József Rábai
D.Sc., full professor

Mail address:

H-1518 Budapest 112, P.O. Box 32, Hungary
<rabai> at <elte.hu>

Short CV:

Born 1950. Education: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Chemistry major

M.Sc., 1973; Ph.D. 1977 (Eötvös Loránd University), C. Sc. 1991

Employment: 1973- Department of Organic Chemistry, from 1992 Associate Professor, 991-1993: Visiting Scientist at the Corporate Research Laboratories, Exxon Research & Engineering Company, Annandale, NJ, USA.

Teaching experience

1973-: Practical and Advanced Courses in Organic Chemistry for Chemistry major students

1993-: Organofluorine Chemistry and Porphyrin Chemistry courses

Research Interests

Organosulfur-, organofluorine- and porphyrin chemistry (fluorophilization); optical resolution; separation science; catalysis; syntheses and reactions.


More than 30 papers, mostly in English international journals, and 2 patents.

Selected publications

  1. Rábai, J.: Salting out selective extraction: A novel method for the optical resolution of chiral sulfinylcarboxylic acids and its application for the convenient determination of optical purity., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Eng., 1992, 31, 1631.,
  2. Horváth, I. T., Rábai, J.: Facile catalyst separation without water: Fluorous biphase hydroformylation of olefins., Science, 1994, 266, 72
  3. Rábai, J., Kapovits, I., Argay, Gy., Koritsánszky, T., Kálmán, A.: Diaryl(acyloxy)sulfonylamino- λ4-sulfanes. Synthesis, molecular structure and rearrangement. J. Chem Soc., Chem. Commun., 1995, 1069.
  4. Kiss, L. E.; Kövesdi, I.; Rábai, J. An improved design of fluorophilic molecules: Prediction of the lnP fluorous partition coefficient, fluorophilicity, using 3D QSAR descriptors and neural networks. J. Fluorine Chem. 2001, 108, 95.
  5. Rábai, J.; Szíjjártó, Cs.; Ivanko, P.; Szabó, D. 3-Perfluoroalkyl-propanols: Valuable Building Blocks for Fluorous Chemistry. Synthesis, 2007, 2581.

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