Horia Caldararu

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This review presents typical examples of micellar size measurements and structural characterization of self-assembled systems as determined with spectroscopic methods, selected from our representative results accumulated in recent years of systematic studies. The choice of examples has aimed at emphasizing the potentiality of the methods used in the study(More)
Formation of inclusion complexes between several cyclodextrin derivatives and TEMPO and DOXYL-based spin probes was studied by EPR spectroscopy. Competition between alkyl chains and nitroxide functionalities for cyclodextrin cavities leads to different types of complexation. Long alkyl chains in amphiphilic spin probes interact preferentially with(More)
This review presents some examples obtained by molecular techniques in the study of non-ionic reverse micelles of poly(ethylene oxide) type surfactants: tetraethylene glycol mono-ndodecyl ether (C12E4), Triton X-100, and triblok copolymers poly(ethylene oxide)-blockpoly(propylene oxide)-blockpoly(ethylene oxide) (L62 and L64 Pluronics). By using specific(More)
A series of Au nanoparticles functionalised with nitroxide spin labels has been prepared and studied by EPR spectroscopy. Samples with low coverage of the spin label were used to investigate the dynamics of the surface-attached labels at different distances from the Au surface. The rotational correlation times of spin labels vary from 10(-10) s to more than(More)
The effect of solvent used during the synthesis and postsynthesis treatment on textural properties of organized mesoporous aluminas was investigated and related to the behavior of spin probes studied by electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy. It was found that the structure of surfactant aggregates serving in the as-synthesized precipitates as templates(More)
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