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Patrina Paraskevopoulou

Assist. Professor of Inorganic Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

University of Athens

Education

2003

Ph.D. in Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry), University of Athens

2000

M.Sc. in Inorganic Chemistry and Technology, University of Athens

1998

B.Sc. in Chemistry, University of Athens

 

Professional Experience

5/2015-today

Assist. Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Athens, Greece

9/2009-4/2015

Lecturer of Inorganic Chemistry - Catalysis, Department of Chemistry, University of Athens, Greece

9/2008-8/2009

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemistry, University of Athens, Greece

3/2008-8/2008

Lecturer (under contract according to P.D. 407/80), Department of Chemistry, University of Athens, Greece

7/2007-2/2008

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemistry, University of Athens, Greece

6/2006-6/2007

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Missouri University of Science&Technology, Rolla, U.S.A.

9/2003-5/2006

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemistry, University of Athens, Greece

 

Research Interests

Synthetic Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry

-    di- and trinuclear transition metal complexes featuring multiple metal-metal bonds

-    mononuclear transition metal complexes bearing redox-active ligands

Homogeneous Catalysis

-    activation of small molecules

-    selective oxidation of organic substrates

-    atom-transfer reactions

-    controlled radical polymerization of olefins

-    metathesis polymerization of alkynes

-    ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) of cycloolefins

Electrochemistry

 

Collaborations

Prof. Pericles Stavropoulos, Missouri University of Science & Technology, U.S.A.

Curators' Prof. Nicholas Leventis, Missouri University of Science & Technology, U.S.A.

Prof. Marinos Pitsikalis, Department of Chemistry, University of Athens

Prof. Panayotis Kyritsis, Department of Chemistry, University of Athens

Prof. Giannis Papaefstathiou, Department of Chemistry, University of Athens

Prof. Spyros Perlepes, Department of Chemistry, University of Patras

Prof. Athanasios Coutsolelos, Department of Chemistry, University of Crete

Dr. Ioannis Sanakis, Researcher A, Institute of Materials Science, NCSR "Demokritos"

Dr. Ioannis Kostas, Research Director, Institute of Biology, Medicinal Chemistry & Biotechnology, NHRF

 

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses

232

Inorganic Chemistry II (Lecture courses and laboratory training for Chemists)

Y0101

Chemistry (Lecture courses and laboratory training for Geologists)

Departmental Postgraduate Programme - Specialization of Inorganic Chemistry and Technology

M2

Physical Methods of Structure Elucidation

M3

Experimental Techniques for Separation and Structure Elucidation

E

Catalysis

Postgraduate Programme in "Catalysis and its Applications"

MK2

Basics of Homogeneous Catalysis

ME1

Catalysis with Clusters

 

Research Projects (current)

(2)

H2020-NMP-PILOTS-2015 (2015-2019) NanoHybrids: New generation of nanoporous organic and hybrid aerogels for industrial applications: from laboratory to pilot scale production; Partner (P.I.: Prof. I. Smirnova, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg).

(1)

COST Action CM1305 (2014-2018): "Explicit Control Over Spin-states in Technology and Biochemistry (ECOSTBio)"; Management Committee Substitute.

 

Research Publications

(26)

Chriti, D.; Grigoropoulos, A.; Raptopoulos, G.; Charalambidis, G.; Nikolaou, V.; Coutsolelos, A. G.; Pitsikalis, M.; Mertis, K.*; Paraskevopoulou, P.* Metathesis polymerization reactions induced by the bimetallic complex (Ph4P)2[W2(m-Br)3Br6] Polymers 2015, 7, 2611-2624.
http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/7/12/1536

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Saragas, N.; Floros, G.; Raptopoulos, G.; Pitsikalis, M.; Paraskevopoulou, P.*; Mertis, K.* Exploring the reactivity of Na[W2(m-Cl)3Cl4(THF)2](THF)3 towards the polymerization of selected cycloolefins Molecules 2015, 20, 21896-21908.
http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/20/12/19810

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Nikovia, C.; Maroudas, A.-P.; Goulis, P.; Tzimis, D.; Paraskevopoulou, P.; Pitsikalis, M.* Statistical ring opening metathesis copolymerization of norbornene and cyclopentene by Grubbs 1st-generation catalyst Molecules 2015, 20, 15597-15615. Invited paper.
http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/20/9/15597

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Bagchi, V.; Paraskevopoulou, P.; Das, P.; Chi, L.; Wang, Q.; Choudhury, A.; Mathieson, J. S.; Cronin, L.*; Pardue, D. B.; Cundari, T. R.*; Mitrikas, G.; Sanakis, Y.; Stavropoulos, P.* "A versatile tripodal Cu(I) reagent for C-N bond construction via nitrene-transfer chemistry: Catalytic perspectives and mechanistic insights on C-H aminations/amidinations and olefin aziridinations" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 11362-11381.
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja503869j

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Floros, G.; Agrafioti, F.; Grigoropoulos, A.; Paraskevopoulou, P.*; Mertis, K.; Tseklima, M.; Veli, M.; Pitsikalis, M.* "Statistical copolymers of norbornene and 5-vinyl-2-norbornene by a ditungsten complex mediated ring-opening metathesis polymerization: synthesis, thermal properties, and kinetics of thermal decomposition" J. Polym. Sci. A: Polym. Chem. 2013, 51, 4835-4844.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pola.26909/pdf

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Koutsouri, E.; Zarkadoulas, A.; Makedonas, C.; Koumpounis, C.; Paraskevopoulou, P.; Mitsopoulou, C. A.* "Combining photosensitizers: the case of [Cl2Pt(bpym)Re(CO)3Cl] and its dithiolate analogues" Polyhedron, 2013, 52, 234-245. Invited paper.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2012.09.041

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Bagchi, V.; Raptopoulos G.; Das, P.; Christodoulou, S.; Wang, Q.; Ai, L.; Choudhury, A.; Pitsikalis, M.; Paraskevopoulou, P.*; Stavropoulos, P.* "Synthesis and characterization of a family of Co(II) triphenylamido-amine complexes and catalytic activity in controlled radical polymerization of olefins" Polyhedron, 2013, 52, 78-90. Invited paper. Invited author.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2012.11.020

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Saragas, N.; Floros, G.; Paraskevopoulou, P.; Psaroudakis, N.; Koinis, S.; Pitsikalis, M.; Hadjichristidis, N.; Mertis, K.* "Ring opening metathesis polymerization of norbornene and norbornadiene by bimetallic multiply bonded tungsten complexes" Polymers, 2012, 4, 1657-1673. Invited paper.
www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/4/4/1657/pdf

(18)

Droulia, M.; Anastasaki, A.; Rokotas, A.; Pitsikalis, M.*; Paraskevopoulou, P. "Statistical copolymers of methyl methacrylate and 2-methacryloyloxyethyl ferrocenecarboxylate: monomer reactivity ratios, thermal and electrochemical properties" J. Polym. Sci. A: Polym. Chem. 2011, 49, 3080-3089.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pola.24745/pdf

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Paraskevopoulou, P.*; Makedonas, C.; Psaroudakis, N.; Mitsopoulou, C. A.; Floros, G.; Seressioti, A.; Ioannou, M.; Sanakis, Y.; Rath, N.; Gomez Garcia,C. J.; Stavropoulos, P.; Mertis, K.* "Isolation, characterization and computational studies of the novel [Mo3(m3-Br)2(m-Br)3Br6]2- cluster anion" Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 2068-2076. Included in the ChemInform selected abstracts.
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ic901432j

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Paraskevopoulou, P.; Ai, L.; Wang, Q.; Pinnapareddy, D.; Acharyya, R.; Dinda, R.; Das, P.; Celenligil-Cetin, R.; Floros, G.; Sanakis, Y.; Choudhury, A.; Rath, N. P.; Stavropoulos, P.* "Synthesis and characterization of a series of structurally and electronically diverse Fe(II) complexes featuring a family of triphenylamido-amine ligands" Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 108-122.
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ic9015838

(15)

Anyfantis, G. C.*; Papavassiliou, G. C.*; Terzis, A.; Raptopoulou, C. P.; Psycharis, V.; Paraskevopoulou, P. "Preparation and Characterization of Ni(dpedt)(pddt) and Ni(dpedt)(pddt)CS2, where dpedt is diphenylethylenedithiolate and pddt is 6,7-dihydro-5H-1,4-dithiepin-2,3-dithiolate" Polyhedron 2009, 29, 969-974.
doi:10.1016/j.poly.2009.11.014

(14)

Papavassiliou, G. C.*; Anyfantis, G. C.; Raptopoulou, C. P.; Psycharis, V.; Ioannidis, N.; Petrouleas, V.; Paraskevopoulou, P. "Bis[1,2-diphenyl-1,2-ethylenedithiolato(2-)-kS1,kS2] gold: preparation, structure and properties" Polyhedron 2009, 28, 3368-3372.
doi:10.1016/j.poly.2009.05.045

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Saragas, N.; Floros, G.; Paraskevopoulou, P.; Psaroudakis, N.; Koinis, S.; Pitsikalis, M.; Mertis, K.* "Polymerization of terminal alkynes with a triply bonded ditungsten halo-complex" J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem. 2009, 303, 124-131.
doi:10.1016/j.molcata.2009.01.013

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Papavassiliou, G. C.*; Anyfantis, G. C.; Terzis, A.; Psycharis, V.; Kyritsis, P.; Paraskevopoulou, P. "Some unsymmetrical metal 1,2-dithiolenes based on palladium, platinum and gold" Z. Naturforsch. 2008, 63b, 1377-1382.
http://www.znaturforsch.com/ab/v63b/63b1377.pdf

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Celenligil-Cetin, R.; Paraskevopoulou, P.; Lalioti, N.; Sanakis, Y.; Staples, R. J.; Rath, N. P.; Stavropoulos, P.* "Metalloradical complexes of manganese and chromium featuring an oxidatively rearranged ligand" Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 10998-11009.
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ic801219u

(10)

Paraskevopoulou, P.; Petalidou, E.; Panas, A.; Ioannou, M.; Koinis, S.; Psaroudakis, N.*; Leventis, N.; Stavropoulos, P.; Mertis, K.* "Redox reactivity and comprehensive synthetic chemistry of the perchloroditungstate [W2(m-Cl)3Cl6]n- (n = 3, 2, 1) anions in organic media" Polyhedron 2008, 27, 2859-2866.
doi:10.1016/j.poly.2008.06.032

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Floros, G.; Saragas, N.; Paraskevopoulou, P.; Choinopoulos, I.; Koinis, S.; Psaroudakis, N.*; Pitsikalis, M.; Mertis, K.* "Catalytic polymerization of alkynes with the quadruply bonded octachloroditungsten anion" J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem. 2008, 289, 76-81.
doi:10.1016/j.molcata.2008.04.012

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Celenligil-Cetin, R.; Paraskevopoulou, P.; Dinda, R.; Lalioti, N.; Sanakis, Y.; Rawashdeh, A. M.; Staples, R. J.; Sinn, E.; Stavropoulos, P.* "Oxidative ligand rearrangement due to incipient aminyl radicals in the oxidation of iron(II) species with dioxygen" Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2008, 673-677.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ejic.200701297/pdf

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Celenligil-Cetin, R.; Paraskevopoulou, P.; Dinda, R.; Staples, R. J.; Sinn, E.; Rath, N. P.; Stavropoulos, P.* "Synthesis, characterization, and reactivity of iron trisamidoamine complexes that undergo both metal- and ligand-centered oxidative transformations" Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 1165-1172.
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ic702154z

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Stavropoulos, P.*; Celenligil-Cetin, R.; Kiani, S.; Tapper, A.; Pinnapareddy, D.; Paraskevopoulou, P. "Iron, bis(pyridine)bis(2-pyridinecarboxylato-N1,O2), Fe(py)2(Pic)2, Catalyst for Gif-type oxygenation and functionalization of CH Bonds; Aliphatic CH Bonds, a-heteroatom functionalized sp3 CH Bonds" in Reagents for direct functionalization of CH bonds; Fuchs, P. L., Ed.; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2005.
http://www.wiley-vch.de/publish/en/books/newTitles201309/1-119-95327-8/?sID=d1n6v7zto6pfssynlcptf8ulx9

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Paraskevopoulou, P.*; Petalidou, E.; Psaroudakis, N.; Stavropoulos, P.; Mertis, K.* "Efficient chemoselective oxidation of phenylmethanols to aldehydes with iodosobenzene" Monatsh. Chem. 2005, 136, 2035-2039.
http://www.springerlink.com/content/u18801168732841t/

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Paraskevopoulou, P.; Psaroudakis, N.; Koinis, S.; Stavropoulos, P.; Mertis, K.* "Catalytic selective oxidation of benzyl alcohols to aldehydes with rhenium complexes" J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem. 2005, 240, 27-32.
doi:10.1016/j.molcata.2005.06.035

(3)

Stavropoulos, P.*; Celenligil-Cetin, R.; Kiani, S.; Tapper, A.; Pinnapareddy, D.; Paraskevopoulou, P. "Gif reactions" in Handbook of C−H transformations; Dyker, G., Ed.; Wiley-VCH, p. 497, 2004.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9783527619450.ch9/pdf

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Petrou, A. L.*; Paraskevopoulou, P.; Chrysikopoulou, M. "Kinetics and mechanism of the reaction between chromium(III) and 3,4-dihydroxyphenylpropionic (dihydrocaffeic) acid in weak acidic aqueous solutions" J. Inorg. Biochem. 2004, 98, 123-132.
doi:10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2003.09.008

(1)

Neumann, D.; Paraskevopoulou, P.; Psaroudakis, N.; Mertis, K.; Staples, R.J.; Stavropoulos, P.* "Structural and functional characteristics of rhenium clusters derived from redox chemistry of the triangular [ReIII3(m-Cl)3] core unit" Inorg. Chem. 2000, 39, 5530-5537. Included in the ChemInform selected abstracts.
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ic000449t

 

Review Paper

Raptopoulos, G.; Grigoropoulos, A.; Mertis, K.; Paraskevopoulou, P*; Pitsikalis, M.* Multinuclear transition metal catalysts for metathesis polymerization. Current developments and future perspectives in Recent Research Developments in Polymer Science Transworld Research Network 2014, 12, 83-106. Invited paper.

 

Scientific Activities

Member of the Association of Greek Chemists

Member of the American Chemical Society, Division of Inorganic Chemistry

Affiliate Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Member of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Division of Molecular Electrochemistry

Member of the Hellenic Catalysis Society

Member of the Hellenic Green Chemistry Network

Member of the Organizing Committee of the 35th International Chemistry Olympiad (2003, Athens, Greece)

Member of Organizing and Scientific Committees of National and International Conferences

 

Contact details

Patrina Paraskevopoulou
Assist. Professor
Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, University of Athens
Panepistimiopolis Zografou 15771, Greece
Office: 2nd floor, Wing A, Office 4
Tel: +30-210-727-4381, -4499
Fax: +30-210-727-4782
Email: paraskevopoulou@chem.uoa.gr