016 – currently open search for key positions 
• NSF 2016

Recent publications:

150. Wojciechowska, A.; Jasinski, M.; Kaszynski, P. “Tautomeric equilibrium in trifluoroacetaldehyde arylhydrazones”, Tetrahedron, 2015, 71, 2349-2356

156. Constantinides, C. P.; Obijalska, E.; Kaszyński P. “Access to 1,4-dihydrobenzo[e][1,2,4]triazin-4-yl derivatives”, Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 916–919.
157. Pecyna, J.; Kaszyński, P.; Ringstrand, B.; Pociecha, D.; Pakhomov, S.; Douglass, A. G.; Young, V. G. Jr. “Synthesis and characterization of quinuclidinium derivatives of the [closo-1-CB11H12]- anion as potential polar components of liquid crystal materials”, Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 4016-4025.
158. Pecyna, J.; Żurawiński, R.; Kaszyński P.; Pociecha, D.; Zagórski, P.; Pakhomov, S. “Evaluation of sulfonium zwitterions of the [closo-1-CB11H12]- anion as polar mesogens for electro-optical applications”, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2016, 2923-2931.
159. Jasiński, M.; Szczytko, J.; Pociecha, D.; Monobe, H.; Kaszyński, P. “Substituent-dependent magnetic behavior of discotic benzo[e][1,2,4]triazinyls”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 9421−9424.
160. Kaszyński, P.; Constantinides, C. P.; Young, V. G. Jr. “The Planar Blatter Radical: structural chemistry of 1,4-dihydrobenzo[e][1,2,4]triazin-4-yls”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 11149-11152.
161. Ciastek, S.; Kaszyński, P.; Pociecha, D.; Jasiński, M. “Induction of smectic polymorphism in bent-core derivatives of the 6-oxoverdazyl by partial fluorination of alkyl chains”, RSC Adv. 2016, 6, 102343-102347.

162. Kaszyński, P.; Jasiński, M.; Ciastek, S.; Kapuściński, S.; Gębicki, K. “Molecular engineering of liquid crystalline derivatives of 6-oxoverdazyl”, ARKIVOC, 2017, 345-368.
163. Kaszyński, P.; Kłys, A.; Domagała, S.; Woźniak, K. ”Chirality of the trisubstituted nitrogen center: XRD, dynamic NMR, and DFT investigation of 1,2-dihydrobenzo[e]-[1,2,4]triazine derivatives”, Tetrahedron, 2017, 73, 3823-3830.
164. Kapuściński, S.; Wojciechowska, A.; Urbaniak, K.; Kaszyński, P.; Jasiński, M. “Hockey-stick liquid crystalline 6-oxoverdazyls”, Liq. Cryst., 2017, 44, 1093-1103.

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