Wednesday, 21.09.2022

14:00 – 17:00 Registration 

17:00 – 17:15 Opening: Grażyna Stochel & Rudi van Eldik 

Session 1 Chairperson: Rudi van Eldik 

17:15 – 18:00 Plenary lecture 1: Rinaldo Poli, Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, CNRS Toulouse, France „The ever-expanding mechanistic landscape of (de)hydrogenation, hydrogen transfer and borrowing hydrogen transformations” 

18:00 – Welcome reception


Thursday, 22.09.2022

Session 2 Chairperson:  Manuel Garcia Basalotte 

8:45 – 09:30 Plenary lecture 2: Istvan Fabian, Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, University of Debrecen, Hungary “The chlorination of amino acids”

09:30 – 10:00 Keynote lecture 1: Milos Filipovic, Leibniz Institute for Analytical Sciences, ISAS e.V., Dortmund, Germany, “Metal centre-assisted signalling by hydrogen sulphide” 

10:00 – 10:25 Invited lecture 1: Artur Osyczka, Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Poland „Enzymatic reactions of quinones in cytochrome complexes”

10:25 – 10:40 Oral Presentation 1: Joanna Makowska, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Gdańsk, Poland ”Metal-ions interactions with dodecapeptide fragments of Human Cationic Antimicrobial Protein hCAP (134-170)”  

10:40 – 10:55 Oral Presentation 2: Norbert Lihi, Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, University of Debrecen, Hungary “Coordination chemistry and catalytic activity of a NiSOD related metallopeptide” 

10:55 – 11:25 Coffee break 

Session 3 Chairperson:Manuel Martinez 

11:25 – 11:55 Keynote lecture 2:  Lechosław Latos-Grażyński, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Wrocław, Poland Carbaporphyrinoids macrocyclic ligands in organometallic chemistry” 

11:55 – 12:20 Invited lecture 2: Dan Meyerstein, Chemical Sciences Department, Ariel University, Israel “Mechanisms of the Fenton & Fenton like reactions” 

12:20 – 12:45 Invited lecture 3: Rafal Luchowski, Department of Biophysics, Institute of Physics, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland “Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy reveals modes of activity of the polyene antibiotic amphotericin B against biomembranes” 

12:45 – 13:10 Invited lecture 4: David Stanbury, Deptartment of Chemistry, Auburn University,  USA “New Developments in the Principle of Detailed Balancing” 

13:10 – 13:25 Oral Presentation 3: Dorota Żbik-Rutkowska, Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland  “DFT mechanistic studies on CH4 coupling over Au-TiO2 catalysts”

13:25 – 14:30 Lunch 

Session 4 Chairperson: Wojciech Macyk 

14:30 – 15:00 Keynote lecture 3: Radim Beranek, Institute of Electrochemistry, University of Ulm, Germany “Activity, stability, and selectivity in photo(electro)catalysis: challenges and examples” 

15:00 – 15:30 Keynote lecture 4: Josef Krysa, Department of Inorganic Technology, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Czech Republik “Hematite Photoanodes for Energy and Environmental Applications” 

15:30 – 15:55 Invited lecture 5: Michael Zdilla, Temple University, USA “Turning a cheap, poor catalyst into a cheap, excellent catalyst. Optimizing layered metal oxide materials for water oxidation using experiment and theory.”  

15:55 – 16:10 Oral Presentation 4: Michał Leszczyński, Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology and Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland “Structural diversity and reactivity of alkylzinc guanidinates” 

16:10 – 16:35 Invited lecture 6: Dirk Guldi (ON-LINE), Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany „Mechanistic Analysis and Design of (Novel) Transition-Metal-Complex-Based Photocatalysts for Triplet Energy Transfer Activation”

16:35– 17:00 Coffee break 

Session 5 Chairperson: Samuel de Visser 

17:00 – 17:30 Keynote lecture 5: Andrew J. de Mello (ON-LINE), Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zürich,Microfluidic Tools for Nanomaterial Synthesis” 

17:30 – 17:45 Oral Presentation 5: Miguel A. Gonzalvez, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, “Organocopper(II) Complexes: New Catalysts for Electrochemical Radical Additions” 

17:45 – 18:00 Oral Presentation 6: Krzesimir Korona, Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology, PolandThe reactivity of Fe(II) and V(II) formamidinates with CO2 

18:00 – 18:15 Oral Presentation 7: Michał Terlecki, Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland First insight into the oxygenation of alkylzinc amidinates 

18:15 – 18:30 Oral Presentation 8: Pro-Environment Polska Sp. z o.o.SP-ICP-MS Characterization of Silver Nanoparticles in Aqueous Media Used for Cultivating Garden Cress Plants (Lepidium sativum L.) 

18:30 – 18:45 Oral Presentation 9: A.P.Instruments Analytical instruments for inorganic chemistry applications” 

19:00 – 20:30   Poster session


Friday, 23.09.2022

Session 6 Chairperson: Rinaldo Poli

08:45 – 09:30 Plenary lecture 3: Samuel de Visser, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Manchester, United Kingdom „Negative Catalysis in Nonheme Iron Enzymes. How do the enzymes trigger their chemoselectivity” 

09:30 – 10:00 Keynote lecture 6: Manuel Garcia Basalotte, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering and Inorganic Chemistry, University of Cadiz, Spain “Activation parameters and Hammett plots for the reactions of a pair of isomeric FeIV(O) non-heme complexes” 

10:00 – 10:25 Invited lecture 7: Tomasz Borowski, Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland “On computational (and other) studies aiding our understanding of reaction mechanisms by non-heme iron enzymes” 

10:25 – 10:40 Oral Presentation 10: Andres G. Algarra, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering and Inorganic Chemistry, Universidad de Cádiz, Spain “Cuboidal Mo3S4 clusters as hydrogenation catalysts – Substrate dependent mechanisms” 

 10:40 – 11:10 Coffee break 

 Session 7 Chairpersons: Istvan Fabian & Zbigniew Sojka 

11:10 – 11:40 Keynote lecture 7: Janusz Lewiński, Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology, & Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland “Unfolding mysteries of metal-dioxygen and metal-TEMPO chemistry” 

11:40 – 12:05 Invited lecture 8: Juan A. Casares, IU/ CINQUIMA, University of Valladolid, Spain “Expected and unexpected role of a second copper unit in copper catalyzed cross coupling reactions: the mechanism of the oxidative addition of aryl halides to copper(I) complexes” 

12:05 – 12:30 Invited lecture 9: Siegfried Schindler, Chemistry Department, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, Germany, “From complex to simple: reactivity of copper complexes towards dioxygen and ozone” 

12:30 – 12:55 Invited lecture 10: Krzysztof Kruczała, Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Chemistry, Kraków, Poland “Applications of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for Interrogating Catalytic Systems” 

12:55 – 13:20 Invited lecture 11: Elon Ison, Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA “Outer Sphere Mechanisms for Catalysis with Group 7 Complexes.” 

13:20 – 13:35 Oral Presentation 11: Kamila Sobańska, Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland “Activity of composite oxides in the formation of oxygen species for advanced oxidation processes in the presence of hydrogen peroxide“

13:35 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00   Excursion

18:00   Conference Dinner









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