National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry


Published papers

R-M. Ion, C. E. Rizescu, D. A. Vasile, G. Vasilievici, I. Atkinson, A. Rusu, L. Predoana, F. Miculescu

Layered Double Hydroxides (LDHs) as New Consolidants for Cultural Heritage Masonry

Crystals. 2022; 12 (4):490


R-M. Ion, M. G. Barbu, A. Gonciar, G. Vasilievici, A. I. Gheboianu, S. Slamnoiu-Teodorescu, M. E. David, L. Iancu, R. M. Grigorescu

A Multi-Analytical Investigation of Roman Frescoes from Rapoltu Mare (Romania)

Coatings. 2022; 12 (4):530


M. E. David, R-M. Ion, R. M. Grigorescu, L. Iancu, M. Constantin, R. M. Stirbescu, A. I. Gheboianu

Wood Surface Modification with Hybrid Materials Based on Multi-Walled Carbon NanotubesWalled Carbon Nanotubes

Nanomaterials 2022, 12(12), 1990


R-M. Ion, R. M. Grigorescu, L. Iancu, M. E. David, A. Cirstoiu, G. I. Paraschiv, M. Geba

Morphological and Mechanical Properties of Book Cellulose-Based Paper (XXth Century) Treated with Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles

Heritage 2022, 5(3), 2241-2257


M. Râpă, B. N. Spurcaciu, R.-M. Ion, R. M. Grigorescu, R. N. Darie-Nită, L. Iancu, C.-A. Nicolae, A. R. Gabor, E. Matei, C. Predescu

Valorization of Polypropylene Waste in the Production of New Materials with Adequate Mechanical and Thermal Properties for Environmental Protection

Materials 2022, 15, 5978


Ungureanu, Camelia; Fierascu, Irina; Fierascu, Radu Claudiu

Sustainable Use of Cruciferous Wastes in Nanotechnological Applications

Coatings 2022, 12(6), 769


Petrisor, Gabriela; Ficai, Denisa; Motelica, Ludmila; Trusca, Roxana Doina; Bîrcă, Alexandra Cătălina; Vasile, Bogdan Stefan; Voicu, Georgeta; Oprea, Ovidiu Cristian; Semenescu, Augustin; Ficai, Anton; Popitiu, Mircea Ionut; Fierascu, Irina; Fierascu, Radu Claudiu; Radu, Elena Lacramioara; Matei, Lilia; Dragu, Laura Denisa; Pitica, Ioana Madalina; Economescu, Mihaela; Bleotu, Coralia

Mesoporous Silica Materials Loaded with Gallic Acid with Antimicrobial Potential

Nanomaterials, 12, 10, 2022, 1648


Paunescu, Alina; Soare, Liliana Cristina; Fierascu, Irina; Fierascu, Radu Claudiu; Mihaescu, Cristina Florina; Tofan, Lucica; Ponepal, Cristina Maria

Ecotoxicological Studies on the Action of Actara 25 WG Insecticide on Prussian Carp (Carassius gibelio) and Marsh Frog (Pelophylax ridibundus)

Toxics, 10, 3, 2022,114


Baroi, Anda Maria; Popitiu, Mircea; Fierascu, Irina; Sărdărescu, Ionela-Daniela; Fierascu, Radu Claudiu

Grapevine Wastes: A Rich Source of Antioxidants and Other Biologically Active Compounds

Antioxidants, 11, 2, 2022, 393


Avramescu, Sorin Marius; Fierascu, Irina; Fierascu, Radu Claudiu; Brazdis, Roxana Ioana; Nica, Angel Vasile; Butean, Claudia; Olaru, Elena Alina; Ulinici, Sorin; Verziu, Marian Nicolae; Dumitru, Anca

Removal of Paracetamol from Aqueous Solutions by Photocatalytic Ozonation over TiO2-MexOy Thin Films

Nanomaterials, 12, 4, 2022, 613


Fistos, Toma; Fierascu, Irina; Fierascu, Radu Claudiu

Recent Developments in the Application of Inorganic Nanomaterials and Nanosystems for the Protection of Cultural Heritage Organic Artifacts

Nanomaterials, 12, 2, 2022, 207


Necolau, Mădălina Ioana; Damian, Celina Maria; Fierăscu, Radu Claudiu; Chiriac, Anita-Laura; Vlăsceanu, George Mihaila; Vasile, Eugeniu; Iovu, Horia

Layered clay–graphene oxide nanohybrids for the reinforcement and fire-retardant properties of polyurea matrix

Polymers, 14, 1, 2022, 66


Lungulescu, Eduard-Marius; Setnescu, Radu;Pătroi, Eros A..; Lungu, Magdalena V.; Pătroi, Delia; Ion, Ioana; Fierăscu, Radu-Claudiu; Șomoghi, Raluca; Stan, Miruna; Nicula, Nicoleta-Oana

High-efficiency biocidal solution based on radiochemically synthesized Cu-Au alloy nanoparticles

Nanomaterials, 11(12), 2021, 3388


Zina Vuluga Z., Sanporean C.G., Panaitescu D.M., Teodorescu G.M., Corobea M.C., Nicolae C.A., Gabor A.R., Raditoiu V.

The Effect of SEBS/Halloysite Masterbatch Obtained in Different Extrusion Conditions on the Properties of Hybrid Polypropylene/Glass Fiber Composites for Auto Parts

Polymers, Volume 13, October 2021


Radu E.R., Panaitescu D.M., Andrei L., Ciuprina F., Nicolae C.A., Gabor A.R., Truşcă R.

Properties of Polysiloxane/Nanosilica Nanodielectrics for Wearable Electronic Devices

Nanomaterials, Volume 12, December 2021


Andrei L., Ciuprina F., Radu E.R., Gabor A.R., Panaitescu D.M.

Dielectric performances of LSR-SiO2 nanocomposites for wearable antennas substrate

International Symposium on Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ISEEE), October 2021


Chiulan I., Panaitescu D.M., Radu E.R., Vizireanu S., Sătulu V., Biţă B., Gabor R.A., Nicolae C.A., Raduly M., Rădiţoiu V.

Influence of TEMPO oxidation on the properties of ethylene glycol methyl ether acrylate grafted cellulose sponges

Carbohydrate Polymers, Volume 272, November 2021


Panaitescu D.M., Nicolae C.A., Melinte V., Scutaru A.L., Gabor A.R., Popa M.S., Oprea M., Buruiana T

Influence of microfibrillated cellulose and soft biocomponent on the morphology and thermal properties of thermoplastic polyurethanes

Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Volume 138, August 2021


Radu E.R., Panaitescu D.M., Nicolae C.A., Gabor R.A., Rădiţoiu V., Stoian S., Alexandrescu E., Fierăscu R., Chiulan I.

The Soil Biodegradability of Structured Composites Based on Cellulose Cardboard and Blends of Polylactic Acid and Polyhydroxybutyrate

Journal of Polymers and the Environment, Volume 29, January 2021


Raduly F.M., Rădiţoiu V., Rădiţoiu A., Purcar V., Ispas G., Frone A.N., Gabor R.A., Nicolae C.A.

Optical Behavior of Curcuminoid Hybrid Systems as Coatings Deposited on Polyester Fibers

Coatings, Volume 12, February 2022


Popa M.S., Radu E.R., Panaitescu D.M., Gabor A.R., Nicolae C.A., Raduly M.F., Adriana Nicoleta Frone A.N.

The Potential of Biopolyesters as Plasticizers for Polylactide

Chemistry Proceedings, Volume 7, February 2022


Popa M.S., Damian C.M., Brîndușa Bãlãnucã B., Panaitescu D.M., Gabor A.R., Nicolae C.A., Rădiţoiu V., Raduly M.F., Frone A.N.

Effect of Nanocellulose Type on the Properties of a Bio-Based Epoxy System

Chemistry Proceedings, Volume 7, March 2022


Popa M.S., Frone A.N., Panaitescu D.M.

Polyhydroxybutyrate blends: A solution for biodegradable packaging?

International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Volume 207, March 2022


Frone A.N., Ghiurea M., Nicolae C.A., Gabor A.R., Badila S., Panaitescu D.M.

Poly (lactic acid)/Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate) Biocomposites with Differently Treated Cellulose Fibers

International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Volume 27, April 2022


Panaitescu D.M., Popa M.S., Raditoiu V., Frone A.N., Sacarescu L., Gabor A.R., Nicolae C.A., Teodorescu M.

Effect of calcium stearate as a lubricant and catalyst on the thermal degradation of poly (3-hydroxybutyrate)

International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Volume 190, November 2021


Popa M.S., Frone A.N., Radu I.C., Stanescu P.O., Truşcă R., Rădiţoiu V., Nicolae C.A., Gabor A.R., Panaitescu D.M.

Microfibrillated Cellulose Grafted with Metacrylic Acid as a Modifier in Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate)

Polymers, Volume 13, November 2021


Purcar V., Rădițoiu V., Alina Rădițoiu A., Raduly F.M., Ispas G.C., Căprărescu S., Frone A.N., Trică B., Nicolae C.A., Anastasescu M., Stroescu H.

Effect of modified silica materials on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) substrates to obtain transparent and hydrophobic hybrid coatings

Applied Sciences, Volume 11, November 2021


Raduly F.M., Rădiţoiu V., Rădiţoiu A., Frone A.N., Nicolae C.A., Purcar V., Ispas G., Constantin M., Răut I.

Modeling the Properties of Curcumin Derivatives in Relation to the Architecture of the Siloxane Host Matrices

Materials, Volume 15, December 2021


David M.E., Grigorescu R.M., Iancu L., Andrei E.R., Somoghi R., Frone A.N., Atkinson I., Predoana L., Nicoara A.I., Ion R.M.

Synthesis and characterization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes decorated with hydroxyapatite

Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures, Volume 29, June 2021


Purcar V., Rădiţoiu V., Rădiţoiu A., Raduly F.M., Manea R., Frone A., Anastasescu M., Ispas G.C., Căprărescu S.

Bilayer coatings based on silica materials and iron (III) phthalocyanine–Sensitized TiO2 photocatalyst

Materials Research Bulletin, Volume 138, June 2021


Roxana Ioana Brazdis, Irina Fierascu, Sorin Marius Avramescu, Radu Claudiu Fierascu

Recent progress in the application of hydroxyapatite for the adsorption of heavy metals from water matrices

Materials, 14, 22, 2021, 6898


Irina Fierascu, Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Toma Fistos, Ludmila Motelica, Ovidiu Oprea, Adrian Nicoara, Anton Ficai, Alexandru Stirban, Maria-Similia Zgarciu

Non-invasive microanalysis of a written page from the Romanian heritage “The Homiliary of Varlaam (Cazania lui Varlaam)”

Microchemical Journal, 16, 2021, 106345


Elena-Ruxandra Radu, Denis Mihaela Panaitescu, Cristian-Andi Nicolae, Raluca Augusta Gabor, Valentin Rădiţoiu, Sergiu Stoian, Elvira Alexandrescu, Radu Fierăscu, Ioana Chiulan

The Soil Biodegradability of Structured Composites Based on Cellulose Cardboard and Blends of Polylactic Acid and Polyhydroxybutyrate

Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 29, 2310–2320 (2021)


Cristina Modrogan, Simona Cǎprǎrescu, Annette Madelene Dǎncilǎ, Oanamari Daniela Orbuleț, Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu, Violeta Purcar, Valentin Radițoiu, Radu Claudiu Fierascu

Modified composite based on magnetite and polyvinyl alcohol: Synthesis, characterization, and degradation studies of the methyl orange dye from synthetic wastewater

Polymers, 13, 22, 2021, 3911


Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Enrico Sassoni, Alina Catrinel Ion, Anton Ficai, Elwira Sieniawska

Editorial: Degradation of Cultural Heritage Artifacts: From Archaeometry to Materials Development

Frontiers in Materials, 8, 2021, 719685


Irina Fierascu, Anda Maria Baroi, Roxana Ioana Brazdis, Toma Fistos, Cristian Andi Nicolae, Valentin Raditoiu, Ioan Constantin Inel, Victor Sava, Radu Claudiu Fierascu

Archaeometrical Characterization of Romanian Late Bronze Age Ceramic Fragments

Frontiers in Materials, 89, 2021, 630137


Banu I., Ganea R.,Vasilievici G., Anghel A., Gogulancea V., Isopencu G., Bozga G.

An Evaluation of Published Kinetic Models for Vapor Phase Methanol Conversion to Dimethyl Ether over the H-ZSM-5 Catalyst

Energy & Fuels, 32 (8), 8689–8699, 2018

Ana-Maria Galan, Ioan Calinescu, Adrian Trifan, Charles Winkworth-Smith, Miguel Calvo-Carrascal, Chris Dodds, Eleanor Binner

New insights into the role of selective and volumetric heating during microwave extraction: Investigation of the extraction of polyphenolic compounds from sea buckthorn leaves using Microwave-Assisted Extraction and Conventional Solvent Extraction

Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, 116, 2017, 29-39

Camelia Rovinaru, Diana Pasarin

Application of Microencapsulated Synbiotics in Fruit-Based Beverages

Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins, 2019, 11 (2), 1-10

Adriana Nicoleta Frone, Ioana Chiulan, Denis Mihaela Panaitescu, Cristian Andi Nicolae, Marius Ghiurea, Ana-Maria Galan

Isolation of cellulose nanocrystals from plum seed shells, structural and morphological characterization

Materials Letters 194, 2017, 160- 163

Stepan E., Enascuta C., Oprescu E.E., Radu E., Vasilievici G., Radu A., Stoica R., Velea S., Nicolescu A., Lavric V.

A versatile method for obtaining new oxygenated fuel components from biomass

Industrial Crops and Products 113, 288- 297, 2018

Enascuta C., Stepan E., Bolocan I., Bombos D., Calin C., Oprescu E.E., Lavric V.

Simultaneous production of oil enriched in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and biodiesel from fish wastes

Waste Management, 75, 205–214, 2018

Ionut Banu, Gheorghe Bumbac, Dorin Bombos, Sanda Velea, Ana-Maria Gălan, Grigore Bozga

Glycerol acetylation with acetic acid over Purolite CT-275. Product yields and process kinetics

Renewable Energy 148, 548-557

Ana-Maria Galan, Ioan Calinescu, Elena Radu, Elena –Emilia Oprescu, Gabriel Vasilievici, Sanda Velea

Development of a new method for determination of the oil content from microalgae lipid fraction

Revista de Chimie 68(4), 2017, 671- 674

Dan Ion, Mihaela Bombos, Gabriel Vasilievici, Adrian Radu, Paul Rosca

Hydroconversion of Residual Fatty Acids on a Molybdenum-Copper Catalyst

Revista de chimie, 70 (12), 2019, 42664274.

Constantin Neamtu, Emil Stepan, Valentin Plesu, Grigore Bozga, Alexandru Tuluc

Synthesis and Characterization of New Solketal Alkylesters Usable as Diesel Biobased Fuel Additives

Revista de Chimie, 70 (4), 2019, 1167-1172

Ion C.S., Bombos M., Doukeh R., Vasilievici G., Matei V.

Kinetics of 1-dodecanethiol desulfurization by reactive adsorption on Mg/O dolomite

Rev. Chim., 69,(12), 2018

Radu E., Oprescu E.E., Enascuta C.E., Calin C., Stoica R., Vasile Scaeteanu G., Vasilievici G., Capra L, Ion I., Ion A. C.

Kinetic adsorption of humic acids mixture obtained from microalgae on exfoliated graphite nanoplatelets

Rev. Chim., 69(1), 191-195, 2018

Enascuta C., Stepan E., Oprescu E-E., Radu A, Alexandrescu A., Stoica R., Epure D-G., Niculescu M. D.

Microencapsulation of Essential Oils

Rev. Chim., 69(7), 1612-15, 2018

Ion C.S., Bombos M., Vasilievici G., Matei V.,

Gasoline desulphurization by reactive adsorption on ZnO /bentonite

Revista de Chimie, 70 (1), 2019, 50-53