Wojciech Chaładaj

Homogeneous catalysis with transition metal complexes

Janusz Jurczak

Stereocontrolled organic synthesis and supramolecular chemistry

Sebastian Stecko

New methods of stereocontrolled synthesis of compounds with significant biological activity

Rafał Loska

Stereoselective synthesis of allenes

Ryszard Ostaszewski

Multicomponent reactions, enzymes and microorganisms in organic synthesis and biotechnology

Bartosz Grzybowski

Computer Aided Organic Synthesis

Karol Grela

Applications of organometallic chemistry in organic synthesis

Bartłomiej Furman

Stereocontrolled synthesis of biologically active compounds

Jarosław Jaźwiński

Application of nuclear magnetic resonance in organic chemistry

Sławomir Jarosz

Chemistry of sucrose. Simple sugars as chiral building blocks

Michał Michalak

Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis with metal complexes

Zbigniew Wróbel

Practical organic synthesis. Chemistry of nitrogen heterocycles

Dorota Gryko

Sustainable catalysis

Agnieszka Szumna

Molecular recognition



The IOC PAS is a leading Polish research unit conducting research in the field of organic chemistry. The main lines of research concern the methodology of organic synthesis, catalysis and the study of reaction mechanisms. The chemistry of porphyrinoids, supramolecular chemistry and computer-aided organic synthesis are being intensively developed on the basis of the CHEMATICA program, recognized by the Chemistry World journal as one of the 10 most important discoveries of 2016. The Institute is authorized to award doctoral and postdoctoral degrees in chemical sciences. Currently, the research is conducted by 169 researchers, including 14 with the title of professor and 56 doctoral students.

  • 428

    awarded PhD degrees in chemical sciences

  • 58

    grants are implemented by the Institute, including 41 grants from the National Science Center and 3 grants from the EU

  • 140

    papers were published by the Institute's employees in 2020, including 16 with IFs above 10