Prof. Dr. Jiří Kulhánek

phone: +420 46 603 7016 (7019)
Date of birth: 2. 2. 1968
Place of birth: Třebíč
1986 – 1991 Master study (Institute of Chemical Technology Pardubice, Department of Organic
1991 – 1996 Postgraduate study (University of Pardubice, Faculty of Chemical-Technology,
Department of Organic Chemistry)
1992 – 1997 assistant- University of Pardubice, Faculty of Chemical-Technology, Department of Organic Chemistry
1997 – 2002  assistant professor - University of Pardubice, Faculty of Chemical-Technology, Department of Organic Chemistry
2002 – since  associate professor  - University of Pardubice, Faculty of Chemical-Technology, Department of Organic Chemistry
1991 – 2002  Physical organic chemistry – substitution effects, steric effect
2002 – since  Chemistry of heterocycles, NLO
In 2003 he worked 4 months at Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, in group of  Prof. Knochel (asymmetric synthesis). In present, the main fields of interest involve imidazole chemistry, especially synthesis of optical active derivatives and their property. Since 2005, his interest also includes organic dipolar push‑pull systems and their application as charge-transfer chromophores for nonlinear optics (NLO). He is author of 36 scientific papers in impacted journals – category Jimp, with 237 citations, and H‑index 9 as well as 67 poster or oral presentations on national or international conferences.
In 2006-2007 he holds the post of vice-dean of Faculty of Chemical-Technology, University of Pardubice.
1. Bureš F., Szotkowski T., Kulhánek J., Pytela O., Ludwig M., Holčapek M.: Novel Nitrogen Ligands Based on Imidazole Derivatives and Their Applicatio in Asymmetric Catalysis. Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2006, 17 (6), 900-907.
2. Fiedler P., Böhm S., Kulhánek J., Exner O.: Acidity of Ortho-Substituted Benzoic Acids: an Infrared and Theoretical Study of The Intramolecular Hydrogen Bonds. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2006, 4, 2003-2011.
3. Szotkowski T., Bureš F., Pytela O., Kulhánek J., Trávníček Z.:Synthesis and E/Z determination of substituted 2-phenylimidazoles. J. Het. Chem. 2006, 43 (6), 1583-1589.
4. Marek A., Kulhánek J., Ludwig M., Bureš F.: Facile Synthesis of Optically Active Imidazole Derivatives. Molecules 2007, 12, 1183-1190.
5. Sívek R., Bureš F., Pytela O., Kulhánek J.: Imidazole-based Potential Bi- and Tridentate Nitrogen Ligands: Synthesi, Characterization and Application in Asymmetric Catalysis. Molecules 2008, 13, 2326-2339.
6. Kulhánek J., Bureš F., Šimon P., Schweizer W. B.: Utilizing Terpene Derivatives in the Synthesis of Annulated Terpene-Imidazoles with Application in the Nitroaldol Reaction. Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2008, 19 (21), 2462-2469.
7. Marek. A., Kulhánek J., Bureš F.: Design and Efficient Synthesis of Amino Acid Derived 2-Substituted Imidazoles by Palladium-Catalyzed Gross-Coupling Reactions. Synthesis 2009, 2, 325-332.
8. Patel A., Bureš F., Ludwig M., Kulhánek J., Pytela O., Růžička A.: Novel Charge-Transfer Chromophores Featuring Imidazole as p-Linkage. Heterocycles 2009, 78 (4), 999-1013.
9. Kulhánek J., Bureš F., Ludwig M.: Convenient Methods for Preparing p‑Conjugated Linkers as Building Blocks for Modular Chemistry. Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2009, 5, No. 11.
10. Bureš F., Kulhánek J., Růžička A.: Probing Electronic and Regioisomeric Control in an Asymmetric Henry Reaction Catalyzed by Camphor-Imidazoline Ligands. Tetrahedron Letters 2009, 50, 3042-3045. 
11. Kulhánek J., Bureš F., Pytela O., Mikysek T., Ludvík J., Růžička A.: Push-Pull Molecules with a Systematically Extended p-Conjugated System Featuring 4,5-Dicyanoimidazole. Dyes and Pigments 2010, 85, 57-65.
12. Bureš F., Kulhánek J., Mikysek T., Ludvík J., Lokaj J.: Branched Charge-Transfer Chromophores Featuring a 4,5-Dicyanoimidazole Unit. Tetrahedron Letters 2010, 51, 2055-2058.