Prof. Radek Cibulka, Ph.D.
(ID: H-1298-2016, ORCID ID: 0000-0002-8584-7715)
Born: 12. 3. 1973 in Sokolov, Czech Republic
Marital status: married, 3 children (born in 2000, 2002, and 2007)
Education: M.Sc.: University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT Prague) (1996)
Ph.D.: UCT Prague (2002)
doc.: habilitation in Organic Chemistry, UCT Prague (2009)
prof.: professor in Organic Chemistry, UCT Prague (2017)
1991-1996 Grammar school in Sokolov
1996 M.Sc. with F. Hampl, Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT Prague), Czech Republic
2002 Ph.D. with F. Liška, Department of Organic Chemistry, UCT Prague, Czech Republic
2003 post-doc with B. König, Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Regensburg, Germany
2004 Assistant professor, Department of Organic Chemistry, UCT Prague, Czech Republic
2009 Associate Professor, Department of Organic Chemistry, UCT Prague, Czech Republic
since 2017 Full professor, Department of Organic Chemistry, UCT Prague, Czech Republic
1996 Prize of Josef Hlavka from Hlavka’s Foundation
2002 Unipetrol Prize from Unipetrol and University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
2004 Young Chemistry Award in Organic Chemistry from Sigma-Aldrich in the Czech Republic
2005 Alfred Bader Prize for Organic Chemistry from the Czech Chemical Society
2010 Karel Preis Prize for the best article in Chemické listy from the Czech Chemical Society
Reviewer of manuscripts submitted for: Nature, Nature comm., Org. Biomol. Chem., Chem. Comm., Chem. Sci., Angew. Chem., Chemistry A European Journal etc.
Evaluation of projects for Grant agency of Charles University, Prague; Ministry of Youth, Sports and Education of the Czech Republic, Experientia foundation
Activities in organic chemistry and catalysis since 2015:
Research interests; Photocatalysis; Organocatalysis in redox reactions; Flavin based redox and photoactive systems; Heterocyclic chemistry
2012 – 2015 Organocatalytic stereoselective oxidations using heterocyclic hydroperoxides (principle investigator; Czech Science Foundation; No P207/12/0447)
2014 – 2016 Towards photoorganocatalytic metathesis: [2+2] cycloaddition of alkenes and cyclobutane ring cleavage mediated by flavins and visible light (principle investigator; Czech Science Foundation; No 14-09190S)
2016 – 2018 Photocatalytic and organocatalytic Mitsunobu reaction using flavin derivatives and visible light (principle investigator; Czech Science Foundation; No 16-09436S)
2018 – 2020 Oxidative photocatalytic systems with flavinium salts for direct C-H functionalizations (principle investigator; Czech Science Foundation; No 18-15175S)
2019 – 2021 Organic photoredox catalysis in reductive transformations: new area for flavin derivatives (principle investigator; Czech Science Foundation; No 19-09064S)
Lectures in Retrosynthesis (2011-now); Organic chemistry (2011-now); courses in Laboratory of organic chemistry (2011 – 2015); co-author of internet portal for education of organic chemistry (2011 – 2013); Supervisor of 10 Ph.D. thesis (6 finished, 4 ongoing), 21 diploma thesis and 21 bachelor thesis.
Publications - summary:
62 original papers, 5 patents, 4 review articles, 2 book chapters, 140 oral or poster presentations,
24 plenary or invited lectures; h = 20.
5 Selected papers from the last 5 years:
Mojr V., Svobodová E., Straková K., Neveselý T., Chudoba J., Dvořáková H., Cibulka R.: Tailoring Flavins for Visible Light Photocatalysis: Organocatalytic [2+2] Cycloadditions Mediated by a Flavin Derivative and Visible Light, Chem. Comm. 2015, 51, 12036 – 12039.
Neveselý T., Svobodová E., Chudoba J., Sikorski M., Cibulka R.: Efficient metal-free aerobic photooxidation of sulfides to sulfoxides mediated by a vitamin B2 derivative and visible light, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2016, 358, 1654–1663. (VIP)
Hartman T., Cibulka R.: Photocatalytic Systems with Flavinium Salts: From Photolyase Models to Synthetic Tool for Cyclobutane Ring Opening, Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 3710-3713.
März M., Kohout M., Neveselý T., Chudoba J., Prukala D., Niziński S., Sikorski M., Burdziński G., Cibulka R.: Azodicarboxylate-free esterification with triphenylphosphine mediated by flavin and visible light: method development and stereoselectivity control Org. Biomol. Chem. 2018, 16, 6809-6817. (Hot articles collection)
Zelenka J., Svobodová E., Tarábek J., Hoskovcová I., Boguschová V., Bailly S., Sikorski M., Roithová J., Cibulka R.: Combining flavin photocatalysis and organocatalysis: metal-free aerobic oxidation of unactivated benzylic substrates Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 114-119.
Zelenka J., Cibulka R., Roithová J.: Flavinium catalyzed photooxidation: Detection and characterization of elusive peroxyflavinium intermediates Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 15412 –15420. (VIP)
Address: Radek Cibulka, Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Technická 5, 16628 Prague 6, Czech Republic
Phone number: +420 220 444 182
In Prague, February 14 2020