National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry


Published papers

Diana Constantinescu-Aruxandei, Rodica Mihaela Frîncu, Luiza Capră, Florin Oancea

Selenium analysis and speciation in dietary supplements based on next-generation selenium ingredients

Nutrients, 2018, 10(10), 1466, DOI: 10.3390/nu10101466.


Ana-Maria Gurban, Petru Epure, Florin Oancea, Mihaela Doni

Achievements and prospects in electrochemical-based biosensing platforms for Aflatoxin M1 detection in milk and dairy products

Sensors, 17(12), 2951, December 2017; 10.3390/s17122951


Elena Craciun; Luminita Predoana; Irina Atkinson; Ioana Jitaru; Elena M. Anghel,; Veronica Bratan; Catalina Gifu; Crina Anastasescu; Adriana Rusu; Valentin Raditoiu; Eugenia Vasile; Mihai Anastasescu; Ioan Balint; Maria Zaharescu

Fe3+-doped TiO2 nanopowders for photocatalytic mineralization of oxalic acid under solar light irradiation

JOURNAL OF PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND PHOTOBIOLOGY A-CHEMISTRY, Volume 356, April 2018, 18-28, DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2017.12.024


R. Ianchis, C.M. Ninciuleanu, I.C. Gifu, E. Alexandrescu, R. Somoghi, A.R. Gabor, S. Preda, C.L. Nistor, S. Nitu, C. Petcu, M. Icriverzi, P.E. Florian, A.M. Roseanu

Novel Hydrogel-Advanced Modified Clay Nanocomposites as Possible Vehicles for Drug Delivery and Controlled Release

Nanomaterials, 2017, 7(12), 443. DOI: 10.3390/nano7120443


Valentin Raditoiu; Alina Raditoiu; Monica F. Raduly; Viorica Amariutei; Ioana C. Gifu; Mihai Anastasescu

Photocatalytic Behavior of Water-Based Styrene-Acrylic Coatings Containing TiO2 Sensitized with Metal-Phthalocyanine Tetracarboxylic Acids

COATINGS, Volume 7(12), December 2017, 69-76, DOI: 10.3390/coatings7120229


V. Purcar, R. Somoghi, S.G. Nitu, C.A. Nicolae, E. Alexandrescu, Io.C. Gifu, A.R. Gabor, R. Ianchis, S. Caprarescu

Effect of coupling agent on nano-ZnO materials obtained by sol-gel process

Nanomaterials, 2017, 7(12), 439. DOI: 10.3390/nano7120439


V. Raditoiu, A. Raditoiu, M.F. Raduly, V. Amariutei, I.C. Gifu, M. Anastasescu

Photocatalytic behavior of water-based styrene-acrylic coatings containing TiO2 sensitized with metal-phthalocyanine tetracarboxylic acids

Coatings, 2017, 7(12), 229-245. DOI: 10.1016/j.minpro.2017.11.005


Cornelia Marinescu; Monaam Ben Ali; Abderrahmane Hamdi; Yacine Cherifi; Alexandre Barras; Yannick Coffinier; Simona Somacescu; Valentin Raditoiu; Sabine Szunerits; Rabah Boukherroub

Cobalt phthalocyanine-supported reduced graphene oxide: A highly efficient catalyst for heterogeneous activation of peroxymonosulfate for rhodamine B and pentachlorophenol degradation

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, Volume 336, March 2018, 465-475, DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2017.12.009


T. Sandu, A. Sarbu, R. Zavoianu, C.P. Spatarelu, M. Florea, C. Bradu, E.L. Mara, D.V. Dragut, E. Alexandrescu, A. Zaharia, A.L. Radu

New ways to use the red mud waste as raw material for inorganic-organic hybrid hydrogels

International Journal of Mineral Processing, 2017, 169, 111-118. DOI: 10.1016/j.minpro.2017.11.005


L.O. Cinteza, D. Bala, C. Tablet, E. Alexandrescu, R. Somoghi, V. Purcar, C. Gifu, R. Ianchis, C. Petcu

Supercritical CO2 assisted synthesis of flower-like ZnO nanoparticles

Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 2017, 19(11-12), 800-805.


Grigore M.E., Ladaniuc M., Pop S.F., Doncea S., Staoica R, Dimonie D.

Recycling of Post-Consumer Goods Considering new Approaches on Polymer Identifications

Polymer Science, Volue 3, No. 3:14, 2017, DOI: 10.4172/2471-9935.100029


S. Teodorescu, R. M. Ion, G. Nechifor

Adsorption of Chromium (VI) from Water Solution onto Polymeric Membrane Systems



M. E. Grigore, A. M. Grumezescu, A. M. Holban, G. D. Mogoşanu, E. Andronescu

Collagen-Nanoparticles Composites for Wound Healing and Infection Control



R.C. Fierascu, R-M Ion, I. Fierascu

Antifungal effect of natural extracts on environmental biodeteriogens affecting the artifacts



M. Mateescu, S.M. Doncea, I.E. Chican, C.L. Nistor, I. Bujanca

Synthesis of calcium carbonate micro particles using emulsion membrane process applied for drug release studies

Revista de Chimie, 2017, 68(10), 2320-2324. DOI: 10.37358/RC.17.10.5877


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

Fitochemical and antioxidant characterization of autumn crocus (colchicum autumnale) flowers and roots plant extracts



A. Chilian, I. Bancuta, O. R. Bancuta, R. M. Ion, R. Setnescu, T. Setnescu

Electrical characterization of transparent conducting materials



P. Ghioca, L. Iancu, R.M. Grigorescu, B. Spurcaciu, C. Nicolae, R. Gabor

Styrene-diene block-copolymers reinforced with bentonite

Materiale Plastice


I-R Suică-Bunghez, S. Teodorescu, I-A Bucurică, R. Șomoghi, R-M Ion

Characterization of antioxidant activity and phytochemical compounds, metal nanoparticles obtained by sideritis scardica extracts



R. Stoica, R. Şomoghi, S. M. Doncea, R. M. Ion

Preparation of alginate-chitosan polyelectrolyte complexes for encapsulation of natural polyphenols



S.O. Dima, D.M. Panaitescu, C. Orban, M. Ghiurea, S.M. Doncea, R.C. Fierascu, C.L. Nistor, E. Alexandrescu, C.A. Nicolae, B. Trica, A. Moraru, F. Oancea

Bacterial Nanocellulose from Side-Streams of Kombucha Beverages Production: Preparation and Physical-Chemical Properties

Polymers, 2017, 9(8), 374. DOI: 10.3390/polym9080374


S. Caprarescu, A.R. Miron, V. Purcar, A.L. Radu, A. Sarbu, R. Ianchis, D.I. Erbasu

Commercial Gooseberry Buds Extract Containing Membrane for Removal of Methylene Blue Dye from Synthetic Wastewaters

Revista de Chimie, 2017, 68(8), 1757-1762. DOI: 10.37358/RC.17.8.5759


.C. Gifu, M.E. Maxim, A. Iovescu, L. Aricov, E.L. Simion, M. Anastasescu, C. Munteanu, D.F. Anghel

Natural aging of multilayer films containing hydrophobically modified poly(acrylate)s or their complexes with surfactants

Applied Surface Science, 2017, 412, 489-496. DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.03.250


Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Rodica Mariana Ion, Irina Fierascu

Antifungal effect of natural extracts on environmental biodeteriogens affecting the artifacts

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 2017, 15 (11), 2435-2442


Irina Fierascu, Milen I. Georgiev, Alina Ortan, Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Sorin Marius Avramescu, Daniela Ionescu, Anca Sutan, Alexandru Brinzan, Lia Mara Ditu

Phyto-mediated metallic nanoarchitectures via Melissa officinalis L.: synthesis, characterization and biological properties

Scientific Reports, 2017, 7, 12428, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-12804-7,


Maria Lidia Popescu, Teodora Costea, Cerasela Elena Gîrd, Irina Fierăscu, Teodora Dalila Balaci, Radu Claudiu Fierăscu

Antioxidant activity of Romanian Agaricus blazei Murrill. and Agaricus bisporus J. E. Lange mushrooms

Farmacia, 2017, 65(3), 329-335


Stefan-Ovidiu Dima, Denis-Mihaela Panaitescu, Csongor Orban, Marius Ghiurea, Sanda-Maria Doncea, Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Cristina Lavinia Nistor, Elvira Alexandrescu, Cristian-Andi Nicolae, Bogdan Trică, Angela Moraru, Florin Oancea

Bacterial Nanocellulose from Side-Streams of Kombucha Beverages Production: Preparation and Physical-Chemical Properties

Polymers, 2017, 9, 374, DOI: 10.3390/polym9080374


Gheorghiţa Brînzea, Maria Cristina Ponepal, Alina Păunescu, Monica Popescu, Irina Fierăscu, Radu Claudiu Fierăscu, Alexandru Gabriel Marinescu

Bioaccumulation and effects of aluminium content in Alleato 80 WG fungicide on some lumbricidae species

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 2017, 16(4), 891-896


Irina Fierascu, Sorin Marius Avramescu, Irina Petreanu, Adriana Marinoiu, Amalia Soare, Angel Nica, Radu Claudiu Fierascu

Efficient removal of phenol from aqueous solutions using hydroxyapatite and substituted hydroxyapatites

Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis, 2017, 122, 155-175, DOI: 10.1007/s11144-017-1197-8


Irina Petreanu, Adriana Marinoiu, Claudia Sisu, Mihai Varlam, Radu Fierascu, Paul Stanescu, Mircea Teodorescu

Synthesis and testing of a composite membrane based on sulfonated polyphenylene oxide and silica compounds as proton exchange membrane for PEM fuel cells

Materials Research Bulletin, 2017, 96(3), 136-142, DOI: 10.1016/j.materresbull.2017.05.015


Irina Fierascu, Sorin Marius Avramescu, Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Alina Ortan, Gabriel Vasilievici, Carmen Cimpeanu, Lia-Mara Ditu

Micro-analytical and microbiological investigation of selected book papers from the nineteenth century

Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2017, 129(3), 1377-1387, DOI: 10.1007/s10973-017-6370-9


Dan Donescu. Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Marius Ghiurea, Doina Manaila-Maximean, Cristian Andi Nicolae, Raluca Somoghi, Catalin Ilie Spataru, Nicolae Stanica, Valentin Raditoiu, Eugeniu Vasile

Synthesis and magnetic properties of inverted core-shell polyaniline-ferrite composite

Applied Surface Science, 2017, 414, 8–17, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.04.061


Simona Caprarescu, Raluca Ianchis. Anita-Laura Radu, Andrei Sarbu, Raluca Somoghi, Bogdan Trica, Elvira Alexandrescu, Catalin-Ilie Spataru, Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Daniela Ion-Ebrasu, Silviu Preda, Leonard-Ionut Atanase, Dan Donescu

Synthesis, characterization and efficiency of new organically modified montmorillonite polyethersulfone membranes for removal of zinc ions from wastewasters

Applied Clay Science, 2017, 137, 135-142, DOI: 10.1016/j.clay.2016.12.013


Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Irina Fierascu, Alina Ortan, Florin Constantin, Dragos Alexandru Mirea, Mihai Statescu

Complex archaeometallurgical investigation of silver coins from the XVIth-XVIIIth century

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 2017, 401, 18-24, DOI: 10.1016/j.nimb.2017.04.030


M. Calin, D. Constantinescu Aruxandei, E. Alexandrescu, I. Raut, M. Badea Doni, M.L. Arsene, F. Oancea, L. Jecu, V. Lazar

Degradation of keratin substrates by keratinolytic fungi

Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, 2017, 28, 101-112. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejbt.2017.05.007


M. Voicescu, S. Ionescu, O. Craciunescu, R. Tatia, L. Moldovan, V.S. Teodorescu, C.L. Nistor

Synthesis, physicochemical characterization and cytotoxic properties of riboflavin loaded Myrj52-silver nanoparticles

New Journal of Chemistry, 2017, 41(13), 5533-5541. DOI: 10.1039/c7nj00571g


F Oancea, E Georgescu, R Matusova, F Georgescu, A Nicolescu , I Raut, L Jecu, MC Vladulescu, L Vladulescu, C Deleanu

New Strigolactone Mimics as Exogenous Signals for Rhizosphere Organisms

Molecules, 22(6), 961, June 2017; 10.3390/molecules22060961


A.I. Mihai (Voicu), S.A. Garea, E. Vasile, C.L. Nistor, H. Iovu

Functionalization of porous clay heterostructures with silane coupling agents

Revista de Materiale Plastice, 2017, 54(2), 341-344. DOI:10.37358/MP.17.2.4847


M Călin, D Constantinescu-Aruxandei, E Alecsandrescu, I Raut, M Badea Doni, ML Arsene, F Oancea, L Jecu, V. Lazăr

Degradation of keratin substrates by keratinolytic fungi

Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, 28, 101-112, May 2017; 10.1016/j.ejbt.2017.05.007


Ludmila Aricov; Adriana Baran; Gabriela Stinga; Elena L. Simion; Ioana C. Gifu; Dan-Florin Anghel; Valentin Raditoiu

Formation and hosting properties of polyacrylate-surfactant complexes

COLLOID AND POLYMER SCIENCE, Volume 295(6), June 2017, 1017-1038, DOI: 10.1007/s00396-017-4102-0


P. Ghioca, L. Iancu, R.M. Grigorescu, B. Spurcaciu, M. Rapa, C. Cincu, A. Pica, E. Matei

Recovered Polypropylene Composites with High Impact Strength

Materiale Plastice


Ros M., Răut I., Santisima-Trinidad A.B., Pascual J.A

Relationship of microbial communities and suppressiveness of Trichoderma fortified composts for pepper seedlings infected by Phytophthora nicotianae

PLoS One. 12(3): e0174069, March 2017, 10.1371/journal.pone.0174069


D. Tudor, I. Nenu, G.A. Filip, D. Olteanu, M. Cenariu, F. Tabaran, R.M. Ion

Combined regimen of photodynamic therapy mediated by Gallium phthalocyanine chloride and Metformin enhances anti-melanoma efficacy

PloS one 12 (3), e0173241


V. Dionisie, S. Clichici, R. M Ion, O. O. Danila, R. Moldovan, N. Decea, D. Gheban, F. C. Olteanu, G. A. Filip

In vivo silymarin’s antioxidant and anti-apoptotic effects on photodynamic therapy’s responsiveness

Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 1-9


M.A. Ladaniuc, G. Hubca, R. Gabor, C.A. Nicolae, E. Alexandrescu, T. Sandu

Epoxy composites based on resins having high flexibility reinforced with functionalized carbon nanotubes

Revista de Materiale Plastice, 2017, 54(1), 125-128. DOI:10.37358/MP.17.1.4800


Caprarescu S., Ianchis R., Radu A.L., Sarbu A., Somoghi R., Trica B., Alexandrescu E., Spataru C.I., Fierascu R.C., Ion Ebrasu D., Preda S., Atanase L.I., Donescu D.

Synthesis, characterization and efficiency of new organically modified montmorillonite polyethersulfone membranes for removal of zinc ions from wastewasters

Applied Clay Science, 2017, 137, 135-142. DOI: 10.1016/j.clay.2016.12.013


S. Simionescu, S. Teodorescu, R.M. Ion, E. Voicila, G. Nechifor

Polymeric Membrane for Verteporfirin Purification

Revista Materiale Plastice 54 (1), 14


C Petcu, V Purcar, C Spataru, E Alexandrescu, R Somoghi, B Trica, S Nitu, D Panaitescu, D Donescu, L Jecu

The Influence of New Hydrophobic Silica Nanoparticles on the Surface Properties of the Films Obtained from Bilayer Hybrids

Nanomaterials, 7(2), 47, February 2017; 10.3390/nano7020047


C. Petcu, V. Purcar, C.I. Spataru, E. Alexandrescu, R. Somoghi, B. Trica, S.G. Nitu, D.M. Panaitescu, D. Donescu, M.L. Jecu

The influence of new hydrophobic Silica nanoparticles on the surface properties of the films obtained from bilayer hybrids

Nanomaterials, 2017, 7(2), 47-56. DOI: 10.3390/nano7020047


A. Raducan, I.C. Gifu, D.F. Anghel, A.R. Leonties

Catechin oxidation products: mechanistic aspects and kinetics

Studia UBB Chemia, 2017, 62(4), 11-19. DOI: 10.24193/subbchem.2017.4.01