Antonín Minařík

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The process of diffusion of sodium hyaluronate and its hydrophobically modified alkyl derivatives in water was studied by measuring the kinetics of solid polymer film swelling. The following fundamental thermodynamic parameters of the swelling process were calculated: the apparent diffusion coefficient of swelling by water D(s) determined at three(More)
A new approach to polystyrene surface treatment via the time-sequenced dispensing of good and poor solvent mixtures on the rotating surface of treated substrate is presented in this study. It is demonstrated that the variation of the sequencing together with other variables (e.g., temperature and solvent concentration) affects the size and depth of pores(More)
Mutual diffusion coefficients, D, were determined for aqueous solutions of sodium hyaluronate (NaHy) at 25 °C and concentrations ranging from 0.00 to 1.00 g·dm(-3) using the Taylor dispersion technique. From these experimental data, it was possible to estimate some parameters, such as the hydrodynamic radius Rh, and the diffusion coefficient at(More)
Hyaluronan (HA) films exhibit properties suitable for various biomedical applications, but the solubility of HA limits their use in aqueous environments. Therefore, we developed water insoluble films based on palmitoyl esters of HA (pHA). Films were prepared from pHA samples with various degrees of substitution (DS) and molecular weights and their(More)
Interaction of hyaluronan (NaHy) with the quaternary salt, benzalkonium chloride (BAC), was studied. Based on the DLS experiments, viscometry and surface tension measurements executed on hyaluronan samples with two molecular weights of Mw=1.8 MDa and Mw=0.35 MDa, the hypothesis was proposed suggesting that at certain BAC concentrations, hyaluronan can form(More)
Poly(dimethyl siloxane) (PDMS)-based materials with improved photoactuation properties were prepared by the incorporation of polymer-grafted graphene oxide particles. The modification of the graphene oxide (GO) surface was achieved via a surface initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (SI ATRP) of methyl methacrylate and butyl methacrylate. The(More)
This study investigated an effect of different ways of the preparation of insoluble hyaluronan material on its mechanical and viscoelastic properties. Hyaluronan (NaHy) of molecular weight Mw=500,000 g mol(-1) was modified with N-(3-dimethylaminopropyl-N'-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDC) and N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS), to be able absorb liquid without(More)
Atomically flat mica surfaces were chemically modified with an alkyl trifluoromethyl ketone, a covalent inhibitor of esterase 2 from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius, which served as a tag for ligand-directed immobilization of esterase-linked proteins. Purified NADH oxidase from Thermus thermophilus and human exportin-t from cell lysates were anchored on the(More)
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