New Recent Publication

Our work, Plant Oil-Based Acrylic Latexes towards Multisubstrate Bonding Adhesives Applications (authors Kirianchuk, V.,  Domnich, B., Demchuk, Z.,   Bon, I.,  Trotsenko, S.,  Shevchuk, O. Pourhashem, G., Voronov, A.) is published in Molecules (MDPI)Special Issue “Natural Polymers and Biopolymers III”

This Special Issue is prompted by the increasing attention that the field of “green polymers” is receiving. It presents cutting-edge research works focusing on the use of bio-resources for polymeric materials and demonstrates how natural polymers and biopolymers, with their interesting and original properties, are destined to replace and outperform oil-based polymers.

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2022 New Recent Publications

Our work, Synergistic Behavior of Plant Proteins and Biobased Latexes in Bioplastic Food Packaging Materials: Experimental and Machine Learning Study (authors Kristen Patnode, Bakhtiyor Rasulev, and Andriy Voronov) is published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. This Journal publishes innovative, and impactful research across the broad spectrum of biological sciences, covering basic and molecular sciences through to translational preclinical studies.

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Our work, Effect of Fatty Acid Polyunsaturation on Synthesis and Properties of Emulsion Polymers Based on Plant Oil-Based Acrylic Monomers (authors V. Kirianchuk, Z. Demchuk, Y. Polunin, A. Kohut, S. Voronov, A. Voronov) is published in Molecules. Molecules is the leading international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of chemistry which is published semimonthly online by MDPI.

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New Recent Publications

Our work, Sustainable manufacturing of polymeric materials: A techno-economic analysis of soybean oil-based acrylic monomers production (authors N. Wu, Z. Demchuk, A. Voronov, G. Pourhashem) is published in Journal of Cleaner Production.Journal addresses theoretical and practical cleaner production, environmental, and sustainability issues in corporations, governments, education institutions, regions, and societies. Scope includes cleaner production and technical processes, sustainable development environmental and sustainability assessment etc.

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Our work, Emulsion Polymerization of Plant Oil-based Acrylic Monomers: Resourceful Platform for Biobased Waterborne Materials (authors A. Kohut,S. Voronov,Z. Demchuk,V. Kirianchuk,K. Kingsley,O. Shevchuk, A.Voronov) is published in ACS Symposium Series, Sustainability and Green Polymer Chemistry Volume 1: Green Products and Processes. This book is based on an international symposium on sustainability and green polymer chemistry that was organized for the ACS Spring National Meeting in Philadelphia in March 2020 and canceled owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Our work, Environment-Sensitive Polymeric Micelles Encapsulating SN-38 Potently Suppress Growth of Neuroblastoma Cells Exhibiting Intrinsic and Acquired Drug Resistance (authors Y. Polunin, I.S. Alferiev, G.M. Brodeur, A. Voronov, M. Chorny) is published in ACS Pharmacology and Translational Science. This Journal publishes innovative, and impactful research across the broad spectrum of biological sciences, covering basic and molecular sciences through to translational preclinical studies.

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Our work, Non-Conventional Features of Plant Oil-Based Acrylic Monomers in Emulsion Polymerization (authors A. Kohut, S. Voronov, Z. Demchuk, V. Kirianchuk, K. Kingsley, O. Shevchuk, S. Caillol, A. Voronov) is published Natural Polymers and Biopolymers II book.  This book is a collection of highlights within the field of Natural Polymers and Biobased Polymers which clearly demonstrate the increased interest in this field.

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Our work, Biobased latexes from natural derivatives, (authors Z. Demchuk, A.-S. Mora, S.Choudhary, S.Caillol, A.Voronov) is published in Industrial Crops and Products. Journal publishes research on cultivated plants (crops) of industrial interest (non-food, non-feed) which target both crop-oriented and bio-based materials research. 

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Three Papers Published

Our work, Effect of highly hydrophobic plant oil-based monomers on micellization of sodium dodecyl sulfate (authors, Kingsley, K., Shevchuk, O., Voronov, S., Voronov, A.) is published in Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects (Elsevier). This journal publishes research underlying applications of colloids and interfacial phenomena and features new materials or new insights into the role of colloid and interface science in food, energy, minerals processing, pharmaceuticals or the environment. For more details,

Two other articles are accepted for publication. Our work, Clustering of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles with Amphiphilic Invertible Polymer Enhances Uptake and Release of Drugs and MRI Properties (authors Price, P., Dittmar, J., Carlson, K., Lawson, B., Reilly, A., Stein, B., Zholobko, O., Cheng, Hu, Kohut, A., Voronov, A., Bronstein, L. will be published in Particle & Particle Systems Characterization (Wiley). This journal covers synthesis, characterization, and application of particles in a variety of systems and devices, including nanotubes, fullerenes, micelles, organic and inorganic materials, polymers, proteins, and other molecular biological systems, also those in biomedicine, catalysis, environmental science, micro/nano-fluidics, molecular electronics, photonics, sensing, Other work, Synergistic Effects of Cardanol- and High Oleic Soybean Oil Vinyl Monomers in Miniemulsion Polymers (authors Z. Demchuk, W. S. J.Li, H. Eshete, S. Caillol, A.Voronov) is accepted for publication in ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, This journal addresses research on sustainability in the chemical enterprise and advance principles of Green Chemistry and Green Engineering, including green chemistry, green manufacturing and engineering, biomass or wastes as resources, alternative energy, life-cycle assessment.

Three Papers Published

Our work, Dual role of methyl-β-cyclodextrin in the emulsion polymerization of highly hydrophobic plant oil-based monomers with various unsaturations (authors Kohut, A., Demchuk, Z., Kingsley, K., Voronov, S., Voronov, A.) is published in European Polymer Journal (Elsevier). This journal is publishing work on fundamental and applied polymer chemistry and macromolecular materials, covers all aspects of polymer synthesis, including polymerization mechanisms and chemical functional transformations, with a focus on novel polymers. For more details,

Other work, Inversion of Polymeric Micelles Probed by Spin Labeled Peptide Incorporation and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (authors Y.Pan, O. Zholobko, A.Voronov, Zhongyu Yang) is published in Journal of Physical Chemistry C. This journal publishes research articles which provide new physical insights, in particular in the field of nanoparticles and nanostructures, surfaces, interfaces, and catalysis. For more details,

And our other work, Macromolecular inversion-driven polymer insertion into model lipid bilayer membranes, (authors S.Ramadurai, A.Kohut, N.K.Sarangi, O.Zholobko, V.A. Baulin, A.Voronov T.E. Keyes) is published in Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (Elsevier). This journal publishes research on fundamental principles of colloid and interface science, conceptually novel applications of these in advanced materials, nanomedicine, energy, environmental technologies, catalysis. For more details,

Two Book Chapters Published

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Our work, Synthesis of Amphiphilic Invertible Polymers for Biomedical Applications (authors A.Kohut, I.Hevus, S.Voronov, A.Voronov) is published in a book entitled Polymers for Biomedicine: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications, edited by Carmen Scholz, University of Alabama in Huntsville. Published by John Wiley & Sons book highlights recent developments in polymer synthesis, and focuses on the chemical techniques to synthesize and characterize biomedically relevant polymers and macromolecules. The books targets aids researchers developing polymers and materials for biomedical applications.

Our another work, Enzymogel Nanoparticles Chemistry for Highly Efficient Phase Boundary Biocatalysis (authors A. Kohut, S.W. Pryor, A.Voronov, S.Minko) is published in Biocatalysis and Nanotechnology, edited by Peter Grunwald, University of Hamburg. Published by CRC Press Taylor and Francis Group book provides insights of fundamental knowledge of nanobiocatalysis and provides a detailed overview of its application potential by considering theoretical as well as experimental aspects of the respective research fields.

Two Papers Published

Our work, Features of Emulsion Copolymerization for Plant Oil-Based VinylCover image Industrial Crops and Products Monomers and Styrene (authors K.Kingsley, O.Shevchuk, Z. Demchuk, S.Voronov, A.Voronov) is published in Industrial Crops and Products journal (Elsevier). Industrial Crops and Products is an international journal publishing academic and industrial research on industrial (defined as non-food/non-feed) crops and products. For more details,


Our other work, 1H NMR Study of “Host-Guest” Interactions of Micellar Assemblies from Amphiphilic Invertible Polymers and Peptides (authors A.Kohut, O.Zholobko, I.Hevus, A.Voronov) is published in Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics journal (Wiley).  Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics journal publishes in all areas of polymer science – from chemistry, physical chemistry, and physics of polymers to polymers in materials science. For more details,








Book Chapter Published

Book chapterOur work, “Anticancer Efficiency of Curcumin-Loaded Invertible Polymer Micellar Nanoassemblies”(authors I.Hevus, A.Voronov, M.J.Yaszemski, A.Maran, A.Kohut, S.Voronov S.Voronov) is published in a book entitled Nanostructures for Cancer Therapy edited by Anton Ficai and Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu. University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania. Published by Elsevier book is the 4th volume of the series Therapeutic Nanostructures. The Volume contains 30 chapters prepared by international researchers that work on the design of innovative and more efficient anticancer nanostructured drug delivery systems and drugs. Recent progress, along with relevant challenges, proposed solutions and current limitations of nanotechnology in the development of anticancer agents are discussed in the book and numerous examples are given



Research on Colloidosomes will be highlighted

Our research topic on colloidosomes from peroxidized pickering emulsions will be highlighted on a cover page of Coatings journal. Article entitled “Synthesis of Covalently Cross-Linked Colloidosomes from Peroxidized Pickering Emulsions (N. Popadyuk, A. Popadyuk, I.Tarnavchyk, O. Budishevska, A. Kohut, A. Voronov, S.Voronov) has been recently published in Coatings, Special Issue on Thin Polymer Films, and is chosen as the cover story for Issue 4 (Volume 6) of the journal.