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.


The publication entitled "Molecular, cellular and pharmacological effects of platinum(II) diiodido complexes containing 9-deazahypoxanthine derivatives: A group of broad-spectrum anticancer active agents" (authors: J. Vančo, Z. Trávníček, R. Křikavová, J. Gáliková, M. Chalupová) was published in the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology.

1. jun 2017
2. may 2017

The publication entitled "An octanuclear Schiff-base complex with a Na2Ni6 core: structure, magnetism and DFT calculations" (authors: M. Machata, I. Nemec, R. Herchel, Z. Trávníček) was published in the journal RSC Advances.

13. apr 2017

The publication entitled "Impact of Halogenido Coligands on Magnetic Anisotropy in Seven-Coordinate Co(II) Complexes" (authors: B. Drahoš, R. Herchel, Z. Trávníček) was published in the journal Inorganic Chemistry. 

3. apr 2017

The publication entitled "Croconato-bridged copper(II) complexes: synthesis, structure and magnetic characterization" (authors: S.S. Massoud, G.F. Williams, F.R. Louka, M.M. Henary, R. Herchel, Z. Trávníček, R.C. Fischer, F.A. Mautner) was published in New Journal of Chemistry.

15. mar 2017

European Patent Office (EPO) granted the european patent "Utilization of copper complexes involving 2-phenyl-3-hydroxy-4(1H)-quinolinone and 1,10-phenanthroline derivatives for the preparation of drugs for the treatment of tumour diseases" (EP2650000 B1, 2017/03/15; inventors: Trávníček, Z.; Vančo, J.; Buchtík, R.; Dvořák, Z.).

27. feb 2017

The publication entitled "Magnetic Anisotropy and Field‐induced Slow Relaxation of Magnetization in Tetracoordinate CoIICompound [Co(CH3‐im)2Cl2]" (authors: I. Nemec, R. Herchel, M. Kern, P. Neugebauer, J. van Slageren, Z. Trávníček) was published in the journal Materials. 

16. jan 2017

The publication entitled "3-(Diphenylchalcogenophosphoryl)propionic acids as precursors for metal selenides and tellurides" (authors: V. Kubát, M. Babiak, Z. Trávníček, J. Novosad) was published in the journal Polyhedron.

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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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