Joanna Kowalczuk

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The disintegration behavior of paracetamol tablets was studied by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using the Snapshot FLASH method. The total time of the single experiment is 425 ms and allows the study of the disintegration process in real time. The study was carried out in vitro under acidic gastric pH conditions and may help to predict the behavior of(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging was used to study the behavior of the gel layer thickness in hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (HPMC) matrices loaded with different amounts of soluble tetracycline hydrochloride. The time dependence of the diffusion front, effective T2, and proton-density analysis clearly indicates a Case II diffusion mechanism in the system(More)
Magnetic resonance microscopy was used to study the interaction of an alkaline water solvent (pH=12) with hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose (HPMC) matrices with different molecular masses Mw=12,000, 86,000, and 120,000. The polymers in the form of cylinders were hydrated at 37 degrees C and monitored at equal time intervals with a 300MHz Bruker AVANCE. The(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a non-destructive and non-invasive method, the experiment can be conducted in situ and allows the studying of the sample and the different processes in vitro or in vivo. 1D, 2D or 3D imaging can be undertaken. MRI is nowadays most widely used in medicine as a clinical diagnostic tool, but has still seen limited(More)
Organogels are soft materials consisting of low-molecular-mass gelators (LMOGs) self-assembled through noncovalent interactions into 3D structures, in which free spaces are filled by organic solvents. 4,6,4',6'-O-terephthylidene-bis(methyl-α-d-glucopyranoside) (1) is found to be a new LMOG. It gelatinizes only a limited number of solvents. Here, the gels of(More)
The aim of this study was to determine susceptibility of aminoethyl aminopropyl trimethoxysilane (AEAPTMOS)-treated wood to absorption of liquid water. Absorbability was analysed by measuring absolute moisture content of wood and by MRI. These analyses were based on the results of previous studies on resistance against decay fungi in case of wood treated(More)
The chain dynamics in methyl cellulose (MC), hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose (HPMC) and hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPC) were studied with the aid of field-cycling NMR relaxometry technique in the temperature range from 300 to 480 K that is above the glass transition, but below thermal degradation. The frequency dependence of proton spin-lattice relaxation time(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging was used to study the diffusion of a water solution of hydrochloric acid into hypromellose (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) matrices. Spatially resolved information was obtained about the self-diffusion coefficient and spin-spin relaxation time of solvent protons in the gel layer of hypromellose matrices loaded with different(More)
Supramolecular gels formed by the sugar gelator of methyl-4,6-O-(p-nitrobenzylidene)-α-d-glucopyranoside (1) with 1,3-propanediol (PG) and 1-butanol (BU) were prepared with different gelator concentrations. The solvent dynamics within gels, characterized by the diffusion coefficient (D) and the spin-lattice relaxation time (T1), was the subject of NMR(More)