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Uskoković, Dragan

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Molecular designing of nanoparticles with controlled morphological and physicochemical characteristics and functional materials based on them Sinteza funkcionalnih materijala sa kontrolisanom strukturom na molekularnom i nano nivou
United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), Grant K99-DE021416 Virtual human osteoarticular system and its application in preclinical and clinical practice
Magnetic and radionuclide labeled nanostructured materials for medical applications Lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells - research and development
Biokompatibilnost i mogućnosti primene biomaterijala na bazi hidroksiapatita i biopolimera u tkivnoj reparaciji - eksperimentalna i klinička studija Investigation of intermetallics and semiconductors and possible application in renewable energy sources
Regeneracija skeletnih tkiva pomognuta biomaterijalima kao tkivnim matricama - in vivo i in vitro studija Bilateral cooperation program between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Slovenia, Project 651-03-1251/2012-09/05
Bilateral cooperation program between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Slovenia, Project 451-03-1251/2012-09/06 Electronic, transport and optical properties of nanostructured materials
Synthesis, characterization and biological investigation of steroid derivatives and their molecular aggregates Nanostructured multifunctional materials and nanocomposites
Korean Institute of Science and Technology - Institute of Technical Science of SASA joint research project Advanced Materials for Biomedical Applications National Research Foundation of Korea - R11-2008-0061852
Slovenian Research Agency: Program P1-0245 Bilateral cooperation program between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Slovenia
EUREKA - 3524 New permanent magnets for electric-vehicle drive applications
Rational design and synthesis of biologically active and coordination compounds and functional materials, relevant for (bio)nanotechnology Preventive, therapeutic, and ethical approach in preclinical and clinical studies of the genes and modulators of redox cell signaling in immune, inflammatory and proliferative cell response
Advanced technologies for monitoring and environmental protection from chemical pollutants and radiation burden Nanostructured Functional and Composite Materials in Catalytic and Sorption Processes
Functional, Functionalized and Advanced Nanomaterials Development of technologies and products based on mineral raw materials and waste biomass for protection of natural resources for safe food production
Development of micro- and nanosystems as carriers for drugs with anti-inflammatory effect and methods for their characterization International Science and Technology Center, IPP A-1484
Korea government (MSIP), 2008-0061891 Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), 2V03130

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Surfactant-assisted microwave processing of ZnO particles: a simple way for designing the surface-to-bulk defect ratio and improving photo(electro)catalytic properties

Marković, Smilja; Stojković Simatović, Ivana; Ahmetović, Sanita; Veselinović, Ljiljana; Stojadinović, Stevan; Rac, Vladislav; Škapin, Srečo Davor; Bajuk Bogdanović, Danica; Janković Častvan, Ivona; Uskoković, Dragan

(Royal Society of Chemistry, 2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Marković, Smilja
AU  - Stojković Simatović, Ivana
AU  - Ahmetović, Sanita
AU  - Veselinović, Ljiljana
AU  - Stojadinović, Stevan
AU  - Rac, Vladislav
AU  - Škapin, Srečo Davor
AU  - Bajuk Bogdanović, Danica
AU  - Janković Častvan, Ivona
AU  - Uskoković, Dragan
PY  - 2019
UR  - https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2019/ra/c9ra02553g
UR  - http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/6272
AB  - ZnO nanopowders were produced using microwave processing of a precipitate and applied as a photoanode for photoelectrochemical water splitting. Two different surfactants, cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) as the cationic and Pluronic F127 as the non-ionic one, were employed to in situ adjust the surface-to-bulk defect ratio in the ZnO crystal structure and further to modify the photo(electro)catalytic activity of the ZnO photoanode. The crystal structure, morphological, textural, optical and photo(electro)catalytic properties of ZnO particles were studied in detail to explain the profound effects of the surfactants on the photoanode activity. The ZnO/CTAB photoanode displayed the highest photocurrent density of 27 mA g−1, compared to ZnO (10.4 mA g−1) and ZnO/F127 photoanodes (20 mA g−1) at 1.5 V vs. SCE in 0.1 M Na2SO4 under visible illumination of 90 mW cm−2. A significant shift of the overpotential toward lower values was also observed when photoanodes were illuminated. The highest shift of the overpotential, from 1.296 to 0.248 V vs. SCE, was recorded when the ZnO/CTAB photanode was illuminated. The ZnO/CTAB photoanode provides efficient charge transfer across the electrode/electrolyte interface, with a longer lifetime of photogenerated electron–hole pairs and reduced possibility of charge recombination. The photoconversion efficiency was improved from 1.4% for ZnO and 0.9% for ZnO/F127 to 4.2% for ZnO/CTAB at 0.510 mV. A simple procedure for the synthesis of ZnO particles with improved photo(electro)catalytic properties was established and it was found that even a small amount of CTAB used during processing of ZnO increases the surface-to-bulk defect ratio. Optimization of the surface-to-bulk defect ratio in ZnO materials enables increase of the absorption capacity for visible light, rendering of the recombination rate of the photogenerated pair, as well as increase of both the photocurrent density and photoconversion efficiency.
PB  - Royal Society of Chemistry
T2  - RSC Advances
T1  - Surfactant-assisted microwave processing of ZnO particles: a simple way for designing the surface-to-bulk defect ratio and improving photo(electro)catalytic properties
SP  - 17165
EP  - 17178
VL  - 9
IS  - 30
DO  - 10.1039/C9RA02553G
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Marković, Smilja and Stojković Simatović, Ivana and Ahmetović, Sanita and Veselinović, Ljiljana and Stojadinović, Stevan and Rac, Vladislav and Škapin, Srečo Davor and Bajuk Bogdanović, Danica and Janković Častvan, Ivona and Uskoković, Dragan",
year = "2019",
url = "https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2019/ra/c9ra02553g, http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/6272",
abstract = "ZnO nanopowders were produced using microwave processing of a precipitate and applied as a photoanode for photoelectrochemical water splitting. Two different surfactants, cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) as the cationic and Pluronic F127 as the non-ionic one, were employed to in situ adjust the surface-to-bulk defect ratio in the ZnO crystal structure and further to modify the photo(electro)catalytic activity of the ZnO photoanode. The crystal structure, morphological, textural, optical and photo(electro)catalytic properties of ZnO particles were studied in detail to explain the profound effects of the surfactants on the photoanode activity. The ZnO/CTAB photoanode displayed the highest photocurrent density of 27 mA g−1, compared to ZnO (10.4 mA g−1) and ZnO/F127 photoanodes (20 mA g−1) at 1.5 V vs. SCE in 0.1 M Na2SO4 under visible illumination of 90 mW cm−2. A significant shift of the overpotential toward lower values was also observed when photoanodes were illuminated. The highest shift of the overpotential, from 1.296 to 0.248 V vs. SCE, was recorded when the ZnO/CTAB photanode was illuminated. The ZnO/CTAB photoanode provides efficient charge transfer across the electrode/electrolyte interface, with a longer lifetime of photogenerated electron–hole pairs and reduced possibility of charge recombination. The photoconversion efficiency was improved from 1.4% for ZnO and 0.9% for ZnO/F127 to 4.2% for ZnO/CTAB at 0.510 mV. A simple procedure for the synthesis of ZnO particles with improved photo(electro)catalytic properties was established and it was found that even a small amount of CTAB used during processing of ZnO increases the surface-to-bulk defect ratio. Optimization of the surface-to-bulk defect ratio in ZnO materials enables increase of the absorption capacity for visible light, rendering of the recombination rate of the photogenerated pair, as well as increase of both the photocurrent density and photoconversion efficiency.",
publisher = "Royal Society of Chemistry",
journal = "RSC Advances",
title = "Surfactant-assisted microwave processing of ZnO particles: a simple way for designing the surface-to-bulk defect ratio and improving photo(electro)catalytic properties",
pages = "17165-17178",
volume = "9",
number = "30",
doi = "10.1039/C9RA02553G"
}
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Hydroxyapatite nano particles doped with Gd3+, Yb3+/Tm3+ and Eu3+ as lumino-magnetic multimodal contrast agents

Ignjatović, Nenad; Mančić, Lidija; Vuković, Marina; Stojanović, Zoran S.; Nikolić, Marko G.; Škapin, Srečo Davor; Jovanović, Sonja; Veselinović, Ljiljana; Lazić, Snežana; Marković, Smilja; Uskoković, Dragan

(Belgrade : Materials Research Society of Serbia, 2019)

TY  - CONF
AU  - Ignjatović, Nenad
AU  - Mančić, Lidija
AU  - Vuković, Marina
AU  - Stojanović, Zoran S.
AU  - Nikolić, Marko G.
AU  - Škapin, Srečo Davor
AU  - Jovanović, Sonja
AU  - Veselinović, Ljiljana
AU  - Lazić, Snežana
AU  - Marković, Smilja
AU  - Uskoković, Dragan
PY  - 2019
UR  - http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/6676
AB  - Hydroxyapatite (HAp) has been widely used as bone reconstruction materials due to their similarity to bone tissue. The improvement of HAp properties was achieved by doping its crystal lattice with different ions. Lanthanides, i.e. Rare Earth Elements (RE) are also suitable for doping HAp. The aim of the presented research was to investigate the possibility of creating lumino-magnetic particles of HAp doped with gadolinium (Gd3+) ions and co-doped with ytterbium/thulium (Yb3+/Tm3+) or europium (Eu3+) ions for potential use in multimodal imaging (MI). Pure HAp (Ca5(PO4)3(OH)), magnetic HAp:Gd (Ca4.85Gd0.15(PO4)3(OH)), and lumino-magnetic HAp:Gd/Yb/Tm (Ca4.85Gd0.03Yb0.1Tm0.02(PO4)3(OH)) and HAp:Gd/Eu (Ca4.94Gd0.02Eu0.04(PO4)3(OH)) particles were synthesized using emulsification process and hydrothermal processing. All synthesized particles had an elongated shape and exhibited a paramagnetic behavior. Reduction of the unit cell volume as a result of replacement of Ca2+ ions by ions with a smaller ionic radius (Gd3+, Yb3+, Tm3+, Eu3+) confirmed by using XRD and Rietveld refined plots. The energy band gap values of the synthesized samples range from 4.93 to 3.18 eV and decrease in the following order: HAp:Gd >HAp>HAp:Gd/Eu>HAp:Gd/Yb/Tm. The results of photoluminescence emission spectra of HAp:Gd/Yb/Tm and HAp:Gd/Eu particles showed characteristic transitions of Tm3+ and Eu3+, respectively.
PB  - Belgrade : Materials Research Society of Serbia
C3  - Programme and The Book of abstracts / Twenty-first Annual Conference YUCOMAT 2019 & Eleventh World Round Table Conference on Sintering WRTCS 2019, Herceg Novi, Montenegro, September 2-6, 2019
T1  - Hydroxyapatite nano particles doped with Gd3+, Yb3+/Tm3+ and Eu3+ as lumino-magnetic multimodal contrast agents
SP  - 76
EP  - 76
ER  - 
@conference{
author = "Ignjatović, Nenad and Mančić, Lidija and Vuković, Marina and Stojanović, Zoran S. and Nikolić, Marko G. and Škapin, Srečo Davor and Jovanović, Sonja and Veselinović, Ljiljana and Lazić, Snežana and Marković, Smilja and Uskoković, Dragan",
year = "2019",
url = "http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/6676",
abstract = "Hydroxyapatite (HAp) has been widely used as bone reconstruction materials due to their similarity to bone tissue. The improvement of HAp properties was achieved by doping its crystal lattice with different ions. Lanthanides, i.e. Rare Earth Elements (RE) are also suitable for doping HAp. The aim of the presented research was to investigate the possibility of creating lumino-magnetic particles of HAp doped with gadolinium (Gd3+) ions and co-doped with ytterbium/thulium (Yb3+/Tm3+) or europium (Eu3+) ions for potential use in multimodal imaging (MI). Pure HAp (Ca5(PO4)3(OH)), magnetic HAp:Gd (Ca4.85Gd0.15(PO4)3(OH)), and lumino-magnetic HAp:Gd/Yb/Tm (Ca4.85Gd0.03Yb0.1Tm0.02(PO4)3(OH)) and HAp:Gd/Eu (Ca4.94Gd0.02Eu0.04(PO4)3(OH)) particles were synthesized using emulsification process and hydrothermal processing. All synthesized particles had an elongated shape and exhibited a paramagnetic behavior. Reduction of the unit cell volume as a result of replacement of Ca2+ ions by ions with a smaller ionic radius (Gd3+, Yb3+, Tm3+, Eu3+) confirmed by using XRD and Rietveld refined plots. The energy band gap values of the synthesized samples range from 4.93 to 3.18 eV and decrease in the following order: HAp:Gd >HAp>HAp:Gd/Eu>HAp:Gd/Yb/Tm. The results of photoluminescence emission spectra of HAp:Gd/Yb/Tm and HAp:Gd/Eu particles showed characteristic transitions of Tm3+ and Eu3+, respectively.",
publisher = "Belgrade : Materials Research Society of Serbia",
journal = "Programme and The Book of abstracts / Twenty-first Annual Conference YUCOMAT 2019 & Eleventh World Round Table Conference on Sintering WRTCS 2019, Herceg Novi, Montenegro, September 2-6, 2019",
title = "Hydroxyapatite nano particles doped with Gd3+, Yb3+/Tm3+ and Eu3+ as lumino-magnetic multimodal contrast agents",
pages = "76-76"
}

Point defect-enhanced optical and photoelectrochemical water splitting activity of nanostructured Zn1-xFeyO(1-x+1.5y)

Marković, Smilja; Rajić, Vladimir B.; Stojković Simatović, Ivana; Veselinović, Ljiljana; Belošević Čavor, Jelena; Ivanovski, Valentin N.; Novaković, Mirjana; Škapin, Srečo Davor; Stojadinović, Stevan; Rac, Vladislav; Uskoković, Dragan

(Belgrade : Materials Research Society of Serbia, 2019)

TY  - CONF
AU  - Marković, Smilja
AU  - Rajić, Vladimir B.
AU  - Stojković Simatović, Ivana
AU  - Veselinović, Ljiljana
AU  - Belošević Čavor, Jelena
AU  - Ivanovski, Valentin N.
AU  - Novaković, Mirjana
AU  - Škapin, Srečo Davor
AU  - Stojadinović, Stevan
AU  - Rac, Vladislav
AU  - Uskoković, Dragan
PY  - 2019
UR  - http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/6677
AB  - Even has been under study since 1935, zinc oxide (ZnO) based materials still attract a huge scientific attention. Owing to a wide band gap energy (3.37 eV at room temperature) and a large exciton binding energy (60 meV) ZnO has a variety of application, e.g. in electronics, optoelectronics, spintronics and photocatalysis. Besides, it has been shown that zinc oxide-based materials have a great potential as photoelectrocatalysts in the processes of water splitting, yielding an increased both photocurrent density and photoconversion efficiency. However, with a band gap energy of 3.37 eV, ZnO is restricted to absorb UV light only. This restriction can be overcome by modifying optical properties of zinc oxide particles. During the years different approaches have been applied to modify the visible light photocatalytic activity of ZnO materials, for example: (1) metal and nonmetal ion doping, (2) hydrogenation, (3) the incorporation of crystalline defects in the form of vacancies and interstitials, (4) the modification of particles morphology and surface topology, etc.
In this study we employed 3d metal ion substitution to improve visible light-driven photoactivity of zinc oxide particles. We investigated the influence of Fe concentration in Zn1-xFeyO(1-x+1.5y) nanoparticles on crystal structure, textural, optical and photoelectrocatalytic properties. Zn1-xFeyO(1-x+1.5y) nanoparticles with nominally 5, 10, 15 and 20 at.% of Fe ions were synthesized by microwave processing of a precipitate. The crystal structure and phase purity of the samples were investigated by X-ray diffraction, Raman and ATR-FTIR spectroscopy. Mössbauer spectroscopy was carried out to clarify the valence state of the iron ions in the ZnO crystal structure. Effects of the iron ions concentration on particles morphology and texture properties were observed with field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE–SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) with elemental mapping, and nitrogen adsorption–desorption isotherm, respectively. The optical properties were studied using UV–Vis diffuse reflectance and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy. Photoelectrochemical activity of the Zn1-xFeyO(1-x+1.5y) samples as anode material was evaluated by linear sweep voltammetry in Na2SO4 electrolyte; the oxygen evolution kinetics were determined and compared. In addition, a series of first principles calculations were performed to address the influence of the iron concentration on the electronic structure of Zn1-xFeyO(1-x+1.5y) samples.
PB  - Belgrade : Materials Research Society of Serbia
C3  - Programme and The Book of abstracts / Twenty-first Annual Conference YUCOMAT 2019 & Eleventh World Round Table Conference on Sintering WRTCS 2019, Herceg Novi, Montenegro, September 2-6, 2019
T1  - Point defect-enhanced optical and photoelectrochemical water splitting activity of nanostructured Zn1-xFeyO(1-x+1.5y)
SP  - 54
EP  - 54
ER  - 
@conference{
author = "Marković, Smilja and Rajić, Vladimir B. and Stojković Simatović, Ivana and Veselinović, Ljiljana and Belošević Čavor, Jelena and Ivanovski, Valentin N. and Novaković, Mirjana and Škapin, Srečo Davor and Stojadinović, Stevan and Rac, Vladislav and Uskoković, Dragan",
year = "2019",
url = "http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/6677",
abstract = "Even has been under study since 1935, zinc oxide (ZnO) based materials still attract a huge scientific attention. Owing to a wide band gap energy (3.37 eV at room temperature) and a large exciton binding energy (60 meV) ZnO has a variety of application, e.g. in electronics, optoelectronics, spintronics and photocatalysis. Besides, it has been shown that zinc oxide-based materials have a great potential as photoelectrocatalysts in the processes of water splitting, yielding an increased both photocurrent density and photoconversion efficiency. However, with a band gap energy of 3.37 eV, ZnO is restricted to absorb UV light only. This restriction can be overcome by modifying optical properties of zinc oxide particles. During the years different approaches have been applied to modify the visible light photocatalytic activity of ZnO materials, for example: (1) metal and nonmetal ion doping, (2) hydrogenation, (3) the incorporation of crystalline defects in the form of vacancies and interstitials, (4) the modification of particles morphology and surface topology, etc.
In this study we employed 3d metal ion substitution to improve visible light-driven photoactivity of zinc oxide particles. We investigated the influence of Fe concentration in Zn1-xFeyO(1-x+1.5y) nanoparticles on crystal structure, textural, optical and photoelectrocatalytic properties. Zn1-xFeyO(1-x+1.5y) nanoparticles with nominally 5, 10, 15 and 20 at.% of Fe ions were synthesized by microwave processing of a precipitate. The crystal structure and phase purity of the samples were investigated by X-ray diffraction, Raman and ATR-FTIR spectroscopy. Mössbauer spectroscopy was carried out to clarify the valence state of the iron ions in the ZnO crystal structure. Effects of the iron ions concentration on particles morphology and texture properties were observed with field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE–SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) with elemental mapping, and nitrogen adsorption–desorption isotherm, respectively. The optical properties were studied using UV–Vis diffuse reflectance and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy. Photoelectrochemical activity of the Zn1-xFeyO(1-x+1.5y) samples as anode material was evaluated by linear sweep voltammetry in Na2SO4 electrolyte; the oxygen evolution kinetics were determined and compared. In addition, a series of first principles calculations were performed to address the influence of the iron concentration on the electronic structure of Zn1-xFeyO(1-x+1.5y) samples.",
publisher = "Belgrade : Materials Research Society of Serbia",
journal = "Programme and The Book of abstracts / Twenty-first Annual Conference YUCOMAT 2019 & Eleventh World Round Table Conference on Sintering WRTCS 2019, Herceg Novi, Montenegro, September 2-6, 2019",
title = "Point defect-enhanced optical and photoelectrochemical water splitting activity of nanostructured Zn1-xFeyO(1-x+1.5y)",
pages = "54-54"
}

Rare-earth (Gd 3+ ,Yb 3+ /Tm 3+ , Eu 3+ ) co-doped hydroxyapatite as magnetic, up-conversion and down-conversion materials for multimodal imaging

Ignjatović, Nenad; Mančić, Lidija; Vuković, Marina; Stojanović, Zoran; Nikolić, Marko G.; Škapin, Srečo Davor; Jovanović, Sonja; Veselinović, Ljiljana; Uskoković, Vuk; Lazić, Snežana; Marković, Smilja; Lazarević, Miloš M.; Uskoković, Dragan

(Springer Nature, 2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Ignjatović, Nenad
AU  - Mančić, Lidija
AU  - Vuković, Marina
AU  - Stojanović, Zoran
AU  - Nikolić, Marko G.
AU  - Škapin, Srečo Davor
AU  - Jovanović, Sonja
AU  - Veselinović, Ljiljana
AU  - Uskoković, Vuk
AU  - Lazić, Snežana
AU  - Marković, Smilja
AU  - Lazarević, Miloš M.
AU  - Uskoković, Dragan
PY  - 2019
UR  - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-52885-0
UR  - http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/6950
AB  - Taking advantage of the flexibility of the apatite structure, nano- and micro-particles of hydroxyapatite (HAp) were doped with different combinations of rare earth ions (RE3+ = Gd, Eu, Yb, Tm) to achieve a synergy among their magnetic and optical properties and to enable their application in preventive medicine, particularly diagnostics based on multimodal imaging. All powders were synthesized through hydrothermal processing at T ≤ 200 °C. An X-ray powder diffraction analysis showed that all powders crystallized in P63/m space group of the hexagonal crystal structure. The refined unit-cell parameters reflected a decrease in the unit cell volume as a result of the partial substitution of Ca2+ with smaller RE3+ ions at both cation positions. The FTIR analysis additionally suggested that a synergy may exist solely in the triply doped system, where the lattice symmetry and vibration modes become more coherent than in the singly or doubly doped systems. HAp:RE3+ optical characterization revealed a change in the energy band gap and the appearance of a weak blue luminescence (λex = 370 nm) due to an increased concentration of defects. The “up”- and the “down”-conversion spectra of HAp:Gd/Yb/Tm and HAp:Gd/Eu powders showed characteristic transitions of Tm3+ and Eu3+, respectively. Furthermore, in contrast to diamagnetic HAp, all HAp:RE3+ powders exhibited paramagnetic behavior. Cell viability tests of HAp:Gd/Yb/Tm and HAp:Gd/Eu powders in human dental pulp stem cell cultures indicated their good biocompatibility.
PB  - Springer Nature
T2  - Scientific Reports
T1  - Rare-earth (Gd 3+ ,Yb 3+ /Tm 3+ , Eu 3+ ) co-doped hydroxyapatite as magnetic, up-conversion and down-conversion materials for multimodal imaging
SP  - 1
EP  - 15
VL  - 9
IS  - 1
DO  - 10.1038/s41598-019-52885-0
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Ignjatović, Nenad and Mančić, Lidija and Vuković, Marina and Stojanović, Zoran and Nikolić, Marko G. and Škapin, Srečo Davor and Jovanović, Sonja and Veselinović, Ljiljana and Uskoković, Vuk and Lazić, Snežana and Marković, Smilja and Lazarević, Miloš M. and Uskoković, Dragan",
year = "2019",
url = "https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-52885-0, http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/6950",
abstract = "Taking advantage of the flexibility of the apatite structure, nano- and micro-particles of hydroxyapatite (HAp) were doped with different combinations of rare earth ions (RE3+ = Gd, Eu, Yb, Tm) to achieve a synergy among their magnetic and optical properties and to enable their application in preventive medicine, particularly diagnostics based on multimodal imaging. All powders were synthesized through hydrothermal processing at T ≤ 200 °C. An X-ray powder diffraction analysis showed that all powders crystallized in P63/m space group of the hexagonal crystal structure. The refined unit-cell parameters reflected a decrease in the unit cell volume as a result of the partial substitution of Ca2+ with smaller RE3+ ions at both cation positions. The FTIR analysis additionally suggested that a synergy may exist solely in the triply doped system, where the lattice symmetry and vibration modes become more coherent than in the singly or doubly doped systems. HAp:RE3+ optical characterization revealed a change in the energy band gap and the appearance of a weak blue luminescence (λex = 370 nm) due to an increased concentration of defects. The “up”- and the “down”-conversion spectra of HAp:Gd/Yb/Tm and HAp:Gd/Eu powders showed characteristic transitions of Tm3+ and Eu3+, respectively. Furthermore, in contrast to diamagnetic HAp, all HAp:RE3+ powders exhibited paramagnetic behavior. Cell viability tests of HAp:Gd/Yb/Tm and HAp:Gd/Eu powders in human dental pulp stem cell cultures indicated their good biocompatibility.",
publisher = "Springer Nature",
journal = "Scientific Reports",
title = "Rare-earth (Gd 3+ ,Yb 3+ /Tm 3+ , Eu 3+ ) co-doped hydroxyapatite as magnetic, up-conversion and down-conversion materials for multimodal imaging",
pages = "1-15",
volume = "9",
number = "1",
doi = "10.1038/s41598-019-52885-0"
}
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Tuning the optical, electrical and photoelectrocatalytic properties of Zno materials by varying of intrinsic defects concentration

Marković, Smilja; Rajić, Vladimir; Veselinović, Ljiljana; Stojković Simatović, Ivana; Belošević Čavor, Jelena; Škapin, Srečo Davor; Kovač, Janez; Nikolić, Marko G.; Uskoković, Dragan

(Budapest : [s. n.], 2019)

TY  - CONF
AU  - Marković, Smilja
AU  - Rajić, Vladimir
AU  - Veselinović, Ljiljana
AU  - Stojković Simatović, Ivana
AU  - Belošević Čavor, Jelena
AU  - Škapin, Srečo Davor
AU  - Kovač, Janez
AU  - Nikolić, Marko G.
AU  - Uskoković, Dragan
PY  - 2019
UR  - http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/6997
AB  - During the last decade zinc oxide (ZnO) has attracted considerable attention as a promising material for electronic, optoelectronic and spintronic devices. ZnO has a wide bandgap (3.37 eV at room temperature) and relatively large exciton binding energy (60 meV) which enables multifunctional application. Until now ZnO-based materials have been used as UV and blue light emitters, varistors, thermistors, semiconductors, photoanodes, and other. Various approaches have been applied to improve functional properties of zinc oxide, such as: fabrication of ZnO-based heterojunction particles, particles’ surface sensitization, hydrogenation, etc. It has been found that intrinsic defects (vacancies, interstitials and antisites) in the crystal structure of a ZnO strongly influenced its electrical and optical properties. Thus, correlation of the intrinsic defects concentration with optical and electrical properties of ZnO materials is of great importance for their further application in opto-electronic devices. In this study we investigated the influence of intrinsic defects concentration on the optical, electrical and photoelectrocatalytic properties of ZnO materials. To obtain ZnO powder with a high concentration of intrinsic defects microwave processing of precipitate was employed, while for further varying of defects concentration, the powder was thermally treated in three different atmospheres: air, argon and oxygen. The ZnO powder was uniaxially pressed (P = 100 MPa) in cylindrical compacts (R= 6 mm and h approx. 3 mm) which were sintered in different atmospheres by heating rate of 10 °/min up to 1100 °C, and with dwell time of 1 h. To study a crystal structure of ZnO samples XRD and Raman spectroscopy were used, while for microstructural investigation field emission scanning electron micrographs were recorded. Optical properties were studied using UV–Vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. To reveal the role of intrinsic defects in ZnO crystal lattice on functional properties, XPS, photoluminescence, electroluminescence and electrochemical impedance spectra were analyzed. A detailed analysis of the experimental results imply that a high concentration of intrinsic defects, in particular oxygen vacancies, is of the greatest importance for tunable light-emitting diode application and significant for the photoanode properties. To support our experimental observation we performed ab initio calculations based on density functional theory (DFT).
PB  - Budapest : [s. n.]
C3  - Abstracts / International Workshop on Woman in Ceramic Science (WoCeram2019), April 7-9, 2019/ Budapest, Hungary, Novotel Danube Budapest
T1  - Tuning the optical, electrical and photoelectrocatalytic properties of Zno materials by varying of intrinsic defects concentration
SP  - 11
EP  - 11
ER  - 
@conference{
author = "Marković, Smilja and Rajić, Vladimir and Veselinović, Ljiljana and Stojković Simatović, Ivana and Belošević Čavor, Jelena and Škapin, Srečo Davor and Kovač, Janez and Nikolić, Marko G. and Uskoković, Dragan",
year = "2019",
url = "http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/6997",
abstract = "During the last decade zinc oxide (ZnO) has attracted considerable attention as a promising material for electronic, optoelectronic and spintronic devices. ZnO has a wide bandgap (3.37 eV at room temperature) and relatively large exciton binding energy (60 meV) which enables multifunctional application. Until now ZnO-based materials have been used as UV and blue light emitters, varistors, thermistors, semiconductors, photoanodes, and other. Various approaches have been applied to improve functional properties of zinc oxide, such as: fabrication of ZnO-based heterojunction particles, particles’ surface sensitization, hydrogenation, etc. It has been found that intrinsic defects (vacancies, interstitials and antisites) in the crystal structure of a ZnO strongly influenced its electrical and optical properties. Thus, correlation of the intrinsic defects concentration with optical and electrical properties of ZnO materials is of great importance for their further application in opto-electronic devices. In this study we investigated the influence of intrinsic defects concentration on the optical, electrical and photoelectrocatalytic properties of ZnO materials. To obtain ZnO powder with a high concentration of intrinsic defects microwave processing of precipitate was employed, while for further varying of defects concentration, the powder was thermally treated in three different atmospheres: air, argon and oxygen. The ZnO powder was uniaxially pressed (P = 100 MPa) in cylindrical compacts (R= 6 mm and h approx. 3 mm) which were sintered in different atmospheres by heating rate of 10 °/min up to 1100 °C, and with dwell time of 1 h. To study a crystal structure of ZnO samples XRD and Raman spectroscopy were used, while for microstructural investigation field emission scanning electron micrographs were recorded. Optical properties were studied using UV–Vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. To reveal the role of intrinsic defects in ZnO crystal lattice on functional properties, XPS, photoluminescence, electroluminescence and electrochemical impedance spectra were analyzed. A detailed analysis of the experimental results imply that a high concentration of intrinsic defects, in particular oxygen vacancies, is of the greatest importance for tunable light-emitting diode application and significant for the photoanode properties. To support our experimental observation we performed ab initio calculations based on density functional theory (DFT).",
publisher = "Budapest : [s. n.]",
journal = "Abstracts / International Workshop on Woman in Ceramic Science (WoCeram2019), April 7-9, 2019/ Budapest, Hungary, Novotel Danube Budapest",
title = "Tuning the optical, electrical and photoelectrocatalytic properties of Zno materials by varying of intrinsic defects concentration",
pages = "11-11"
}

Structural and electrochemical properties of the Li2FeP2O7/C composite prepared using soluble methylcellulose

Jugović, Dragana; Mitrić, Miodrag; Milović, Miloš; Ivanovski, Valentin N.; Škapin, Srečo Davor; Dojčinović, Biljana; Uskoković, Dragan

(Elsevier, 2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Jugović, Dragana
AU  - Mitrić, Miodrag
AU  - Milović, Miloš
AU  - Ivanovski, Valentin N.
AU  - Škapin, Srečo Davor
AU  - Dojčinović, Biljana
AU  - Uskoković, Dragan
PY  - 2019
UR  - http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/4938
AB  - A new method involving the homogeneous dispersion of precursor compounds inside a methylcellulose matrix is used for the synthesis of a composite powder of Li 2 FeP 2 O 7 and carbon. The properties of carbon-containing and carbon-free powders are studied by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) including Rietveld refinement, Mössbauer spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), galvanostatic cycling, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The structure of both powders is refined in a monoclinic framework (space group P2 1 /c). The structural refinement and Mössbauer spectroscopy reveal different degrees of partial occupancy of mixed-occupied sites by lithium. Electrochemical measurements show that the in situ formation of carbon improves capacity (90% of 1-electron theoretical capacity) through decreased charge-transfer resistance. © 2019 Elsevier B.V.
PB  - Elsevier
T2  - Journal of Alloys and Compounds
T1  - Structural and electrochemical properties of the Li2FeP2O7/C composite prepared using soluble methylcellulose
SP  - 912
EP  - 919
VL  - 786
DO  - 10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.01.392
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Jugović, Dragana and Mitrić, Miodrag and Milović, Miloš and Ivanovski, Valentin N. and Škapin, Srečo Davor and Dojčinović, Biljana and Uskoković, Dragan",
year = "2019",
url = "http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/4938",
abstract = "A new method involving the homogeneous dispersion of precursor compounds inside a methylcellulose matrix is used for the synthesis of a composite powder of Li 2 FeP 2 O 7 and carbon. The properties of carbon-containing and carbon-free powders are studied by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) including Rietveld refinement, Mössbauer spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), galvanostatic cycling, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The structure of both powders is refined in a monoclinic framework (space group P2 1 /c). The structural refinement and Mössbauer spectroscopy reveal different degrees of partial occupancy of mixed-occupied sites by lithium. Electrochemical measurements show that the in situ formation of carbon improves capacity (90% of 1-electron theoretical capacity) through decreased charge-transfer resistance. © 2019 Elsevier B.V.",
publisher = "Elsevier",
journal = "Journal of Alloys and Compounds",
title = "Structural and electrochemical properties of the Li2FeP2O7/C composite prepared using soluble methylcellulose",
pages = "912-919",
volume = "786",
doi = "10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.01.392"
}

Structural and electrochemical properties of the Li2FeP2O7/C composite prepared using soluble methylcellulose

Jugović, Dragana; Mitrić, Miodrag; Milović, Miloš; Ivanovski, Valentin N.; Škapin, Srečo Davor; Dojčinović, Biljana; Uskoković, Dragan

(Elsevier, 2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Jugović, Dragana
AU  - Mitrić, Miodrag
AU  - Milović, Miloš
AU  - Ivanovski, Valentin N.
AU  - Škapin, Srečo Davor
AU  - Dojčinović, Biljana
AU  - Uskoković, Dragan
PY  - 2019
UR  - http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/4937
AB  - A new method involving the homogeneous dispersion of precursor compounds inside a methylcellulose matrix is used for the synthesis of a composite powder of Li 2 FeP 2 O 7 and carbon. The properties of carbon-containing and carbon-free powders are studied by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) including Rietveld refinement, Mössbauer spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), galvanostatic cycling, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The structure of both powders is refined in a monoclinic framework (space group P2 1 /c). The structural refinement and Mössbauer spectroscopy reveal different degrees of partial occupancy of mixed-occupied sites by lithium. Electrochemical measurements show that the in situ formation of carbon improves capacity (90% of 1-electron theoretical capacity) through decreased charge-transfer resistance. © 2019 Elsevier B.V.
PB  - Elsevier
T2  - Journal of Alloys and Compounds
T1  - Structural and electrochemical properties of the Li2FeP2O7/C composite prepared using soluble methylcellulose
SP  - 912
EP  - 919
VL  - 786
DO  - 10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.01.392
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Jugović, Dragana and Mitrić, Miodrag and Milović, Miloš and Ivanovski, Valentin N. and Škapin, Srečo Davor and Dojčinović, Biljana and Uskoković, Dragan",
year = "2019",
url = "http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/4937",
abstract = "A new method involving the homogeneous dispersion of precursor compounds inside a methylcellulose matrix is used for the synthesis of a composite powder of Li 2 FeP 2 O 7 and carbon. The properties of carbon-containing and carbon-free powders are studied by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) including Rietveld refinement, Mössbauer spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), galvanostatic cycling, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The structure of both powders is refined in a monoclinic framework (space group P2 1 /c). The structural refinement and Mössbauer spectroscopy reveal different degrees of partial occupancy of mixed-occupied sites by lithium. Electrochemical measurements show that the in situ formation of carbon improves capacity (90% of 1-electron theoretical capacity) through decreased charge-transfer resistance. © 2019 Elsevier B.V.",
publisher = "Elsevier",
journal = "Journal of Alloys and Compounds",
title = "Structural and electrochemical properties of the Li2FeP2O7/C composite prepared using soluble methylcellulose",
pages = "912-919",
volume = "786",
doi = "10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.01.392"
}

On the presence of antisite defect in monoclinic Li2FeSiO4 – A combined X-Ray diffraction and DFT study

Milović, Miloš; Vasić Anićijević, Dragana D.; Jugović, Dragana; Anićijević, Vladan J.; Veselinović, Ljiljana; Mitrić, Miodrag; Uskoković, Dragan

(Elsevier, 2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Milović, Miloš
AU  - Vasić Anićijević, Dragana D.
AU  - Jugović, Dragana
AU  - Anićijević, Vladan J.
AU  - Veselinović, Ljiljana
AU  - Mitrić, Miodrag
AU  - Uskoković, Dragan
PY  - 2019
UR  - http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1293255818308331
UR  - http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/4560
AB  - Li2FeSiO4 material, which was prepared by a solid state method, crystallized as monoclinic P21/n polymorph. X-ray diffraction analysis with Rietveld structural refinement indicates specific occupation of Li2 crystallographic site by Fe2+ cation in the amount of 6 atom percents as a result of an antisite defect formation. The exclusive occupation of Li2 position, out of two crystallographic positions Li1 and Li2, by Fe2+ was discussed in relation to the differences that exist in the crystal environment of these positions and further investigated by DFT calculations. It was confirmed that Fe-Li2 substitution is energetically favorable compared to both Fe-Li1 substitution and the pristine crystal. In addition, changes of lattice geometry upon antisite defect formation were analyzed, and the obtained result is discussed in light of various factors (electronic, geometrical and enthropic) that contribute to the overall stability of the system.
PB  - Elsevier
T2  - Solid State Sciences
T1  - On the presence of antisite defect in monoclinic Li2FeSiO4 – A combined X-Ray diffraction and DFT study
SP  - 81
EP  - 86
VL  - 87
DO  - 10.1016/j.solidstatesciences.2018.11.008
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Milović, Miloš and Vasić Anićijević, Dragana D. and Jugović, Dragana and Anićijević, Vladan J. and Veselinović, Ljiljana and Mitrić, Miodrag and Uskoković, Dragan",
year = "2019",
url = "http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1293255818308331, http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/4560",
abstract = "Li2FeSiO4 material, which was prepared by a solid state method, crystallized as monoclinic P21/n polymorph. X-ray diffraction analysis with Rietveld structural refinement indicates specific occupation of Li2 crystallographic site by Fe2+ cation in the amount of 6 atom percents as a result of an antisite defect formation. The exclusive occupation of Li2 position, out of two crystallographic positions Li1 and Li2, by Fe2+ was discussed in relation to the differences that exist in the crystal environment of these positions and further investigated by DFT calculations. It was confirmed that Fe-Li2 substitution is energetically favorable compared to both Fe-Li1 substitution and the pristine crystal. In addition, changes of lattice geometry upon antisite defect formation were analyzed, and the obtained result is discussed in light of various factors (electronic, geometrical and enthropic) that contribute to the overall stability of the system.",
publisher = "Elsevier",
journal = "Solid State Sciences",
title = "On the presence of antisite defect in monoclinic Li2FeSiO4 – A combined X-Ray diffraction and DFT study",
pages = "81-86",
volume = "87",
doi = "10.1016/j.solidstatesciences.2018.11.008"
}

Synthesis of cathode composite powders from methylcellulose matrix: Li2FeSiO4/C, Li2FeP2O7/C and LiFePO4/C

Milović, Miloš; Jugović, Dragana; Mitrić, Miodrag; Kuzmanović, Maja; Vujković, Milica; Uskoković, Dragan

([s.l.] : [s.n.], 2019)

TY  - CONF
AU  - Milović, Miloš
AU  - Jugović, Dragana
AU  - Mitrić, Miodrag
AU  - Kuzmanović, Maja
AU  - Vujković, Milica
AU  - Uskoković, Dragan
PY  - 2019
UR  - http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/7047
AB  - Since Padhi et al. reported the electrochemical properties of LiFePO4 in 1997 [1], polyanion cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries attract interest of researchers because of the added safety and higher voltage values in comparison to the oxide analogues with the same M2+/3+ redox pair. The higher safety and higher voltage come from strong covalent bonding within the polyanion units and, over the years, these inherent characteristics have promoted the investigation of different polyanion compounds. Among them, lithium transition-metal silicates, Li2MSiO4, and pyrophosphates, Li2MP2O7, additionally offer the possibility of extraction/ insertion two lithium ions per formula unit thus increasing theoretical capacity. However, unlike their oxide counterparts, polyanion cathodes suffer considerably from low conductivity (both ionic and electronic) which significantly limits their rate performance and therefore application in high power devices. To overcome this obstacle various strategies were developed like minimization of particle size, addition of conductive additives and/or ion doping. In this study, the approach that was used includes preparation of Li2FeSiO4/C, LiFePO4/C a nd L i2FeP2O7/C composites where carbon is obtained by pyrolytical degradation of methylcellulose and in situ during formation of polyanion active material on high temperatures. Methylcellulose, or methyl cellulose ether, is a water-soluble derivative of cellulose with an ability to gel upon heating and reversibly liquefy upon cooling due to the hydrophobic interaction between molecules containing methoxyl groups [2]. Thanks to this outstanding ability, the methylcellulose acts not only as a carbon source, but also as a dispersing agent that enables both the homogeneous deployment of the precursor compounds and the control of active material’ particle growth from the earliest stages of crystallization. This further allowed a significant shortening of high temperature treatment (to several minutes long) with additional decreases of particle agglomeration. Being both simple and inexpensive, the described method is also beneficial for commercial purposes. The electrochemical and microstructural properties of the obtained powders were examined and compared. Also, the opportunity is taken to discuss potential of a redox couple Fe2+/Fe3+ (Figure 1) in a relation to the crystal structure of a given polyanion cathode.
PB  - [s.l.] : [s.n.]
C3  - Abstracts/Proceedings / mESC-IS 2019 : The Fourth International Symposium on Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion, 7-11 September 2019, Akyaka –Muğla
T1  - Synthesis of cathode composite powders from methylcellulose matrix: Li2FeSiO4/C, Li2FeP2O7/C and LiFePO4/C
SP  - 42
EP  - 42
ER  - 
@conference{
author = "Milović, Miloš and Jugović, Dragana and Mitrić, Miodrag and Kuzmanović, Maja and Vujković, Milica and Uskoković, Dragan",
year = "2019",
url = "http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/7047",
abstract = "Since Padhi et al. reported the electrochemical properties of LiFePO4 in 1997 [1], polyanion cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries attract interest of researchers because of the added safety and higher voltage values in comparison to the oxide analogues with the same M2+/3+ redox pair. The higher safety and higher voltage come from strong covalent bonding within the polyanion units and, over the years, these inherent characteristics have promoted the investigation of different polyanion compounds. Among them, lithium transition-metal silicates, Li2MSiO4, and pyrophosphates, Li2MP2O7, additionally offer the possibility of extraction/ insertion two lithium ions per formula unit thus increasing theoretical capacity. However, unlike their oxide counterparts, polyanion cathodes suffer considerably from low conductivity (both ionic and electronic) which significantly limits their rate performance and therefore application in high power devices. To overcome this obstacle various strategies were developed like minimization of particle size, addition of conductive additives and/or ion doping. In this study, the approach that was used includes preparation of Li2FeSiO4/C, LiFePO4/C a nd L i2FeP2O7/C composites where carbon is obtained by pyrolytical degradation of methylcellulose and in situ during formation of polyanion active material on high temperatures. Methylcellulose, or methyl cellulose ether, is a water-soluble derivative of cellulose with an ability to gel upon heating and reversibly liquefy upon cooling due to the hydrophobic interaction between molecules containing methoxyl groups [2]. Thanks to this outstanding ability, the methylcellulose acts not only as a carbon source, but also as a dispersing agent that enables both the homogeneous deployment of the precursor compounds and the control of active material’ particle growth from the earliest stages of crystallization. This further allowed a significant shortening of high temperature treatment (to several minutes long) with additional decreases of particle agglomeration. Being both simple and inexpensive, the described method is also beneficial for commercial purposes. The electrochemical and microstructural properties of the obtained powders were examined and compared. Also, the opportunity is taken to discuss potential of a redox couple Fe2+/Fe3+ (Figure 1) in a relation to the crystal structure of a given polyanion cathode.",
publisher = "[s.l.] : [s.n.]",
journal = "Abstracts/Proceedings / mESC-IS 2019 : The Fourth International Symposium on Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion, 7-11 September 2019, Akyaka –Muğla",
title = "Synthesis of cathode composite powders from methylcellulose matrix: Li2FeSiO4/C, Li2FeP2O7/C and LiFePO4/C",
pages = "42-42"
}

On the presence of antisite defect in monoclinic Li2FeSiO4 – A combined X-Ray diffraction and DFT study

Milović, Miloš; Vasić Anićijević, Dragana D.; Jugović, Dragana; Anićijević, Vladan J.; Veselinović, Ljiljana; Mitrić, Miodrag; Uskoković, Dragan

(Elsevier, 2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Milović, Miloš
AU  - Vasić Anićijević, Dragana D.
AU  - Jugović, Dragana
AU  - Anićijević, Vladan J.
AU  - Veselinović, Ljiljana
AU  - Mitrić, Miodrag
AU  - Uskoković, Dragan
PY  - 2019
UR  - http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1293255818308331
UR  - http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/4552
AB  - Li2FeSiO4 material, which was prepared by a solid state method, crystallized as monoclinic P21/n polymorph. X-ray diffraction analysis with Rietveld structural refinement indicates specific occupation of Li2 crystallographic site by Fe2+ cation in the amount of 6 atom percents as a result of an antisite defect formation. The exclusive occupation of Li2 position, out of two crystallographic positions Li1 and Li2, by Fe2+ was discussed in relation to the differences that exist in the crystal environment of these positions and further investigated by DFT calculations. It was confirmed that Fe-Li2 substitution is energetically favorable compared to both Fe-Li1 substitution and the pristine crystal. In addition, changes of lattice geometry upon antisite defect formation were analyzed, and the obtained result is discussed in light of various factors (electronic, geometrical and enthropic) that contribute to the overall stability of the system.
PB  - Elsevier
T2  - Solid State Sciences
T1  - On the presence of antisite defect in monoclinic Li2FeSiO4 – A combined X-Ray diffraction and DFT study
SP  - 81
EP  - 86
VL  - 87
DO  - 10.1016/j.solidstatesciences.2018.11.008
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Milović, Miloš and Vasić Anićijević, Dragana D. and Jugović, Dragana and Anićijević, Vladan J. and Veselinović, Ljiljana and Mitrić, Miodrag and Uskoković, Dragan",
year = "2019",
url = "http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1293255818308331, http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/4552",
abstract = "Li2FeSiO4 material, which was prepared by a solid state method, crystallized as monoclinic P21/n polymorph. X-ray diffraction analysis with Rietveld structural refinement indicates specific occupation of Li2 crystallographic site by Fe2+ cation in the amount of 6 atom percents as a result of an antisite defect formation. The exclusive occupation of Li2 position, out of two crystallographic positions Li1 and Li2, by Fe2+ was discussed in relation to the differences that exist in the crystal environment of these positions and further investigated by DFT calculations. It was confirmed that Fe-Li2 substitution is energetically favorable compared to both Fe-Li1 substitution and the pristine crystal. In addition, changes of lattice geometry upon antisite defect formation were analyzed, and the obtained result is discussed in light of various factors (electronic, geometrical and enthropic) that contribute to the overall stability of the system.",
publisher = "Elsevier",
journal = "Solid State Sciences",
title = "On the presence of antisite defect in monoclinic Li2FeSiO4 – A combined X-Ray diffraction and DFT study",
pages = "81-86",
volume = "87",
doi = "10.1016/j.solidstatesciences.2018.11.008"
}

Electronic structure and X-ray spectroscopic properties of the HfFe2Si2 compound

Shcherba, I. D.; Antonov, V. N.; Zhak, O. V.; Bekenov, L. V.; Kovalska, M. V.; Noga, H.; Uskoković, Dragan; Yatcyk, B. M.

(West Ukrainian Physical Society, 2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Shcherba, I. D.
AU  - Antonov, V. N.
AU  - Zhak, O. V.
AU  - Bekenov, L. V.
AU  - Kovalska, M. V.
AU  - Noga, H.
AU  - Uskoković, Dragan
AU  - Yatcyk, B. M.
PY  - 2019
UR  - http://physics.lnu.edu.ua/jps/2019/2/abs/a2301-7.html
UR  - http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/6952
AB  - The valence band electronic structure of HfFe2Si2 has been established for the first time based on X-ray emission spectroscopy measurements. The band structure and X-ray emission spectra have been also obtained theoretically using the ab initio LMTO method in the non-relativistic approximation. The electron configuration of Si in the compound HfFe2Si2 can be described as $s^{1.1}p^{1.5}$. The theoretical and experimental results are in satisfactory agreement.
PB  - West Ukrainian Physical Society
T2  - Journal of Physical Studies
T1  - Electronic structure and X-ray spectroscopic properties of the HfFe2Si2 compound
VL  - 23
IS  - 2
DO  - 10.30970/jps.23.2301
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Shcherba, I. D. and Antonov, V. N. and Zhak, O. V. and Bekenov, L. V. and Kovalska, M. V. and Noga, H. and Uskoković, Dragan and Yatcyk, B. M.",
year = "2019",
url = "http://physics.lnu.edu.ua/jps/2019/2/abs/a2301-7.html, http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/6952",
abstract = "The valence band electronic structure of HfFe2Si2 has been established for the first time based on X-ray emission spectroscopy measurements. The band structure and X-ray emission spectra have been also obtained theoretically using the ab initio LMTO method in the non-relativistic approximation. The electron configuration of Si in the compound HfFe2Si2 can be described as $s^{1.1}p^{1.5}$. The theoretical and experimental results are in satisfactory agreement.",
publisher = "West Ukrainian Physical Society",
journal = "Journal of Physical Studies",
title = "Electronic structure and X-ray spectroscopic properties of the HfFe2Si2 compound",
volume = "23",
number = "2",
doi = "10.30970/jps.23.2301"
}

X-ray spectra, electron structure and physical properties of the Ce2ScSi2 and СеScSi compounds

Shcherba, Ivan D.; Antonov, Viktor; Noga, Henrik; Uskoković, Dragan; Shpyrka, Zinovija M.; Yatcyk, Bohdan M.

(Belgrade : Materials Research Society of Serbia, 2019)

TY  - CONF
AU  - Shcherba, Ivan D.
AU  - Antonov, Viktor
AU  - Noga, Henrik
AU  - Uskoković, Dragan
AU  - Shpyrka, Zinovija M.
AU  - Yatcyk, Bohdan M.
PY  - 2019
UR  - http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/6681
AB  - Energy structure of the valence band of the Ce2ScSi2 and СеScSi compounds was studied by the methods of the high-energy spectroscopy (XPS, XES and XAS). Dependence of magnetic susceptibility χ(Т) of the Ce2ScSi2 compound within wide temperature range corresponds to the Curie-Weiss law. Based upon temperature dependences χ(Т) and α(Т), together with calculated valence of Ce by the data of the absorption LІІІ –spectroscopy, a conclusion has been made on the existence of the fluctuating transition, «State of intermediate valence - Condo-systems", in the Ce2ScSi2 compound. The calculations of electron energy bands E(k) and partial DOS for Ce2ScSi2 and СеScSi compounds were performed by the semi relativistic linear muffin-tin orbital method without considerations of spin-orbit interactions A satisfactory agreement between theoretical and experimental data is achieved.
PB  - Belgrade : Materials Research Society of Serbia
C3  - Programme and The Book of abstracts / Twenty-first Annual Conference YUCOMAT 2019 & Eleventh World Round Table Conference on Sintering WRTCS 2019, Herceg Novi, Montenegro, September 2-6, 2019
T1  - X-ray spectra, electron structure and physical properties of the Ce2ScSi2 and СеScSi compounds
SP  - 109
EP  - 109
ER  - 
@conference{
author = "Shcherba, Ivan D. and Antonov, Viktor and Noga, Henrik and Uskoković, Dragan and Shpyrka, Zinovija M. and Yatcyk, Bohdan M.",
year = "2019",
url = "http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/6681",
abstract = "Energy structure of the valence band of the Ce2ScSi2 and СеScSi compounds was studied by the methods of the high-energy spectroscopy (XPS, XES and XAS). Dependence of magnetic susceptibility χ(Т) of the Ce2ScSi2 compound within wide temperature range corresponds to the Curie-Weiss law. Based upon temperature dependences χ(Т) and α(Т), together with calculated valence of Ce by the data of the absorption LІІІ –spectroscopy, a conclusion has been made on the existence of the fluctuating transition, «State of intermediate valence - Condo-systems", in the Ce2ScSi2 compound. The calculations of electron energy bands E(k) and partial DOS for Ce2ScSi2 and СеScSi compounds were performed by the semi relativistic linear muffin-tin orbital method without considerations of spin-orbit interactions A satisfactory agreement between theoretical and experimental data is achieved.",
publisher = "Belgrade : Materials Research Society of Serbia",
journal = "Programme and The Book of abstracts / Twenty-first Annual Conference YUCOMAT 2019 & Eleventh World Round Table Conference on Sintering WRTCS 2019, Herceg Novi, Montenegro, September 2-6, 2019",
title = "X-ray spectra, electron structure and physical properties of the Ce2ScSi2 and СеScSi compounds",
pages = "109-109"
}

The structure and electrochemical properties of fayalite Fe2SiO4

Jugović, Dragana; Mitrić, Miodrag; Milović, Miloš; Ivanovski, Valentin N.; Škapin, Srečo Davor; Uskoković, Dragan

(Belgrade : Materials Research Society of Serbia, 2019)

TY  - CONF
AU  - Jugović, Dragana
AU  - Mitrić, Miodrag
AU  - Milović, Miloš
AU  - Ivanovski, Valentin N.
AU  - Škapin, Srečo Davor
AU  - Uskoković, Dragan
PY  - 2019
UR  - http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/6674
AB  - Fayalite has been found various applications in many fields. Here is presented its use as anode material for lithium ion batteries. The syntheses of Fe2SiO4 and its composite with carbon are conducted through solid-state reaction at 850 °C under inert atmosphere of argon, using cheap and abundant precursors (Fe(NO3)3×9H2O and amorphous silica). Citric acid served as carbon source. The phase-purity of synthesized powders is checked by X-ray powder diffraction. The crystal structure of the powders is refined in orthorhombic Pbnm space group. Half-cell configuration, with lithium metal as counter electrode and fayalite as working electrode, is used for electrochemical measurements: galvanostatic cycling and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy.
PB  - Belgrade : Materials Research Society of Serbia
C3  - Programme and The Book of abstracts / Twenty-first Annual Conference YUCOMAT 2019 & Eleventh World Round Table Conference on Sintering WRTCS 2019, Herceg Novi, Montenegro, September 2-6, 2019
T1  - The structure and electrochemical properties of fayalite Fe2SiO4
SP  - 47
EP  - 47
ER  - 
@conference{
author = "Jugović, Dragana and Mitrić, Miodrag and Milović, Miloš and Ivanovski, Valentin N. and Škapin, Srečo Davor and Uskoković, Dragan",
year = "2019",
url = "http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/6674",
abstract = "Fayalite has been found various applications in many fields. Here is presented its use as anode material for lithium ion batteries. The syntheses of Fe2SiO4 and its composite with carbon are conducted through solid-state reaction at 850 °C under inert atmosphere of argon, using cheap and abundant precursors (Fe(NO3)3×9H2O and amorphous silica). Citric acid served as carbon source. The phase-purity of synthesized powders is checked by X-ray powder diffraction. The crystal structure of the powders is refined in orthorhombic Pbnm space group. Half-cell configuration, with lithium metal as counter electrode and fayalite as working electrode, is used for electrochemical measurements: galvanostatic cycling and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy.",
publisher = "Belgrade : Materials Research Society of Serbia",
journal = "Programme and The Book of abstracts / Twenty-first Annual Conference YUCOMAT 2019 & Eleventh World Round Table Conference on Sintering WRTCS 2019, Herceg Novi, Montenegro, September 2-6, 2019",
title = "The structure and electrochemical properties of fayalite Fe2SiO4",
pages = "47-47"
}

Supplementary information for the article: Milović, M.D., Vasić Anićijević, D.D., Jugović, D., Anićijević, V.J., Veselinović, L., Mitrić, M., Uskoković, D., 2019. On the presence of antisite defect in monoclinic Li2FeSiO4 – A combined X-Ray diffraction and DFT study. Solid State Sciences 87, 81–86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solidstatesciences.2018.11.008

Milović, Miloš; Vasić Anićijević, Dragana D.; Jugović, Dragana; Anićijević, Vladan J.; Veselinović, Ljiljana; Mitrić, Miodrag; Uskoković, Dragan

(2019)

@misc{
author = "Milović, Miloš and Vasić Anićijević, Dragana D. and Jugović, Dragana and Anićijević, Vladan J. and Veselinović, Ljiljana and Mitrić, Miodrag and Uskoković, Dragan",
year = "2019",
url = "http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1293255818308331, http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/5971",
journal = "Solid State Sciences",
title = "Supplementary information for the article: Milović, M.D., Vasić Anićijević, D.D., Jugović, D., Anićijević, V.J., Veselinović, L., Mitrić, M., Uskoković, D., 2019. On the presence of antisite defect in monoclinic Li2FeSiO4 – A combined X-Ray diffraction and DFT study. Solid State Sciences 87, 81–86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solidstatesciences.2018.11.008"
}

Effects of Hydroxyapatite@Poly-Lactide-Co-Glycolide Nanoparticles Combined with Pb and Cd on Liver and Kidney Parenchyma after the Reconstruction of Mandibular Bone Defects

Ignjatović, Nenad; Janković, Radmila; Uskoković, Vuk; Uskoković, Dragan

(2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Ignjatović, Nenad
AU  - Janković, Radmila
AU  - Uskoković, Vuk
AU  - Uskoković, Dragan
PY  - 2019
UR  - https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2019/tx/c9tx00007k
UR  - http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/4961
AB  - Reconstruction of bone defects with the use of biomaterials based on hydroxyapatite (HAp) has been a popular approach in medicine and dentistry. Most often the process of new bone formation is analyzed with the focus only on the region of the reconstructed defect. The effects of the therapy on distant organs have been rarely reported in literature, especially not in synergy with the exposure to other bioactive chemicals. In this study, reconstruction of the mandibular bone in vivo using poly-lactide-co-glycolide-coated HAp (HAp/PLGA) nanoparticles was monitored with a simultaneous histopathological analysis of distant organs, specifically kidney and liver parenchyma. Heavy metals are among the most prominent environmental pollutants and have a high affinity for the crystal lattice of HAp, where they get incorporated by replacing calcium ions. Lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) are two such metals that can be found in food, water and air, but are most commonly present in cigarette smoke, the frequent contaminant of hospital settings in the developing world. A study performed on 24 female Wistar rats demonstrated that the reconstruction of mandibular bone defects using HAp/PLGA particles induced an increase in the content of Ca in the newly created bone without causing any pathological changes to the liver and the kidneys. The presence of Pb and Cd in the defects reconstructed with HAp/PLGA nanoparticles impeded the regenerative process and led to a severe and irreversible damage to the liver and kidney parenchyma.
T2  - Toxicology Research
T1  - Effects of Hydroxyapatite@Poly-Lactide-Co-Glycolide Nanoparticles Combined with Pb and Cd on Liver and Kidney Parenchyma after the Reconstruction of Mandibular Bone Defects
SP  - 287
EP  - 296
VL  - 8
DO  - 10.1039/C9TX00007K
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Ignjatović, Nenad and Janković, Radmila and Uskoković, Vuk and Uskoković, Dragan",
year = "2019",
url = "https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2019/tx/c9tx00007k, http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/4961",
abstract = "Reconstruction of bone defects with the use of biomaterials based on hydroxyapatite (HAp) has been a popular approach in medicine and dentistry. Most often the process of new bone formation is analyzed with the focus only on the region of the reconstructed defect. The effects of the therapy on distant organs have been rarely reported in literature, especially not in synergy with the exposure to other bioactive chemicals. In this study, reconstruction of the mandibular bone in vivo using poly-lactide-co-glycolide-coated HAp (HAp/PLGA) nanoparticles was monitored with a simultaneous histopathological analysis of distant organs, specifically kidney and liver parenchyma. Heavy metals are among the most prominent environmental pollutants and have a high affinity for the crystal lattice of HAp, where they get incorporated by replacing calcium ions. Lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) are two such metals that can be found in food, water and air, but are most commonly present in cigarette smoke, the frequent contaminant of hospital settings in the developing world. A study performed on 24 female Wistar rats demonstrated that the reconstruction of mandibular bone defects using HAp/PLGA particles induced an increase in the content of Ca in the newly created bone without causing any pathological changes to the liver and the kidneys. The presence of Pb and Cd in the defects reconstructed with HAp/PLGA nanoparticles impeded the regenerative process and led to a severe and irreversible damage to the liver and kidney parenchyma.",
journal = "Toxicology Research",
title = "Effects of Hydroxyapatite@Poly-Lactide-Co-Glycolide Nanoparticles Combined with Pb and Cd on Liver and Kidney Parenchyma after the Reconstruction of Mandibular Bone Defects",
pages = "287-296",
volume = "8",
doi = "10.1039/C9TX00007K"
}
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3
2
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Effects of Hydroxyapatite@Poly-Lactide-Co-Glycolide Nanoparticles Combined with Pb and Cd on Liver and Kidney Parenchyma after the Reconstruction of Mandibular Bone Defects

Ignjatović, Nenad; Janković, Radmila; Uskoković, Vuk; Uskoković, Dragan

(2019)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Ignjatović, Nenad
AU  - Janković, Radmila
AU  - Uskoković, Vuk
AU  - Uskoković, Dragan
PY  - 2019
UR  - https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2019/tx/c9tx00007k
UR  - http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/4847
AB  - Reconstruction of bone defects with the use of biomaterials based on hydroxyapatite (HAp) has been a popular approach in medicine and dentistry. Most often the process of new bone formation is analyzed with the focus only on the region of the reconstructed defect. The effects of the therapy on distant organs have been rarely reported in literature, especially not in synergy with the exposure to other bioactive chemicals. In this study, reconstruction of the mandibular bone in vivo using poly-lactide-co-glycolide-coated HAp (HAp/PLGA) nanoparticles was monitored with a simultaneous histopathological analysis of distant organs, specifically kidney and liver parenchyma. Heavy metals are among the most prominent environmental pollutants and have a high affinity for the crystal lattice of HAp, where they get incorporated by replacing calcium ions. Lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) are two such metals that can be found in food, water and air, but are most commonly present in cigarette smoke, the frequent contaminant of hospital settings in the developing world. A study performed on 24 female Wistar rats demonstrated that the reconstruction of mandibular bone defects using HAp/PLGA particles induced an increase in the content of Ca in the newly created bone without causing any pathological changes to the liver and the kidneys. The presence of Pb and Cd in the defects reconstructed with HAp/PLGA nanoparticles impeded the regenerative process and led to a severe and irreversible damage to the liver and kidney parenchyma.
T2  - Toxicology Research
T1  - Effects of Hydroxyapatite@Poly-Lactide-Co-Glycolide Nanoparticles Combined with Pb and Cd on Liver and Kidney Parenchyma after the Reconstruction of Mandibular Bone Defects
SP  - 287
EP  - 296
VL  - 8
DO  - 10.1039/C9TX00007K
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Ignjatović, Nenad and Janković, Radmila and Uskoković, Vuk and Uskoković, Dragan",
year = "2019",
url = "https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2019/tx/c9tx00007k, http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/4847",
abstract = "Reconstruction of bone defects with the use of biomaterials based on hydroxyapatite (HAp) has been a popular approach in medicine and dentistry. Most often the process of new bone formation is analyzed with the focus only on the region of the reconstructed defect. The effects of the therapy on distant organs have been rarely reported in literature, especially not in synergy with the exposure to other bioactive chemicals. In this study, reconstruction of the mandibular bone in vivo using poly-lactide-co-glycolide-coated HAp (HAp/PLGA) nanoparticles was monitored with a simultaneous histopathological analysis of distant organs, specifically kidney and liver parenchyma. Heavy metals are among the most prominent environmental pollutants and have a high affinity for the crystal lattice of HAp, where they get incorporated by replacing calcium ions. Lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) are two such metals that can be found in food, water and air, but are most commonly present in cigarette smoke, the frequent contaminant of hospital settings in the developing world. A study performed on 24 female Wistar rats demonstrated that the reconstruction of mandibular bone defects using HAp/PLGA particles induced an increase in the content of Ca in the newly created bone without causing any pathological changes to the liver and the kidneys. The presence of Pb and Cd in the defects reconstructed with HAp/PLGA nanoparticles impeded the regenerative process and led to a severe and irreversible damage to the liver and kidney parenchyma.",
journal = "Toxicology Research",
title = "Effects of Hydroxyapatite@Poly-Lactide-Co-Glycolide Nanoparticles Combined with Pb and Cd on Liver and Kidney Parenchyma after the Reconstruction of Mandibular Bone Defects",
pages = "287-296",
volume = "8",
doi = "10.1039/C9TX00007K"
}
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3
2
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Enhanced photo(electro)catalytic properties of ZnO particles synthesized by CTAB-assisted microwave processing

Marković, Smilja; Stojković Simatović, Ivana; Ahmetović, Sanita; Veselinović, Ljiljana; Stojadinović, Stevan; Rac, Vladislav; Škapin, Srečo Davor; Uskoković, Dragan

(Belgrade : Society of Physical Chemists of Serbia, 2018)

TY  - CONF
AU  - Marković, Smilja
AU  - Stojković Simatović, Ivana
AU  - Ahmetović, Sanita
AU  - Veselinović, Ljiljana
AU  - Stojadinović, Stevan
AU  - Rac, Vladislav
AU  - Škapin, Srečo Davor
AU  - Uskoković, Dragan
PY  - 2018
UR  - http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/4561
AB  - ZnO/CTAB powder was prepared by microwave processing of a precipitate with the aid of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB). The effects of CTAB on the crystal structure, morphology, optical and photo(electro)catalytic properties of ZnO particles were studied. The results showed that CTAB did not influenced crystal structure or phase purity of ZnO. However, even low concentration of CTAB vary particles morphology; cone-like particles were prepared by processing without CTAB, while a mixture of spheroidal and plate-like ZnO particles were produced when 0.001 M CTAB was used. It was found that synthesized ZnO powders have 0.10 eV lower band gap energy then bulk ZnO (3.37 eV). A high photocatalytic activity for decolorization of methylene blue water solution was established after 2 h of sunlight irradiation; efficiency was 100 and 67% for ZnO/CTAB and ZnO, respectively. Electrochemical test showed faster oxygen evolution kinetics when ZnO/CTAB was used as anode material. Enhanced photo(electro)catalytic activities of ZnO/CTAB particles are attributed to better absorption of visible light due to both, larger dimensions and surface sensitization by CTAB.
PB  - Belgrade : Society of Physical Chemists of Serbia
C3  - Physical Chemistry 2018 : proceedings. Vol. 1 / 14th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Physical Chemistry, September 24-28, 2018, Belgrade
T1  - Enhanced photo(electro)catalytic properties of ZnO particles synthesized by CTAB-assisted microwave processing
SP  - 237
EP  - 240
ER  - 
@conference{
author = "Marković, Smilja and Stojković Simatović, Ivana and Ahmetović, Sanita and Veselinović, Ljiljana and Stojadinović, Stevan and Rac, Vladislav and Škapin, Srečo Davor and Uskoković, Dragan",
year = "2018",
url = "http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/4561",
abstract = "ZnO/CTAB powder was prepared by microwave processing of a precipitate with the aid of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB). The effects of CTAB on the crystal structure, morphology, optical and photo(electro)catalytic properties of ZnO particles were studied. The results showed that CTAB did not influenced crystal structure or phase purity of ZnO. However, even low concentration of CTAB vary particles morphology; cone-like particles were prepared by processing without CTAB, while a mixture of spheroidal and plate-like ZnO particles were produced when 0.001 M CTAB was used. It was found that synthesized ZnO powders have 0.10 eV lower band gap energy then bulk ZnO (3.37 eV). A high photocatalytic activity for decolorization of methylene blue water solution was established after 2 h of sunlight irradiation; efficiency was 100 and 67% for ZnO/CTAB and ZnO, respectively. Electrochemical test showed faster oxygen evolution kinetics when ZnO/CTAB was used as anode material. Enhanced photo(electro)catalytic activities of ZnO/CTAB particles are attributed to better absorption of visible light due to both, larger dimensions and surface sensitization by CTAB.",
publisher = "Belgrade : Society of Physical Chemists of Serbia",
journal = "Physical Chemistry 2018 : proceedings. Vol. 1 / 14th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Physical Chemistry, September 24-28, 2018, Belgrade",
title = "Enhanced photo(electro)catalytic properties of ZnO particles synthesized by CTAB-assisted microwave processing",
pages = "237-240"
}

Structural and electrochemical study of lithium iron (II) pyrophosphate

Jugović, Dragana; Milović, Miloš; Mitrić, Miodrag; Ivanovski, Valentin N.; Škapin, Srečo Davor; Uskoković, Dragan

(Belgrade : Materials Research Society of Serbia, 2018)

TY  - CONF
AU  - Jugović, Dragana
AU  - Milović, Miloš
AU  - Mitrić, Miodrag
AU  - Ivanovski, Valentin N.
AU  - Škapin, Srečo Davor
AU  - Uskoković, Dragan
PY  - 2018
UR  - http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/3632
AB  - Lithium iron(II) pyrophosphate, Li2FeP2O7, attracts attention of researchers for application as a cathode material in rechargeable lithium batteries. Li2FeP2O7 has somewhat higher voltage than commercial LiFePO4 (3.5 and 3.4 V, respectively), thus enables higher energy density, and also provides the possibility of two-electron reaction during intercalation. Within this study, pristine Li2FeP2O7 and its composite with carbon Li2FeP2O7/C were synthesized, with the carbon being formed by the pyrolysis of organic precursor in situ during formation of Li2FeP2O7 at high temperature. The polymer of methylcellulose was used as carbon source because of its ability to reversibly, depending on temperature, dissolve or gel in water. The structural, electrical and electrochemical characteristics of prepared powders were investigated by means of X-ray diffraction analysis, Mossbauer spectroscopy, impedance spectroscopy and galvanostatic charge/discharge testing. The results imply that in situ formation of carbon alters lattice parameters, decreases crystallite size, and facilitates lithium ion intercalation/deintercalation processes. The Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia provided financial support for this study under Grant No. III 45004
PB  - Belgrade : Materials Research Society of Serbia
C3  - Programme and The Book of Abstracts / Twentieth Annual Conference YUCOMAT 2018, Herceg Novi, September 3-7, 2018
T1  - Structural and electrochemical study of lithium iron (II) pyrophosphate
SP  - 68
EP  - 68
ER  - 
@conference{
author = "Jugović, Dragana and Milović, Miloš and Mitrić, Miodrag and Ivanovski, Valentin N. and Škapin, Srečo Davor and Uskoković, Dragan",
year = "2018",
url = "http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/3632",
abstract = "Lithium iron(II) pyrophosphate, Li2FeP2O7, attracts attention of researchers for application as a cathode material in rechargeable lithium batteries. Li2FeP2O7 has somewhat higher voltage than commercial LiFePO4 (3.5 and 3.4 V, respectively), thus enables higher energy density, and also provides the possibility of two-electron reaction during intercalation. Within this study, pristine Li2FeP2O7 and its composite with carbon Li2FeP2O7/C were synthesized, with the carbon being formed by the pyrolysis of organic precursor in situ during formation of Li2FeP2O7 at high temperature. The polymer of methylcellulose was used as carbon source because of its ability to reversibly, depending on temperature, dissolve or gel in water. The structural, electrical and electrochemical characteristics of prepared powders were investigated by means of X-ray diffraction analysis, Mossbauer spectroscopy, impedance spectroscopy and galvanostatic charge/discharge testing. The results imply that in situ formation of carbon alters lattice parameters, decreases crystallite size, and facilitates lithium ion intercalation/deintercalation processes. The Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia provided financial support for this study under Grant No. III 45004",
publisher = "Belgrade : Materials Research Society of Serbia",
journal = "Programme and The Book of Abstracts / Twentieth Annual Conference YUCOMAT 2018, Herceg Novi, September 3-7, 2018",
title = "Structural and electrochemical study of lithium iron (II) pyrophosphate",
pages = "68-68"
}

Insights into the kinetics of thermally induced crystallization of amorphous calcium phosphate

Uskoković, Vuk; Marković, Smilja; Veselinović, Ljiljana; Škapin, Srečo Davor; Ignjatović, Nenad; Uskoković, Dragan

(Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), 2018)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Uskoković, Vuk
AU  - Marković, Smilja
AU  - Veselinović, Ljiljana
AU  - Škapin, Srečo Davor
AU  - Ignjatović, Nenad
AU  - Uskoković, Dragan
PY  - 2018
UR  - http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/4514
UR  - http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/4554
AB  - Transformations between amorphous and crystalline apatite mechanistically govern some of the most essential processes in bone metabolism, including biomineralization and bone remodeling. Fundamental understanding of this phase transition can help us gain control over the formation and dissolution of boney tissues in vivo and utilize that knowledge for various therapeutic ends. Crystallization of hydroxyapatite (HAp) and two tricalcium phosphate (TCP) polymorphs from the metastable precursor, amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) was here studied kinetically and mechanistically using thermal analyses, X-ray diffraction and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy. Crystallization was detected in the differential thermal analysis as the exothermic peak at 639.5 °C at the slowest heating regimen of 5 °C min−1, while a combination of different kinetics models, including Augis–Bennett, Borchardt–Daniels, Johnson–Mehl–Avrami, Kissinger, Ozawa and Piloyan, yielded activation energies in the 435–450 kJ mol−1 range. Dehydrated ACP required a significant energy input to transform to HAp, thus indirectly proving the key role that structural water plays in this process in a biological setting. The phase transformation at high temperatures involved preformed nuclei and was solely due to their 3D growth, contrasting the edge-controlled nucleation derived earlier as the mechanism of growth in the solution. Crystallization was in both cases accompanied by the formation of needle-shape crystals of HAp through aggregation of ultrafine spherical units of ACP. Relationship between crystallinity and the heating rate was detected only for the initially amorphous structure, indicating a more intense and coherent lattice ordering process in annealed ACP than in HAp. Despite that, crystallization disobeyed the rule of inverse proportionality between the thermal energy required for the relaxation of defects and the level of strain, as the recovery rate of the initially poorly crystalline HAp was higher than that of ACP.
PB  - Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
T2  - Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
T1  - Insights into the kinetics of thermally induced crystallization of amorphous calcium phosphate
SP  - 29221
EP  - 29235
VL  - 20
DO  - 10.1039/C8CP06460A
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Uskoković, Vuk and Marković, Smilja and Veselinović, Ljiljana and Škapin, Srečo Davor and Ignjatović, Nenad and Uskoković, Dragan",
year = "2018",
url = "http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/4514, http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/4554",
abstract = "Transformations between amorphous and crystalline apatite mechanistically govern some of the most essential processes in bone metabolism, including biomineralization and bone remodeling. Fundamental understanding of this phase transition can help us gain control over the formation and dissolution of boney tissues in vivo and utilize that knowledge for various therapeutic ends. Crystallization of hydroxyapatite (HAp) and two tricalcium phosphate (TCP) polymorphs from the metastable precursor, amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) was here studied kinetically and mechanistically using thermal analyses, X-ray diffraction and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy. Crystallization was detected in the differential thermal analysis as the exothermic peak at 639.5 °C at the slowest heating regimen of 5 °C min−1, while a combination of different kinetics models, including Augis–Bennett, Borchardt–Daniels, Johnson–Mehl–Avrami, Kissinger, Ozawa and Piloyan, yielded activation energies in the 435–450 kJ mol−1 range. Dehydrated ACP required a significant energy input to transform to HAp, thus indirectly proving the key role that structural water plays in this process in a biological setting. The phase transformation at high temperatures involved preformed nuclei and was solely due to their 3D growth, contrasting the edge-controlled nucleation derived earlier as the mechanism of growth in the solution. Crystallization was in both cases accompanied by the formation of needle-shape crystals of HAp through aggregation of ultrafine spherical units of ACP. Relationship between crystallinity and the heating rate was detected only for the initially amorphous structure, indicating a more intense and coherent lattice ordering process in annealed ACP than in HAp. Despite that, crystallization disobeyed the rule of inverse proportionality between the thermal energy required for the relaxation of defects and the level of strain, as the recovery rate of the initially poorly crystalline HAp was higher than that of ACP.",
publisher = "Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)",
journal = "Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics",
title = "Insights into the kinetics of thermally induced crystallization of amorphous calcium phosphate",
pages = "29221-29235",
volume = "20",
doi = "10.1039/C8CP06460A"
}
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CTAB- and pluronic F-127-assisted microwave processing of ZnO particles with modified morphology and optical properties

Marković, Smilja; Stojković Simatović, Ivana; Ahmetović, Sanita; Veselinović, Ljiljana; Stojadinović, Stevan; Rac, Vladislav; Škapin, Srečo Davor; Uskoković, Dragan

(Belgrade : Materials Research Society of Serbia, 2018)

TY  - CONF
AU  - Marković, Smilja
AU  - Stojković Simatović, Ivana
AU  - Ahmetović, Sanita
AU  - Veselinović, Ljiljana
AU  - Stojadinović, Stevan
AU  - Rac, Vladislav
AU  - Škapin, Srečo Davor
AU  - Uskoković, Dragan
PY  - 2018
UR  - http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/3664
AB  - Zinc oxide-based materials have a great potential to be applied as photocatalysts in the processes of removal of organic and biological pollutants from drinking and wastewaters. A major drawback of ZnO as visible-light absorber is a band energy gap of 3.37 eV, which restricts the material to absorb UV light only. This drawback can be overcame by modifying the optical absorption properties of zinc oxide particles. Different approaches have been applied to modify the visible light photocatalytic activity of ZnO materials: (1) metal and nonmetal ion doping, (2) hydrogenation, (3) the incorporation of crystalline defects in the form of vacancies and interstitials, (4) the modification of particles morphology and surface topology, etc. In this study we investigated the influence of different surfactants on the morphology, optical properties and functionality of ZnO particles. Two different surfactants were employed during microwave processing of ZnO particles, cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) as cationic and Pluronic F-127 as non-ionic one. The crystal structure and phase purity of the ZnO particles were determined by X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy. Effects of the surfactants on particles morphology and texture properties were observed with field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE–SEM) and nitrogen adsorption–desorption isotherm, respectively. The optical properties were studied using UV–Vis diffuse reflectance and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy. Functionality of ZnO particles was studied due to their photocatalytic and electrochemical activities. Photocatalytic activity was examined via decolorization of methylene blue under direct sunlight irradiation. Electrochemical behavior of the ZnO samples as anode material was evaluated by linear sweep voltammetry in Na2SO4 electrolyte; the oxygen evolution kinetics were determined and compared.
PB  - Belgrade : Materials Research Society of Serbia
C3  - Programme and The Book of Abstracts / Twentieth Annual Conference YUCOMAT 2018, Herceg Novi, September 3-7, 2018
T1  - CTAB- and pluronic F-127-assisted microwave processing of ZnO particles with modified morphology and optical properties
SP  - 70
EP  - 70
ER  - 
@conference{
author = "Marković, Smilja and Stojković Simatović, Ivana and Ahmetović, Sanita and Veselinović, Ljiljana and Stojadinović, Stevan and Rac, Vladislav and Škapin, Srečo Davor and Uskoković, Dragan",
year = "2018",
url = "http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/3664",
abstract = "Zinc oxide-based materials have a great potential to be applied as photocatalysts in the processes of removal of organic and biological pollutants from drinking and wastewaters. A major drawback of ZnO as visible-light absorber is a band energy gap of 3.37 eV, which restricts the material to absorb UV light only. This drawback can be overcame by modifying the optical absorption properties of zinc oxide particles. Different approaches have been applied to modify the visible light photocatalytic activity of ZnO materials: (1) metal and nonmetal ion doping, (2) hydrogenation, (3) the incorporation of crystalline defects in the form of vacancies and interstitials, (4) the modification of particles morphology and surface topology, etc. In this study we investigated the influence of different surfactants on the morphology, optical properties and functionality of ZnO particles. Two different surfactants were employed during microwave processing of ZnO particles, cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) as cationic and Pluronic F-127 as non-ionic one. The crystal structure and phase purity of the ZnO particles were determined by X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy. Effects of the surfactants on particles morphology and texture properties were observed with field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE–SEM) and nitrogen adsorption–desorption isotherm, respectively. The optical properties were studied using UV–Vis diffuse reflectance and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy. Functionality of ZnO particles was studied due to their photocatalytic and electrochemical activities. Photocatalytic activity was examined via decolorization of methylene blue under direct sunlight irradiation. Electrochemical behavior of the ZnO samples as anode material was evaluated by linear sweep voltammetry in Na2SO4 electrolyte; the oxygen evolution kinetics were determined and compared.",
publisher = "Belgrade : Materials Research Society of Serbia",
journal = "Programme and The Book of Abstracts / Twentieth Annual Conference YUCOMAT 2018, Herceg Novi, September 3-7, 2018",
title = "CTAB- and pluronic F-127-assisted microwave processing of ZnO particles with modified morphology and optical properties",
pages = "70-70"
}

Sunlight-driven Photocatalytic and Photo-electrochemical Activity of ZnO/SnO2 Composite

Marković, Smilja; Stojković Simatović, Ivana; Stanković, Ana; Škapin, Srečo Davor; Mančić, Lidija; Mentus, Slavko; Uskoković, Dragan

(Belgrade : Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2018)

TY  - CONF
AU  - Marković, Smilja
AU  - Stojković Simatović, Ivana
AU  - Stanković, Ana
AU  - Škapin, Srečo Davor
AU  - Mančić, Lidija
AU  - Mentus, Slavko
AU  - Uskoković, Dragan
PY  - 2018
UR  - http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/3631
AB  - Due to their high photoactivity, photostability, chemical inertness, simple syntheses procedures as well as low cost, semiconductor materials such as TiO2, ZnO, V2O5, and SnO2, are recognized as materials with a great potential for photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic applications. In particular, they can be used as photoanode in the process of photoelectrolysis of water, or to initiate decomposition of different organic or biological pollutants in water under light irradiation. Which wavelength of light will be absorbed depends on the semiconductor band gap; semiconductors with a wide band gap (> 3 eV) can absorb light in the UV range only, while those with a narrow band gap (< 3 eV) can be activated by visible light. Current trend in photo(electro)catalysis is to develop efficient semiconductors which can be activated by absorbing natural sunlight. During the years, various approaches have been developed to modify optical properties of semiconductors thus to be capable to absorb sunlight, for example: the incorporation of transition metal ions or defects into the crystal structure, the particles’ surface sensitization, hydrogenation, coupling of semiconductors with different band gap energies, etc.
PB  - Belgrade : Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
C3  - Program and Book of Abstracts / First International Conference on Electron Microscopy of Nanostructures ELMINA 2018, August 27-29, 2018, Belgrade, Serbia
T1  - Sunlight-driven Photocatalytic and Photo-electrochemical Activity of ZnO/SnO2 Composite
SP  - 151
EP  - 153
ER  - 
@conference{
author = "Marković, Smilja and Stojković Simatović, Ivana and Stanković, Ana and Škapin, Srečo Davor and Mančić, Lidija and Mentus, Slavko and Uskoković, Dragan",
year = "2018",
url = "http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/3631",
abstract = "Due to their high photoactivity, photostability, chemical inertness, simple syntheses procedures as well as low cost, semiconductor materials such as TiO2, ZnO, V2O5, and SnO2, are recognized as materials with a great potential for photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic applications. In particular, they can be used as photoanode in the process of photoelectrolysis of water, or to initiate decomposition of different organic or biological pollutants in water under light irradiation. Which wavelength of light will be absorbed depends on the semiconductor band gap; semiconductors with a wide band gap (> 3 eV) can absorb light in the UV range only, while those with a narrow band gap (< 3 eV) can be activated by visible light. Current trend in photo(electro)catalysis is to develop efficient semiconductors which can be activated by absorbing natural sunlight. During the years, various approaches have been developed to modify optical properties of semiconductors thus to be capable to absorb sunlight, for example: the incorporation of transition metal ions or defects into the crystal structure, the particles’ surface sensitization, hydrogenation, coupling of semiconductors with different band gap energies, etc.",
publisher = "Belgrade : Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts",
journal = "Program and Book of Abstracts / First International Conference on Electron Microscopy of Nanostructures ELMINA 2018, August 27-29, 2018, Belgrade, Serbia",
title = "Sunlight-driven Photocatalytic and Photo-electrochemical Activity of ZnO/SnO2 Composite",
pages = "151-153"
}

Cell-selective toxicity of hydroxyapatite-chitosan oligosaccharide lactate particles loaded with a steroid cancer inhibitor

Ignjatović, Nenad; Sakač, Marija; Kuzminac, Ivana; Kojić, Vesna V.; Marković, Smilja; Wu, Victoria; Uskoković, Vuk; Uskoković, Dragan

(Belgrade : Materials Research Society of Serbia, 2018)

TY  - CONF
AU  - Ignjatović, Nenad
AU  - Sakač, Marija
AU  - Kuzminac, Ivana
AU  - Kojić, Vesna V.
AU  - Marković, Smilja
AU  - Wu, Victoria
AU  - Uskoković, Vuk
AU  - Uskoković, Dragan
PY  - 2018
UR  - http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/3662
AB  - The applicative potential of synthetic calcium phosphates, especially hydroxyapatite (HAp), has become intensely broadened in the past 10 years, from bone tissue engineering to multiple other fields of biomedicine. Hybrid systems based on nano hydroxyapatites (HAp) are the subject of numerous studies in preventive and regenerative medicine. HAp nanoparticles coated with bioresorbable polymers have been successfully used as fillers, carriers of antibiotics, vitamins and stem cells in bone tissue engineering, etc. In this study we utilize an emulsification process and freeze drying to load the hybrid system made of nano HAp particles coated with chitosan oligosaccharide lactate (ChOSL) with two different but similar steroid derivatives: 3β-hydroxy- 16-hydroxymino-androst-5-ene-17-one (A), C19H27NO3 and 3β, 17β-dihydroxy-16-hydroxyminoandrost- 5-ene (B), C19H29NO3. The cell-selective toxicity of HAp particles coated with of A- or B-loaded ChOSL was examined simultaneously on the following cell lines: human breast carcinoma (MCF-7, MDA-MB-231), human lung carcinoma (A549) and human lung fibroblasts (MRC-5), using dye exclusion (DET) and MTT assays. 1H NMR, 13C NMR and high-resolution time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MS) techniques confirmed the intact structure of the derivatives A or B. FT-IR, XRD, DTA, TGA and DSC techniques confirmed the drug loading process of steroide (A or B) in core–shell particles based on nano hydroxyapatite. Atomic force microscopy and particle size analyses were used to confirm that the particles were spherical with sizes between 80 and 240 nm. The measured values of electrokinetic parameters (zeta potential, electrophoretic mobility and conductivity) were significantly different for the steroid free carrier (HAp/ChOLS) and A- or B-loaded ChOSL. The value of the topological molecular polar surface area (TPSA, the sum of the surfaces of polar atoms and groups in the molecule), were also different for drug free carrier and A- or BHAp/ ChOLS. Highly selective anticancer activity was noted towards breast cancer cells (MDAMB- 231) by B-loaded HAp/ChOLS. DET testing after 48 hours (after incubation and recovery) of the treatment with A-HAp/ChOSL and B-HAp/ChOSL particles showed a high viability of healthy cells (over 80%). The lowest viability was found in MDA-MB-231 cancer cells treated with B-HAp/ChOSL (28%). The obtained results of the DET and MTT tests showed that the particles of A-HAp/ChOLS exhibited nearly four-fold greater cytotoxicity towards breast cancer cells (MDA-MB-231) than towards healthy cells (MRC-5). B-HAp/ChOSL particles exhibited nearly six times greater cytotoxicity to all breast cancer cells than to healthy ones.
PB  - Belgrade : Materials Research Society of Serbia
C3  - Programme and The Book of Abstracts / Twentieth Annual Conference YUCOMAT 2018, Herceg Novi, September 3-7, 2018
T1  - Cell-selective toxicity of hydroxyapatite-chitosan oligosaccharide lactate particles loaded with a steroid cancer inhibitor
SP  - 74
EP  - 75
ER  - 
@conference{
author = "Ignjatović, Nenad and Sakač, Marija and Kuzminac, Ivana and Kojić, Vesna V. and Marković, Smilja and Wu, Victoria and Uskoković, Vuk and Uskoković, Dragan",
year = "2018",
url = "http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/3662",
abstract = "The applicative potential of synthetic calcium phosphates, especially hydroxyapatite (HAp), has become intensely broadened in the past 10 years, from bone tissue engineering to multiple other fields of biomedicine. Hybrid systems based on nano hydroxyapatites (HAp) are the subject of numerous studies in preventive and regenerative medicine. HAp nanoparticles coated with bioresorbable polymers have been successfully used as fillers, carriers of antibiotics, vitamins and stem cells in bone tissue engineering, etc. In this study we utilize an emulsification process and freeze drying to load the hybrid system made of nano HAp particles coated with chitosan oligosaccharide lactate (ChOSL) with two different but similar steroid derivatives: 3β-hydroxy- 16-hydroxymino-androst-5-ene-17-one (A), C19H27NO3 and 3β, 17β-dihydroxy-16-hydroxyminoandrost- 5-ene (B), C19H29NO3. The cell-selective toxicity of HAp particles coated with of A- or B-loaded ChOSL was examined simultaneously on the following cell lines: human breast carcinoma (MCF-7, MDA-MB-231), human lung carcinoma (A549) and human lung fibroblasts (MRC-5), using dye exclusion (DET) and MTT assays. 1H NMR, 13C NMR and high-resolution time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MS) techniques confirmed the intact structure of the derivatives A or B. FT-IR, XRD, DTA, TGA and DSC techniques confirmed the drug loading process of steroide (A or B) in core–shell particles based on nano hydroxyapatite. Atomic force microscopy and particle size analyses were used to confirm that the particles were spherical with sizes between 80 and 240 nm. The measured values of electrokinetic parameters (zeta potential, electrophoretic mobility and conductivity) were significantly different for the steroid free carrier (HAp/ChOLS) and A- or B-loaded ChOSL. The value of the topological molecular polar surface area (TPSA, the sum of the surfaces of polar atoms and groups in the molecule), were also different for drug free carrier and A- or BHAp/ ChOLS. Highly selective anticancer activity was noted towards breast cancer cells (MDAMB- 231) by B-loaded HAp/ChOLS. DET testing after 48 hours (after incubation and recovery) of the treatment with A-HAp/ChOSL and B-HAp/ChOSL particles showed a high viability of healthy cells (over 80%). The lowest viability was found in MDA-MB-231 cancer cells treated with B-HAp/ChOSL (28%). The obtained results of the DET and MTT tests showed that the particles of A-HAp/ChOLS exhibited nearly four-fold greater cytotoxicity towards breast cancer cells (MDA-MB-231) than towards healthy cells (MRC-5). B-HAp/ChOSL particles exhibited nearly six times greater cytotoxicity to all breast cancer cells than to healthy ones.",
publisher = "Belgrade : Materials Research Society of Serbia",
journal = "Programme and The Book of Abstracts / Twentieth Annual Conference YUCOMAT 2018, Herceg Novi, September 3-7, 2018",
title = "Cell-selective toxicity of hydroxyapatite-chitosan oligosaccharide lactate particles loaded with a steroid cancer inhibitor",
pages = "74-75"
}

The effect of the androstane lung cancer inhibitor content on the cell-selective toxicity of hydroxyapatite-chitosan-PLGA nanocomposites

Ignjatović, Nenad; Penov Gaši, Katarina; Ajduković, Jovana; Kojić, Vesna V.; Marković, Smilja; Uskoković, Dragan

(Elsevier, 2018)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Ignjatović, Nenad
AU  - Penov Gaši, Katarina
AU  - Ajduković, Jovana
AU  - Kojić, Vesna V.
AU  - Marković, Smilja
AU  - Uskoković, Dragan
PY  - 2018
UR  - http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/3699
AB  - An androstane (17β-hydroxy-17α-picolyl-androst-5-en-3β-yl-acetate (derivative A)) cancer inhibitor was successfully captured in a carrier made of nano-sized hydroxyapatite (HAp) coated with chitosan-PLGA polymer blends (Ch-PLGA). In our previous studies, we demonstrated that it was convenient to use spherical HAp/Ch-PLGA carriers as vehicles to target the lungs following intravenous administration. In this study, we used emulsification and subsequent freeze-drying to load the spherical HAp/Ch-PLGA carriers with varying contents of the derivative A, in order to examine the selective toxicity towards cancerous/healthy lung cells. The XRD and FT-IR techniques confirmed the drug loading process, and the content of the poorly water soluble derivative A was estimated directly via the DSC technique. The particles were spherical in shape with the d50 distribution varying between 167 and 231 nm, whereas the content of the derivative A ranged from 6.5 to 19.3 wt%. Cell-selective cytotoxicity was examined simultaneously on two cell lines: human lung carcinoma (A549 ATCC CCL 185) and human lung fibroblasts (MRC-5 ATCC CCL 171). All particles exhibited nearly three times larger cytotoxicity towards cancer cells (A549) than towards healthy cells (MRC5), where the particles with the derivative A content of 6.5 wt% allowed for the viability of healthy cells &gt;80%. Ninety-six hours after the treatment of cells with particles with different contents of derivative A (after incubation and recovery), recovery was faster in damaged healthy cells than in cancerous cells. © 2018 Elsevier B.V.
PB  - Elsevier
T2  - Materials Science and Engineering C
T1  - The effect of the androstane lung cancer inhibitor content on the cell-selective toxicity of hydroxyapatite-chitosan-PLGA nanocomposites
SP  - 371
EP  - 377
VL  - 89
DO  - 10.1016/j.msec.2018.04.028
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Ignjatović, Nenad and Penov Gaši, Katarina and Ajduković, Jovana and Kojić, Vesna V. and Marković, Smilja and Uskoković, Dragan",
year = "2018",
url = "http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/3699",
abstract = "An androstane (17β-hydroxy-17α-picolyl-androst-5-en-3β-yl-acetate (derivative A)) cancer inhibitor was successfully captured in a carrier made of nano-sized hydroxyapatite (HAp) coated with chitosan-PLGA polymer blends (Ch-PLGA). In our previous studies, we demonstrated that it was convenient to use spherical HAp/Ch-PLGA carriers as vehicles to target the lungs following intravenous administration. In this study, we used emulsification and subsequent freeze-drying to load the spherical HAp/Ch-PLGA carriers with varying contents of the derivative A, in order to examine the selective toxicity towards cancerous/healthy lung cells. The XRD and FT-IR techniques confirmed the drug loading process, and the content of the poorly water soluble derivative A was estimated directly via the DSC technique. The particles were spherical in shape with the d50 distribution varying between 167 and 231 nm, whereas the content of the derivative A ranged from 6.5 to 19.3 wt%. Cell-selective cytotoxicity was examined simultaneously on two cell lines: human lung carcinoma (A549 ATCC CCL 185) and human lung fibroblasts (MRC-5 ATCC CCL 171). All particles exhibited nearly three times larger cytotoxicity towards cancer cells (A549) than towards healthy cells (MRC5), where the particles with the derivative A content of 6.5 wt% allowed for the viability of healthy cells &gt;80%. Ninety-six hours after the treatment of cells with particles with different contents of derivative A (after incubation and recovery), recovery was faster in damaged healthy cells than in cancerous cells. © 2018 Elsevier B.V.",
publisher = "Elsevier",
journal = "Materials Science and Engineering C",
title = "The effect of the androstane lung cancer inhibitor content on the cell-selective toxicity of hydroxyapatite-chitosan-PLGA nanocomposites",
pages = "371-377",
volume = "89",
doi = "10.1016/j.msec.2018.04.028"
}
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Chitosan oligosaccharide lactate coated hydroxyapatite nanoparticles as a vehicle for the delivery of steroid drugs and the targeting of breast cancer cells

Ignjatović, Nenad; Sakač, Marija; Kuzminac, Ivana; Kojić, Vesna; Marković, Smilja; Vasiljević Radović, Dana; Wu, Victoria; Uskoković, Vuk; Uskoković, Dragan

(Royal Society of Chemistry, 2018)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Ignjatović, Nenad
AU  - Sakač, Marija
AU  - Kuzminac, Ivana
AU  - Kojić, Vesna
AU  - Marković, Smilja
AU  - Vasiljević Radović, Dana
AU  - Wu, Victoria
AU  - Uskoković, Vuk
AU  - Uskoković, Dragan
PY  - 2018
UR  - http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/4066
AB  - Low targeting efficiency and fast metabolism of antineoplastic drugs are hindrances to effective chemotherapies and there is an ongoing search for better drugs, but also better carriers. Steroid derivatives, 3β-hydroxy-16-hydroxymino-androst-5-en-17-one (A) and 3β,17β-dihydroxy-16-hydroxymino-androst-5-ene (B) as cancer growth inhibitors were chemically synthesized and captured in a carrier composed of hydroxyapatite (HAp) nanoparticles coated with chitosan oligosaccharide lactate (ChOLS). The only difference between the two derivatives is that A has a carbonyl group at the C17 position of the five-membered ring and B has a hydroxyl. This small difference in the structure resulted not only in different physicochemical properties of the A- and B-loaded HAp/ChOSL, but also in different biological activities. The morphology of drug-loaded HAp/ChOSL particles was spherical, but the size depended on the drug identity: d50 = 138 nm for A-loaded HAp/ChOSL and d50 = 223 nm for B-loaded HAp/ChOSL. Cell-selective toxicity was tested against human breast carcinoma (MCF7 and MDA-MB-231), human lung carcinoma (A549) and human lung fibroblasts (MRC-5). The small selectivity of pure derivatives A and B toward breast cancer cells became drastically increased when they were delivered using HAp/ChOSL particles. Whereas the ratio of the cytotoxicity imposed onto breast cancer cells and the cytotoxicity imposed onto healthy MRC-5 fibroblasts ranged from 1.5 to 1.7 for pure A and from 1.5 to 2.3 for pure derivative B depending on the concentration, it increased to 5.4 for A-loaded HAp/ChOSL and 5.1 for B-loaded HAp/ChOSL. FACS analysis demonstrated poor uptake of HAp/ChOSL particles by MCF7 cells, suggesting that the drug release occurs extracellularly. The augmented activity of the drugs was most likely due to sustained release, although the favorable positive charge of the carrier, allowing it to adhere to the negatively charged plasma membrane and release the drugs steadily and directly to the hydrophobic cell membrane milieu, was delineated as a possible complementary mechanism.
PB  - Royal Society of Chemistry
T2  - Journal of Materials Chemistry B
T1  - Chitosan oligosaccharide lactate coated hydroxyapatite nanoparticles as a vehicle for the delivery of steroid drugs and the targeting of breast cancer cells
SP  - 6957
EP  - 6968
VL  - 6
DO  - 10.1039/C8TB01995A
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Ignjatović, Nenad and Sakač, Marija and Kuzminac, Ivana and Kojić, Vesna and Marković, Smilja and Vasiljević Radović, Dana and Wu, Victoria and Uskoković, Vuk and Uskoković, Dragan",
year = "2018",
url = "http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/4066",
abstract = "Low targeting efficiency and fast metabolism of antineoplastic drugs are hindrances to effective chemotherapies and there is an ongoing search for better drugs, but also better carriers. Steroid derivatives, 3β-hydroxy-16-hydroxymino-androst-5-en-17-one (A) and 3β,17β-dihydroxy-16-hydroxymino-androst-5-ene (B) as cancer growth inhibitors were chemically synthesized and captured in a carrier composed of hydroxyapatite (HAp) nanoparticles coated with chitosan oligosaccharide lactate (ChOLS). The only difference between the two derivatives is that A has a carbonyl group at the C17 position of the five-membered ring and B has a hydroxyl. This small difference in the structure resulted not only in different physicochemical properties of the A- and B-loaded HAp/ChOSL, but also in different biological activities. The morphology of drug-loaded HAp/ChOSL particles was spherical, but the size depended on the drug identity: d50 = 138 nm for A-loaded HAp/ChOSL and d50 = 223 nm for B-loaded HAp/ChOSL. Cell-selective toxicity was tested against human breast carcinoma (MCF7 and MDA-MB-231), human lung carcinoma (A549) and human lung fibroblasts (MRC-5). The small selectivity of pure derivatives A and B toward breast cancer cells became drastically increased when they were delivered using HAp/ChOSL particles. Whereas the ratio of the cytotoxicity imposed onto breast cancer cells and the cytotoxicity imposed onto healthy MRC-5 fibroblasts ranged from 1.5 to 1.7 for pure A and from 1.5 to 2.3 for pure derivative B depending on the concentration, it increased to 5.4 for A-loaded HAp/ChOSL and 5.1 for B-loaded HAp/ChOSL. FACS analysis demonstrated poor uptake of HAp/ChOSL particles by MCF7 cells, suggesting that the drug release occurs extracellularly. The augmented activity of the drugs was most likely due to sustained release, although the favorable positive charge of the carrier, allowing it to adhere to the negatively charged plasma membrane and release the drugs steadily and directly to the hydrophobic cell membrane milieu, was delineated as a possible complementary mechanism.",
publisher = "Royal Society of Chemistry",
journal = "Journal of Materials Chemistry B",
title = "Chitosan oligosaccharide lactate coated hydroxyapatite nanoparticles as a vehicle for the delivery of steroid drugs and the targeting of breast cancer cells",
pages = "6957-6968",
volume = "6",
doi = "10.1039/C8TB01995A"
}
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The effect of the androstane lung cancer inhibitor content on the cell-selective toxicity of hydroxyapatite-chitosan-PLGA nanocomposites

Ignjatović, Nenad; Penov Gaši, Katarina; Ajduković, Jovana; Kojić, Vesna; Marković, Smilja; Uskoković, Dragan

(Elsevier, 2018)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Ignjatović, Nenad
AU  - Penov Gaši, Katarina
AU  - Ajduković, Jovana
AU  - Kojić, Vesna
AU  - Marković, Smilja
AU  - Uskoković, Dragan
PY  - 2018
UR  - http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/4067
AB  - An androstane (17β-hydroxy-17α-picolyl-androst-5-en-3β-yl-acetate (derivative A)) cancer inhibitor was successfully captured in a carrier made of nano-sized hydroxyapatite (HAp) coated with chitosan-PLGA polymer blends (Ch-PLGA). In our previous studies, we demonstrated that it was convenient to use spherical HAp/Ch-PLGA carriers as vehicles to target the lungs following intravenous administration. In this study, we used emulsification and subsequent freeze-drying to load the spherical HAp/Ch-PLGA carriers with varying contents of the derivative A, in order to examine the selective toxicity towards cancerous/healthy lung cells. The XRD and FT-IR techniques confirmed the drug loading process, and the content of the poorly water soluble derivative A was estimated directly via the DSC technique. The particles were spherical in shape with the d50 distribution varying between 167 and 231 nm, whereas the content of the derivative A ranged from 6.5 to 19.3 wt%. Cell-selective cytotoxicity was examined simultaneously on two cell lines: human lung carcinoma (A549 ATCC CCL 185) and human lung fibroblasts (MRC-5 ATCC CCL 171). All particles exhibited nearly three times larger cytotoxicity towards cancer cells (A549) than towards healthy cells (MRC5), where the particles with the derivative A content of 6.5 wt% allowed for the viability of healthy cells >80%. Ninety-six hours after the treatment of cells with particles with different contents of derivative A (after incubation and recovery), recovery was faster in damaged healthy cells than in cancerous cells.
PB  - Elsevier
T2  - Materials Science and Engineering: C
T1  - The effect of the androstane lung cancer inhibitor content on the cell-selective toxicity of hydroxyapatite-chitosan-PLGA nanocomposites
SP  - 371
EP  - 377
VL  - 89
IS  - 1
DO  - 10.1016/j.msec.2018.04.028
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Ignjatović, Nenad and Penov Gaši, Katarina and Ajduković, Jovana and Kojić, Vesna and Marković, Smilja and Uskoković, Dragan",
year = "2018",
url = "http://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/4067",
abstract = "An androstane (17β-hydroxy-17α-picolyl-androst-5-en-3β-yl-acetate (derivative A)) cancer inhibitor was successfully captured in a carrier made of nano-sized hydroxyapatite (HAp) coated with chitosan-PLGA polymer blends (Ch-PLGA). In our previous studies, we demonstrated that it was convenient to use spherical HAp/Ch-PLGA carriers as vehicles to target the lungs following intravenous administration. In this study, we used emulsification and subsequent freeze-drying to load the spherical HAp/Ch-PLGA carriers with varying contents of the derivative A, in order to examine the selective toxicity towards cancerous/healthy lung cells. The XRD and FT-IR techniques confirmed the drug loading process, and the content of the poorly water soluble derivative A was estimated directly via the DSC technique. The particles were spherical in shape with the d50 distribution varying between 167 and 231 nm, whereas the content of the derivative A ranged from 6.5 to 19.3 wt%. Cell-selective cytotoxicity was examined simultaneously on two cell lines: human lung carcinoma (A549 ATCC CCL 185) and human lung fibroblasts (MRC-5 ATCC CCL 171). All particles exhibited nearly three times larger cytotoxicity towards cancer cells (A549) than towards healthy cells (MRC5), where the particles with the derivative A content of 6.5 wt% allowed for the viability of healthy cells >80%. Ninety-six hours after the treatment of cells with particles with different contents of derivative A (after incubation and recovery), recovery was faster in damaged healthy cells than in cancerous cells.",
publisher = "Elsevier",
journal = "Materials Science and Engineering: C",
title = "The effect of the androstane lung cancer inhibitor content on the cell-selective toxicity of hydroxyapatite-chitosan-PLGA nanocomposites",
pages = "371-377",
volume = "89",
number = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.msec.2018.04.028"
}
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