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School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

Professor Antonin Vlcek


Professor Of Inorganic Chemistry

Telephone: 020 7882 3260
Room Number: Joseph Priestley Building, Room 1.15



    • Pospíšil P, Cwiklik L, Sýkora J et al. (2021), Solvent-Dependent Excited-State Evolution of Prodan Dyes. $nameOfConference

    • Pižl M, Hunter BM, Sazanovich IV et al. (2021), Excitation-Wavelength-Dependent Photophysics of d8d8 Di-isocyanide Complexes. $nameOfConference

    • Záliš S, Heyda J, Šebesta F et al. (2021), Photoinduced hole hopping through tryptophans in proteins $nameOfConference

    • Taylor JO, Pižl M, Kloz M et al. (2021), Optical and Infrared Spectroelectrochemical Studies of CN-Substituted Bipyridyl Complexes of Ruthenium(II). $nameOfConference

    • Takematsu K, Pospíšil P, Pižl M et al. (2019), Hole hopping across a protein-protein interface $nameOfConference

    • Pospíšil P, Sýkora J, Takematsu K et al. (2020), Light-Induced Nanosecond Relaxation Dynamics of Rhenium-Labeled Pseudomonas aeruginosa Azurins. $nameOfConference

    • Pizl M, Picchiotti A, Rebarz M et al. (2020), Time-Resolved Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectra and DFT Anharmonic Vibrational Analysis of an Electronically Excited Rhenium Photosensitizer. $nameOfConference

    • Takematsu K, Williamson HR, Nikolovski P et al. (2019), Two Tryptophans Are Better Than One in Accelerating Electron Flow through a Protein $nameOfConference

    • Brown AM, McCusker CE, Carey MC et al. (2018), Vibrational Relaxation and Redistribution Dynamics in Ruthenium(II) Polypyridyl-Based Charge-Transfer Excited States: A Combined Ultrafast Electronic and Infrared Absorption Study $nameOfConference

    • Pomarico E, Pospisil P, Bouduban MEF et al. (2018), Photophysical Heavy-Atom Effect in Iodinated Metallocorroles: Spin-Orbit Coupling and Density of States. $nameOfConference

    • VLCEK A (2018), Vibrational coherence transfer in the intersystem crossing of a di-platinum complex in solution $nameOfConference

    • Pižl M, Hunter BM, Greetham GM et al. (2017), Ultrafast Wiggling and Jiggling: Ir2(1,8-diisocyanomenthane)42. $nameOfConference

    • Záliš S, Hunter BM, Gray HB et al. (2017), Electronic Structures of Reduced and Superreduced Ir2(1,8-diisocyanomenthane)4n+ Complexes. $nameOfConference

    • Monni R, Auböck G, Kinschel D et al. (2017), Conservation of vibrational coherence in ultrafast electronic relaxation: The case of diplatinum complexes in solution $nameOfConference

    • Gray HB, Záliš S, Vlček A (2017), Electronic structures and photophysics of d8-d8 complexes $nameOfConference

    • Darnton TV, Hunter BM, Hill MG et al. (2016), Reduced and superreduced diplatinum complexes $nameOfConference

    • Hofbeck T, Lam YC, Kalbáč M et al. (2016), Thermally Tunable Dual Emission of the d8-d8 Dimer [Pt2(μ-P2O5(BF2)2)4]4- $nameOfConference

    • Kvapilová H, Vlček A, Barone V et al. (2015), Anharmonicity Effects in IR Spectra of [Re(X)(CO)3(α-diimine)] (α-diimine = 2,2′-bipyridine or pyridylimidazo[1,5-a]pyridine; X = Cl or NCS) Complexes in Ground and Excited Electronic States $nameOfConference

    • Kvapilová H, Sattler W, Sattler A et al. (2015), Electronic Excited States of Tungsten(0) Arylisocyanides $nameOfConference

    • McCusker JK, Vlček A (2015), Ultrafast excited-state processes in inorganic systems $nameOfConference

    • Záliš S, Lam YC, Gray HB et al. (2015), Spin-orbit tddft electronic structure of diplatinum(II,II) complexes $nameOfConference

    • Vlček A, Kvapilová H, Towrie M et al. (2015), Electron-Transfer Acceleration Investigated by Time Resolved Infrared Spectroscopy $nameOfConference

    • Ceroni P, Pikramenou Z, Prodi L et al. (2015), Luminescence sensing and imaging: General discussion $nameOfConference

    • Bohne C, Pan Q, Ceroni P et al. (2015), Natural and artificial photosynthesis: General discussion $nameOfConference

    • Frei F, Rondi A, Espa D et al. (2014), Ultrafast electronic and vibrational relaxations in mixed-ligand dithione-dithiolato Ni, Pd, and Pt complexes. $nameOfConference

    • Pospíšil P, Luxem KE, Ener M et al. (2014), Fluorescence quenching of (dimethylamino)naphthalene dyes Badan and Prodan by tryptophan in cytochromes P450 and micelles. $nameOfConference

    • Blanco-Rodríguez AM, Kvapilová H, Sýkora J et al. (2014), Photophysics of singlet and triplet intraligand excited states in [ReCl(CO)3(1-(2-pyridyl)-imidazo[1,5-α]pyridine)] complexes. $nameOfConference

    • Takematsu K, Williamson H, Winkler JR et al. (2014), Intra- and intermolecular electron hopping via tryptophan in azurin $nameOfConference

    • Zeng Q, Messaoudani M, Jr VA et al. (2013), Temperature-dependent reduction pathways of complexes fac-[Re(CO)(3)(N-R-imidazole)(1,10-phenanthroline)(+) (R = H, CH3) $nameOfConference

    • Takematsu K, Williamson H, Blanco-Rodríguez AM et al. (2013), Tryptophan-accelerated electron flow across a protein-protein interface. $nameOfConference

    • Záliš S, Milne CJ, El Nahhas A et al. (2013), Re and Br X-ray absorption near-edge structure study of the ground and excited states of [ReBr(CO)3(bpy)] interpreted by DFT and TD-DFT calculations. $nameOfConference

    • El Nahhas A, van der Veen RM, Penfold TJ et al. (2013), X-ray absorption spectroscopy of ground and excited rhenium-carbonyl-diimine complexes: evidence for a two-center electron transfer. $nameOfConference

    • Perutz RN, Torres O, Vlček A (2013), 8.06 Photochemistry of Metal Carbonyls $nameOfConference

    • Perutz RN, Torres O, Vlček A (2013), Photochemistry of Metal Carbonyls $nameOfConference

    • Heydová R, Gindensperger E, Romano R et al. (2012), Spin-orbit treatment of UV-vis absorption spectra and photophysics of rhenium(I) carbonyl-bipyridine complexes: MS-CASPT2 and TD-DFT analysis. $nameOfConference

    • Warren JJ, Ener ME, Jr VA et al. (2012), Electron hopping through proteins $nameOfConference

    • Jr VA (2012), Solar fuels Preface $nameOfConference

    • Durrell AC, Keller GE, Lam Y-C et al. (2012), Structural control of 1A2u-to-3A2u intersystem crossing in diplatinum(II,II) complexes. $nameOfConference

    • Zeng Q, Messaoudani M, Jr VA et al. (2012), Electrochemical Reductive Deprotonation of an Imidazole Ligand in a Bipyridine Tricarbonyl Rhenium(I) Complex $nameOfConference

    • Cannizzo A, Frei F, Feurer T et al. (2012), Ultrafast Electronic Relaxations in Metal Mixed-Ligand Dithiolene Complexes Research in Optical Sciences

    • Olmon ED, Sontz PA, Blanco-Rodríguez AM et al. (2011), Charge photoinjection in intercalated and covalently bound [Re(CO)3(dppz)(py)]+-DNA constructs monitored by time-resolved visible and infrared spectroscopy. $nameOfConference

    • Zalis S, Consani C, El Nahhas A et al. (2011), Origin of electronic absorption spectra of MLCT-excited and one-electron reduced 2,2 '-bipyridine and 1,10-phenanthroline complexes $nameOfConference

    • Blanco-Rodríguez AM, Towrie M, Sýkora J et al. (2011), Photoinduced intramolecular tryptophan oxidation and excited-state behavior of [Re(L-AA)(CO)3(α-diimine)](+) (L = pyridine or imidazole, AA = tryptophan, tyrosine, phenylalanine). $nameOfConference

    • Blanco-Rodríguez AM, Di Bilio AJ, Shih C et al. (2011), Phototriggering electron flow through Re(I)-modified Pseudomonas aeruginosa azurins. $nameOfConference

    • Sokolová L, Williamson H, Sýkora J et al. (2011), Mass spectrometric characterization of oligomers in Pseudomonas aeruginosa azurin solutions. $nameOfConference

    • El Nahhas A, Consani C, Blanco-Rodríguez AM et al. (2011), Ultrafast excited-state dynamics of rhenium(I) photosensitizers [Re(Cl)(CO)3(N,N)] and [Re(imidazole)(CO)3(N,N)]+: diimine effects. $nameOfConference

    • Bakova R, Chergui M, Daniel C et al. (2011), Relativistic effects in spectroscopy and photophysics of heavy-metal complexes illustrated by spin-orbit calculations of [Re(imidazole)(CO)(3)(phen)](+) $nameOfConference

    • van der Veen RM, Cannizzo A, van Mourik F et al. (2011), Vibrational relaxation and intersystem crossing of binuclear metal complexes in solution. $nameOfConference

    • Williamson HR, Sokolova L, Sykora J et al. (2010), Kinetics of electron transfer in Re(H126)(W122) Pseudomonas aeruginosa azurin $nameOfConference

    • STUFKENS DJ, AARNTS MP, ROSSENAAR BD et al. (2010), ChemInform Abstract: A New Series of Re‐ and Ru‐Complexes Having a Lowest σπ* Excited State That Varies from Reactive to Stable and Long Lived $nameOfConference

    • Vlcek A (2010), Dithiolenes and non-innocent redox-active ligands Preface $nameOfConference

    • STUFKENS DJ, AARNTS MP, NIJHOFF J et al. (2010), ChemInform Abstract: Excited States of Metal—Metal Bonded Diimine Complexes Vary from Extremely Long Lived to Very Reactive with Formation of Radicals or Zwitterions $nameOfConference

    • Stufkens DJ, Vlcek A (2010), ChemInform Abstract: Ligand‐Dependent Excited State Behavior of Re(I) and Ru(II) Carbonyl—Diimine Complexes $nameOfConference

    • Vlcek A (2010), ChemInform Abstract: Mechanistic Roles of Metal‐to‐Ligand Charge‐Transfer Excited States in Organometallic Photochemistry $nameOfConference

    • Gorelsky SI, Dodsworth ES, Lever ABP et al. (2010), ChemInform Abstract: Trends in Metal—Ligand Orbital Mixing in Generic Series of Ruthenium N‐Donor Ligand Complexes — Effect on Electronic Spectra and Redox Properties $nameOfConference

    • El Nahhas A, Cannizzo A, van Mourik F et al. (2010), Ultrafast excited-state dynamics of [Re(L)(CO)3(bpy)]n complexes: involvement of the solvent. $nameOfConference

    • Vlcek A (2010), Ultrafast Excited-State Processes in Re(I) Carbonyl-Diimine Complexes: From Excitation to Photochemistry $nameOfConference

    • Blanco-Rodríguez AM, Busby M, Ronayne K et al. (2009), Relaxation dynamics of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Re(I)(CO)3(alpha-diimine)(HisX)+ (X = 83, 107, 109, 124, 126)Cu(II) azurins. $nameOfConference

    • Vlček A (2009), Ultrafast Excited-State Processes in Re(I) Carbonyl-Diimine Complexes: From Excitation to Photochemistry $nameOfConference

    • Blanco-Rodriguez AM, Towrie M, Collin JP et al. (2009), Excited-state relaxation dynamics of Re(I) tricarbonyl complexes with macrocyclic phenanthroline ligands studied by time-resolved IR spectroscopy $nameOfConference

    • Messmer A, Rodriguez AMB, Sebera J et al. (2009), How do vibrations change their composition upon electronic excitation? - EXSY-T2D-IR measurements challenge DFT calculations $nameOfConference

    • Cannizzo A, Blanco-Rodriguez AM, El Nahhas A et al. (2008), Femtosecond fluorescence and intersystem crossing in rhenium(I) carbonyl-bipyridine complexes $nameOfConference

    • Shih C, Museth AK, Abrahamsson M et al. (2008), Tryptophan-accelerated electron flow through proteins $nameOfConference

    • Gabrielsson A, Towrie M, Zális S et al. (2008), Nanosecond CO photodissociation and excited-state character of [Ru(X)(X')(CO)2(N,N'-diisopropyl-1,4-diazabutadiene)] (X=X'=Cl or I; X=Me, X'=I; X=SnPh3, X'=Cl) studied by time-resolved infrared spectroscopy and DFT calculations. $nameOfConference

    • Blanco-Rodriguez AM, Ronayne KL, Zalis S et al. (2008), Solvation-driven excited-state dynamics of [Re(4-Et-Pyridine)(CO)(3)(2,2 '-bipyridine)](+) in imidazolium ionic liquids. A time-resolved infrared and phosphorescence study $nameOfConference

    • Busby M, Hartl F, Matousek P et al. (2008), Ultrafast excited state dynamics controlling photochemical isomerization of N-methyl-4-[trans-2-(4-pyridyl)ethenyl]pyridinium coordinated to a {Re I(CO)3(2,2'-bipyridine)} chromophore. $nameOfConference

    • Sato S, Sekine A, Ohashi Y et al. (2007), Photochemical ligand substitution reactions of fac-[Re(bpy)(CO)3Cl] and derivatives. $nameOfConference

    • Busby M, Matousek P, Towrie M et al. (2007), Ultrafast excited-state dynamics of photoisomerizing complexes fac-[Re(Cl)(CO)(3)(papy)(2)] and fac-[Re(papy)(CO)(3)(bpy)](+) (papy = trans-4-phenylazopyridine) $nameOfConference

    • Vlcek A, Zalis S (2007), Modeling of charge-transfer transitions and excited states in d(6) transition metal complexes by DFT techniques $nameOfConference

    • Gabrielsson A, Busby M, Matousek P et al. (2006), Electronic structure and excited states of rhenium(I) amido and phosphido carbonyl-bipyridine complexes studied by picosecond time-resolved IR spectroscopy and DFT calculations. $nameOfConference

    • Vlcek A, Busby M (2006), Ultrafast ligand-to-ligand electron and energy transfer in the complexes fac-[Re-I(L)(CO)(3)(bpy)](n+) $nameOfConference

    • Gabrielsson A, Blanco-Rodriguez AM, Matousek P et al. (2006), Different mechanisms of photochemical Re-Me and Re-Et bond homolysis in [Re(R)(CO)(3)(4,4 '-dimethyl-2,2 '-bipyridine)]. A time-resolved IR spectroscopic study ranging from picoseconds to microseconds $nameOfConference

    • Blanco-Rodriguez AM, Busby M, Gradinaru C et al. (2006), Excited-state dynamics of structurally characterized [Re-I(CO)(3)(phen)(HisX)](+) (X=83,109) Pseudomonas aeruginosa azurins in aqueous solution $nameOfConference

    • Gabrielsson A, Hartl F, Zhang H et al. (2006), Ultrafast charge separation in a photoreactive rhenium-appended porphyrin assembly monitored by picosecond transient infrared spectroscopy. $nameOfConference

    • Gabrielsson A, Matousek P, Towrie M et al. (2005), Excited states of nitro-polypyridine metal complexes and their ultrafast decay. Time-resolved IR Absorption, spectroelectrochemistry, and TD-DFT calculations of fac-[Re(Cl)(CO)3(5-nitro-1,10-phenanthroline)]. $nameOfConference

    • Blanco Rodríguez AM, Gabrielsson A, Motevalli M et al. (2005), Ligand-to-diimine/metal-to-diimine charge-transfer excited states of [Re(NCS)(CO)3(alpha-diimine)] (alpha-diimine = 2,2'-bipyridine, di-iPr-N,N-1,4-diazabutadiene). A spectroscopic and computational study. $nameOfConference

    • Busby M, Matousek P, Towrie M et al. (2005), Ultrafast excited-state dynamics preceding a ligand trans-cis isomerization of fac-[Re(Cl)(CO)(3)(t-4-styrylpyridine)(2)] and fac-[Re(t-4-styrylpyridine)(CO)(3)(2,2 ' bipyridine)](+) $nameOfConference

    • Towrie M, Gabrielsson A, Matousek P et al. (2005), A high-sensitivity femtosecond to microsecond time-resolved infrared vibrational spectrometer. $nameOfConference

    • Vlcek A, Zális S (2005), Comments on "Theoretical studies of ground and excited electronic states in a series of halide rhenium(I) bipyridine complexes". $nameOfConference

    • Towrie M, Gabrielsson A, Matousek P et al. (2005), A High-Sensitivity Femtosecond to Microsecond Time-Resolved Infrared Vibrational Spectrometer $nameOfConference

    • Gabrielsson A, Zális S, Matousek P et al. (2004), Ultrafast photochemical dissociation of an equatorial CO ligand from trans(X,X)-[Ru(X)2(CO)2(bpy)] (X = Cl, Br, I): a picosecond time-resolved infrared spectroscopic and DFT computational study. $nameOfConference

    • Busby M, Gabrielsson A, Matousek P et al. (2004), Excited-state dynamics of fac-[ReI(L)(CO)3(phen)]+ and fac-[ReI(L)(CO)3(5-NO2-phen)]+ (L = imidazole, 4-ethylpyridine; phen = 1,10-phenanthroline) complexes. $nameOfConference

    • Busby M, Matousek P, Towrie M et al. (2004), Rhenium-to-benzoylpyridine and rhenium-to-bipyridine MLCT excited states of fac-[Re(Cl)(4-benzoylpyridine)(2)(CO)(3)] and fac-[Re(4-benzoylpyridine)(CO)(3)(bpy)](+): a time-resolved spectroscopic and spectroelectrochemical study. $nameOfConference

    • Liard DJ, Busby M, Matousek P et al. (2004), Picosecond relaxation of (MLCT)-M-3 excited states of [Re(Etpy)(CO)(3)(dmb)](+) and [Re(Cl)(CO)(3)(bpy)] as revealed by time-resolved resonance raman, UV-vis, and IR absorption spectroscopy $nameOfConference

    • Zális S, Busby M, Kotrba T et al. (2004), Excited-state characters and dynamics of [W(CO)(5)(4-cyanopyridine)] and [W(CO)(5)(piperidine)] studied by picosecond time-resolved IR and resonance Raman spectroscopy and DFT calculations: roles of W --> L and W --> CO MLCT and LF excited states revised. $nameOfConference

    • Liard DJ, Busby M, Farrell IR et al. (2004), Mechanism and dynamics of interligand electron transfer in fac-[Re(MQ(+))(CO)(3)(dmb)](2+). An ultrafast time-resolved visible and IR absorption, resonance raman, and emission study (dmb = 4,4 '-dimethyl-2,2 '-bipyridine, MQ(+) = N-methyl-4,4 '-bipyridinium) $nameOfConference

    • Busby M, Liard DJ, Motevalli M et al. (2004), Molecular structures of electron-transfer active complexes [Re(XQ(+))(CO)(3)(NN)](2+) (XQ(+) N-Me-4,4 '-bipyridinium or N-Ph-4,4 '-bipyridinium; NN = bpy, 4,4 '-Me-2-2,2 '-bpy or N,N '-bis-isopropyl-1,4-diazabutadiene) in the solid state and solution: an X-ray and NOESY NMR study $nameOfConference

    • Liard DJ, Kleverlaan CJ, Vlcek A (2003), Solvent-dependent dynamics of the MQ*-->ReII excited-state electron transfer in [Re(MQ+)(CO)3(dmb)]2+. $nameOfConference

    • Zalis S, Farrell IR, Vlcek A (2003), The involvement of metal-to-CO charge transfer and ligand-field excited states in the spectroscopy and photochemistry of mixed-ligand metal carbonyls. A theoretical and spectroscopic study of [W(CO)(4)(1,2-ethylenediamine)] and [W(CO)(4)(N,/N '-bis-alkyl-1,4-diazabutadiene)] $nameOfConference

    • Zalis S, VLCEK A, Daniel C (2003), The character of low-lying excited states of mixed-ligand metal carbonyls. TD-DFT and CASSCF/CASPT2 study of [W(CO)(4)L] (L = ethylenediamine, N,N '-dialkyl-1,4-diazabutadiene) and [W(CO)(5)L] (L = pyridine, 4-cyanopyridine) $nameOfConference

    • Farrell IR, Matousek P, Towrie M et al. (2002), Direct observation of competitive ultrafast CO dissociation and relaxation of an MLCT excited state: picosecond time-resolved infrared spectroscopic study of [Cr(CO)(4)(2,2'-bipyridine)]. $nameOfConference

    • Vlcek A (2002), Highlights of the spectroscopy, photochemistry and electrochemistry of [M(CO)(4)(alpha-diimine)] complexes, M=Cr, Mo, W $nameOfConference

    • Vlcek A (2002), Preface $nameOfConference

    • Vlcek A, Farrell IR, Liard DJ et al. (2002), Early photochemical dynamics of organometallic compounds studied by ultrafast time-resolved spectroscopic techniques $nameOfConference

    • Turki M, Daniel C, Zalis S et al. (2001), UV-visible absorption spectra of [Ru(E)(E ')(CO)(2)(iPr-DAB)] (E = E ' = SnPh3 or Cl; E = SnPh3 or Cl, E ' = CH3; iPr-DAB = N,N '-di-isopropyl-1,4-diaza-1,3-butadiene): Combination of CASSCF/CASPT2 and TD-DFT calculations $nameOfConference

    • Farrell IR, Hartl F, Zalis S et al. (2001), Electrochemical oxidation of [Cr(CO)(4)(tmp)] to the low-spin Cr(I) species [Cr(CO)(4)(tmp)](+) (tmp=3,4,7,8-tetramethyl-1,10-phenanthroline): an IR, UV-Vis, and EPR spectroelectrochemical and DFT computational study of the accompanying changes in molecular and electronic structure $nameOfConference

    • Farrell IR, van Slageren J, Zalis S et al. (2001), Time-resolved emission spectra and TD-DFT excited-state calculations of [W(CO)(4)(1,10-phenanthroline)] and [W(CO)(4)(3,4,7,8-tetramethyl-1,10-phenanthroline)] $nameOfConference

    • Guillaumont D, Vlcek A, Daniel C (2001), Photoreactivity of Cr(CO)(4)(2,2 '-bipyridine): Quantum chemistry and photodissociation dynamics $nameOfConference

    • VLCEK A (2001), Electron Transfer Processes in Mononuclear Polypyridine Metal Complexes $nameOfConference

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