Dr Krzysztof Łyczko, PhD

Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology
Centre of Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry
Dorodna 16, 03-195 Warsaw
telephone: (+48 22) 504-12-52
Research Topic:
Synthesis, structure and characterisation of complexes of heavy metals (i.e. Sn, Tl, Pb, Bi, Re, Th)
Education and Work
  • 2000 - M.Sc. in chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Pedagogical University, Czestochowa, Poland.
  • Since November 2000 - Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology (INCT), Warsaw, Poland.
  • 2007- PhD, Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, Warsaw, Poland. PhD thesis: “Structure of lead(II) complexes with mono- and bidentate oxygen donor ligands”.
  • 2009-2012- Deputy Project Manager - responsible for implementation of the POIG project: “Centre for Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry meeting the needs for nuclear power and nuclear medicine” (ID: POIG.02.01.00-14-111) financed by European Union and Polish Government.
Research Experience
  • February - July 2004 (6 months), Gesellschaft fuer Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt, Germany, fellowship at dr Mathias Schädel group supported by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
  • December 2004 - February 2005 (3 months), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden, scientific visit at prof. Ingmar Persson supported by Visby program.
  • January 2006, April - May 2006 (in sum 40 days), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden, short scientific visits at prof. Ingmar Persson supported by Visby program.
  • Single-crystal X-ray Diffraction
  • FTIR, ATR-FTIR spectroscopy
  • UV-VIS spectroscopy
  • DFT calculations
Scientific achievements:

  1. K. Lyczko*, M. Lyczko, K. Wozniak, M. Stachowicz, W. P. Oziminski, K. Kubo: „Influence of pH and type of counterion on the formation of bismuth(III) complexes with tropolonato and 5-methyltropolonato ligands: Synthesis, structure, spectroscopic characterization and calculation studies”, Inorg. Chim. Acta 2015, 436, 57–68.
  2. D. Lundberg*, K. Lyczko: „Crystal structure of hexakis(dmpu)-di-μ2-hydroxidodialuminium tetraiodide dmpu tetrasolvate [dmpu is 1,3-dimethyltetrahydropyrimidin-2(1H)-one]: a centrosymmetric dinuclear aluminium complex containing AlO5 polyhedra”, Acta Cryst. E 2015, 71, 895–898.
  3. K. Luczynska*, K. Druzbicki, K. Lyczko, J. Cz. Dobrowolski*: „Experimental (X-ray, 13C CP/MAS NMR, IR, RS, INS, THz) and Solid-State DFT Study on (1:1) Co-Crystal of Bromanilic Acid and 2,6-Dimethylpyrazine”, J. Phys. Chem. B 2015, 119, 6852–6872.
  4. K. Lyczko*, M. Lyczko, J. Mieczkowski: „A series of tricarbonylrhenium(I) complexes with the N-methyl-2-pyridinecarboxyamide ligand: Synthesis, structure, spectroscopic characterization and computational studies”, Polyhedron 2015, 87, 122–134.
  5. K. Lyczko*, M. Lyczko: „Two Polymorphs of 5-Nitrotropolone”, Crystallography Reports 2014, 59, 1013–1018.
  6. K. Luczynska*, K. Druzbicki, K. Lyczko, W. Starosta: „Complementary optical and neutron vibrational spectroscopy study of bromanilic acid: 2,3,5,6-tetramethylpyrazine (1:1) cocrystal”, Vibrational Spectroscopy 2014, 75, 26–38.
  7. J. Boguski*, G. Przybytniak, K. Łyczko: „New monitoring by thermogravimetry for radiation degradation of EVA”, Rad. Phys. Chem. 2014, 100, 49–53.
  8. E. M. Kornacka*, G. Przybytniak, L. Fuks, M. Walo, K. Łyczko: „Functionalization of polymer surfaces by radiation-induced grafting for separation of heavy metal ions”, Rad. Phys. Chem. 2014, 94, 115–118.
  9. M. Walo*, G. Przybytniak, K. Łyczko, M. Piątek-Hnat: „The effect of hard/soft segment composition on radiation stability of poly(ester-urethane)s”, Rad. Phys. Chem. 2014, 94, 18–21.
  10. K. Lyczko*, M. Lyczko: „2-Hydroxy-7-nitrocyclohepta-2,4,6-trien-1-one”, Acta Cryst. E 2013, 69, o536.
  11. B. Bartoś, K. Lyczko, A. Kasperek, S. Krajewski, A. Bilewicz*: „Search of ligands suitable for 212Pb/212Bi in vivo generators”, J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 2013, 295, 205–209.
  12. K. Lyczko*: „1,5-Dimethyl-2-phenyl-1H-pyrazol-3(2H)-one–4,4’-(propane-2,2-diyl)bis[1,5-dimethyl-2-phenyl-1H-pyrazol-3(2H)-one](1/1)”, Acta Cryst. E 2013, 69, o127–o128.
  13. W. Starosta*, B. Sartowska, K. Łyczko, J. Maurin, A. Pawlukojć, L. Waliś, M. Buczkowski: „A method for production of nanoMOF and prelimiary characterization by selected analytical techniques”, Nukleonika 2012, 57(4), 581–583.
  14. K. Lyczko*, M. Lyczko, M. Walo, J. Lipkowski: „Conversion of thorium(IV) oxide into thorium(IV) trifluoromethanesulfonate: Crystal structure of thorium(IV) trifluoromethanesulfonate dihydrate”, Inorg. Chem. Commun. 2012, 24, 234–236.
  15. I. Persson*, K. Lyczko, D. Lundberg, L. Eriksson, A. Płaczek: „Coordination chemistry study of hydrated and solvated lead(II) ions in solution and solid state”, Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 1058–1072.
  16. K. Lyczko*, M. Lyczko, W. Starosta: „catena-Poly[(u3-2-hydroxy-4-isopropylcyclohepta-2,4,6-trien-1-onato)(u2-2-hydroxy-4-isopropylcyclohepta-2,4,6-trien-1-onato)lead(II)]”, Acta Cryst. E 2010, 66, m1395–m1396.
  17. K. Lyczko*, J. Bak: „Poly[bis(u3-acetato-k4O,O’:O:O’)bis(u2-acetato-k3O,O’:O)(u2-2,5-dimethylbenzene-1,4-diol-k2O:O’)dilead(II)]”, Acta Cryst. E 2008, 64, m1341–m1342.
  18. K. Lyczko*, W. Starosta, I. Persson: „The influence of pH and counter anion on the structure of tropolonato-lead(II) complexes. Structural and infrared characterization of formed lead compounds”, Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46, 4402–4410.
  19. K. Lyczko*, J. Narbutt, B. Paluchowska, J. K. Maurin, I. Persson*: „Crystal structure of lead(II) acetylacetonate and the structure of the acetylacetone solvated lead(II) ion in solution studied by large angle X-ray scattering”, Dalton Trans. 2006, 3972–3976.
  20. K. Lyczko, A. Bilewicz, I. Persson*: „Stabilization of Subvalent Oxidation State of Bismuth in N,N-Dimethylthioformamide Solution: an EXAFS, UV-VIS, IR and Cyclic Voltammetry Study”, Inorg. Chem. 2004, 43, 7094–7100.
  21. A. Bilewicz*, K. Łyczko: „Adsorption of 220Rn on dioxygenyl hexafluoroantimonate surface. A model experiment for studies of the chemistry of element 112”, Nukleonika 2003, 48, 137–139.

  1. B. Filipowicz, M. Łyczko, K. Łyczko, A. Bilewicz: „A composite ion exchanger in particular for the sorption of radionuclides Sr-85, Co-60, Zn-65 and a method for its preparation”, Polish Patent Application, No.  P-411028, 22.01.2015.
  2. K. Lyczko, M. Lyczko, I. Herdzik, B. Zielinska: „Method of dissolution of thorium oxide”, European Patent Application, No. 11460009.1-2111, 06.03.2011.
  3. K. Łyczko, M. Łyczko, I. Herdzik, B. Zielińska: „Method of dissolution of thorium oxide”, Polish Patent No. 217150 (announced on 30 June 2014).
  • December 2005 - 2nd Team Science Award established by the INCT Director General, for publications concerning investigation of the effluent of relativistic effects on the properties of heavy cations of the 6-th raw elements, Warsaw.
  • December 2009 - 2nd Team Science Award established by the INCT Director General, for publications concerning structural investigation of new complexes of divalent metal cations with some chelating O,O- and O,N-donor ligands, Warsaw.
  • June 2015 - Bronze Cross of Merit - the Polish President Award for promoting science.