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Jacek Wojnarowicz

Jacek Wojnarowicz
Institute of High Pressure Physics, Polish Academy of Science · Laboratory of Nanostructures

PhD

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Guided tissue regeneration and guided bone regeneration membranes are some of the most common products used for bone regeneration in periodontal dentistry. The main disadvantage of commercially available membranes is their lack of bone cell stimulation and easy bacterial colonization. The aim of this work was to design and fabricate a new membrane...
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Background: Periimplantitis is continuously one of major threats for the uneventful functioning of dental implants. Current approaches of drug delivery systems are being more commonly implemented into oral- and maxillofacial biomaterials in order to decrease the risk of implant failure due to bacterial infection. Silver nanoparticles and their comp...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has strongly impacted daily life across the globe and caused millions of infections and deaths. No drug therapy has yet been approved for the clinic. In the current study, we provide a novel nanoformulation against DNA and RNA viruses that also has a potential for implementation against COVID-19. The inorganic–organic hybrid n...
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Hybrid nanostructures can be developed with inorganic nanoparticles (NPs) such as zinc oxide (ZnO) and natural antibacterials. ZnO NPs can also exert antibacterial effects, and we used them here to examine their dual action in combination with a natural antibacterial agent, protocatechuic acid (PCA). To produce hybrid nanoformulations, we functiona...
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Introduction. The addition of nanoparticles to poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) changes the color and optical properties of the new biomaterial, which might result in the limited or impossible application of the aforementioned modification in the production of denture bases. Aim of the study. To determine the manner in which incorporation of zinc o...
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Introduction of titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) to poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) aims to improve the mechanical, microbiological and tribological properties of dental prosthesis bases. The aim of the research was to assess the polymerisation time and the change in the colour of the new biomaterial. Samples with the 1 wt% and 2 wt% cont...
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The effect of the ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) size on the photocatalytic degradation of phenol in a water solution under the influence of UV and Vis radiation was discussed. For the first time, research on photocatalytic degradation has used ZnO NPs produced by only one method (microwave solvothermal synthesis without heat treatment or other processes...
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Background: Combating infectious diseases caused by influenza virus is a major challenge due to its resistance to available drugs and vaccines, side effects, and cost of treatment. Nanomedicines are being developed to allow targeted delivery of drugs to attack specific cells or viruses. Materials and Methods: In this study, mesoporous silica nanopa...
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Abstract Background: Combating infectious diseases caused by influenza virus is a major challenge due to its resistance to available drugs and vaccines, side effects, and cost of treatment. Nanomedicines are being developed to allow targeted delivery of drugs to attack specific cells or viruses. Materials and Methods: In this study, mesoporous sili...
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Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) are ones of the most commonly manufactured nanomaterials worldwide. They can be used as a zinc fertilizer in agriculture to enhance yielding and to control the occurrence of diseases thanks to its broad antifungal and antibacterial action. The aim of this study was to investigate and compare the effects of ZnO sub...
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Zinc oxide (ZnO) is a multifunctional material due to its exceptional physicochemical properties and broad usefulness. The special properties resulting from the reduction of the material size from the macro scale to the nano scale has made the application of ZnO nanomaterials (ZnO NMs) more popular in numerous consumer products. In recent years, pa...
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Composites made of a biodegradable polymer, e.g., polylactic acid (PLA) and hydroxyapatite nanoparticles (HAP NPs) are promising orthopedic materials. There is a particular need for biodegradable hybrid nanocomposites with strong mechanical properties. However, obtaining such composites is challenging, since nanoparticles tend to agglomerate, and i...
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Targeted drug delivery o�ers great opportunities for treating cancer. Here, we developed a novel anticancer targeted delivery system for piperine (Pip), an alkaloid prodrug derived from black pepper that exhibits anticancer effects. The tailored delivery system comprises aggregated hydroxyapatite nanoparticles (HAPs) functionalized with phosphonate...
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Antimitotics are important anticancer agents and include the natural alkaloid prodrug colchicine (COL). However, a major challenge of using COL as an anticancer drug is its cytotoxicity. We developed a novel drug delivery system (DDS) for COL using mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs). The MSNs were functionalized with phosphonate groups, loaded...
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The invention regards a method of producing bone implants having a character of supporting structure at least partially coated with a synthetic hydroxyapatite and bone implants for use in orthopaedic surgery, trauma surgery (traumatology), regenerative implantology, which facilitate or accelerate the regeneration of bone tissue. Patent valid in fo...
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Aim: The aims of this study were to investigate new nano-formulations based on ZnO and Ag nanoparticle (NP) compounds when used against clinical strains of oral gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, and to examine the stability and behaviour of nano-formulation mixtures in saliva based on different compositions of Ag NPs, ZnO NPs and ZnO+x·Ag...
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Rheological behavior and structural stability of shear thickening fluids (STFs) based on amorphous silica KE-P50 (500–600 nm) and polypropylene glycol, with molar mass 2000 g mol−1, were studied. The static and dynamic rheological measurements were performed using rheometer ARES and stability tests were carried out using the static multiple light s...
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The goal of the study was to investigate the level of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) release from polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA)–ZnO nanocomposites (2.5%, 5%, and 7.5% w/w), as well as from the ZnO NPs layer produced on pure PMMA, and the impact of the achieved final ZnO NPs concentration on cytotoxicity, before the potential use as an alternat...
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There still remains a need for new methods of healing large bone defects, i.e., gaps in bone tissue that are too big to naturally heal. Bone regrowth scaffolds can fill the bone gap and enhance the bone regeneration by providing cells with a support to for new tissue formation. Coating of the scaffolds surface with nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite ma...
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Semiconducting polymers are promising materials for photocatalysis, batteries, fuel applications, etc. One of the most useful photocatalysts is polymeric carbon nitride (PCN), which is usually produced during melamine condensation. In this work, a novel method of obtaining a PCN nanocomposite, in which PCN forms an amorphous layer coating on oxide...
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One of the most promising methods against drug-resistant bacteria can be surface-modified materials with biocidal nanoparticles and nanocomposites. Herein, we present a nanocomposite with silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) on the surface of graphene oxide (GO) as a novel multifunctional antibacterial and antifungal material. Ultrasonic technologies have...
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This paper describes a bioresorbable composite for orthopaedic implants that has mechanical properties similar to those of natural bone. Nano-hydroxyapatite used to produce the nanocomposite was synthesised to achieve a structure similar to natural hydroxyapatite. Its mean particle size and specific surface area were 8 nm and 260 m2/g respectively...
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Zinc oxide nanoparticles codoped with Co2+ and Mn2+ ions (Zn(1−x−y)MnxCoyO NPs) were obtained for the first time by microwave solvothermal synthesis. The nominal content of Co2+ and Mn2+ in Zn(1−x−y)MnxCoyO NPs was x = y = 0, 1, 5, 10 and 15 mol % (the amount of both ions was equal). The precursors were obtained by dissolving zinc acetate dihydrate...
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The advantages of microwave reactors in chemistry have been exploited in many fields, but the proper reactor design still make a challenge. Areas where microwave technology is applied are drying, chemical decomposition, powder synthesis, sintering, and chemical process control. This article goes through the measurement and construction material’s p...
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Here we report the synthesis of multifunctional nanocarriers based on PAMAM dendrimers generation (G) 4.0, 5.0 and 6.0 fixed to polydopamine (PDA) coated magnetite nanoparticles (Fe3O4). Synthesized nanoplatforms were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), the electrokinetic (zeta) potential, Fourier transform infrared spectroscop...
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Microwave energy has been in use for many applications for more than 50 years, from communication, food processing, and wood drying to chemical reactions and medical therapy. The areas, where microwave technology is applied, include drying, calcination, decomposition, powder synthesis, sintering, and chemical process control. Before the year 2000,...
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Naturally derived prodrugs have a wide range of pharmacological activities, including anticancer, antioxidant, and antiviral effects. However, significant barriers inhibit their use in medicine, e.g. their hydrophobicity. In this comprehensive study, we investigated simple and effective nanoformulations consisting of aminefunctionalized and conjuga...
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This paper reports the possibility of changing the size of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) aggregates through a change of synthesis parameters. The effect of the changed power of microwave heating on the properties of ZnO NPs obtained by the microwave solvothermal synthesis from zinc acetate dissolved in ethylene glycol was tested for the first...
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Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the selected properties of zinc oxide- polymethyl methacrylate (ZnO-PMMA) nanocomposites that can influence the microorganism deposition on their surface. Materials and methods: Non-commercial ZnO-NPs were prepared, characterized and used for the preparation of PMMA nanocomposite. Roughness, absorbab...
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This article presents the method of size control of cobalt-doped zinc oxide nanoparticles (Zn1−xCoxO NPs) obtained by means of the microwave solvothermal synthesis. Zinc acetate dihydrate and cobalt(II) acetate tetrahydrate dissolved in ethylene glycol were used as the precursor. It has been proved by the example of Zn0.9Co0.1O NPs (x = 10 mol %) t...
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The aim of the paper is to explain the mechanism of ZnO NPs size control, which enables the size control of ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) obtained in microwave solvothermal synthesis (MSS) within the size range between circa 20nm and 120nm through the control of water content in the solution of zinc acetate in ethylene glycol. Heavy water was used in the...
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Industrially relevant nanopowder was synthesised by microwave hydrothermal synthesis to obtain well-controlled composition (ZrO2–AlO(OH) system) which was found to determine a number of physical and thermal characteristics. This study reports variation of particle size, density, specific surface area (SSABET), as well as thermal behaviour of nanopo...
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Zinc oxide (ZnO) is one of physical filters that effectively absorb ultraviolet light in the UV-A range. ZnO produced at the Laboratory of Nanostructures was characterised by nanometric particle size of 28±4 nm (SSA BET). By coating the surface of a transparent film of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) with ZnO nanoparticles, the authors aimed at ob...
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Introduction. The aging of the population, as is currently observed, has wide-ranging implications. One of them is an increasing demand for prosthetic treatment of old people with missing teeth using acrylic partial or complete dentures. A denture base made of polymethyl metacrylate (PMMA) creates specific conditions in the oral cavity that predisp...
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The ZnO nanoparticles, obtained by microwave solvothermal synthesis, were used for the liquid crystal phase preparation. The structure of the material was investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), helium pycnometry, specific surface area (SSA), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). The stability of aqueous suspe...
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Hydroxyapatite (HAp) nanoparticles of tunable diameter were obtained by the precipitation method at room temperature and by microwave hydrothermal synthesis (MHS). The following parameters of the obtained nanostructured HAp were determined: pycno-metric density, specific surface area, phase purity, lattice parameters, particle size, particle size d...
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W tym rozdziale omówiono z różnych punktów widzenia stabilność układów dyspersyjnych. Sformułowano prawidłowości ogólne, umożliwiające Czytelnikowi samodzielne szukanie rozwiązań problemów szczegółowych. Dążąc do pełnego opisu zjawisk związanych ze stabilnością układów dyspersyjnych, rozważano je z molekularnego i z termodynamicznego punktu widzeni...
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The objective of this study was to obtain a material composite with antifungal properties for dentures to be used as an alternative protocol in denture stomatitis treatment and prevention. Denture stomatitis is still a clinical problem in patients particularly vulnerable to this disease. Composites of PMMA and doped ZnO-NPs (weight concentrations,...
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Purpose: The aim of the paper was to investigate the antifungal activity of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONPs) against Candida albicans. Some attempts have been made to find out the best way to introduce ZnONPs into polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) resin material and to determine some parameters of a newly formed composite. Material and methods: Zi...
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Mn-doped zinc oxide nanoparticles were prepared by using the microwave solvothermal synthesis (MSS) technique. The nanoparticles were produced from a solution of zinc acetate dihydrate and manganese(II) acetate tetrahydrate using ethylene glycol as solvent. The content of Mn2+ in Zn1−xMnxO ranged from 1 to 25 mol %. The following properties of the...
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Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) were obtained by the microwave solvothermal synthesis (MSS) method. The precursor of the MSS reaction was a solution of hydrated zinc acetate in ethylene glycol with water addition. It was proved that by controlling the water concentration in the precursor it was possible to control the size of ZnO NPs in a progra...
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Zinc oxide nanopowders doped with 1–15 mol % cobalt were produced by the microwave solvothermal synthesis (MSS) technique. The obtained nanoparticles were annealed at 800 °C in nitrogen (99.999%) and in synthetic air. The material nanostructure was investigated by means of the following techniques: X-ray diffraction (XRD), helium pycnometry density...
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Co-doped zinc oxide nanoparticles were prepared by microwave solvothermal synthesis (MSS) technique. The nanoparticles were produced from a solution of zinc acetate and cobalt (II) acetate using ethylene glycol as a solvent. The content of Co2+ in Zn1-xCoxO was in range of 1–15% mol. The following material nanostructure properties were investigated...
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Microwave Solvothermal Synthesis (MSS) is a chemical technology, where apart from possible effects of microwaves on the chemical reaction paths, microwave heating allows the precise planning of a time-temperature schedule, as well as to achieve high super-saturation of the reagents uniformly in the reactor vessel. Thus, MSS is suitable for producti...
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Microwave solvothermal synthesis (MSS) is an example of microwave assisted wet chemi- cal synthesis process. Microwave heating enables a precise control of the reaction time, fast heating and reducing the thermal gradi- ents. This results in a better crystallinity of the nanoparticles comparing to the precipitation process, and a narrow size distri...
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As the production of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-NPs) and other metal oxides is exponentially increasing, it is important to investigate potential environmental and health impacts of such nanoparticles.Nanoparticles properties may change in different water media (e.g., size, dissolution rate) and their characterization is essential to derive conc...
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The efficiency of a novel template-based approach for the dispersion of hydrophilic nanoparticles within hydrophobic polymer matrices is investigated. The procedure envisages the permeation of a well dispersed nanoparticle suspension inside a micro-porous matrix, obtained through selective extraction of a sacrificial phase from a finely interpenetr...
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Fig. 8. Human umbilical endothelial cells (HUVECs) double stained for F-actin with phalloidin-FITC (A, C, E, and G) and for nuclei with DAPI in control condition (A, E), after 4 (B-D) and 24 (F-H) h of exposure to zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-NPs) with concentrations as indicated. F-actin re-arrangement in HUVECs with atlered cell morphology is ob...
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Abstract To determine how soil properties influence nanoparticle (NP) fate, bioavailability and toxicity, this study compared the toxicity of nano zinc oxide (ZnO NPs), non-nano ZnO and ionic ZnCl2 to the earthworm Eisenia fetida in a natural soil at three pH levels. NP characterisation indicated that reaction with the soil media greatly control Zn...
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The article presents a novel microwave reactor for hydrothermal synthesis of nanopowders. The reactor has a unique design of a process chamber, which, when used in conjunction with a batch control system, allows a highly efficient production of nanopowders. The design of the reactor together with the new principles of operation, structural material...
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Antimicrobial properties of silver nanoparticles (SNP's) have been recentl well evaluated, and now are being considered as excellent candidates for therapeutic purposes. It is confirmed, that various solutions of colloidal SNP's possess significant antibacterial properties against such species as: Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis,...
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Disruption of the intercellular interactions between endothelial cells leads to endothelial dysfunction. The role of nanoparticles in plasma membrane stability, actin cytoskeleton organization and intercellular junctions is unclear. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells were treated with zinc oxide NPs in vitro. Cell shape, adhesiveness and plasma...

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