Antoni Chyla, Ph.D., D.Sc.

+48 71 320 3986
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Research profile

Over many years I have measured electrical, d.c. and microwave, conductivity, as well as static magnetic susceptibility of highly conducting organic crystals for estimation of the conductivity tensor. The work involved the synthesis and growing of the crystals of a vast number of TCNQ salts and charge transfer complexes with different organic and inorganic donors. An electrochemical experiments performed on molecules of TCNQ and/or its anionradicals in aprotic solvents brought to elucidation of the CT mechanism in some tetracyanoquiodimethanides.

An electrochemical background allowed me to start (in England) the work on sonochemical enhancement of carboxylate electrooxidation as well as the work on competitive doping of conducting polymers and their redox characterisation.

Currently, since the last few years I am interested in developing of the technology of Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films of some phthalocyanines and conducting polymers, especially 3-substituted polyalkilopyrroles and polyalkilothiophenes. The main goal of this work is  the trial of applying of LB films as the gas or chemical sensors.

The side field of my activity is the work in the field of widely understood ecology. By analyzing (the AAS method) of the concentration of the heavy metals in some organs and tissues of the game I try to answer the qustion whether the game (especially non migratory game) could be recognized as a bioindicators of  the environmental pollution or not

Electrochemistry on unconventional electrodes, Sonoelectrochemistry, Electrical, optical and sensoric properties of polymers and LB films

Artificial neuronic networks exploiting chemical and gas sensors based on Langmuir-Blodgett films, All organic FETs, Breewster-Angle spectroscopy, microscopy and visualisation of an order in the LB films, Entraping and immobilisation of biocomponents in LB films


  1. J. Szeremeta, M. Nyk, A. Chyla, W. Strek, M. Samoć, Enhancement of photoconduction in a conjugated polymer through doping with copper nanoparticles, Opt. Mat. 33 (9), 1372-1376 (2011) DOI
  2. W. A. Sokalski, R. W. Góra, W. Bartkowiak, P. Kobylinski, J. Sworakowski, A. Chyla, J. Leszczynski, New theoretical insight into the thermal cis-trans isomerization of azo compounds: Protonation lowers the activation barrier., J. Chem Phys. 114 (13), 5504-5508 (2001) DOI
  3. J. Sołoducho, S. Roszak, A. Chyla, K. Tajchert, Synthetic routes to bis(pyrrolyl)arylenes. Experimental and molecular modeling studies., New J. Chem. 25 1175-1181 (2001)
  4. A. Chyla, A. Lewandowska, J. Sołoducho, A. Gorecka-Drzazga, M. Szablewski, 4-t-butyl-CuPc-PODT Molecular Composite Material for an Effective Gas Sensor, IEEE T. Dielect. El. In. 8(3) 559-565 (2001)
  5. D. J. Walton, S. S. Phull, U. Geissler, A. Chyla, A. Durham, S. Ryley, T. J. Mason, J. P. Lorimer, Sonoelectrochemistry - cyclohexanoate electrooxidation at 38 kHz and 850 kHz insonation frequencies compared., Electrochem. Commun. 2 431-435 (2000)
  6. G. J. Ashwell, K. Skjonnemand, M. P. S. Roberts, D. W. Allen, X. Li, J. Sworakowski, A. Chyla, M. Bienkowski, Surface plasmon resonance and nonlinear optical studies of Langmuir-Blodgett films of a betaine dye., Colloids and Surfaces A 155 43-46 (1999) DOI
  7. A. Chyla, K. Lorenz, M. Chyla, Mercury level in feathers of sparrows from industrial and nonindustrial areas of Lower Silesia, Poland: toward a non-destructive bioindicator of environmental pollution., Env. Protect. Eng. 25 71-76 (1999)
  8. V. Skakalova, P. Fedorko, D. Vegh, A. Chyla, S. Ryley, D. Walton, Sensitivity of the electrical conductivity of doped polypyrrole to low pressure., Synth. Metals 101 399-400 (1999)
  9. A. Chyla, S. Ryley, D. J. Walton, X. Liu, D. G. Chetwynd, Effect of dopant counter-anion on tribological properties of polypyrrole., Adv. Mater. Opt. Electr. 8 87-91 (1998)
  10. A. Chyla, K. Lorenz, A. Renzoni, C. Gaggi, Content of heavy metals in livers, kidneys and muscles of game in south-west Poland., Env. Protect. Eng. 24 31-38 (1998)
  11. A. Chyla, M. Bienkowski, J. Sworakowski, T. Kozlecki, K. Wilk, Photochromic properties of anionic azobenzene amphiphiles in solution and Langmuir-Blodgett films., Progr. Colloid. Polym. Sci. 105 153-159 (1997)
  12. A. Chyla, S. Kucharski, R. Janik, J. Sworakowski, M. Bienkowski, Two-component Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett films containing monomeric and polymeric alkylheteroaromates: surface plasmon resonance and electrical conductivity., Thin Solid Films 284-285 496-499 (1996) DOI
  13. A. Chyla, K. Lorenz, C. Gaggi, A. Renzoni, Pollution effects on wildlife: roe deer antlers as non-destructive bioindicators., Env. Protect. Eng. 22 65-70 (1996)
  14. J. Sworakowski, M. Bienkowski, A. Chyla, S. Kucharski, Multicomponent LB films containing pre-formed poly(3-n-alkylthiophenes)., Macromol. Symp. 104 115-126 (1996)
  15. S. Kucharski, R. Janik, M. Bryjak, M. Bienkowski, A. Chyla, J. Sworakowski, Formation and deposition of Langmuir films of binary and ternary systems., Polish J. Chem. 69 447-460 (1995)
  16. D. J. Walton, S. S. Phull, A. Chyla, J. P. Lorimer, T. J. Mason, L. D. Burke, M. Murphy, R. G. Compton, J. C. Eklund, S. D. Page, Sonovoltammetry at platinum electrodes: surface phenomena and mass transport processes., J. Appl. Electrochem. 25 1083-1090 (1995)
  17. S. Bartkiewicz, A. Chyla, J. Sworakowski, R. Janik, S. Kucharski, Deposition, electrical conductivity and response to gases of two-component Langmuir-Blodgett films containing pre-formed poly(3-n-alkylthiophenes)., Polish J. Chem. 68 1387-1393 (1994)
  18. D. J. Walton, S. S. Phull, D. Colton, P. Richards, A. Chyla, T. Javed, L. Clarke, J. P. Lorimer, T. J. Mason, Ultrasonic enhancement of electrochemiluminescence from arylacetate electrooxidation., Ultrasonics Sonochemistry 1 S23-S26 (1994)
  19. D. J. Walton, C. E. Hall, A. Chyla, I. V. Viney, J. Mure, Redox characterisation of competitively-doped polypyrroles., Synth. Metals 55-57 1465-1472 (1993)
  20. A. Chyla, J. Sworakowski, A. Szczurek, E. Brynda, S. Nespurek, Gas sensing device based on phthalocyanine LB films., Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 230 1-6 (1993)
  21. D. J. Walton, C. E. Hall, A. Chyla, Characterization of poly(pyrroles) by cyclic voltammetry., Analyst 117 1305-1311 (1992)
  22. D. J. Walton, D. M. Hadingham, C. E. Hall, I. V. Viney, A. Chyla, Competitive doping of polypyrrole., Synth. Metals 41-43 295-299 (1991)
  23. D. J. Walton, C. E. Hall, A. Chyla, Functional dopants in conducting polymers., Synth. Metals 45 363-371 (1991)
  24. D. J. Walton, A. Chyla, J. P. Lorimer, T. J. Mason, Sonochemical enhancement of phenylacetate electrooxidation., Synth. Commun. 20 1843-1852 (1990)
  25. A. Chyla, D. J. Walton, C. Hall, Electrochemical oxidation and reduction on polypyrrole electrodes., Synth. Metals 37 115-122 (1990)
  26. A. Chyla, J. P. Lorimer, T. J. Mason, G. Smith, D. J. Walton, Modifying effect of the ultrasound upon the electrochemical oxidation of cyclohexanecarboxylate., J Chem. Soc. Chem. Commun. 603-604 (1989)
  27. D. J. Walton, A. Chyla, J. P. Lorimer, T. J. Mason, Sonochemical enhancement of phenylacetate electrooxidation., Synth. Commun. 20(12) pp.1843-1852 (1989)
  28. A. Chyla, A. Krajewska-Cizio, S. C. Thorpe, G. Williams, I. Sandy, Electrical and magnetic properties of mixed-valence Fe-TCNQ salts., Materials Sci. 14 20-23 (1988)
  29. G. J. Ashwell, I. M. Sandy, A. Chyla, G. H. Cross, An alternative explanation of the broad conductivity maxima of metallic TCNQ salts obtained from acetonitrile solution., Synth. Metals 19 463-468 (1987)
  30. G. J. Ashwell, A. Chyla, N. E. Heimer, R. M. Metzger, J. G. Allen, MeCNQn-TCNQ, a low conductivity metal above 300 K?, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 120 137-140 (1985)
  31. A. Cehak, A. Chyla, M. Radomska, R. Radomski, The influence of water and oxygen on stability of TCNQ solution in acetonitrile., Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 120 327-333 (1985)
  32. A. Cehak, A. Chyla, M. Radomska, R. Radomski, Electrochemical behaviour of TCNQ salts: polarographic measurements of TCNQ anion in aqueous media., Materials Sci. 10 39-42 (1984)
  33. A. Cehak, A. Chyla, M. Radomska, R. Radomski, The influence of hydrolysis of TCNQ on electrical conductivity of its salts., Potsdamer Forsch. B38 40-44 (1983)
  34. A. Chyla, K. Lorenz, J. Lorenz, Thermoelectric sensor for temperature measurements in tissues and organs (in Polish)., Przegl. Chir. 55 931-933 (1983)
  35. L. Komorowski, A. Chyla, R. Kowal, Phase transition in n-alkyltriphenyl-phosphonium tetracyanoquinodimethanides., Phys. Stat. Sol. (a) 74 453-457 (1982)
  36. G. Schukat, E. Fanghaenel, A. Chyla, Spektroskopische und elektrische Eigenschaften von TTF und TTF-TCNQ-Komplexen., J. Prakt. Chem. 324 422-428 (1982)
  37. J. Lipiński, L. Komorowski, A. Chyla, How does the electronic structure of the TCNQ stack depend on its charge?, Materials Sci. 7 235-238 (1981)
  38. R. Radomski, M. Radomska, A. Chyla, Electrochemical behaviour of TCNQ salts: potentiometric measurements of ion-selective electrodes., Materials Sci. 7 331-335 (1981)
  39. Z. Romaszewski, A. Chyla, Magnetic properties of ion-radical salts of 2-amino, 3-amino, and 4-amino-pyridinium with TCNQ., Sci. Papers Inst. Org. Phys. Chem. Tech. Univ. Wroclaw 17 55-60 (1979)
  40. G. Schukat, E. Fanghanel, A. Chyla, Synthese und Eigenschaften kondensierter TTF-TCNQ Komplexe., Potsdamer Forsch. B20 99-103 (1979)
  41. A. Chyla, Z. Romaszewski, Electrical and magnetic properties of 2-amin˙, 3-amino, and 4-aminopyridinium with TCNQ., Lecture Notes Phys. 95 165-166 (1979)
  42. A. Chyla, Hall effect in organic molecular crystals (in Polish)., Acta Univ. Wratisl. 425 59-80 (1978)
  43. H. Poradowska, W. Czuba, K. Lorenz, A. Chyla, Charge transfer complex of tetracyanoquinodimethane with 6- and 7-amino-quinolines., Rec. Trav. Chim. Pays-Bas 96 42-44 (1977)
  44. H. Poradowska, W. Czuba, K. Lorenz, A. Chyla, CT-complexes of amino- and aminomethylderivatives of pyridine with 1,3,5-trinitrobenzene., Roczniki Chem. 51 551-556 (1977)
  45. H. Poradowska, W. Czuba, K. Lorenz, A. Chyla, EDA complex of aminoderivatives of quinoline and isoquinoline with 1,3,5-trinitrobenzene and 1,2,4,5-tetracyanobenzene., Roczniki Chem. 50 833-843 (1976)
  46. A. Chyla, Z. Romaszewski, Electrical and magnetic properties of complexes of 2,2',6,6' -tetramethyl-4,4'-bipyrylene (TMBP) and 2,2',6,6'-tetramethyl -4,4'-bithiopyrylene (TMBTP) with hexacyanobenzene (HCNB)., Conference on Organic Conductors and Semiconductors, Siofok, Hungary 1976 28 5-24 (1976)
  47. H. Chojnacki, A. Chyla, K. Lorenz, K. Pigoń, Dependence of electrical conductivity of benzidine - 7,7,8,8-tetracyano-p-quinodimethane complex on solvent vapour pressure., Sci. Papers Inst. Org. Phys. Chem. Tech. Univ. Wroclaw. 7 276-282 (1974)
  48. L. Syper, A. Sucharda-Sobczyk, A. Chyla, K. Lorenz, Electrical conductivity and spectroscopic properties of EDA complexes of TCNQ, DDQ and HCNB with some sulphur-containing donors., Sci. Papers Inst. Org. Phys. Chem. Tech. Univ. Wroclaw 7 292-298 (1974)

Tematy prac dyplomowych i badawczych (Research topics for students)

  1. Badanie fizykochemicznych właściwości warstw mono-molekularnych.
  2. Badanie przenikania acetonu i alkoholu etylowego przez membrany otrzymane techniką Langmuira-Blodgett.
  3. Badanie przenikania wody przez membrany spolimeryzowanych surfaktantów.
  4. Mikroskopowe badanie struktury pojedynczych warstw molekularnych substancji powierzchniowo czynnych.
  5. Wytwarzanie warstw mono-molekularnych substancji biologicznie aktywnych.