Head of the group
Assoc. Prof. Sebastian Stecko

Dr inż. Mariusz Zalewski

PhD students
M.Sc. Aniket Chaudhari
M.Sc. Siddharth Dave

OPUS NCN 2021/43/B/ST4/01915
“Self- or a directing group-aided remote C(sp3)-H functionalization of difunctional compounds”


M. Chmielewski, R. Kutaszewicz, A. Ulikowski, M. Michalak, K. Wołosewicz, S. Stecko, B. Furman, „The Kinugasa Reaction”, Organic Reactions

S. Stecko, D. T. Gryko, „Multifunctional Heteropentalenes: From Synthesis to Optoelectronic Applications”, JACS Au

A. Październiok-Holewa, S. Stecko, „Saturated Heterocycles as Chiral Auxiliaries”, Chiral Building Blocks in Asymmetric Synthesis: Synthesis and Applications

K. Erfurt, D. Kobus-Bartoszewicz, K. Krukiewicz, A. Chrobok, R. Turczyn, M.J.P. Biggsa, „Low resistance, highly corrugated structures based on poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) doped with a d-glucopyranoside-derived ionic liquid”, Electrochem. Commun., 2020, 110, 106616

A. Narczyk, S. Stecko, „An entry to non-racemic β-tertiary-β-amino alcohols, building blocks for the synthesis of aziridine, piperazine, and morpholine scaffolds†”, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2020, 18, 5972-5981

M. Garbacz, S. Stecko, „The Synthesis of Chiral Allyl Carbamates via Merger of Photoredox and Nickel Catalysis”, Adv. Synth. Catal., 2020, 362, 3213-3222

A. Narczyk, S. Stecko, „The synthesis of unnatural α-alkyl- and α-aryl-substituted serine derivatives”, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2020, 18, 1204-1213

A. Walęcka-Kurczyk, K. Walczak, A. Kuźnik, S. Stecko, A. Październiok-Holewa , „The Synthesis of α-Aminophosphonates via Enantioselective Organocatalytic Reaction of 1-(N-Acylamino)alkylphosphonium Salts with Dimethyl Phosphite”, Molecules, 2020, 25, 405

A. Październiok-Holewa, A. Walęcka-Kurczyk, S. Musioł, S. Stecko, „Catalyst-free Mannich-type reaction of 1-(N-acylamino)alkyltriphenylphosphonium salts with silyl enolates”, Tetrahedron 75, 2019, 732-742.

A. Narczyk ,M. Mrozowicza, S. Stecko, „Total synthesis of levetiracetam”, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2019, 17, 2770-2775.

A. Lumbroso, V. Coeffard, D. Gatineau, S. Stecko, I. Beaudet, J.-P. Quintard, E. Le Grognec, „Stereoselective Synthesis of Stannylated Dehydropiperidines and Dehydroazepanes”, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2016, 5146-5159.

M. Chwastek, M. Pieczykolan, S. Stecko, The synthesis of 5-amino-dihydrobenzo[b]oxepines and 5-amino-dihydrobenzo[b]azepines via Ichikawa rearrangement and ring-closing metathesis, J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 9046-9074.

P. Szcześniak, M. Pieczykolan, S. Stecko, The synthesis of α,α-disubstituted α-amino acids via Ichikawa rearrangement, J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 1057-1074.


  • [2,3]- & [3,3]-sigmatropic rearrangements
  • Organic reactions catalyzed by Pd, Ni, Co and Cu complexes: cross-couplings, C-H functionalizations
  • photocatalysis
  • stereocontrolled organic synthesis
  • heterocyclic chemistry
  • isocyanate chemistry
  • amino acid & carbohydrate chemistry
  • synthesis of unnatural amino acids, carbohydrate derivatives, alkaloids and bioactive compounds