IOCB Prague

Tomáš Slanina Group

Redox Photochemistry
Research Group
CHEM cluster

About our group

The research of our laboratory focuses on the development of small organic molecules that undergo electron transfer and/or can be activated by light. This interdisciplinary research field combines organic synthesis, electrochemistry, spectroscopy, physical chemistry and mechanistic investigations of light-triggered processes. Our main goal is to precisely control redox reactions and electron transfer in space and time, reversibly transfer charge between defined redox centres and develop methods for stabilization of organic radicals and radical ions. We aim to use them in various applications ranging from redox sensors to functionalized surfaces, molecular electronic devices and smart materials.



All publications
Multiplicity-driven photochromism controls three-state fulgimide photoswitches
Multiplicity-driven photochromism controls three-state fulgimide photoswitches
Chemical Communications 60 (28): 3774-3777 (2024)
Fulgimide photoswitches display three-state photoswitching between isomeric forms Z, E and C. Fulgimides have therefore access to both large steric change of double bond isomerization and the large spectral change induced by electrocyclization. By controlling the multiplicity and photoisomerization conditions, we achieved precise and near-quantitative control over both isomerization modes.
Sulfonothioated meso-Methyl BODIPY Shows Enhanced Uncaging Efficiency and Releases H2Sn
Organic Letters 25 (36): 6705–6709 (2023)
BODIPY phototether enables oligonucleotide cyclization and subsequent deprotection by tissue-transparent red light
Chemical Communications 60 (32): 4366–4369 (2024)
Spin-Vibronic Coupling Controls the Intersystem Crossing of Iodine-Substituted BODIPY Triplet Chromophores
Chemistry - A European Journal 30 (4): e202303154 (2024)