Dr.chem. Dzintra Vilsone

Education

1992 - Doctor's degree in chemistry (Dr.chem.), Chemistry of high molecular compounds; Latvian Academy of Sciences, Habilitation and Promotion Council of the Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry

Research Interests and Expertise

Instrumental analysis methods - thermogravimetry (TGA) (T25-1000oC) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The determination of critical temperatures (glass transition, melting point) for different materials.

Significant Projects

2017-2019 - ERDF - Rigid polyurethane/polyisocyanurate foam thermal insulation material reinforced with nano/micro size cellulose (Nr.1.1.1.1/16/A/031), researcher

2014-2017 - National Research Programme - Forest and earth entrails resources: research and sustainable utilization – new products and technologies (ResProd), project No. 3 Biomaterials and products from forest resources with versatile applicability, activity Polyurethane coatings with decreased flammability have been developed on the basis of phosphorus-containing polyols, synthesised on the basis of renewable raw materials, for wood protection, researcher

2014-2015 - ERDF - Development of innovative polyols and polyol systems from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) flakes and renewable raw materials (Nr.2014/0043/2DP/2.1.1.1.0/14/APIA/VIAA/063), researcher

Significant Publications

  1. Yakushin, V., Abolins, A., Vilsone, D., Sevastyanova. Polyurethane coatings based on linseed oil phosphate ester polyols with intumescent flame retardants. - Fire and Materials, 2019, 43, 92-100 (Doi: 10.1002/fam.2672).
  2. Yakushin, V., Misane, M., Bikovens, O., Vilsone, D., Sevastyanova, I. Synthesis of trimethylolpropane esters of tall oil fatty acids and properties of polyurethane coatings on their basis. - Journal of Coatings Technology and Research, 2016, 13, 317-324 (Doi: 10.1007/s11998-015-9747-3).
  3. Yakushin, V., Sevastyanova, I., Vilsone, D., Kirpluks, M. Effect of intumescent flame retardants on the properties of polyurethanes based on tall oil fatty acids esters. – Medziagotyra, 2015, 21, 225-226 (Doi: 10.5755/j01.ms.21.2.5784).
  4. Stirna, U., Fridrihsone-Girone, A., Yakushin, V., Vilsone, D. Processing and properties of spray-applied, 100% solids polyurethane coatings from rapeseed oil polyols. - Journal of Coatings Technology and Research, 2014, 11, 409-420 (Doi: 10.1007/s11998-013-9545-8).  
  5. Stirna, U., Fridrihsone-Girone, A., Lazdiņa, B., Misane, M., Vilsone, D. Biobased Polyurethanes from Rapeseed Oil Polyols: Structure, Mechanical and Thermal Properties. - Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 2013, 21, 952-962 (Doi: 10.1007/s10924-012-0560-0).
  6. Fridrihsone, A., Stirna, U., Lazdiņa, B., Misane, M., Vilsone, D. Characterization of polyurethane networks structure and properties based on rapeseed oil derived polyol. - European Polymer Journal, 2013, 49, 1204-1214 (Doi: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2013.03.012).