We are focused on the development of new synthetic methods in organic chemistry. Currently, we study directed C−H functionalizations of alkanes and cycloalkanes utilizing insertion reactions of electron-deficient species and C−H activation processes catalyzed by transition metals. In parallel, we work on the design and synthesis of bifunctional compounds for selective catalytic reactions. In particular, we are interested in the functionalization of the adamantane scaffold to enhance lipophilicity, rigidity, or thermodynamic stability of derived compounds for further use in catalyst design, drug design, material science and other areas of research and industrial applications.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: To solve problems at various levels of interactions with organic chemistry, research, science and community. The knowledge of chemistry you gain will help you in your future career as a chemist. The way of solving problems will help you in other life experiences.
WHY OUR GROUP: We offer interesting and important topics to work on, good working conditions, experience in the field and a motivating environment.
CONTACT: Radim Hrdina (Room 137); hrdinanatur.cuni.cz;