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Faculty of Chemistry - Technological / Research offer

 

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;
  • catalytic transformation of methane to higher organic compounds;
  • testing selected properties of liquid and gaseous fuels;
  • industrial organocatalytic processes;
  • absorption of CO2 from industrial gases;
  • processes involving CO2 as a chemical reagent;
  • laboratory scale studies on high-pressure synthesis;
  • identification of organic compounds with mass spectroscopy (GC-MS, UPLC-MS, HR-MS);
  • chromatographic analysis and development of analytical protocols (GC-MS, UPLC-MS, HPLC);
  • qualitative and quantitative analysis of organic compounds using chromatographic methods (HPLC, UPLC, GC), polarimetry, NMR;
  • determination of chemical structure based on spectroscopic data (HR-MS, NMR);
  • analytical enantiomers separation using chromatographic techniques;
  • studies on the use of laboratory scale synthesis of ionic liquids;
  • waste management;
  • biofuels from waste;
  • 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;
  • separation of suspensions and emulsions (up to 5 kg).

Contact:

Anna Chrobok Associate 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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