Head of the group
Prof. IChO PAN Rafał Loska

Prof. Mieczyław Mąkosza

PhD Students
Mgr Alicja Wasilewska-Rosa
Mgr Barbara Stańska
Mgr Jakub Brześkiewicz
Mgr inż. Antoni Tkaczyk

Małgorzata Pawlak-Bechcicka

SONATA BIS NCN (2017/26/E/ST5/00388) “Transition metal-catalyzed C-H activation of nitrones”

PRELUDIUM NCN (2020/37/N/ST4/00777) “Synthesis and transformations of strained cyclic nitrones catalyzed by transition metals”


J. Brześkiewicz, B. Stańska, P. Dąbrowski, R. Loska, „C−H Activation and Cross‐Coupling of Acyclic Aldonitrone”, Eur. J. Org. Chem.

M. Sacha, M. Błaż, P. Byrski, P. Dąbrowski-Tumański, M. Chromiński, R. Loska, P. Włodarczyk-Pruszyński, S. Jastrzębski, „Molecule Edit Graph Attention Network: Modeling Chemical Reactions as Sequences of Graph Edits”, J. Chem. Inf. Model.

S. Ostrowska, T. Scattolin, S. P. Nolan, „N-Heterocyclic carbene complexes enabling the α-arylation of carbonyl compounds”, Chem. Comm.

M. Mąkosza, M. Bechcicka, K. Wojciechowski, „Simple Synthesis of Dimethyl Nitrobenzhydrylphosphonates and Heteroarylnitroarylacetonitriles via Vicarious Nucleophilic Substitution (VNS) Reaction”, Synthesis

K. Kisiel, J. Brześkiewicz, R. Loska, M. Mąkosza, „Transition Metal Free Nucleophilic Benzylation of Nitroarenes. Umpolung of the Friedel Crafts Reaction”, Adv. Synth. Catal.

P. Bukowska, J. Piechowska, R. Loska, „Azine-imidazole aza-BODIPY analogues with large Stokes shift”, Dyes and Pigments

R. Loska, „Recent Advances in Cycloaddition Reactions of Heterocyclic N-Oxides”, Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry, O. Larionov (ed.)

Research topics

  • Transition metal-catalyzed C–H activation of nitrones
  • Allene synthesis
  • New variants of Nucleophilic Substitution of hydrogen in aromatic systems