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prof. dr hab. inż. Piotr Kaszyński

Piotr KASZYŃSKI,  Professor 



Department of Heteroorganic Chemistry,  CMMS, PAS
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






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





Recent publications:


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.