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Sylwia Dworakowska   Mrs.  Graduate Student or Post Graduate 
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Sylwia Dworakowska published an article in July 2015.
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Dariusz Bogdał

66 shared publications

Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Cracow University of Technology, Warszawska 24, Kraków 31-155, Poland

Aleksander Prociak

48 shared publications

Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology; Cracow University of Technology; Cracow Poland

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Article 0 Reads 9 Citations Formulation of bio-based epoxy foams from epoxidized cardanol and vegetable oil amine Sylwia Dworakowska, Adrien Cornille, Dariusz Bogdał, Bernard... Published: 29 July 2015
European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, doi: 10.1002/ejlt.201500232
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Article 0 Reads 20 Citations A new way of creating cellular polyurethane materials: NIPU foams Adrien Cornille, Sylwia Dworakowska, Dariusz Bogdal, Bernard... Published: 01 May 2015
European Polymer Journal, doi: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2015.01.034
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Article 1 Read 6 Citations Copper mediated epoxidation of high oleic natural oils with a cumene–O2 system Nicola Scotti, Nicoletta Ravasio, Rinaldo Psaro, Claudio Eva... Published: 01 April 2015
Catalysis Communications, doi: 10.1016/j.catcom.2015.02.008
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Article 0 Reads 21 Citations Chemical and biological-based isoprene production: Green metrics Ana R.C. Morais, Sylwia Dworakowska, Alberto Reis, Luisa Gou... Published: 01 January 2015
Catalysis Today, doi: 10.1016/j.cattod.2014.05.033
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Article 0 Reads 15 Citations The role of catalysis in the synthesis of polyurethane foams based on renewable raw materials Sylwia Dworakowska, Dariusz Bogdał, Federica Zaccheria, Nico... Published: 01 March 2014
Catalysis Today, doi: 10.1016/j.cattod.2013.11.054
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Article 3 Reads 9 Citations Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Polyols from Rapeseed Oil and Properties of Flexible Polyurethane Foams Sylwia Dworakowska, Dariusz Bogdal, Aleksander Prociak Published: 10 August 2012
Polymers, doi: 10.3390/polym4031462
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The application of raw materials derived from renewable feedstock has given rise to growing interest recently, as it can be exploited for the production of bio-based materials from vegetable oils. Their availability, biodegradability and low prices have been taken into account. In this work, vegetable oil-based polyols as a prospective replacement for petroleum polyols were investigated. A two-stage method for polyol preparation by incomplete epoxidation of natural oils and subsequent complete oxirane ring opening under microwave irradiation is presented. The course of epoxidation and oxirane ring-opening process was determined analytically by an evaluation of iodine, epoxy and hydroxyl values. The samples of oils and their derivatives were also analyzed by FT-IR and characterized by size exclusion chromatography (SEC) in order to calculate their functionalities. Finally, polyols with two different hydroxyl values were obtained and used for the synthesis of flexible polyurethane (PUR) foams. The scope of this research includes the determination of the relationship between the rapeseed oil-based polyol content and the properties of the resulting materials. It was found that applying bio-based polyols in conjunction with petroleum-based polyols for PUR foams formulations resulted in materials with good mechanical properties and a higher number of cells with smaller dimensions.