Research Interests

Our research activities are centered at the development of (1) synthetic methodology of π-conjugated systems; (2) low-viscous, nonvolatile organic dyes with tailored photophysical functions; (3) chiral molecules with amplified chiral response by the implementation of supramolecular interactions.

Methods and Techniques

Organic synthesis, non-covalent synthesis. 1D and 2D NMR, MS, GPC, HPLC, UV/Vis, emission spectroscopy, ECD, CPL, CV, DSC, TGA, POM, and FT-IR.

Key Publications

R. Hecht, J. Kade, D. Schmidt, A. Nowak-Król*, Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 11620-11628 (Hot Paper), n-Channel Organic Semiconductors Derived from Air-stable Four-Coordinate Boron Complexes of Substituted Thienylthiazoles
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201701922

A. Nowak-Król et al., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 11774-11778, A Crystalline π-stack Containing Five Stereoisomers: Insights into Conformational Isomorphism, Chirality Inversion, and Disorder.
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201705445

A. Nowak-Król et al., Org. Chem. Front., 2016, 3, 545-555, Modulation of Band Gap and p- versus n-Semiconductor Character of ADA Dyes by Core and Acceptor Group Variation.
DOI: 10.1039/C6QO00046K

J. Sung, A. Nowak-Król et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 9029-9032, Direct Observation of Excimer-Mediated Intramolecular Electron Transfer in a Cofacially-Stacked Perylene Bisimide Pair.
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b04591


CV of Dr. Agnieszka Nowak-Król

2017Start of habilitation procedure, Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Würzburg
since 2016Junior Group Leader, Center for Nanosystems Chemistry & Bavarian Polymer Institute, University of Würzburg
2014-2016Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow, Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Würzburg
2013-2014Research assistant, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (POL)

PhD, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (POL)

Background and Motivation

The main research thrust of the group is the development of novel liquid and/or chiral materials with tailored physical properties by the combination of molecular engineering with supramolecular and materials chemistry. Our concept is expected to provide a new class of easy-processable multifunctional dyes with superior activity in optoelectronic devices.


Dr. Agnieszka Nowak-Król
Phone: +49 931 31-83774