Martin Štefko


Postdoctoral fellow


HCI G-322


+41-1-632 4515


Martin Stefko



MSc in Chemistry, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (Ing. D. Végh, DrSc.).


PhD in Chemistry, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Prof. M. Hocek).


Post-doctoral research, ETH-Zurich (Prof. F. Diederich).

Synthesis of DDMEBT Analogues

The donor-acceptor conjugated molecules based on 1,1,4,4-tetracyanobut-1,3-dienes (TCBDs) are of substantial interest for tuning the optoelectronic properties of advanced materials. Within this group, DDMEBT possesses one of the strongest nonlinear optical responses yet observed when compared to its relatively small size. DDMEBT has already been successfully used in the construction of nonlinear optical (NLO) device, which demonstrated all-optical demultiplexing of a 170.8 Gbit/s data stream to four 42.7 Gbit/s channels using silicon-organic hybrid waveguide. Thus, the quest for better understanding of the structure - NLO properties relationship, synthesis and systematic study of the DDMEBT analogues is highly desirable.


M. Štefko, M. Hocek, Synthesis 2010, 4199-4206. Synthesis of Phenol and Pyridone C-Ribo- and 2'-Deoxyribonucleosides by Palladium-Catalyzed Hydroxylations of Haloaryl C-Nucleosides.

M. Štefko, L. Slavětínská, B. Klepetářová, M. Hocek, J. Org. Chem. 2010, 75, 442-449. A General and Efficient Synthesis of Pyridin-2-yl C-Ribonucleosides Bearing Diverse Alkyl, Aryl, Amino, and Carbamoyl Groups in Position 6.

M. Štefko, R. Pohl, M. Hocek, Tetrahedron 2009, 65, 4471-4483. Synthesis of benzamide-C-ribonucleosides by Pd-catalyzed aminocarbonylations.

M. Štefko, R. Pohl, B. Klepetářová, M. Hocek, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2008, 1689-1704. A Modular Methodology for the Synthesis of 4- and 3-Substituted Benzene and Aniline C-Ribonucleosides.

L. Perašínová, M. Štefko, D. Végh, J. Kožíšek, Acta Crystallogr. Sect. E: Struct. Rep. Online 2008, 64, o274-u5081. 2-(9H-Fluoren-9-ylidenemethyl)-thiophene.

V. Lukeš, M. Matiz, D. Végh, M. Štefko, P. Hrdlovič, V. Laurinc, Synth. Met. 2007, 157, 770-778. Structure, electronic and optical characterization of oligothiophenes terminated with (9H-fluoren-9-ylidene)methyl chromophores.

L. Perašínová, M. Štefko, D. Végh, J. Kožíšek, Acta Crystallogr. Sect. E: Struct. Rep. Online 2006, 62, o3972-o3973. 5-(Fluoren-9-ylidenemethyl)thiophene-2-carbaldehyde.

V. Lukeš, D. Végh, P. Hrdlovič, M. Štefko, K. Matuszná, V. Laurinc, Synth. Met. 2005, 148, 179-186. Synthesis, theoretical characterisation and spectra of thiophene-fluorene -conjugated derivatives.

Last update: June 2011