Announcement of outcomes of the 2022 Best Paper Competition

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Announcement of outcomes of the 2022 Best Paper Competition

The Scientific Council of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS announced on 26th February 2024 the competition results for the best scientific paper published in 2022 during the public part of its meeting. Congratulations to all the winners!

Results of the competition:

1st Prize

Elavenil Ganesan, Thomas Custer, Arun-Libertsen Lawzer, Jean-Claude Guillemin, Robert Kołos
Unusual Quartet-Doublet Phosphorescence from the Phosphaetynyl Radical, CP
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2022, 61, e20221052,
For the discovery of the unusual phosphorescence of the astrochemically important radical.

2nd Prize

Kristina Kristinaityte, Adam Mames, Mariusz Pietrzak, Franz F. Westermair, Wagner Silva, Ruth M. Gschwind, Tomasz Ratajczyk, Mateusz Urbańczyk
Deeper Insight into Photopolymerization: the Synergy of Time-Resolved Nonuniform Sampling and Diffusion NMR
Journal of the American Chemical Socjety 2022, 144 13938,
For demonstrating the benefits of combining two time-resolved NMR methods in the study of polymerization processes.

3rd Prize

Nazar Rad, Volodymyr Sashuk
A light-gated regulation of the reaction site by a cucurbit[7]uril macrocycle
Chemical Science 2022, 15, 12440,
For the design and synthesis of a macrocyclic molecule demonstrating light-controlled switching.


  • Faria Khan, et al., Cytotoxicity and oxidative stress induced by atmospheric mono-nitrophenols in human lung cells, Environmental Pollution 2022, 301, 119010.
  • Adam Kowalski, et al., Effective screening of Coulomb repulsions in water accelerates reactions of like-charged compounds by orders of magnitude, Nature Communications 2022, 13, 6451.
  • Ambrose A. Melvin, et al., Spatially Controlled CO2 Conversion Kinetics in Natural Leaves for Motion Generation, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2022, e20220505298
  • Katarzyna O. Rojek, et al., Microfluidic Formulation of Topological Hydrogels for Microtissue Engineering, Chemical Review 2022, 122 16839.
  • Taras Verkholyak, et al., Less Is More: Can Low Quantum Capacitance Boost Capacitive Energy Storage?, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2022, 13, 10976.
  • Author: dr Anna Przybyło-Józefowicz
  • Date: 5.03.2024