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Team Members: 

PhD Piotr Bartczak (ScopusORCID)
PhD Maciej Kapkowski (ScopusORCID)
PhD Tomasz Siudyga (ScopusORCID)
MSc Daniel Lach
MSc Uladzislau Zhdan


Main interests of scientific team:

  • Design and synthesis of drug and catalyst candidates.
  • Synthesis of functional nanomaterials with nanoparticles of noble metals: Au, Pd, Pt, Re, Ru, Rh, Ir deposited on SiO2, TiO2, ZnO, Ni, Cu, Mo carriers.
  • Functionalized porous materials, ceramic foams (SiC, Al2O3, ZrO2) and nickel metallic foams.
  • Nanocatalysts design and synthesis (CO/CO2 methanation, selective catalytic reduction of NOX, ammonia cracking, alcohols oxidation, polyol acetalization, Sonogashira coupling).
  • Photocatalytic deNOx.
  • Cheminformatics, drug design, molecular modeling, structure-activity, and structure-function relationship.


  • LIDER grant no.: NCBR 0137/L-11/2019, Methodology of continued synthesis of 1,3-dioxolanes along with the extension of the range of applicability of target products in the chemical industry,Project leader: dr Maciej Kapkowski, (2021-2024).OPUS 2018/29 / B / ST8 / 02303, NCN, New unalloyed metallic nano-conjugates on spatial carriers for catalytic methanation and reduction of nitrogen oxides, Project Leader: Prof.  Jarosław Polański, (2019-2023). NCN OPUS research project 2018/29 / B / ST8 / 02303 (2019-2023).
  • TANGO grant no.: TANGO1 / 266384 / NCBR / 2015, NCBR, Regeneration of DeNOx catalysts used in energy installations and new more effective DeNOx catalysts based on innovative materials obtained nanotechnologically, Project Leader: Prof. Jarosław Polański, (2015-2019).
  • Scientific activity as part of the MINIATURA, Catalytic synthesis and physicochemical properties of cyclic acetals obtained from biomass as potential fuel additives, project financed by the National Science Center, no.: DEC-2018/02 / X / ST5 / 00450. Project Leader: dr. Maciej Kapkowski, (2018-2019).
  • ORGANOMET, NCBR Innovative materials and nanomaterials from Polish sources of rhenium and precious metals for catalysis, pharmacy and organic electronics, Project No. PBS2 / A5 / 40/2014, (2014-2016).



  • Sylvain Antoniotti, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (France),
  • Johann Gasteiger, Institut für Organische Chemie, Computer Chemistry Center, University of Erlangen- Nuremberg (Germany),
  • Josef Jampilek, Zentiva pharmaceutical company (Prague, Czech Republic),
  • Martin Doležal, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové (Czech Republic),
  • Marcos Dantus, Michigan State University (USA),
  • Vaclav Slovak, University of Ostrava (Czech Republic),
  • Blaž Likozar, National Institute of Chemistry (Ljubljana, Slovenia),
  • Angelos Efstathiou, University of Cyprus (Nicosia),


  • Des R. Richardson, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney Australia,
  • Jean-Francois Mouscadet, Dr Marc Le Bret, Dr Luba Tchertanov, Laboratoire de Biotechnologies et de Pharmocologie génétique Appliquée, Modelisation moléculaire, Cachan Cedex, France
  • William Spillane, Chemistry Department, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland,
  • Dietrich Gudat, Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Universität Stuttgart,

Selected articles:


  1. J. Polanski, D. Lach, M. Kapkowski, P. Bartczak, T. Siudyga, A. Smoliński, Ru and Ni – Privileged Metal Combination for Environmental Nanocatalysis, Catalysts 992 (2020) 1-18. (MNiSW = 100; IF = 3.520)
  2. M. Kapkowski, M. Ludynia, M. Rudnicka, M. Dzida, E. Zorębski, M. Musiał, M. Doležal, J. Polanski, Enhancing the CO2 capturing ability in leaf via xenobiotic auxin uptake, Sci. Total Environ., 742 (2020) 141032. (MNiSW = 200; IF = 6.551)
  3. T. Siudyga, M. Kapkowski, P. Bartczak, M. Zubko, J. Szade, K. Balin, S. Antoniotti, J. Polanski, Ultra-low temperature carbon (di)oxide hydrogenation catalyzed by hybrid ruthenium-nickel nanocatalysts: towards sustainable methane production, Green Chem., 22 (2020) 5143-5150. (MNiSW = 200; IF = 9.480)
  4. T. Siudyga, M. Kapkowski, D. Janas, T. Wasiak, R. Sitko, M. Zubko, J. Szade, K. Balin, J. Klimontko, D. Lach, J. Popiel, A. Smoliński, J. Polanski, Nano-Ru Supported on Ni Nanowires for Low-Temperature Carbon Dioxide Methanation, Catalysts, 513 (2020) 1-14. (MNiSW = 100; IF = 3.520)
  5. J. Polanski, R. Duszkiewicz, Property representations and molecular fragmentation of chemical compounds in QSAR modeling, Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 206 (2020) 104146 (MNiSW = 100; IF = 2.895)
  6. A. Wodołażski, J. Skiba, K. Zarębska, J. Polański, A. Smolinski,  CFD Modeling of the Catalyst Oil Slurry Hydrodynamics in a High Pressure and Temperature as Potential for Biomass Liquefaction, Energies 13 (2020) 5694 (MNiSW = 140; IF = 2.702)
  7. M. Korzec, K. Malarz, A. Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz, R. Rzycka-Korzec, E. Schab-Balcerzak, J. Polański, Live cell imaging by 3-imino-(2-phenol)-1,8-naphthalimides: The effect of ex vivo hydrolysis, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 238 (2020) 118442. (MNiSW = 100; IF = 3.232)
  8. P. Nalepa, R. Gawecki, G. Szewczyk, K. Balin, M. Dulski, M. Sajewicz, A. Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz, R.Musioł, J. Polanski, M. Serda, A [60]fullerene nanoconjugate with gemcitabine: synthesis, biophysical properties and biological evaluation for treating pancreatic cancer, Cancer Nanotechnology, 11 (2020) 1-21. (MNiSW = 100; IF = 6.39)
  9. Nikolsky V, Kuzyayev I, Dychkovskyi R, Alieksandrov O, Yaris V, Ptitsyn S, Tikhaya L, Howaniec N, Bak A, Siudyga T, Jura B, Cabana E, Szymanek A, Smoliński A. A Study of Heat Exchange Processes within the Channels of Disk Pulse Devices. Energies. 2020; 13(13):3492. (MNiSW = 140; IF = 2.702)


  1. A. Bak, V. Kozik, D. Kozakiewicz, K. Gajcy, D. J. Strub, A. Swietlicka, S. Stepankova,A.Imramovsky, J. Polanski, A. Smolinski, J. Jampilek, Novel Benzene-Based Carbamates for AChE/BChE Inhibition: Synthesis and Ligand/Structure-Oriented SAR Study, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 20 (2019) 1524. (MNiSW = 100; IF = 4.556)
  2. R. Gawecki, K. Malarz, M. Rejmund, J. Polanski, A. Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz, Impact of thiosemicarbazones on the accumulation of PpIX and the expression of the associated genes, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 199 (2019) 111585. (MNiSW = 100; IF = 4.383)
  3. M. Korzec, S. Senkała, R. Rzycka-Korzec, S. Kotowicz, E. Schab-Balcerzak, J. Polański, A highly selective and sensitive sensor with imine and phenyl-ethynyl-phenyl units for the visual and fluorescent detection of copper in water, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 382 (2019) 111893. (MNiSW = 70; IF = 3.306)
  4. J. Polanski, A. Bak, Ligand potency – an essential estimator for drug design: between intuition, misinterpretation and serendipity, Future Medicinal Chemistry, 11 (2019) 1827-1843. (MNiSW = 100; IF = 3.969)
  5. J. Polanski, R. Duszkiewicz, A. Pedrys, J. Gasteiger, Scoring ligand efficiency, Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica – Drug Research, 76 (2019) 761-768. (MNiSW = 40; IF = 0.447)
  6. A. Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz, K. Malarz, M. Rejmund, J. Polanski, R. Musiol, Anticancer activity of the thiosemicarbazones that are based on di-2-pyridine ketone and quinoline moiety, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 171 (2019) 180-194. (MNiSW = 140; IF = 5.572)
  7. M. Kapkowski, A. Niemczyk-Wojdyla, P. Bartczak, M. Pyrkosz Bulska, K. Gajcy, R. Sitko, M. Zubko, J. Szade, J. Klimontko, K. Balin, J. Polanski, A Study of Catalytic Oxidation of a Library of C2 to C4 Alcohols in the Presence of Nanogold, Nanomaterials, 442 (2019) 1-17. (MNiSW = 70; IF = 4.324)
  8. J. Polanski, A. Pedrys, R. Duszkiewicz, U. Kucia, Ligand Potency, Efficiency and Drug-likeness: A Story of Intuition, Misinterpretation and Serendipity, Current Protein & Peptide Science 20 (2019) 1069-1076. (MNiSW = 70; IF = 2.520)
  9. J. Polanski, A. Pedrys, R. Duszkiewicz, J. Gasteiger, Scoring Ligand Efficiency: Potency, Ligand Efficiency and Product Ligand Efficiency within Big Data Landscape, Letters in Drug Design & Discovery, 16 (2019) 1258-1263. (MNiSW = 20; IF = 1.169)


  1. M. Rejmund, A. Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz, K. Malarz, M. Pyrkosz-Bulska, K. Gajcy, M. Sajewicz, R. Musiol, J. Polanski, Piperazinyl fragment improves anticancer activity of Triapine  PLOS ONE, 13(4), e0188767, 2018 (MNiSW = 100; IF = 2.870)
  2. K. Jurkiewicz, M. Kaminski, W. Glajcar, N. Woznica, F. Julienne, P. Bartczak, J. Polanski, J. Lelatko, M. Zubko, A. Burian, „Paracrystalline structure of gold, silver, palladium and platinum nanoparticles” Journal of Applied Crystallography, 51 (2), 411-419, 2018. (MNiSW = 100; IF = 2.570)
  3. J. Mularski, B. Czaplinska, W. Cieslik, J.  Beblot, P. Bartczak, R. Sitko, J. Polanski, R.Musiol, Electrolytic copper as cheap and effective catalyst for one-pot triazole synthesis, Scientific Reports, 8, 4496, 2018. (MNiSW = 100; IF = 3.998)
  4. D. Szeremeta, M. Knas, E. Długosz, K. Krzykała, A. Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz, R. Musiol, T. Kowalska, P.G. Ott, M. Sajewicz, A.M. Moricz, „Investigation of antibacterial and cytotoxic potential of phenolics derived from Cistus incanus L. by means of thin-layer chromatography-direct bioautography and cytotoxicity assay”, Journalof Liquid Chromatography & Related Technologies, 41, (6), 349-357, 2018. (MNiSW = 40; IF = 0.992)
  5. M. Musial, M. Kuczak, A. Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz, R. Musiol, E. Zorebski, M. Dzida, Trisubstituted Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquids as Innovative Heat Transfer Media in Sustainable Energy Systems, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 6,(6), 7960-7968, 2018 (MNiSW = 140; IF = 7.632)
  6. D. Zych, A. Słodek, S. Krompiec, K. Malarz, A. Mrozek – Wilczkiewicz, R. Musiol, „4 ’-Phenyl-2,2 ’:6 ’,2 ”-terpyridine Derivatives Containing 1-Substituted-2,3-Triazole Ring: Synthesis, Characterization and Anticancer Activity” , Chemistryselect, 3,(24), 7009 – 7017, 2018 (MNiSW = 40; IF = 1.811).
  7. M. Dzida, M. Musial, E. Zorebski, S. Jezak, J. Skowronek, K. Malarz, A. Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz, R. Musiol, A. Cyranka, M. Swiatek, „Comparative Study of the High Pressure Thermophysical Properties of 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium and 1,3-Diethylimidazolium Ethyl Sulfates for Use as Sustainable and Efficient Hydraulic Fluids”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 6,(8), 10934-10943, 2018 (MNiSW = 140; IF = 7.632)
  8. K. Malarz, A. Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz, M. Rejmund, M. Serda, J. Polanski, R. Musiol, The role of oxidative stress in activity of anticancer thiosemicarbazones, Oncotarget,  9,(25) 17689-17710, 2018 (MNiSW = 100; IF = 5.168)
  9. B. Das, H. Daver, M. Pyrkosz-Bulska, E. Gumienna-Kontecka, F. Himo, E. Nordlander, „Front Cover: An Unsymmetric Ligand with a N5O2 Donor Set and Its Corresponding Dizinc Complex: A Structural and Functional Phosphoesterase Model”, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 36, 2018 (MNiSW = 70; IF = 2.529)
  10. M. Frías, W. Cieślik, A. Fraile, A. Rosado-Abón, A. F. Garrido-Castro, F. Yuste, J. Alemán, Development and Application of Asymmetric Organocatalytic Mukaiyama and Vinylogous-Mukaiyama-Type Reactions, Chemistry-A European Journal, 24, 1–29, 2018 (MNiSW = 140; IF = 4.857)
  11. F. Esteban, W. Cieślik, E. M. Arpa, A. Guerrero-Corella, S. Díaz-Tendero, J. Perles, J. A. Fernández-Salas, A. Fraile, J. Alemán, Intramolecular Hydrogen Bond Activation: ThioureaOrganocatalyzed Enantioselective 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition of Salicylaldehyde-Derived Azomethine Ylides with Nitroalkenes, ACS Catalysis, 8, 1884-1890, 2018 (MNiSW = 200; IF = 12.35)
  12. M. Kapkowski, J. Popiel, T. Siudyga, M. Dzida, E. Zorębski, M. Musial, R. Sitko, J. Szade, K. Balin, J. Klimontko, M. Zubko, J. Polanski, Mono- and bimetallic nano-Re systems doped Os, Mo, Ru, Ir as nanocatalytic platforms for the acetalization of polyalcohols into cyclic acetals and their applications as fuel additives, Applied Catalysis B-Enviromental, 239,154-167,2018 (MNiSW = 200; IF = 16.683)


  1. J. Polański, T. Siudyga, P. Bartczak, M. Kapkowski, W. Ambrozkiewicz, A. Nobis. R. Sitko, J. Klimontko, J. Szade, J. Lelatko, Oxide passivated Ni-supported Ru nanoparticles in silica: A new catalyst for low – temperature carbon dioxide methanation, Applied Catalysis B-Enviromental, 206, 16-23, 2017 (MNiSW = 200; IF = 16.683)
  2. J. Polański, A Tkocz, Between Descriptors and Properties:Understanding the Ligand Efficiency Trends for G Protein-Coupled Receptor and Kinase Structure – Activity Data Sets, Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 57,(6), 1321-1329, 2017 (MNiSW = 100; IF = 4.549)
  3.  M. Kapkowski, W Ambrozkiewicz, T. Siudyga, R. sitko, J. szade, J. Klimontko, K. Balin, J. Lelątko, J. Polański, Nano silica and molybdenum supported Re, Rh, Ru or Ir nanoparticles for selective solvent-free glicerol conversion to cyclic acetals with propanone and butanone under mild conditions, Applied Catalysis B-Enviromental, 202, 335-345, 2017 (MNiSW = 200; IF = 16.683)
  4. B. Czaplińska, A. Maron, J.G. Małecki, G. Szafraniec – Gorol, M. Matussek, K. Malarz, A. Mrozek – Wilczkiewicz, W. Danikiewicz, R. Musioł, A. Słodek, Comprehensive exploration of the optical and biological properties of new quinoline based cellular probes,  Dyes and Pigments, 144, 119-132, 2017 (MNiSW = 100; IF = 4.613)
  5. P.K. Ranjith, Y. Sheena Mary, C. Y. Panicker, P.L. Anto, St. Armakovic, S.J. Armakovic, R. Musiol, J. Jampilek, C. Van Alsenoy, New quinolone derivative: Spectroscopic characterization and reactivity study by DFT and MD approaches, Journal of Molecular Structure, 1135, 1-14, 2017 (MNiSW = 70; IF = 2.463)
  6. A. Mrozek- Wilczkiewicz, K. Malarz, M. Rams-Baron, M. Serda, D. Bauer, FP Montforts, A. Ratuszna, T. Burley, J. Polański, R. Musioł, Iron Chelators and Exogenic Photosensitizers. Synergy through Oxidative Stress Gene Expression, Journal of Cancer, 8, (11), 1979-1987, 2017 (MNiSW = 20; IF = 3.565)
  7. M.J. Ware; M. Krzykawska-Serda; J. Chak-Shing Ho, J. Newton; S. Suki; J. Law; L. Nguyen; V. Keshishian; M. Serda; K. Taylor; S.A. Curley; S.J. Corr, Optimizing non-invasive radiofrequency hyperthermia treatment for improving drug delivery in 4T1 mouse breast cancer model, Scientific Reports,  7, 43961, 2017 (MNiSW = 100; IF = 3.998)
  8. N.A. Lapin, M. Krzykawska-Serda, S. Dilliard, Y. Mackeyev, M. Serda, L.J. Wilson, S.A. Curley, S.J. Corr, The effects of non-invasive radiofrequency electric field hyperthermia on biotransport and biodistribution of fluorescent [60] fullerene derivative in a murine orthotopic model of breast adenocarcinoma, J. Controlled Release, 260, 92-99, 2017 (MNiSW = 140; IF = 7.877)
  9. J. Polański, A. Tkocz, U. Kucia, Beware of ligand efficiency (LE): understanding LE data in modeling structure-activity and structure-economy relationships, Journal of Cheminformatics, 9(49)2017 (MNiSW = 100; IF = 5.318)
  10. J. Szczepaniak, W. Cieslik, A. Romanowicz, R. Musiol A. Krasowska, Blocking and dislocation of Candida albicans Cdr1p transporter by styrylquinolines, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents,  50 (2017) 171-176 (MNiSW = 100; IF = 4.621)
  11. R. Musioł, K. Malarz, J. Mularski, Quinoline Alkaloids Against Neglected Tropical Diseases, Current Organic Chemistry, 21(18) 2017, 1896-1906 (MNiSW = 70; IF = 2.157)
  12. R. Musioł, An overview of quinoline as a privileged scaffold in cancer drug discovery, Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery, 12 (6) 2017 583-597 (MNiSW = 100; IF = 3.846)
  13. K. Sala, K. Malarz, P.W. Barlow, E.U. Kurczynska, „Distribution of some pectic and arabinogalactan protein epitopes during Solanum lycopersicum (L.) adventitious root development”, BMC Plant Biology, 17 (25) 2017 (MNiSW = 140; IF = 3.497)
  14. M. Musiał, K. Malarz, A. Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz, R. Musiol, E. Zorębski,  M. Dzida, „Pyrrolidinium-Based Ionic Liquids as Sustainable Media in HeatTransfer Processes” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 5, 2017, 11024-1103 (MNiSW = 140; IF = 7.632)
  15. P. Mucaji, A. G Atanasov, A. Bak, V. Kozik, K. Sieron, M.Olsen, W. Pan, Y.Liu, S. Hu, J.Lan, N. Haider, R.Musiol, J. Vanco, M. Diederich, S. Ji, J. Zitko, D.  Wang, D. Agbaba, K.Nikolic, S. Oljacic, J. Vucicevic, D. Jezova, A. Tsantili-Kakoulidou, F. Tsopelas, C.  Giaginis, T. Kowalska, M. Sajewicz, J. Silberring, P. Mielczarek, M. Smoluch, I. Jendrzejewska, J.Polanski, J. Jampilek, The Forty-Sixth Euro Congress on Drug Synthesis and Analysis: Snapshot, Molecules,  22(11)2017, 1848
  16. J. Polanski, Big Data in Structure-Property Studies-From Definitions to Models, Advances in QSAR Modeling: Applications in Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics, 24, 529-552, 2017


  1. J. Polański, U. Kucia, r. Duszkiewicz, A Kurczyk, T. Magdziarz, J. Gasteiger, ” Molecular descriptor data explaien market prices of a large commercial chemical compound library”, Scientific Reports, 6, 28521, 2016
  2. J. Polański, J. Bogocz, A. Tkocz, „The analysis of the market success of FDA approvals by probing top 100 bestselling drugs”, Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design, 4,1-9, 2016
  3. J. Polanski, „Meet our editorial board member”, Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening, 19,97-98, 2016
  4. G. Pastuch-Gawoleka; K. Malarz; A. Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz;  M. Serda; B. Czaplinska; R. Musiol; „Small molecule glycoconjugates with anticancer activity”; European Journal Of Medicinal Chemistry;  12, 130-144, 2016
  5. K.Z. Laczkowski ; M. Switalska  A. Baranowska-Lazkowska; T. Plech; A. Paneth; K. Misiura; J. Wietrzyk; B. Czaplinska; A. Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz; K. Malarz Katarzyna; R. Musiol; I. Grela; „Thiazole-based nitrogen mustards: Design, synthesis, spectroscopic studies, DFT calculation, molecular docking, and antiproliferative activity against selected human cancer cell lines”; Journal Of Molecular Structure;  1119;139-150, 2016
  6. R. Musioł, J. Polański et al. „The Eighth Central European Conference “Chemistry towards Biology”: Snapshot”; Molecules , 21(10), 1381, 2016
  7. M. Orlowska; K. Pytlakowska; A. Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz ; R. Musiol; M. Waksmundzka-Hajnos; M. Sajewicz; T: Kowalska;  „A Comparison of Antioxidant, Antibacterial, and Anticancer Activity of the Selected Thyme Species by Means of Hierarchical Clustering and Principal Component Analysis”; Acta chromatographica; 2; 207-221, 2016
  8. A. Smolinski , L. Drobek; V. Dombek; A. Bak; „Modeling of experimental data on trace elements and organic compounds content in industrial waste dumps”; Chemosphere  162; 189-198; 2016;
  9. A. Bak; V. Kozik; A. Smolinski; J. Jampilek; „Multidimensional (3D/4D-QSAR) probability-guided pharmacophore mapping: investigation of activity profile for a series of drug absorption promoters”; RSC Advances; 6 (80); 2016
  10. M. Serda, Yen-Ku Wu, E. D. Barth, H. J. Halpern, and Viresh H. Rawal;”EPR Imaging Spin Probe Trityl Radical OX063: A Method for Its Isolation from Animal Effluent, Redox Chemistry of Its Quinone Methide Oxidation Product, and in Vivo Application in a Mouse”; Chemical Research in Toxicology; 29(12); 2153-2156; 2016
  11. S. Kus, S. Srinvasan, D. Kasperczyk, V. Kozik, A. Bak, K. Barbusinski,  „Monitoring Corrosion in Continuous Bio-degradation of Sulfur-containing, Volatile Organic Compounds”, NACE International, 7437, 1-15, 2016
  12. A. Bak, V. Kozik, P. Dybal, S. Sulowicz, D. Kasperczyk, S. Kus, K. Barbusinki,  „Abatement robustness of volatile organic compounds using compact trickle-bed bioreactor: Biotreatment of styrene, ethanol and dimethyl sulfide mixture in contaminated airstream”, Int. Biodeterior. Biodegradation, 1-13; 2016
  13. D. Pentak, V. Kozik, A. Bak, P. Dybal, A. Sochanik, J. Jampilek,  „Preparation and characterization of liposomal therapeutic delivery systems”, Molecules, 21, 1689, 2016


  1. M. Kapkowski, T. Siudyga, R. Sitko, J. Lelatko, J. Szade, K. Balin, J. Klimontko, P. Bartczak, J. Polanski, „Catalytic Gas-Phase Glycerol Processing over SiO2-, Cu-, Ni- and Fe- Supported Au Nanoparticles”, PLOS ONE, 10(11); 2015
  2. J. Polanski, J. Bogocz, A. Tkocz, „Top 100 bestselling drugs represent an arena struggling for new FDA approvals: drug age as an efficiency indicator”, Drug Discovery Today, 20(11); 1300-1304; 2015
  3. A. Kurczyk, D. Warszycki, R. Musioł, R. Kafel, A. J. Bojarski, J.  Polanski, ” Ligand-Based Virtual Screening in a Search for Novel Anti-HIV-1 Chemotypes”, Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 55(10);  2168-2177, 2015;
  4. J. Polanski, P. Bartczak,W. Ambrozkiewicz, R. Sitko,T. Siudyga, A. Mianowski, J. Szade, K. Balin, J. Lelatko, „Ni-Supported Pd Nanoparticles with Ca Promoter: A New Catalyst for Low-Temperature Ammonia Cracking”, PLOS ONE, 10(8); 2015;
  5. M. Rams-Baron, M. Dulski, A. Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz, M. Korzec, W. Cieslik, Wioleta; E. Spaczynska, P. Bartczak, A.  Ratuszna, J. Polanski, R.  Musiol, „Synthesis of New Styrylquinoline Cellular Dyes, Fluorescent Properties, Cellular Localization and Cytotoxic Behavior”,  PLOS ONE; 10(6); 2015
  6. A. Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz, E. Spaczynska, K. Malarz, W. Cieslik, M. Rams-Baron, V. Krystof, R. Musiol, ” Design, Synthesis and In Vitro Activity of Anticancer Styrylquinolines. The p53 Independent Mechanism of Action”, PLOS ONE, 10(11); 2015
  7. Ulahannan, Rajeev T; Panicker, C. Yohannan; Varghese, Hema Tresa, Musiol Robert Jampilek Josef, Van Alsenoy Christian; War Javeed Ahmad; Srivastava, S. K; „Molecular structure, FT-IR, FT-Raman, NBO, HOMO and LUMO, MEP, NLO and molecular docking study of 2-[(E)-2-(2-bromophenyl)ethenyl]quinoline-6-carboxylic acid”, Spectrochomica Acta Part A-Molecular And Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 151; 184-197; 2015
  8. V. Kozik; K. Jarzembek, A. Jedrzejowska, A. Bak, J. Polak, M. Bartoszek, K. Pytlakowska, „Investigation of Antioxidant Activity of Pomegranate Juices by Means of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance and UV-Vis Spectroscopy” , Journal of AOAC International, 98 (4); 866-870; 2015
  9. A. Smolinski, P. Kuna-Gwozdziewicz, M.J. Laczny, A. Bak, ” Study of the Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Content in Gas Released From Burning Mine Waste Dump”, Acta Chromatographica, 27(2); 239-254; 2015
  10. Ulahannan, Rajeev T; Panicker, C. Yohannan; Varghese, Hema Tresa (Musiol, Robert; Jampilek, JosefVan Alsenoy, Christian; War, Javeed Ahmad; Srivastava, S. K, „Molecular structure, FT-IR, FT-Raman, NBO, HOMO and LUMO, MEP, NLO and molecular docking study of 2-[(E)-2-(2-bromophenyl)ethenyl]quinoline-6-carboxylic acid”, Spectrochomica Acta Part A-Molecular And Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 150; 190-199; 2015
  11. W. Cieslik; M. Serda; R. Musiol, „Microwave-Assisted 1,3-dipolar Cycloadditions to Nitrogen Containing Heterocycles”, Current Organic Chemistry, 19(14); 1410-1427; 2015
  12. Ulahannan, Rajeev T; Panicker, C. Yohannan; Varghese, Hema Tresa (Musiol, Robert; Jampilek, JosefVan Alsenoy, Christian; War, Javeed Ahmad; Al-Saadi, Abdulaziz A., „Vibrational spectroscopic and molecular docking study of (2E)-N-(4-chloro-2-oxo-1,2-dihydroquinolin-3-yl)-3-phenylprop-2-enamide”,  Spectrochomica Acta Part A-Molecular And Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 151; 335-349; 2015
  13. M. Orłowska, K. Pytlakowska, A. Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz, R. Musioł, M. Waksmundzka-Hajnos, M. Sajewicz T. Kowalska, „A comparison of antioxidant, antibacterial, and anticancer activity of the selected thyme species by means of hierarchical clustering and principal component analysis”, Wiadomosci chemiczne, 3; 1-15; 2015
  14. W. Cieslik, E. Spaczynska, K Malarz, D Tabak, E. Nevin, J. O’Mahony, A Coffey, A Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz, J. Jampilek, R. Musiol, „Investigation of the Antimycobacterial Activity of 8-hydroxyquinolines”, Medicinal Chemistry, 11; 771-779; 2015
  15. J. Lampert, J. Polański, „Nowe technologie on-line w dydaktyce chemii”, Wiadomosci chemiczne, 69; 125-147; 2015


  1. West, C. E.; Scarlett, A. G.; Tonkin, A.; O’Carroll-Fitzpatrick, D.; Pureveen, J.; Tegelaar, E.; Gieleciak, R.; Hager, D.; Petersen, K.; Tollefsen, K.-E.; Rowland, S. J., „Diaromatic sulphur-containing 'naphthenic’ acids in process waters”, Water Research,  51,  206-215, 2014
  2. Kapkowski, M.; Bartczak, P.; Korzec, M.; Sitko, R.; Szade, J.; Balin, K.; Lelatko, J.; Polanski, J., ” SiO2-, Cu-, and Ni-supported Au nanoparticles for selective glycerol oxidation in the liquid phase”, Journal of Catalysis 319, 2014, 110-118, 2014
  3. Korzec, M.; Bartczak, P.; Niemczyk, A.; Szade, J.; Kapkowski, M.; Zenderowska, P.; Balin, K.; Lelatko, J.; Polanski, J.,”Bimetallic nano-Pd/PdO/Cu system as a highly effective catalyst for the Sonogashira reaction” Journal of Catalysis, 313, 1-8, 2014
  4. Serda, M.; Kalinowski, D. S.; Rasko, N.; Potuckova, E.; Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz, A.; Musiol, R.; Malecki, J. G.; Sajewicz, M.; Ratuszna, A.; Muchowicz, A.; Golab, J.; Simunek, T.; Richardson, D. R.; Polanski, J., „Exploring the Anti-Cancer Activity of Novel Thiosemicarbazones Generated through the Combination of Retro-Fragments: Dissection of Critical Structure-Activity Relationships”, Plos One 9 (10), 2014
  5. Bogocz, J.; Bak, A.; Polanski, J. „No free lunches in nature? An analysis of the regional distribution of the affiliations of Nature publications”, Scientometrics 101 (1), 547-568, 2014
  6. Musiol, R.; Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz, A.; Polanski, J., „Synergy Against Fungal Pathogens: Working Together is Better Than Working Alone” , Current Medicinal Chemistry,  21 (7),  870-893, 2014
  7. B. Das, H. Daver, M. Pyrkosz-Bulska, E. Persch, S.K. Barman, R. Mukherjee, E. Gumienna-Kontecka, M. Jarenmark, F. Himo, E. Nordlander, „A dinuclear zinc(II) complex of a new unsymmetric ligand with an N5O2 donor set; a structural and functional model for the active site of zinc phosphoesterases”, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry 132, 6-17, 2014
  8. Gumienna-Kontecka E., Pyrkosz-Bulska M., Szebesczyk A., Ostrowska M., „Iron chelating strategies in systemic metal overload, neurodegeneration and cancer”, Current Medicinal Chemistry 21,  3741-3767, 2014
  9. Krompiec, S.; Malarz, J.; Pietraszuk, C.; Powala, B.; Rogalski, S.; Malecki, J. G.; Penkala, M.; Filapek, M.; Musiol, R.; Jampilek, J.; Vejsova, M.; Polanski, J.; Paluch, M.; Pawlus, S.; Danikiewicz, W.; Kania, M.; Marcol, B.,” New Strategy for the Synthesis of 3,4,5-trisubstituted Isoxazolines from Allyl Compounds”, Current Organic Chemistry 18 (17), 2280-2296, 2014
  10. Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz, A.; Serda, M.; Musiol, R.; Malecki, G.; Szurko, A.; Muchowicz, A.; Golab, J.; Ratuszna, A.; Polanski, J., „Iron Chelators in Photodynamic Therapy Revisited: Synergistic Effect by Novel Highly Active Thiosemicarbazones”, Acs Medicinal Chemistry Letters 5 (4), 336-339, 2014
  11. R.T. Ulahannan, Y.C. Panicker, H.T. Varghese, C. van Alsenoy, R. Musioł, J. Jampílek, P.L. Anto, „Vibrational Spectroscopic (FT-IR, FT-Raman, NBO, HOMO-LUMO, MEP) Investigations and Quantum Chemical Computational Study of 4-Hydroxy-2-oxo-1,2-dihydroquinoline-8-carboxylic acid”, Spectrochimica  Acta A, 121, 404-414, 2014
  12. Y.C. Panicker, R.T. Ulahannan, H.T. Varghese, C. van Alsenoy, R. Musioł, J. Jampílek, P.L. Anto, „Spectroscopic (FT-IR, FT-Raman) Investigations and Quantum Chemical Calculations of 4-Hydroxy-2-oxo-1,2-dihydroquinoline-7-carboxylic acid”; Spectrochimica Acta A, 121, 445-456,  2014
  13.  Bak, A.; Daszykowski, M.; Kaminski, Z.; Kiec-Kononowicz, K.; Kuder, K.; Fraczyk, J.; Kolesinska, B.; Ciosek, P.; Polanski, J. ” Probing an Artificial Polypeptide Receptor Library Using a Series of Novel Histamine H3 Receptor Ligands”, Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening 17 (2), 141-156, 2014
  14. Bak, A.; Wyszomirski, M.; Magdziarz, T.; Smolinski, A.; Polanski, J., „Structure-Based Modeling of Dye-Fiber Affinity with SOM-4D-QSAR Paradigm: Application to Set of Anthraquinone Derivatives”, Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening 17 (6), 485-502,  2014
  15.  J. G.Malecki, A. Maron´, I. Gryca, M. Serda, „Characterization of a PdII complex with (E)-8-hydroxyquinoline-2-carbaldehyde O-benzyl oxime” Mendeleev Communications, 24( 1), 26-28, 2014


  1. B. Machura, M. Wolff, W. Cieślik, R. Musiol, „Novel oxorhenium(V) complexes of 8-hydroxyquinoline derivatives – Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization, X-ray crystal structures and DFT calculations”, Polyhedron, 51,263-274, 2013
  2. W. Cieslik, M. Serda, A. Kurczyk, R. Musiol,”Microwave assisted synthesis of monoazanaphthalene scaffolds”, Current Organic Chemistry, 17(5), 491–503, 2013
  3. Bak A., Magdziarz T., Kurczyk A., Serafin K., Polanski J., „Probing a Chemical Space for Fragmental Topology-Activity Landscapes (FRAGTAL): Application for Diketo Acid and Catechol HIV Integrase Inhibitor Offspring Fragments”, Comb. Chem. High Throughput Screen, 16(4), 274-287, 2013
  4. Musiol R., „Quinoline-based HIV integrase inhibitors”, Curr. Pharm. Des., 19, 1835-1849, 2013
  5. M. Serda, G. Malecki, A. Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz, R. Musiol, J. Polanski, „Microwave assisted synthesis, X-ray crystallography and DFT calculations of selected aromatic thiosemicarbazones”, J. Mol. Struct., 1037, 63-72, 2013
  6. J.E. Nycz, G.J. Malecki, „Synthesis, spectroscopy and computational studies of selected hydroxyquinoline carboxylic acids and their selected fluoro-, thio-, and dithioanalogues”, J. Mol. Struct., 1032, 159–168, 2013
  7. W. Cieslik, R. Musiol, J.E. Nycz, J. Jampilek, M. Vejsova, M. Wolff, B. Machura, J. Polanski, „Contribution to Investigation of Antimicrobial Activity of Styrylquinolines”, Bioorg. Med. Chem., 20, 6960–6968, 2013
  8. J.G. Malecki, J. Nycz, „Ruthenium(II) hydridecarbonyl complex with N,N’-bis(2-pyridyl)thiourea as co-ligand”, Polyhedron, 55, 49–56, 2013
  9. W. Przychodzen, J.E. Nycz, Y.-J. Nam, D.-U. Lee, „Cytotoxic and Antioxidant Activities of Benzohydroxamic Acid Analogues”, Bull. Korean Chem. Soc., 34, 10, 3098–3100, 2013
  10. Biswanath Das, Henrik Daver, Monika Pyrkosz-Bulska, Elke Persch, Suman K. Barman, Rabindranath Mukherjee, Elzbieta Gumienna-Kontecka, Martin Jarenmark, Fahmi Himo, Ebbe Nordlander, „A dinuclear Zinc(II) complex of a new unsymmetric ligand with an N5O2 donor set; a structural and functional model for the active site of zinc phosphotriesterase”, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry,, 
  11. Mainak Mitra, Reena Singh, Monika Pyrkosz-Bulska, Matti Haukka,  Elzbieta Gumienna-Kontecka, Ebbe Nordlander, „A new bis(µ-phenoxo)bridged dizinc complex with hydrolytic activity”, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem., 639, (8-9),1534–1542, 2013
  12. West CE, Scarlett AG, Tonkin A, O’Carroll-Fitzpatrick D, Pureveen J, Tegelaar E, Gieleciak R, Hager D, Petersen K, Tollefsen KE, Rowland SJ., „Diaromatic sulphur-containing 'naphthenic’ acids in process waters”, Water Research,
  13. Jones D, Scarlett AG, West CE, Frank RA, Gieleciak R, Hager D, Pureveen J, Tegelaar E, Rowland SJ., „Elemental and spectroscopic characterization of fractions of an acidic extract of oil sands process water”, Chemosphere,  93,( 9), 1655–1664, 2013
  14. Knas, M.; Szeremeta, D.; Polanski, J.; et al., „Specific Mobility of Selected Phytochemicals in Thin-Layer Chromatographic Systems and its Possible Relevance to Pharmacokinetics”, Acta Chromatographica, 25  ( 4 ) 765-776, 2013
  15. Polanski, Jaroslaw; Sajewicz, Mieczyslaw; Knas, Magdalena; et al., „Polarimetric Detection in HPLC of R(-)-Naproxen: Features and Intrinsic Weakness”, Journal of Chromatographic Science  51 ( 4 ), 349-354, 2013


  • M. Kapkowski, T. Siudyga, J. Polański, A. Niemczyk-Wojdyła; Sposób regeneracji katalizatorów SCR w pełni lub w części zdezaktywowanych oraz sposób utylizacji zużytych po regeneracji roztworów oczyszczających; Patent Polski nr. P.428501; 2019
  • M. Kapkowski, W. Ambrożkiewicz, T. Siudyga, J. Polański; Sposób otrzymywania cyklicznych acetali w reakcji alkoholi z ketonami; Patent Polski nr. P.415982; 2016
  • M. Kapkowski, T. Siudyga, M. Słota, J. Bogocz, J. Polański; Sposób otrzymywania 1-hydroksyacetonu w reakcji dehydratacji gliceryny; Patent Polski nr. P.412213; 2015
  • M. Kapkowski, M. Słota, J. Bogocz, J. Polański, J. Popiel, K. Czerny; Sposób utylizacji alkoholi dihydroksylowych do kwasu octowego; Patent Polski nr. P.412263; 2015
  • M. Kapkowski, M. Słota, J. Bogocz, J. Polański, J. Popiel, K. Czerny; Sposób utylizacji alkoholi monohydroksylowych do kwasu octowego; Patent Polski nr. P.412262; 2015
  • M. Kapkowski, M. Korzec, P. Bartczak, J. Polański; Sposób utylizacji gliceryny do kwasu octowego, Patent Polski nr. P.407235; 2014.
  • M. Korzec, P. Bartczak, J. Polański, M. Kapkowski; Nanokatalizator Pd/Cu, sposób jego otrzymywania oraz zastosowanie, Patent Polski nr. P.405268; 2013.

Patent applications: 

  • T. Siudyga, J. Polański, M. Kapkowski, P. Bartczak; Sposób katalitycznej konwersji tlenku lub dwutlenku węgla do metanu oraz złoże katalityczne do realizacji tego sposobu; Polskie zgłoszenie patentowe nr. P.432591; 2020
  • Maciej Kapkowski, Michał Ludynia, Jarosław Polański, Marzena Dzida, Małgorzata Rudnicka, Katarzyna Balin, Martin Doležal, Petr Kastner; Kompozycja poprawiająca penetrację substancji biologicznie aktywnych przez powierzchnie organów roślinnych; Polskie zgłoszenie patentowe nr. P.430248; 2019
  • M. Kapkowski, M. Ludynia, J. Polański, M. Dzida, M. Rudnicka, K. Balin, M. Doležal, P. Kastner; Směs zlepšující penetraci biologicky aktivních látek povrchem rostlinných orgánů; Czeskie zgłoszenie patentowe nr. PV 2019-614, 2019
  • M. Kapkowski, T. Siudyga, J. Polański, A. Niemczyk-Wojdyła; Způsob regenerace zcela nebo částečně deaktivovaných katalyzátorů SCR a způsob využití čisticích roztoků použitých při regeneraci; Czeskie zgłoszenie patentowe nr. PV 2019-523, 2019
  • M. Kapkowski, T. Siudyga, J. Polański, A. Niemczyk-Wojdyła; Spôsob regenerácie úplne alebo čiastočne deaktivovaných katalyzátorov SCR a spôsob využitia čistiacich roztokov použitých pri regenerácii; Słowackie zgłoszenie patentowe nr. PP 50041-2019, 2019
  • M. Kapkowski, W. Ambrożkiewicz, J. Popiel, J. Polański, M. Dzida, E. Zorębski, M. Musiał, T. Siudyga; Sposób otrzymywania cyklicznych acetali lub ich mieszanin oraz ich zastosowanie jako dodatków do paliw; Polskie zgłoszenie patentowe nr. P.423287; 2017
  • J. Polański, P. Bartczak, M. Korzec, M. Kapkowski; Sposób otrzymywania struktur zawierających cząstki o rozmiarach nanometrycznych i/lub submikrometrycznych na różnych nośnikach, Polskie zgłoszenie patentowe nr. P.405270; 2013.

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