National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry


Published papers

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

Lupu A.C., Bombos M., Vasilievici G., Miron L.-D.,

Synthesis and characterization of inclusion complex of diminazene aceturate with β-ciclodextrin

Revista de Chimie, 2019, 70 (6), 2136-2140

Bombos, M., Oprescu, E.E., Calin, C., Vasilievici, G., Velea, S., Bombos, D.

Slow pyrolysis of biomass in acidic or metallic catalysis

Revista de chimie, 70, (9), 2019, 3148-3151

Oprescu, E.E., Bombos, M., Vasilievici, G., Velea, S.

Use of ethoxylated surfactants to improve digestate stability

Revista de chimie, 70(7), 2019, 25302534.

Elena Emilia Oprescu, Cristina Emanuela Enascuta, Ana Maria Galan, Mihaela Bombos, Gabriel Vasilievici, Gabriela Isopencu, Vasile Lavric, Sanda Velea

Evaluation of Porphyridium purpureum and Nannochloropsis sp. For carbohydrates and lipids production

Rev. Chim. 70(9),3305 (2019)

Banu, I., Bozga, G., Bumbac, G., Vintila, A., Velea, S., Galan, A.-M., Bombos, M., Blajan, O., Crucean, A.C.,

A kinetic study of glycerol esterification with acetic acid over a commercial Amberlyst-35 ion exchange resin

Revista de chimie, 70(9), 2019, 2325-2329

Bicu A., Drumea V., Mihaiescu D.E., Purcareanu B., Florea M.A., Tricǎ B., Vasilievici G., Draga S., Buse E., Olariu L.

Application of FT-IR Classification Method in Silica-Plant Extracts Composites Quality Testing

IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 374(1), 12 June 2018, Article number 012064


Rovinaru C., Pasarin D., Capra L., Stoica R

The effect of ZnSO4 in the cultivation medium on Rhodotorula glutinis CCY 020-002-033 yeast biomass growth, β-carotene production and zinc accumulation

Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences, 8(3), 931-935, 2018


Constantin Sorin Ion, Mihaela Bombos, Gabriel Vasilievici, Casen Panaitescu, Raluca Dragomir

Fuels Desulphurization by Adsorption on Blasting Grit

Revista de Chimie 68(4), 2017, 732-736

Ion, C.S., Bombos, M., Vasilievici, G., Bombos, D.

Fuels desulphurization by adsorbtion on Fe/bentonite

Revista de Chimie 68(3), 2017, 483-486

Georgescu V., Vasilievici G., Bombos M., Panaitescu C.

Study of Co-Cr mixed oxides for different applications

Revista de Chimie 68(9), 2017, 2039-2042

Sanda Velea, Mihaela Bombos, Gabriel Vasilievici, Dorin Bombos

Anti-strip additive for bitumen by processing lignin

Revista de Chimie 68(12), 2017, 2886-2891

Sanda Velea, Mihaela Bombos, Gabriel Vasilievici, Rami Doukeh, Dorin Bombos

Component for gasoline by hydroconversion of furfural derivates in presence of methanol

Revista de Chimie 68(7), 2017, 1512-1517

R. M. Grigorescu, P. Ghioca, L. Iancu, M. E. David, R. M. Ion, C.A. Nicolae, R. A. Gabor, E. R. Radu, M. Ganciarov, B. Spurcaciu, E. Alexandrescu, F. Ciuprina

Influence of non-metallic fraction of printed circuit boards waste on recycled polyvinyl chloride from waste wires

Journal of Applied Polymer Science