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Group leader

Jiří Kaleta, Ph.D.

Profile

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

CB11H10 and Related Carborenes
Inorganic Chemistry 2020: Early View
Regular Two-Dimensional Arrays of Surface-Mounted Molecular Switches: Switching Monitored by UV–vis and NMR Spectroscopy
Journal of the American Chemical Society 142 (20): 9337–9351 (2020)
Structure and photophysics of indigoids for singlet fission: Cibalackrot
J. L. Ryerson
A. Zaykov
L. E. A. Suarez
R. W. A. Havenith
B. R. Stepp
P. I. Dron
J. Kaleta
A. Akdag
S. J. Teat
T. F. Magnera
J. R. Miller
Z. Havlas
R. Broer
S. Faraji
J. Michl
J. C. Johnson
Journal of Chemical Physics 151 (18): 184903 (2019)
Preparation and redox properties of fluorinated 1,3-diphenylisobenzofurans
Electrochimica Acta 321: Early View (2019)