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Group leader

Jiří Kaleta, Ph.D.

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EDUCATION

  • 2006–2010: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Masaryk University, Faculty of Science, Brno, Czech Republic. Thesis: Bicyclo[1.1.1]pentane Derivatives   
  • 2004–2006: M.Sc. (Mgr.) in Organic Chemistry, Masaryk University, Faculty of Science, Brno, Czech Republic. Thesis: Laterally Substituted Bicyclo[1.1.1]pentanes
  • 2001–2004: Bc. in Organic Chemistry, Masaryk University, Faculty of Science, Brno, Czech Republic


EXPERIENCE  

  • 2017 (9 months): University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, Supervisor: Prof. Josef Michl  
  • 2016 (3 months): University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, Supervisor: Prof. Josef Michl
  • 2007 (1 year): University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, Supervisor: Prof. Josef Michl
  • 2004 (3 weeks): Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the CAS, Prague, Supervisor: Prof. František Rypáček


APPOINTMENTS  

  • since 2019: Head of the Junior Research Group, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS, Prague  
  • 2013–2018: Scientist, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS, Prague
  • 2010–2013: Postdoctoral fellowship, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS, Prague, supervisor: Prof. Josef Michl


AWARDS

  • 2016: The Alfred Bader Award for Organic Chemistry  
  • 2014: The Coris Award for the best oral presentation (XIV. Conference of young biologists, biochemists, and chemists, Czech Republic)
  • 2013: Best poster presentation (EuroBoron 6, Poland)
  • 2010: Prix de Chimie (1st Prize, awarded by the French embassy and the Rhodia)
  • 2008: The Otakar Červinka Award (the Czech Chemical Society award for the best lecture)
  • 2008: Awarded by Department of Chemistry of Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno
  • 2006: Awarded by Dean of Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE  

  • Multi-step syntheses of molecular-level devices (rotors, motors and switches), preparation of their 2D and 3D arrays, and study of their properties  
  • Synthesis of highly strained hydrocarbons (bicyclo[1.1.1]pentanes, propellanes, cubanes, etc.)
  • Study of electronic properties and reactivity of various charged (CB11H12-) and uncharged carborane (o-, m-, and p-C2B10H12) derivatives
  • Molecular spectroscopy


ORGANIZED INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES  


Recent papers

Preparation and redox properties of fluorinated 1,3-diphenylisobenzofurans
Jiří Kaleta
L. Šimková
A. Liška
Daniel Bím
Jenica M. L. Madridejos
Radek Pohl
Lubomír Rulíšek
Josef Michl
J. Ludvík
Electrochimica Acta 321 : Early View (2019).
Bulk Inclusions of Double Pyridazine Molecular Rotors in Hexagonal Tris(o-phenylene)cyclotriphosphazene
Jiří Kaleta
Guillaume Bastien
Jin Wen
Martin Dračínský
E. Tortorici
I. Císařová
P. D. Beale
C. T. Rogers
Josef Michl
Journal of Organic Chemistry 84 (13): 8449-8467 (2019).
Molecular Packing and Singlet Fission: The Parent and Three Fluorinated 1,3-Diphenylisobenzofurans
E. A. Buchanan
Jiří Kaleta
Jin Wen
S. H. Lapidus
I. Císařová
Zdeněk Havlas
J. C. Johnson
Josef Michl
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 10 (8): 1947-1953 (2019).
Bridge-Chlorinated Bicyclo[1.1.1]pentane-1,3-dicarboxylic Acids
Jiří Kaleta
Igor Rončević
I. Císařová
Martin Dračínský
Veronika Šolínová
Václav Kašička
Josef Michl
Journal of Organic Chemistry 84 (5): 2448-2461 (2019).