National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry



Published papers

Irina Fierascu, Lia-Mara Ditu, Anca Nicoleta Sutan, Oana Alexandra Drăghiceanu, Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Sorin Marius Avramescu, Eduard-Marius Lungulescu, Nicoleta Nicula, Liliana Cristina Soare

Influence of gamma irradiation on the biological properties of Asplenium scolopendrium L. hydroalcoholic extracts

Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 2021, 181, 109175


Nicoleta Anca Şuţan, Irina Fierăscu, Claudiu Şuţan, Liliana Cristina Soare, Angela Monica Neblea, Raluca Somoghi, Radu Claudiu Fierăscu

In vitro mitodepressive activity of phytofabricated silver oxide nanoparticles (Ag2O-NPs) by leaves extract of Helleborus odorus Waldst. & Kit. ex Willd

Materials Letters, 2021, 286, 129194


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

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

Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures

Georgiana Cornelia Ispas, Raluca Manea, Roxana Ioana Brazdis, Anda Maria Baroi, Toma Fistos, Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Monica Florentina Raduly

Iron oxide/phosphatic materials composites with potential applications in environmental protection

Materials, 2020, 13(21), 5034


Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Ioana Catalina Fierascu , Cristina Elena Dinu-Pirvu , Irina Fierascu, Alina Paunescu

The application of essential oils as a next-generation of pesticides: recent developments and future perspectives

Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C: A Journal of Biosciences, 75(7-8), 183-204


L. Iancu, R.M. Ion, R.M. Grigorescu, M.E. David, M. Ghiurea, G. Vasilievici, R. M. Stirbescu, I. D. Dulama

Double Substituted Carbonated Hydroxyapatite for Stone Consolidation


Raditoiu, V ; Purcar, V ; Raditoiu, A ; Raduly, MF ; Frone, AN ; Anastasescu, M ; Stoica, M ; Alexandrescu, E ; Somoghi, R ; Manea, R ; Ispas, GC ; Wagner, LE ; Caprarescu, S

Sol-gel hybrid films based on organosilanes with long alkyl chains



Spatarelu, CP ; Chiriac, AL ; Cursaru, B ; Iordache, TV ; Gavrila, AM ; Cojocaru, CT ; Botez, RE ; Trica, B ; Sarbu, A ; Teodorescu, M ; Tofan, V ; Perrin, FX ; Zaharia, A

Composite Nanogels Based on Zeolite-Poly(ethylene glycol) Diacrylate for Controlled Drug Delivery

NANOMATERIALS, 2020 Feb, 10(2): 195, doi: 10.3390/nano10020195


Bostan M., Petrică-Matei G. G., Radu N., Hainarosie R., Stefanescu C. D., Diaconu C. C., Roman V.

The Effect of Resveratrol or Curcumin on Head and Neck Cancer Cells Sensitivity to the Cytotoxic Effects of Cisplatin

Nutrients, Vol 12, 2596, August 2020, doi:10.3390/nu12092596


R. M. Grigorescu, P. Ghioca, L. Iancu, M.E. David, E.R. Andrei, M.I. Filipescu, R. M. Ion, Z. Vuluga, A. Ion, l. E. Sofran, C. A. Nicolae, A. R. Gabor, A. Gheboianu, I. A. Bucurica

Development of thermoplastic composites based on recycled polypropylene and waste printed circuit boards

Waste Management, 118, 391-401

Ioan D.-C.; Rău I.; Albu Kaya M.G.; Radu N.; Bostan M.; Zgârian R.G.; Tihan G.T.; Dinu-Pîrvu C.-E.; Lupuliasa A.; Ghica M.V.

Ciprofloxacin-Collagen-Based Materials with Potential Oral Surgical Applications

Polymers, Vol 12(9), 1915, doi:10.3390/polym12091915


R.M. Ion, L. Iancu, M.E. David, R.M. Grigorescu, B. Trica, R. Somoghi, S.F. Vasile, I.D. Dulama, A.I. Gheboianu, S. Tincu

Multi-Analytical Characterization of Corvins’ Castle—Deserted Tower. Construction Materials and Conservation Tests

Heritage, 3

Radu C. Fierascu, Elwira Sieniawska, Alina Ortan, Irina Fierascu, Jianbo Xiao

Fruits By-Products – A Source of Valuable Active Principles. A Short Review

Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 2020, 8, 319, DOI: 10.3389/fbioe.2020.00319


Irina Fierascu, Ioana Catalina Fierascu, Roxana Ioana Brazdis, Anda Maria Baroi, Toma Fistos, Radu Claudiu Fierascu

Phytosynthesized metallic nanoparticles-between nanomedicine and toxicology. A brief review of 2019s findings

Materials, 2020, 13(3),574, DOI: 10.3390/ma13030574


Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Irina Fierascu, Eduard Marius Lungulescu, Nicoleta Nicula, Raluca Somoghi, Lia Mara Diţu, Camelia Ungureanu, Anca Nicoleta Sutan, Oana Alexandra Drăghiceanu, Alina Paunescu, Liliana Cristina Soare

Phytosynthesis and radiation-assisted methods for obtaining metal nanoparticles

Journal of Materials Science, 2020, 55(5), 1915-1932, DOI: 10.1007/s10853-019-03713-3


Irina Fierascu, Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Alexandru Stirban, Denis Mihaela Panaitescu, Cristian Andi Nicolae, Valentin Raditoiu, Maria-Similia Zgarciu, Ariana Codruta Leahu

Chemical and mineral characterization of Romanian book paper materials (XVII–XIXth century)

Microchemical Journal 152,104307, DOI: 10.1016/j.microc.2019.104307


Radu Claudiu Fierăscu, Mihaela Doni, Irina Fierăscu

Selected Aspects Regarding the Restoration/Conservation of Traditional Wood and Masonry Building Materials: A Short Overview of the Last Decade Findings

Applied Sciences 2020, 10(3), 1164, DOI: 10.3390/app10031164


Ion-Ebrasu, D., Pollet, B.G., Caprarescu, S., Chitu, A., Trusca, R., Niculescu, V., Gabor, R., Carcadea, E., Varlam, M., Vasile, B.S.

Graphene inclusion effect on anion-exchange membranes properties for alkaline water electrolyzers

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2020


Panaitescu D.M., Vizireanu S.I., Stoian A.S., Nicolae C.-A., Gabor A.R., Daminan C., Trusca R., Carpen L.G., Dinescu G.

Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) modified by plasma and TEMPO-oxidized celluloses

Polymers 2020, 12(7), 1482


Levinta, N.; Corobea, M.C.; Vuluga, Z.; Nicolae, C.-A.; Gabor, A.R.; Raditoiu, V.; Osiac, M.; Teodorescu, G.-M.; Teodorescu, M.

Bio-Based Polyamide 1010 with a Halogen-Free Flame Retardant Based on Melamine–Gallic Acid Complex

Polymers, Vol 12, Issue 7, 2 July 2020


I.R. Suica-Bunghez, R.M. Ion


Journal of Science and Arts

Oprea, M., Voicu, S.I.

Recent advances in composites based on cellulose derivatives for biomedical applications

Carbohydrate Polymers, Vol 247, 2020, 116683


Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Irina Fierascu, Alina Ortan, Milen I. Georgiev, Elwira Sieniawska

Innovative approaches for recovery of phytoconstituents from medicinal/aromatic plants and biotechnological production

Molecules, 2020, 25(2), 309, DOI: 10.3390/molecules25020309


Alina Paunescu, Cristina Maria Ponepal, Magdalena Cristina Zagardan, Cristina Florentina Plesa, Roxana Maria Nemes, Camelia Nicolae, Alina Bisoc, Magdalena Diaconu, Irina Fierascu, Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Monica Marilena Tantu, Cristina Liliana Soare

Evaluation of histophysiological alterations associated with ketoprofen administration in albino NMRI mice

Naunyn-Schmiedeberg’s Archives of Pharmacology, 2020, 393(6), 1033-1039, DOI: 10.1007/s00210-019-01806-z


Oprea, M., Panaitescu, D.M., Nicolae, C.A., Gabor, A.R., Frone, A.N., Raditoiu, V., Trusca, R., Casarica, A.

Nanocomposites from functionalized bacterial cellulose and poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate)

Polymer Degradation and Stability, Vol 179, September 2020


R. Ianchis, C.M. Ninciuleanu, I.C. Gifu, E. Alexandrescu, C.L. Nistor, S. Nitu, C. Petcu

Hydrogel-clay nanocomposites as carriers for controlled release

Curr.Med.Chem., 2020, 27(6), 919-954. DOI: 10.2174/0929867325666180831151055


I.-P. Laszló, M. R. Laszló, V. Toma, I. Baldea, D. Olteanu, L. David, B. Moldovan, R. M. Ion, R. Moldovan, G. A. Filip, G. K., C. Cainap, S. Clichici, A. Muresan

The in vivo modulatory effects of Cornus mas extract on photodynamic therapy in experimental tumors

Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy

Oprea, M., Voicu, S.I.

Recent Advances in Applications of Cellulose Derivatives-Based Composite Membranes with Hydroxyapatite

Materials, Vol 13, 2020, 2481


R. M. Ion, B.A. Bakirov, S. E. Kichanov, D. P. Kozlenko, A. V. Belushkin, C. Radulescu, I. D. Dulama, I. A. Bucurica, A. I. Gheboianu, R. M. Stirbescu, S. Teodorescu, L. Iancu, M. E. David, R. M. Grigorescu

Non-Destructive and Micro-Invasive Techniques for Characterizing the Ancient Roman Mosaic Fragments

Applied Sciences

Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Georgeta Temocico, Irina Fierascu, Alina Ortan, Narcisa Elena Babeanu

Fragaria genus: Chemical composition and biological activities

Molecules, 2020, 25(3) ,498, DOI: 10.3390/molecules25030498


M. E. David, R.M. Ion, R. M. Grigorescu, L. Iancu, E. R. Andrei

Nanomaterials Used in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage: An Up-to-Date Overview


Muñoz-Pascual, S., Saiz-Arroyo, C., Vuluga, Z., Corobea, M.C., Rodriguez-Perez, M.A.

Foams with enhanced ductility and impact behavior based on polypropylene composites

Polymers, Vol 12, Issue 4, 1 April 2020


Florian, G., Gabor, A.R., Nicolae, C.A., Rotaru, A., Stănică, N., Bîzdoacă, N.G., Rotaru, P.

Thermomechanical, calorimetric and magnetic properties of a Ni–Ti shape-memory alloy wire

Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Vol 140, Issue 2, 1 April 2020, p. 527-544


M.E. David, R.-M. Ion, E.R. Andrei, R.M. Grigorescu, L. Iancu, M.I. Filipescu

Superhydrophobic Coatings Based On Cellulose Acetate For Pinewood Preservation

Journal of Science and Art

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

Characterization of historical ceramics: A case study

Romanian Reports in Physics, 2020, 72(1), 801


Panaitescu, D.M., Nicolae, C.A., Gabor, A.R., Trusca, R.

Thermal and mechanical properties of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) reinforced with cellulose fibers from wood waste

Industrial Crops and Products, Vol 145, March 2020


W.H. de Jong, R. Bertollini, T. Borges, P. de Voogt, R. Duarte-Davidson, P. Hoet, R.M. Ion, R. Kraetke, D. Panagiotakos, A. Proykova, T. Samaras, M. Scott, R. Slama, E. Testai, T. Vermeire, M. Vighi, S. Zacharov, U. Bernauer, C. Rouselle, Sté. Bégué, H.M. Kopperud, M.R. Milana, T. Schmidt

Guidelines on the benefit-risk assessment of the presence of phthalates in certain medical devices covering phthalates which are carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic to reproduction (CMR) or have endocrine-disrupting (ED) properties

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

P. Ghioca, R.M. Grigorescu, L. Iancu, R.M. Ion, M. E. David, M. I. Filipescu, E. R. Andrei, B. Spurcaciu, C.A. Nicolae, R. Gabor

Composites of styrene-butadiene block-copolymer reinforced with waste printed circuit boards (WPCB)

Materiale Plastice

N. Radu, A. A. Chirvase, N. Babeanu, O. Popa, P. Cornea, L. Pirvu, M. Bostan, A. Ciric, E. Mathe, E. Radu, M. Doni, M. Constantin, I. Raut, A.-M. Gurban, M. Begea

Study Regarding the Potential Use of a Spent Microbial Biomass in Fertilizer Manufacturing

Agronomy Vol 10(2), 299, February 2020;10.3390/agronomy10020299


Frone, A.N., Panaitescu, D.M, Nicolae, C.A., Gabor, A.R., Trusca, R., Casarica, A., Stanescu, P.O., Baciu, D.D., Salageanu, A.

Bacterial cellulose sponges obtained with green cross-linkers for tissue engineering

Materials Science and Engineering: C, Vol 110, 2020


Grigorescu, R.M., Ghioca, P., Iancu, L., Grigore, M.E., Ion, R.-M., Nicolae, C.-A., Gabor, R., Filipescu, M.I., Rapa, M., Trusca, R.D., Ghiurea, M.

Impact strength elastomer composites based on polystyrene components separated from waste electrical and electronic equipment

Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol 137, Issue 5, 5 February 2020


Râpă, M., Spurcaciu, B.N., Coman, G., Nicolae, C.A., Gabor, R.A., Ghioca, P.N., Berbecaru, A.C., Matei, E., Predescu, C.

Effect of styrene-diene block copolymers and glass bubbles on the post-consumer recycled polypropylene properties

Materials, Vol 13, Issue 3, 1 February 2020


M. Caramihai,N. Radu,M. Bostan,, G. Ion, A. A. Chirvase, M. Constantin,M. Doni, N. Babeanu

Fuzzy Predictions Regarding In Vitro Behavior of Cells Line Under Cytostatic Treatment

IEEEXplore,January 2020, p 1-5.Electronic ISSN: 2575-5145, ISSN: 2575-5137.I.F. 4.463/ 10.1109/EHB47216.2019.8970088


Irina Fierascu, Stefan Ovidiu Dima, Sorin Marius Avramescu, Florentin Caloian, Radu Claudiu Fierascu

Facile Removal of Pesticides from Aqueous Solutions Using Magnetic Nanocomposites. II. Adsorption experiments and kinetic study

Revista de Chimie, 2020, 71(1), 213-219, DOI: 10.37358/RC.20.1.7834


Şesan, T. E., Oancea, A. O., Ştefan, L. M., Mănoiu, V. S., Ghiurea, M., Răut, I., Constantinescu-Aruxandei, D., Toma, A., Savin, S., Bira, A. F., Pomohaci, C. M., & Oancea, F.

Effects of Foliar Treatment with a Trichoderma Plant Biostimulant Consortium on Passiflora caerulea L. Yield and Quality

Microorganisms 8(1), 123; January 2020; 10.3390/microorganisms8010123


Rodica-Mihaela Frincu, Cristian Omocea, Cerasela-Iuliana Eni, Eleonora-Mihaela Ungureanu, Olga Iulian

Seasonality and correlations between water quality parameters in the lower danube at chiciu for the period 2010-2012

Revista de Chimie, 2020, 71(2), 449-455, DOI: 10.37358/RC.20.2.7948


Chiulan, I., Panaitescu, D.M., Radu, E.-R., Frone, A.N., Gabor, R.A., Nicolae, C.A., Jinescu, G., Tofan, V., Chinga-Carrasco, G.

Comprehensive characterization of silica-modified silicon rubbers

Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, Vol 101, January 2020


Fierascu, I., Fierascu, R.C., Stirban, A., Panaitescu, D.M., Nicolae, C.A., Raditoiu, V., Zgarciu, M.-S., Leahu, A.C.

Chemical and mineral characterization of Romanian book paper materials (XVII–XIXth century)

Microchemical Journal, Vol 152, January 2020


Frone, A.N., Batalu, D., Chiulan, I., Oprea, M., Gabor, A.R., Nicolae, C.-A., Raditoiu, V., Trusca, R., Panaitescu, D.M.

Morpho-structural, thermal and mechanical properties of PLA/PHB/Cellulose biodegradable nanocomposites obtained by compression molding, extrusion, and 3d printing

Nanomaterials, Vol 10, Issue 1, January 2020


Ghioca, P., Grigorescu, R.M., Iancu, L., Ion, R.-M., David, M.-E., Filipescu, M.I., Andrei, E.R., Spurcaciu, B., Nicolae, C.-A., Gabor, R.

Composites of styrene-butadiene block-copolymer reinforced with waste printed circuit boards (WPCB)

Materiale Plastice, Volume 57, Issue 1, March 2020, p. 92-99