Key Publications:

The article Makedonas and Mitsopoulou (2003) "Synthesis, Characterization, and Crystal Structure of the Pd(phen)(bdt) Complex. A DFT and TDDFT Study of its Ground Electronic and Excited States Compared to those of Analogous Complexes" which appeared in one of the most high quality inorganic journals (Inorganic Chemistry), shed light in the electronic structure of the mixed diimine dithiolate complexes by a theoretical approach and has a significant impact in many research areas. Moreover a series of papers like Makedonas and Mitsopoulou (2006) in Eur. J. Inorg. Chem brings the Fukui and NICS indices in the service of the experimental chemists, providing new aspects about the crystal stacking and the driven force of a reaction. The articles Mitsopoulou and Dagas (2008) in J.Inorg. Biochem, and in Inorg. Chem. Acta establish for the first time the DNA binding properties of the bis-diimine-dithiolato complexes,and their antitumor activities whereas DFT calculations reveal the structural properties of the complex which make it a possible antitumor agent. These 2 paper have attracted the interest of the scientist and we have acceted to many invitations for talks.

List of Publications

  1. "Photocatalytic splitting of water", D. Katakis, C. Mitsopoulou, J. Konstantatos, E. Vrachnou, P. Falaras, J. Photoch. Photobiol. A: Chem., 68 (1992) 375-388,.
  2. "Photocatalytic splitting of water: Increase of conversion and/ or energy storage efficiency.", D. Katakis, C. Mitsopoulou, E. Vrachnou, J. Photoch. Photobiol. A: Chem., 81 (1994) 103-106.
  3. "Molecular Dynamics of Pentamethylbenzenechromium-tricarbonyl: a 13C Solid-State NMR study", P. Barrie, C. Mitsopoulou, , E. Randall, J. Chem. Soc. Dalton Trans., (1995) 2125-2128.
  4. "Synthesis, Cyclic voltammetric and Electrospray Mass Spectrometric studies of tris-substituted 1,2 dithiolene complexes of tungsten and molybdenum" P.Falaras, C.Mitsopoulou, D. Argyropoulos, E. Lyris, E. Vrachnou, D.Katakis, N.Psaroudakis, Inorg. Chem., 34, (1995) 4536-4542.
  5. "NMR of Compounds Containing -NH2, -NO2 and NO groups." , E.W.Randall, C.A. Mitsopoulou, in "Supplement F2: The Chemistry of Amino, Nitroso, Nitro and Related Compounds." Ed. S.Patai, John Wiley and Sons, New York, (1996), Chapter 7, pp 295-337.
  6. "Second-order Paramagnetic Re(III) Complexes: Solid State Structure, Assignement of the 13C Magnetic resonance Spectra in Solution, and Partial Orientation in High Magnetic Fields" C.A.Mitsopoulou, N.Mahieu, M.Motevalli, E.W.Randall, J.Chem.Soc. Dalton Trans., (1996) 4563-4566.
  7. "Stereochemical Non-Rigidity and Geometrical Isomerism in six coordinate Trigonal Prismatic Complexes. The case of asymmetric Molybdenum and Tungsten tris- dithiolenes" D. Argyropoulos, C.A. Mitsopoulou and D. Katakis, Inorg. Chem., 35 (1996), 5549-5554
  8. "New Catalysts in the photooxidation of water." E. Lyris, D.Argyropoulos, C. Mitsopoulou, D. Katakis and E.Vrachnou, J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem., 108 (1997) 51-54.
  9. "Molecular Dynamics of tricarbonyl (n6-arene)chromium Complexes in Solid State: 13C Solid-State NMR Studies and X-ray Crystal Structure of (n6-C6HMe5)Cr(CO)3." P.J.Barrie, C.A.Mitsopoulou, M. Motevalli and E.W.Randall, J.Chem.Soc. Dalton Trans, (1997) 353-358.
  10. "3-D Delocalisation in tris-1,2-dithiolenes." D. Argyropoulos, E. Lyris, C.A. Mitsopoulou* and D. Katakis*, J.Chem. Soc. Dalton Trans, (1997) (4), 615-621.
  11. "Photochemishe Wasserspaltung bei Einstrahlung von Photonrn des sichtbaren Bereiches" C.A. Mitsopoulou and D. Katakis, in "Photochemie-Konzepte, Methoden, Experimente" ed. D. Wohrle, Wiley-VCH, 1998, Chapter 8, p.p. 422-426.
  12. "Photophysical study of the decomposition of water using visible light and tungsten tris(dithiolenes) as photosensitizers-catalysts" R. Humphry-Baker, C.A. Mitsopoulou, D.Katakis, and E. Vrachnou, J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem., 114 (1998) 137-144.
  13. "Mixed ligand Ru(II) complexes with 2,2"-bipyridine and 2-(2"-pyridyl)quinoxaline." A. Garoufis, A.Koutsodimou, N.Katsaros, C.A. Mitsopoulou, and N. Hadjiliadis, Polyhedron, 18 (1998) 361-369.
  14. "Metal complexes of the Schiff base ligand L=1,2-bis(2"-pyridylmethyleneimino)benzene with Ni2+, Fe2+,and Cu2+, and their reactions with bridged bidentate ligands. The crystal structure of the complex [NiL(H2O)2}Cl2" A. Garoufis, S. Kasselouri, C.A. Mitsopoulou, J.Sletten, C.Papadimitriou and N. Hadjiliadis, Polyhedron, 18 (1999) 39-47.
  15. "Separation of biologically active lipids from red wine". E.Fragopoulou, T.Nomikos, S.Antonopoulou, C.A.Mitsopoulou, C.A.Demopoulos. J. Agric. Food Chem., 48 (2000) 1234.
  16. "An investigation f the reaction of Cu (II) ions with tris(4-methoxy)-and tris-(4-dimethylamino)-2-diphenyl-dithiolato-S,S") tungsten (VI) complexes" C.A.Mitsopoulou, E.Lyris, S.Veltsos, D.Katakis, Inorg. Reaction Mechan.,3 (2001) 99-106.
  17. "Synthesis of mixed 2-(2"-pyridyl)quinoxaline-dithiolene ligand complexes of Re and Mo and their characterization" C.A. Mitsopoulou*, I.Veroni, C.Dagas J .Inorg. Biochem. 86 (2001) 341.
  18. "Hydrogen from water: Photocatalytic splitting of water with visible light. Autrey T., Xantheas SS, Li LY, Linehan JC, Franz JA, Katakis D, Mitsopoulou C, Sofianos Z, Bitterwolf TE, Abstracts of papers of Am.Chem. Soc. 224: 141-FUEL Part 1 AUG 18, 2002.
  19. "Synthesis and characterization of a novel complex Mo (CO)4(2,2-pyridyl-quinoxaline). An insight based on experimental and theoretical data" E.Veroni, A, Rontoyiani and C.A. Mitsopoulou*,. Dalton Trans, (2) (2003) 255-260.
  20. "Synthesis, Characterization, and Crystal Structure of the Pd(phen)(bdt) Complex. A DFT and TDDFT Study of its Ground Electronic and Excited States Compared to those of Analogous Complexes ", C. Makedonas, C.A. Mitsopoulou*, F.J. Lahoz, A.Balana, Inorg. Chem. 42 (26), (2003) 8853-8865.
  21. "An Experimental and DFT Computational Study of a Novel Zerovalent tetracarbonyl Tungsten Complex of 2-(2'-pyridyl)quinoxaline", I. Veroni , C. Makedonas, A. Rontoyianni, C.A. Mitsopoulou*, J. Organomet. Chem., 691 (3), (2006) 267-281.
  22. "An Investigation of the Reactivity of [(diimine)(dithiolato)M] Complexes using the Fukui Functions Concept", C. Makedonas, C.A. Mitsopoulou*, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem (3) (2006) 590-598.
  23. "A Vibrational and DFT Study of M(diimine)(dithiolate) Complexes and their Complexation Route", Spectrochim. Acta A, C. Makedonas, C.A. Mitsopoulou* 64 (4) (2006) 918-930.
  24. "The Relationship between Aromaticity and Charge-Transfer Transitions: A Combined Study of Square-planar Metal Complexes based on DFT, NMR and Nucleus-independent Chemical Shifts", C. Makedonas, C.A. Mitsopoulou*, Eur J. Inorg. Chem. (12), (2006) 2460-2468.
  25. "Isolation, X-ray Structure and Properties of an Unusual Pentacarbonyl(2,2'-pyridyl-quinoxaline) Tungsten complex ", I. Veroni, C.A. Mitsopoulou*, F.J.Lahoz, J. Organomet. Chem, 691 (26), (2006) 5955-5963.
  26. "Pentacarbonyl[2-(2 '-pyridyl)quinoxaline-kappa N-4]Tungsten: A Combined Study of its Conformational and Electronic Structure based on Experimental and DFT-TDDFT Data", C. Makedonas, I. Veroni, C.A. Mitsopoulou*, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. (1), (2007) 120-131.
  27. "W(CO)(4)(diimine) structure revised -Correlating structure to pi* back-bonding", Eur. J. Inorg. Chem, C. Makedonas, C.A. Mitsopoulou*, (1), (2007) 110-119
  28. "Synthesis, Characterization and Sensitization Properties of two Novel Mono and bis carboxyl-dipyrido-phenazine Ruthenium(II) Charge Transfer Complexes", C.A. Mitsopoulou*, I. Veroni, A.I. Phillipopoulos, P. Falaras, J. Photoch. Photob. A. Chem., 191 (2007) 6-12
  29. "An experimental and theoretical study on DNA binding of mixed platinum(II) complexes". C.-A. Mitsopoulou and C. Makedonas, J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. (2007), 12
  30. "Interaction and photocleavage of DNA and oligonucleosides by oxorhenium (V) complexes with a-diimine and quinoxaline ligands" C.A. Mitsopoulou K. Dagas J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. (2007), 30.
  31. "Introduction of Modified Electronic Parameters - Searching for a Unified Ligand Properties Scale through the Electrophilicity Index Concept" Eur. J. Inorg.Chem., C. Makedonas, C. A. Mitsopoulou* (26) (2007) 4176-4189.
  32. "Tuning the properties of M(diimine)(dithiolate) complexes - The role of the metal and solvent effect. A combined experimental, DFT and TDDFT study" C. Makedonas and C.A. Mitsopoulou*, Inorg. Chim.Acta, 360 (2007) 3997-4009.
  33. "Characterization and DNA interaction of the Pt(II) (pq)(bdt) complex. A theoretical and experimental research." has been accepted for publication in Inorganica Chimica Acta, C.A. Mitsopoulou*, C. Dagas, C. Makedonas, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 361 (2008) 1973-1982.
  34. "Synthesis, spectroscopic properties and crystal structure of mononuclear tricarbonylrhenium(I) chloride complexes carrying 6-functionalised quinoxalines" I. Veroni, C.A. Mitsopoulou*, F.J.Lahoz, J. Organomet. Chem., 693 (2008), 2451-2457.
  35. "Synthesis, characterization, DFT studies and DNA binding of mixed platinum (II) complexes containing quinoxaline and 1,2-dithiolate ligands, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, C. A. Mitsopoulou*, C. E. Dagas, C. Makedonas J. Inorg. Biochemistry, 102 (2008) 77-86.
  36. "Synthesis, structural and DFT studies of a peroxo-niobate complex of the biological ligand 2-quinaldic acid" A. Maniatiakou, C. Makedonas, C.A. Mitsopoulou, C. Raptopoulou, I. Rizopoulou, A. Terzis, A. Karaliota, Polyhedron 27 (2008) 3398-3408.
  37. "Identifying of charge- transfer transitions and reactive centers in M(diimine)(dithiolate) Complexes by DFT techniques." C.A. Mitsopoulou, Coord. Chem. Rev., 254 (2010) 1448-1456.
  38. "Isolation, Characterization and Computational Studies of the Novel (M3(3-Br)2(|-Br)3Br6]2- Cluster Anion", Paraskevopoulou, P.; Makedonas, C.;Psaroudakis, N.; Mitsopoulou, C.A.; Floros, G.;Seressioti, A.; Ioannou, M.; Sanakis, Y.; Rath, N.; Gomez-Garcia, C.; Stavropoulos, P.; Mertis, K Inorg. Chem. 49, 2010, 2068-2076.
  39. "Synthesis, Characterization,,DNA binding, and Photocleavage Activity of Oxorhenium(V) Complexes with alpha Diimine and Quinoxaline Ligands" C. A. Mitsopoulou, A. Dagas, Bioinorg. Chem. & Appl.,,(2010), Artcl. Num.: 973742 DOI: 10.1155/2010/973742
  40. "Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study on Redox-Active d8 Metal Dithione-Dithiolato Complexes Showing Molecular Second-order Non-linear Optical Activity" L. Pilia, D. Espa, A. Barsella,b A. Fort, C. Makedonas, L. Marchio, M.L. Mercuri, A.ngela Serpe, C.A. Mitsopoulou,* P. Deplano. Inorg. Chem., 2011, accepted.