Materials chemistry

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Research group

Materials Chemistry




Professor  Aurelia Vasile

Tel: +40 232 201314+40 232 201314

Fax: + 40 232 201313


 Areas of research

- Nano - and biomaterials: synthesis, characterization and use in photocatalysis / environmental protection.

- Oxidic nanoporous, ordered materials for use in adsorption (photo)catalysis, sensors and ionic exchange.

- Mesoporous carbon materials: synthesis, characterization and applications;

- Mesoporous silica nanocomposites as drug delivery systems;

-Innovative topical formulations for skin-directed therapy of Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma.



Spectrophotometer UV-VIS, Schimadzu UV-24101PC, equipped with diffuse reflectance accessories for solid and liquid analysis;

Quantachrome NOVA 2200e Instrument & Pore Size Surface Area Analyzer;

Spectrometer AAS model ContrAA 300, Analytikjena;

TOC analysis device Analytikjena;

Sonics Vibra cell ultrasonic device CV33 (High Intensity ultrasonic liquid Processors);

UV-VIS device for liquid SPECTRO SC (Single Beam Spectrophotometer);

Calcination oven (up to 1100);

Pyrolisis oven with controlled atmosphere;

Photocatalysis reactor (UV and visibil );

Water purificator PureLab Option, ELGA;

Drying stove with controlled atmosphere, LabTech;

Ultratermostating Device with stirring Heidolph MR Standard up to 300 °C, 1400 rpm;

Centrifuge working up to 4000 rpm;

Analytical balance.




1. Alina Maria Tomoiaga, Bogdan Ionel Cioroiu, Valentin Nica, Aurelia Vasile, Investigations on nanoconfinement of low-molecular antineoplastic agents into biocompatible magnetic matrices for drug targeting, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Volume 111, 1 November 2013, Pages 52-59.

2.   Aurelia Vasile, Alina Maria Busuioc-Tomoiaga, A   new route for the synthesis of titanium silicalite-1, Materials Research Bulletin, Volume 47, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages, 35-41.

3.      Irina Ursachi, Alexandru Stancu, Aurelia Vasile, Magnetic α-Fe2O3/MCM-41 nanocomposites: Preparation, characterization, and catalytic activity for methylene blue degradation, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 377, Issue 1, 1 July 2012, Pages 184-190.

4.      Irina Ursachi, Aurelia Vasile, Adelina Ianculescu, Eugeniu Vasile, Alexandru Stancu Ultrasonic-assisted synthesis and magnetic studies of iron oxide/MCM-41 nanocomposite, Materials Chemistry and Physics, Volume 130, Issue 3, 1 November 2011, Pages 1251-1259 .

5.      Maria Alexandroaei, Maria Ignat, Ioan Gabriel Sandu, The Removal of the Pb2+ Ions from Solutions by a Hydroxyapatite Nanomaterial, Revista de  Chimie, (Bucharest), 64, (10), 2013, p.1100-1105.

6.   Neculai Cătălin Lungu, Maria Alexandroaei, Ion Sandu, Study of the Penicillin Dissipation in Aqueous Solution of Penicillinase with Attenuated Activity,  Revista de  Chimie, (Bucharest), Volume: 62   Issue: 8   Pages: 787-791,2011.

7.      I. V. ASAFTEI, N. Bilba, I. Sandu, Synthesis, characterization   and catalytic activity of Gallium-modified ZSM-5 (MFI) zeolites in  n-heptane aromatization; Revista de  Chimie, (Bucharest), 64, No. 5, 2013, p.509-515.

8.   Iuliean Vasile Asaftei, Ion Sandu, Neculai Bilba, Gheorghe Iofcea, Conversion of butane-butylene mixtures over B(Al)-HZSM-5 catalyst prepared by impregnation technique, Revista de Chimie, (Bucharest),  volume 63, No. 10, Pages 1035-1041, 2012.

9.     Lucian Mihail Bârsă, Iuliean Vasile Asaftei, Solvatochromism of mesoionic iodo (1,3-dithiol- 2-ylium-4-yl) phenolates, Monath Chem, vol.139, Pages 1433-1438, 2008.

10.  E.M. Seftel, P. Cool, D. Lutic Mg–Al and Zn–Fe layered double hydroxides used for organic species storage and controlled release, Mat. Sci. Eng. C 33 (2013) 5071–5078.

11. Doina Lutic, Cristina Coromelci-Pastravanu, Igor Cretescu, Ioannis Poulios, Catalina-Daniela Stan, Rhodamine 6G Removal in Wastewaters using Photoactive ZnO, International Journal of Photoenergy, 2012, Article ID 475131, 8 pages, doi:10.1155/2012/475131. 

12.  Doina Lutic, Michael Strand, Anita Lloyd Spetz, Kristina Buchholt,Eliana Ieva, Per-Olof Käll and Mehri Sanati, Catalytic properties of oxide nanoparticles applied in gas sensors, Topics in Catalysis, 45, 1-4, p.105, 2007.

13.  Maria Ignat,  Maria Alexandroaei, Neculai Cătălin Lungu, The Removal of the Zn2+ Ions from Groundwater using Hydroxiapatite Nanoparticles”, Revista de Chimie, (Bucharest),  62, No.5, 2011.

14.  M. Ignat, C.J. Van Oers, J. Vernimmen, M. Mertens, S. Potgieter-Vermaak, V. Meynen, E. Popovici, P. Cool, Textural property tuning of ordered mesoporous carbon obtained by glycerol conversion using SBA-15 silica as template, Carbon, 48, 5 (2010) 1609-1618.

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