Dept. of General & Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Vilnius University

Naugarduko 24, 03225, Vilnius, Lithuania

Tel.: +370 5 2193107, +370 5 2331004; Fax: +370 5 2330987.

Group leader: Prof. Jurgis Barkauskas



The carbonaceous materials were begun to study at the Dept. of General & Inorganic Chemistry since 1992. Later this research was developed as an individual subject.
List of research projects, bachelor, master and doctoral thesis performed in the Laboratory of Carbonaceous Materials.
Currently, the research work at the Laboratory of Carbonaceous Materials is focused in the field of synthesis, examination and application of porous and electroconductive carbon forms:


Synthesis of carbon nanotubes using Fe, Co and Ni catalysts prepared from variuos precursors.

Synthesis of nano-structured carbon coatings.

Combinatorial synthesis of libraries of carbon nano-structures.


Examination of morphology of synthesized carbon nano-structures. SEM image galery

Surface analysis of carbonaceous materials (Boehm titration, FTIR spectrometry, contact angle measurement, potentiometric titration)

Purification and fractionation of synthesized carbon phases.


in enzyme biosensors as electroconductive mediators

in polyfunctional films suitable for separation as well as for heat and charge transfer.





FP6 Programm STREP Project „Incorporation of Aquaporins in Membranes for Industrial Applications (MEMBAQ)“. 2006 – 2009. MEMBAQ

Collaboration Programm with Ukrainian Research Institutes „Synthesis and screening of combinatorial libraries “.

Programm for development of industrial biotechnoilogy in Lithuania 2007–2010 "Development of Bioelectrocatalysis for Synthesis and Analysis (BIOSA)"

Equipment used for synthesis and analysis operations in the Laboratory of carbonaceous materials:

Equipment for the synthesis of carbonaceous materials from the gaseous phase.
Programmable cabinet dryers and furnaces. SNOL 58/350; SNOL 8,2/1100
Equipment for the Boehm titration.
Equipment for the sedimentational fractionation.
Equipment for sedimentational analysis. Balance KERN ABJ 120-4M with interface and software
Sonification equipment. Procesorius Sonex VCX-130PB (USA)
Equipment for the contact angle measurement. CAM-200 (Finland) with software.
Photos of equipment used for synthesis and analysis
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Dr. Inga Grigoravičiūtė , Research Scientist. Field of scientific interest: Synthesis and examination of carbon nanotubes. E-mail:
Inga Stankevičienė , PhD student. Thesis: "Synthesis and examination of nano-structured carbon coatings ". E-mail:
Aušra Vinslovaitė, PhD student. Thesis: "Interaction between the surface of carbonaceous materials and polymer molecules". E-mail:
Remigijus Kuodis , Graduate student.
Tomas Katkus , Undergraduate student.
Photo of the laboratory staff
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    1. J. Barkauskas, R. Juškėnas, V. Milerienė, V. Kubilius. Effect of sulfur on the synthesis and modification of carbon nanostructures. Materials Research Bulletin, 2007, vol. 42(9), p.p. 1732 – 1739.
    2. J. Barkauskas, I. Žaržojūtė, A. Kareiva. Production and contact angle measurement of nano-structured carbon coatings. Chemija, 2007, vol. 18(2), p.p 12 – 16.
    3. A. Katelnikovas, J. Barkauskas, F. Ivanauskas, A. Beganskiene, A. Kareiva. Aqueous sol-gel synthesis route for the preparation of YAG: Evaluation of sol-gel process by mathematical regression model. Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 2007, vol. 41, p.p 193 – 201.
    4. J. Barkauskas. Biological applications of functionalized carbon nanoparticles. In: Surface Chemistry in Biomedical and Environmental Science (Eds. J. P. Blitz, V. M Gun’ko), Springer, 2006, vol. 228, p.p. 265-276.
    5. J. Barkauskas, J. Razumiene, V. Laurinavicius. Carbon nanotube based biosensors. In: Lecture Notes of the ICB Seminar. Biochemical Sensing-Utilization of Micro- and Nanotechniologies (eds. M. Mascini, W. Torbicz), Polish Academy of Sciences, 2006, Warsaw, vol. 73, p.p. 55 – 66.
    6. J. Razumiene, A. Vilkanauskyte, V. Gureviciene, J. Barkauskas, R. Meskys, V. Laurinavicius. Direct electron transfer between PQQ dependent glucose dehydrogenases and carbon electrodes: An approach for electrochemical biosensors. Electrochimica Acta,  2006, vol. 51(24), p.p. 5150–5156.
    7. J. Razumiene, J. Barkauskas, V. Kubilius, R. Meskys, and V. Laurinavicius, Modified graphitized carbon black as transducing material for reagentless H2O2 and enzyme sensors, Talanta, 2005 vol. 67(4), pp. 783 - 790.
    8. J. Barkauskas, M. Dervinyte. An investigation of the functional groups on the surface of activated carbons. Journal of Serbian Chemical Society, 2004, vol. 69(5) pp. 363 – 375.
    9. J. Barkauskas, S. Tautkus, A. Kareiva. Residual content of inorganic ions in activated carbons prepared from wood.Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 2004, vol 71(1), pp. 201 – 212.
    10. J. Barkauskas, S. Budrienė, M. Dervinytė. Carbonization of methacrylonitrile and methacrylic acid copolymer with subsequent investigation of carbonized products.Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 2004, vol 71(2), pp. 709 – 719.
    11. J. Barkauskas, A. Vinslovaitė. Adsorption of polydisperse molecules of polyvinyl alcohol on the surface of activated carbons. Adsorption Science and Technology, 2003, vol. 21, N. 5, p. 463 - 473.
    12. J. Barkauskas, A. Vinslovaitė. Investigation of electroconductive films composed of polyvinyl alcohol and graphitized carbon black. Materials Research Bulletin, 2003, vol. 38, N. 8, p. 1437 - 1447.
    13. M. Dervinytė, J. Barkauskas, A. Kareiva, M. Krenevičienė . Activated carbon surface: Investigation of functional groups. Environmental and Chemical Physics, 2003, vol. 25, N. 2, p. 99-107.
    14. J. Barkauskas, A. Kareiva. Orthoboric acid as a densifying agent for graphitized carbon black. Materials Research Bulletin, 2003, vol. 38, N. 1, p. 125-131.
    15. J. Barkauskas, V. Samanavičiūtė , D. Uždavinienė . Interaction between Fe and Cl2 in the bed of graphitized carbon black. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2001, vol. 66, p. 371-378.
    16. J. Barkauskas, V. Samanavičiūtė . Kinetic investigation of CO disproportionation on Fe catalyst. Catalysis Letters, 2001, vol. 71, N. 3-4, p. 237-240.
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    The staff of the Laboratory of Carbonaceous Materials gives lectures, practice and laboratory exercises at the Dept. of General and Inorganic Chemistryand as well as supervises the undergraduate, graduate and PhD theses.
    Crystal Chemistry for 3rd year undergraduate Chemistry students.
    General Chemistry for 3st year undergraduate Physics students.
    Physical Inorganic Chemistry for 1st year graduate Chemistry students.
    Non-Equilibrium State Systems for 2nd year graduate Chemistry students.
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