Irina V Postnova

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It was shown first that solutions of nongelable polysaccharides, including such practically important ones as chitosan, hyaluronate, and cyclodextrin, can be gelled by generating silica in situ via sol-gel processing. This could be done owing to a novel silica precursor that is completely water-soluble and compatible with biopolymers. The gelation was(More)
To obviate the common precipitation of titania after a precursor addition into aqueous or water-containing solutions, here we are using ethylene glycol as the reaction media with dissolved polysaccharide xanthan. The water is introduced in a restricted amount to provide only the hydration of polysaccharide macromolecules. An introduced precursor is involved(More)
Hyperbranched polyglycerols find increasing usage in biomedicine owing to their excellent biocompatibility like polysaccharides. To prepare hydrogels, they are cross-linked mainly by treating with toxic epoxy reagents. Here we suggest a one-stage nontoxic procedure for the jellification of aqueous solutions that was previously developed for nongelable(More)
The biocompatible silica precursor tetrakis(2-hydroxyethyl)orthosilicate with ethylene glycol residues was used instead of the common alcohol-containing tetraethoxysilane for the first time to prepare a biorecognition element by entrapping the marine microalga Porphyridium purpureum into a silica matrix by a one-stage sol–gel procedure at conditions (pH,(More)
In this paper we study the laser-induced modification of optical properties of nanocomposite based on cadmium sulphide quantum dots encapsulated into thiomalic acid shell which were embedded into a porous silica matrix. It was found that exposure to laser radiation at λ = 405.9 nm leads to modification of optical properties of nanocomposite. For this(More)
In this paper we study the laser-induced modification of optical properties of nanocomposite based on cadmium sulphide quantum dots encapsulated into thiomalic acid shell which were embedded into a porous silica matrix. We found red shift of luminescence of the nanocomposite when exposed to laser radiation at λ = 405 nm. Using pump-probe method and(More)
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