Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry and Petrochemistry National Academy of Science of Ukraine

Laboratory of Modification of Polymers



Laboratory of Modification of Polymers

Head of the Laboratory:

Dr. Sergiy Rogalsky, PhD
Tel. + 38 044 5594622


Research interests:

  • synthesis of various modifying additives for thermoplastic polymers and protective coatings having improved performance attributes: low volatile plasticizers with high migration resistance, thermally stable cationic biocides, low toxic antifouling agents and corrosion inhibitors;
  • synthesis of functionalized ionic liquids having reduced toxicity and improved biodegradability which are promising for the use as non-volatile plasticizers and antimicrobial agents for thermoplastic polymers; - surface chemical modification of polymers for medical applications;
  • synthesis of internal melt-rheology modifiers for polycondensed polymers; - synthesis of new protic ionic liquids having high ionic conductivity;
  • development of polymer-electrolyte membranes for high-temperature fuel cell applications based on thermally stable polymers (polyimides, polybenzimidazoles, polyoxadiazoles, polytriazoles, bacterial cellulose) and protic ionic liquids

Research projects:

"Fabrication and studying of new antimicrobial polymer composites modified with functionalized onium salts of heterocyclic nature (2018-2020)

"Environmentally friendly plasticizers for polyvinyl chloride based on derivatives of vegetable oils” (2017-2021)

"Proton conducting membranes based on ionic liquids” (2013-2017) STCU project P-536

"Synthesis of ionenes” (2012) “Modification of polycarbonates with ionic compounds” (2010-2012) CNRS project

"Elaboration of a permselective composite membrane by swelling of a porous polymer structure with an ionic liquid (2010-2011)

"Synthesis of guanidine derivatives” (PPG Industries, USA) (2007)

"STCU project 3770 “Internal modification of polycarbonates” (2006-2009)

"The use of ionic liquids for modification of polyamides” (2007-2009)



Oleg Dzhuzha, PhD
Research scientist



Olesya Aksenovska, PhD
Junior research scientist



Oksana Tarasyuk
Junior research scientist



S. Rogalsky, J.-F. Bardeau, S. Makhno, N. Babkina, O. Tarasyuk, T. Cherniavska, I. Orlovska, N.
Kozyrovska, O. Brovko. New proton conducting membrane based on bacterial cellulose/polyaniline
nanocomposite film impregnated with guanidinium-based ionic liquid. Polymer. – 2018, Vol. 142. – pp.

K. Fatyeyeva, S. Rogalsky, O. Tarasyuk, C. Chappey, S. Marais. Vapour sorption and permeation
behaviour of supported ionic liquid membranes: application for organic solvent/water separation.
Reactive and functional polymers – 2018, Vol.130. – pp.16-28.

A.Vashchuk, A. Rios de Anda, O. Starostenko, O.Grigoryeva, P. Sotta, S. Rogalsky, P. Smertenko, A.
Fainleib, D. Grande. Structure . property relationships in nanocomposites based on cyanate ester resins
and 1-heptyl pyridinium tetrafluoroborate ionic liquid. Polymer. – 2018, Vol.148. – pp. 14-26.

S. Ghamrawi, J.-P. Bouchara, O. Tarasyuk, S. Rogalsky, L. Lyoshina, O. Bulko, J.-F. Bardeau.
Promising silicones modified with cationic biocides for the development of antimicrobial medical
devices. Materials Science and Engineering C. – 2017, Vol. 75. - pp. 969-979.

M. Trush, I. Semenyuta, S. Vdovenko, S. Rogalsky, E. Lobko, L. Metelytsia. Synthesis, spectroscopic
and molecular docking studies of imidazolium and pyridinium based ionic liquids with HSA as potential
antimicrobial agents. Journal of Molecular Structure – 2017, Vol. 1137. - pp. 692-699.

A. Protasov, J.-F. Bardeau, I. Morozovskaya, M. Boretska, T. Cherniavska, L. Petrus, O. Tarasyuk, L.
Metelytsia, I. Kopernyk, L. Kalashnikova, O. Dzhuzha, S. Rogalsky. New promising antifouling agent
based on polymeric biocide polyhexamethylene guanidine molybdate. Environmental Toxicology and
Chemistry – 2017, Vol. 36 - pp. 2543 – 2551.

A. Fainleib, A. Vashchuk, O. Starostenko, O. Grigoryeva,S. Rogalsky, T.-T. Nguyen, D. Grande.
Nanoporous polymer films of cyanate ester resins designed by using ionic liquids as porogens.
Nanoscale Research Letters. – 2017, Vol. 12. – p. 126.


D. Hodyna, J.-F. Bardeau, L. Metelytsia, S. Riabov, L. Kobrina, S. Laptiy, L. Kalashnikova, V.
Parkhomenko, O. Tarasyuk, S. Rogalsky. Efficient Antimicrobial Activity and Reduced Toxicity of 1-
Dodecyl-3-Methyl-Imidazolium Tetrafluoroborate Ionic Liquid/.-Cyclodextrin Complex. Chemical
Engineering Journal – 2016, Vol. 284. – pp. 1136-1145.

D. Hodyna, V. Kovalishyn, S. Rogalsky, V. Blagodatnyi, K. Petko, L. Metelytsia. Antibacterial activity of
imidazolium-based ionic liquids investigated by QSAR modelling and experimental studies. Chemical
Biology & Drug Design – 2016. – Vol. 88, Issue 3. – pp. 422–433.

S. Rogalsky, J.-F. Bardeau, H. Wu, L. Lyoshina, O. Bulko, O. Tarasyuk, S. Makhno, T. Cherniavska, Y.
Kyselov, J. H. Koo. Structural, thermal and antibacterial properties of polyamide 11/polymeric biocide
polyhexamethylene guanidine dodecylbenzenesulfonate composites. Journal of Material Science. – 2016.
– Vol. 51. – pp. 7716–7730.

A. Fainleib, O. Grigoryeva, O. Starostenko, A. Vashchuk, S. Rogalsky, D. Grande. Acceleration effect of
ionic liquids on polycyclotrimerization of dicyanate esters. Express Polymer Letters. – 2016, Vol. 10, ¹9.
– pp. 722-729.


A. Dahi, K. Fatyeyeva, D. Langevin, C. Chappey, S. Rogalsky, O. Tarasyuk, S. Marais. Water sorption
properties of room-temperature ionic liquids over the whole range of water activity and molecular state of
water in these media. RCS Advances. – 2015, Vol. 5. – pp. 76927-76938.


S. Rogalsky, K. Fatyeyeva, L. Lyoshina, O. Tarasyuk, O. Bulko, S. Lobok. Antimicrobial properties and
thermal stability of polycarbonate modified with 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate ionic
liquids. Journal of Applied Polymer Sciences. – 2014, Vol.131, Issue 7 - APP.40050.

A. Dahi, K. Fatyeyeva, D. Langevin, C. Chappey, S. Rogalsky, O. Tarasyuk, S. Marais. Polyamide/ionic
liquid composite membranes for fuel cells operating at high temperatures. Electrochimica Acta. – 2014. –
Vol. 130. – pp. 830-840

A. Dahi, K. Fatyeyeva, D. Langevin, C. Chappey, S. Rogalsky, O. Tarasyuk, A. Benamor, S. Marais.
Supported ionic liquid membranes for water and volatile organic compounds separation: Sorption and
permeation properties. Journal of Membrane Sciences. – 2014, Vol. 458. – pp. 164-178.

O. Kukharenko, J.-F. Bardeau, I. Zaets, L. Ovcharenko, O. Tarasyuk, S. Porhyn, I. Mischenko, A. Vovk,
S. Rogalsky, N. Kozyrovska. Promising low cost antimicrobial composite material based on bacterial
cellulose and polyhexamethylene guanidine hydrochloride. European Polymer Journal. – 2014, Vol. 60. –
pp. 247-254.

S. Rogalskyy, J.-F. Bardeau, O. Tarasyuk, K. Fatyeyeva. Fabrication of new antifungal polyamide-12
material. Polymer International. – 2012, Vol. 61. – pp. 686-691.