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Department of Inorganic, Analytical Chemistry and Electrochemistry

• determination of pharmaceuticals, flavonoids, pesticides and other organic environmental pollutants, preservatives, vitamins present in commercial preparations (e.g. cosmetics, medicines, food) as well as in environmental samples (UHPLC, HPLC, LC-MS)

• multi-elemental analyses of solid, powder and pearl samples (WD-XRF)

• determination of micro- and macro-elements in various matrices (food, soil, waters)

• research in the field of electrochemistry, observation of electrode processes, performance of serial electrochemical analyses selected analytes (e.g metals, vitamins, contrast agents)

 Department of Organic Chemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry and Biotechnology offers research in the following areas:

  • structural studies using NMR, IR and X-ray
  • structural and qualitative analysis of organic compounds and their mixtures;
  • design of synthesis routes and synthesis of organic compounds;
  • literature survey encompassing chemistry and chemical technology;
  • synthesis of organic compounds of high purity (including optical purity);
  • synthesis of model compounds for studying medical chemistry or biotechnology;
  • synthesis of carbohydrate derivatives; intermediates for drug manufacture;
  • biotransformation reactions using native and immobilized enzymes and whole cells; 
  • plant and bacterial enzyme isolation (especially proteolytic enzymes), characteristics and inhibition study;
  • research on biomass transformation.

Contact:

Krzysztof.Walczak@polsl.pl

Ilona.Wandzik@polsl.pl 

Danuta.Gillner@polsl.pl

Slawomir.Boncel@pols.pl

Nikodem.Kuznik@polsl.pl

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Department of Chemical Engineering and Process Design conducts and offers research in the following fields of study:

  • technical project documentation of installation and apparatus for chemical and processing industry (especially crystallization, absorption, pneumatic transport);
  • determining particle size distribution with a laser particle size analyser;
  • determining the isoelectric point (IEP) of particles suspended in liquids;
  • determining filtration properties of solids suspended in liquids;
  • determining thermal conductivity of solids;
  • engineering of catalyst and porous materials; 
  • immobilization of enzymes, bioprocess engineering;
  • measurement of surface area and pore volume by nitrogen adsorption (BET, BJH);
  • measurement of air pollutants emission (including particulate emission);
  • testing the effectiveness of flocculants.

 

Department of Physical Chemistry and Technology of Polymers’ main research areas are studied by the following research groups:

Group of Polymer Chemistry and Technology:

  • synthesis of functional polymers and polymers for special applications using various techniques: ATRP, RAFT, ROP, click reactions, free radical polymerization and polycondensation;
  • characterization of macromolecular compounds using SEC, DSC, NMR, FTIR, DLS, Raman spectroscopy, UV-Vis spectroscopy and SEM;
  • synthesis of new bone cements and in-situ curable biomaterials;
  • application of polymer materials in controlled drug delivery systems.

Group of Physical Chemistry:

  • synthesis and characterization of conjugated polymers and oligomers;
  • application of spectroelectrochemical techniques for in situ studies of electrode processes;
  • organic electronics and optoelectronics;
  • preparation and characterization of polymer membranes for separation of gaseous and liquid mixtures.

Group of Chemical Physics and Biophysics:

  • analysis of transport processes in ion channels of living cells;
  • transport through membranes and separation processes;
  • chaos and nonlinear phenomena in ionic transport;
  • analysis of non-stationary states of diffusion.

 

Department of Chemical Organic Technology and Petrochemistry’s technological and research offer includes the following fields of research:

• development of synthesis and purification procedures of organic substances, such as catalytic and non-catalytic oxidation of alkylaromatic hydrocarbons and polyolefins; processes involving ionic liquids; phase transfer catalysis applications; synthesis and study of properties of organic peroxy compounds;
• development of chemical technologies applicable for fine chemicals;
• industrial organocatalytic processes;
• absorption of CO2 from industrial gases;
• processes involving CO2 as a chemical reagent;
• laboratory scale studies on high-pressure synthesis;
• determination of thermal effects of chemical and physical processes with real-time calorimetry (RTCal);
• determination of reaction course with in-situ real-time FT-IR spectrometry;
• identification and structure determination of organic compounds with chromatographic and spectrometric techniques (GC-MS, UPLC-MS, HR-MS, NMR, FT-IR);
• quantitative and qualitative analysis and development of analytical protocols for organic compounds (GC, HPLC, UPLC, GS-MS, UPLC-MS, polarimetry, UV-Vis, NMR);
• analytical enantiomers separation using chromatographic techniques;
• studies on the use of laboratory scale synthesis of ionic liquids;
• waste management;
• use of computer methods in process simulation;
• determination of optical purity using chromatography or polarimetry;
• synthesis of organic substances on a laboratory scale up to 5 kg;
• purification of organic substances by preparative chromatographic methods, preparation of samples of high purity;


Contact:

Anna Chrobok Professor, PhD, DSc (Anna.Chrobok@polsl.pl)
Beata Orlińska Associate professor, PhD, DSc (Beata.Orlinska@polsl.pl)
Agnieszka Kudelko Associate professor, PhD, DSc (Agnieszka.Kudelko@polsl.pl)

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