Fluorine···Fluorine Interactions in a High-Pressure Layered Phase of Perfluorobenzene

Michalina Rusek, Karolina Kwaśna, Armand Budzianowski, and Andrzej Katrusiak

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b09428


Several structures of hexafluorobenzene at low temperature at atmospheric pressure or high pressure at room temperature have been published.

There are also structures of the new high-pressure phase.

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Designing of diamino based esterases inhibitors; synthesis, characterization, density functional theory and molecular modeling

Muhammad Asam Raza, Kiran Fatima, Zenab Saqib, Jan K. Maurin, Armand Budzianowski


  • Six diamine based dithoic acids were proposed for esterases inhibitors.
  • The most potent molecules on the basis of theoretical studies were synthesized.
  • Both theoretical and experimental studies were in close agreement.

Keywords: Esterases; Density functional theory; Molecular docking; Dithioic acid

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Potassium gadolinium tungstate nanocrystals doped with holmium ions as candidates for optical imaging

I. Cieślik, T. Bolek, M.J. Woźniak, A. Majchrowski, S. Hirano, A. Budzianowski

Applied Surface Science, 446, 2018, 139-144, ISSN 0169-4332,


  • Holmium-doped monoclinic KGd(WO4)2 nanoparticles were used in the research.
  • Nanoparticles were synthesized by the mechano-chemical method.
  • KGd(WO4)2 is promising for biomedical imaging applications.
  • The cytotoxicity assays of KGW nanoparticles doped with 10% Ho ions were performed.
  • WST-8 shows that material is stable and does not cause toxic effect on J774.1 cells.

Keywords: Nanocrystals; Biomedical; Medical imaging; DICOM

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High-Pressure Behavior of Silver Fluorides up to 40 GPa

Adam Grzelak, Jakub Gawraczyński, Tomasz Jaroń, Dominik Kurzydłowski, Armand Budzianowski, Zoran Mazej, Piotr J. Leszczyński, Vitali B. Prakapenka, Mariana Derzsi, Viktor V. Struzhkin, Wojciech Grochala

Volume 56, Issue 23, 4 December 2017, Pages 14651-14661
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b02528


AgF2 with its Jahn−Teller-active Ag2+ cation undergoes pressure-induced phase transitions to unprecedented Pca21 and Pbcn polymorphs, not found for other metal difluorides (such as the CdF2 compared here).

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Unusual visible-light photolytic cleavage of tertiary amides during the synthesis of cyclolignans related to podophyllotoxin

Kamil Lisiecki, Krzysztof K. Krawczyk, Piotr Roszkowski, Jan K. Maurin, Armand Budzianowski, Zbigniew Czarnocki

Volume 73, Issue 44, 2 November 2017, Pages 6316-6328
DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2017.09.021

Lignan, Podophyllotoxin, Photochemistry, Visible-light photolysis, Amide cleavage

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Ag2S2O8 meets AgSO4: the second example of metal–ligand redox isomerism among inorganic systems

Tomasz E. Gilewski, Piotr J. Leszczyński, Armand Budzianowski, Zoran Mazej, Adam Grzelak, Tomasz Jaroń and  Wojciech Grochala

Dalton Transactions, 2016,45, 18202-18207
DOI: 10.1039/C6DT03283D
Received 19 Aug 2016, Accepted 09 Oct 2016
First published online 31 Oct 2016

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