Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group





Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group



Michal Juríček

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hometown: Prievidza, Slovakia

Joined group: 2011

Left group: 2013


2011 – PhD in Science
Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
Advisor: Prof. Alan E. Rowan
Doctoral thesis on Triazole Materials: Towards Extending Aromaticity

2005 – MSc (Hons) in Organic Chemistry
Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia)
Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Martin Putala
Master’s thesis on Novel Chiral Binaphthyls for Non-Linear Optics

2003 – BSc in Organic Chemistry
Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia)


[17] M. Juríček, N. L. Strutt, J. C. Barnes, A. M. Butterfield, E. J. Dale, K. K. Baldridge, J. F. Stoddart and J. S. Siegel, "Induced-fit catalysis of corannulene bowl-to-bowl inversion" Nature Chem. 2014, 6, 222–228. [Link]

[16] J. C. Barnes, M. Juríček, N. A. Vermeulen, E. J. Dale and J. F. Stoddart, "Synthesis of ExnBox cyclophanes" J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 11962–11969.

[15] R. M. Young, S. M. Dyar, J. C. Barnes, M. Juríček, J. F. Stoddart, D. T. Co and M. R. Wasielewski, "Ultrafast conformational dynamics of electron accumulation in ExBox4+ cyclophane" J. Phys. Chem. A 2013, 117, 12438–12448.

[14] M. Juríček, J. C. Barnes, E. J. Dale, W.-G. Liu, N. L. Strutt, C. J. Bruns, N. A. Vermeulen, K. C. Ghooray, A. A. Sarjeant, C. L. Stern, Y. Y. Botros, W. A. Goddard, III and J. F. Stoddart, "Ex2Box: Interdependent modes of binding in a two-nanometer-long synthetic receptor" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 12736–12746.

[13] D. Cao, M. Juríček, Z. J. Brown, A. C.-H. Sue, Z. Liu, J. Lei, A. K. Blackburn, S. Grunder, A. A. Sarjeant, A. Coskun, C. Wang, O. K. Farha, J. T. Hupp and J. F. Stoddart, "Three-dimensional architectures incorporating stereoregular donor–acceptor stacks" Chem.–Eur. J. 2013, 19, 8457–8465.

[12] J. C. Barnes, M. Juríček, N. L. Strutt, M. Frasconi, S. Sampath, M. A. Giesener, P. L. McGrier, J. C. Bruns, C. L. Stern, A. A. Sarjeant and J. F. Stoddart, "ExBox: A polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon scavenger" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 183–192.

[11] F. J. van den Bruele, W. de Poel, H. W. M. Sturmans, S. Pintea, R. de Gelder, D. Wermeille, M. Juríček, A. E. Rowan, W. J. P. van Enckevort and E. Vlieg, "Monolayer and aggregate formation of a modified phthalocyanine on mica determined by a delicate balance of surface interactions" Surf. Sci. 2012, 606, 830–835.

[10] M. Juríček, K. Stout, P. H. J. Kouwer and A. E. Rowan, "The trisubstituted-triazole approach to extended functional naphthalocyanines" J. Porphyrins Phthalocyanines 2011, 15, 898–907.

[9] M. Juríček, K. Stout, P. H. J. Kouwer and A. E. Rowan, "Fusing triazoles: Toward extending aromaticity" Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 3494–3497.

[8] M. Juríček, P. H. J. Kouwer and A. E. Rowan, "Triazole: A unique building block for the construction of functional materials" Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 8740–8749.

[7] M. Juríček, M. Felici, P. Contreras-Carballada, J. Lauko, S. Rodríguez Bou, P. H. J. Kouwer, A. M. Brouwer and A. E. Rowan, "Triazole–pyridine ligands: A novel approach to chromophoric iridium arrays" J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 2104–2111.

[6] S. Albert-Seifried, C. E. Finlayson, F. Laquai, R. H. Friend, T. M. Swager, P. H. J. Kouwer, M. Juríček, H. J. Kitto, S. Valster, R. J. M. Nolte and A. E. Rowan, "Multichromophoric phthalocyanine–perylenediimide “octads”: A photophysical study" Chem.–Eur. J. 2010, 16, 10021–10029.

[5] M. Juríček, P. H. J. Kouwer, J. Rehák, J. Sly and A. E. Rowan, "A novel modular approach to triazole-functionalized phthalocyanines using click chemistry" J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 21–25.

[4] M. Juríček, P. Kasák, M. Stach and M. Putala, "Potential 1,1′-binaphthyl NLO-phores with extended conjugation between positions 2 and 6, and 2′ and 6′" Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 8869–8873.

[3] M. Juríček, H. Brath, P. Kasák and M. Putala, "Study on the electronic effects on stereoconservativity of Suzuki coupling in chiral groove of binaphthyl" J. Organomet. Chem. 2007, 692, 5279–5284.

[2] H. Brath, M. Dubovská, M. Juríček, P. Kasák and M. Putala, "Novel route to enantiopure 2,2′-diaryl-1,1′-binaphthalenes by stereoconservative Suzuki arylation at positions 2 and 2′" Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2004, 69, 1517–1536.

[1] P. Kasák, H. Brath, M. Dubovská, M. Juríček and M. Putala, "Suzuki arylation at positions 2 and 2′ of 1,1′-binaphthyls: Stereochemical result depending on the sense of polarity of substrates" Tetrahedron Lett. 2004, 45, 791–794.


I was born in Bojnice and grew up in Prievidza, both small towns in Slovakia. I received my PhD Degree from Radboud University Nijmegen in The Netherlands in the group of Professor Alan Rowan, where I explored triazole-derived materials and methods to extend aromaticity. In the Stoddart group, I worked on molecular flash memory devices (Rubicon Fellowship from NWO) and extended viologen cyclophanes – ExBox. Currently I conduct an independent research within Professor Marcel Mayor group at the University of Basel in Switzerland.


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