Department of Inorganic Chemistry guarantees the studies of Bioinorganic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Teaching of Chemistry in bachelor’s, master’s and PhD study programmes. The research at the department focuses on development of new types of biologically active compounds based on transition metal complexes with medicinal application potential (e.g. compounds with anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic activity), on preparation and studies of complexes with industrial application potential in the area of sensors, memory and storage units with high density of information, and also on development of hybrid molecular-crystalline nanostructures applicable in the area of targeted delivery of small molecules, e.g. drugs.


 Our teaching activities, as a guarantee of Teaching of Chemistry studies at the Faculty of Science of Palacký University in Olomouc, are also focused on science popularization for pupils and secondary school students, co-organisation of chemical Olympics and also on extracurricular chemical activities for primary and secondary school students.


Publication entitled "Structure and Magnetism of Seven‐Coordinate Fe(III), Fe(II), Co(II) and Ni(II) Complexes Containing a Heptadentate 15‐Membered Pyridine‐Based Macrocyclic Ligand" (authors: P. Antal, B. Drahoš, R. Herchel, Z. Trávníček) has been published in the chemistry journal European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry.

18. oct 2018

Journal CoverPublication entitled "Single-Chain Magnet Based on 1D Polymeric Azido-Bridged Seven-Coordinate Fe(II) Complex with a Pyridine-Based Macrocyclic Ligand" (authors: B. Drahoš, R. Herchel, Z. Trávníček) has been published in the chemistry journal Inorganic Chemistry.

27. mar 2018

Publication entitled "Spin crossover Fe(II) complexes of a cross-bridged cyclam derivative" (authors: B. Drahoš, Z. Trávníček) has been published in the chemistry journal Dalton Transactions.

21. mar 2018

The publication entitled "A possible way how to improve in vitro cytotoxicity of half-sandwich Os(II) complexes against A2780 cells" (authors: P. Štarha, Z. Trávníček, R. Herchel, P. Jewula, Z. Dvořák) was published in Dalton Transactions.

12. feb 2018

The publication entitled "Half-Sandwich Ru(II) and Os(II) Bathophenanthroline Complexes Containing a Releasable Dichloroacetato Ligand" (authors: P. Štarha, Z. Trávníček, J. Vančo, Z. Dvořák) was published in the journal Molecules.

21. dec 2017

The publication entitled "Two polymorphic Co(II) field-induced single-ion magnets with enormous angular distortion from the ideal octahedron" (authors: I. Nemec, R. Herchel, Z. Trávníček) was published in Dalton Transactions.


15. dec 2017

The publication entitled "Effect of linear and non-linear pseudohalides on the structural and magnetic properties of Co(II) hexacoordinate single-molecule magnets" (authors: L. Váhovská, S. Vitushkina, I. Potočňák, Z. Trávníček, R. Herchel) was published in Dalton Transactions.


13. dec 2017

The national patent entitled "Copper complexes with (E)-1-(2´-hydroxyphenyl)-3-phenylprop-2-en-1-one derivatives and their use as drugs in anticancer therapy" (CZ 307046 B6, inventors: Trávníček, Z.; Vančo, J.; Hutyra, J.; Křikavová, R.; Dvořák, Z.) was granted on 1/11/2017.

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Department of Inorganic Chemistry

Faculty of Science
Palacký University in Olomouc

17. listopadu 12
CZ-771 46 Olomouc
Czech Republic

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