N.C.S.R. "Demokritos"


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Katerina Raptopoulou

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+30 210 6503346

Short curriculum vitae


1983-1987: Dimploma in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

1988-1992: PhD in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Complexes models of the manganese centre in photosystem II and of the competitive action molybdenum-copper)


Research experience

2009- Senior Researcher, Department of Materials Science, I.A.M.P.P.N.M., NCSR "Demokritos"

2005-2008: Research Scientist, Institute of Materials Science, NCSR "Demokritos"

2004: Collaborating Researcher, Institute of Materials Science, NCSR "Demokritos"

2000-2003: Principle Researcher, Institute of Materials Science, NCSR "Demokritos"

1992-1999: Postdoctoral fellow, Institute of Materials Science, NCSR "Demokritos"


Research interests

Coordination chemistry, molecular magnetism, crystal engineering, structure-properties relationship, reactivity of chemical systems, X-ray crystallography


Publications in peer reviewed journals: 455 (OCt 2013)

Heterocitations: > 5500 (Scopus, Oct 2013)

h index: 35 (Oct 2013)


Co-Guest Editor, Special Issue "The Impact of Crystallography on Inorganic Chemistry in Greece", Polyhedron, 2009, Vol. 28(15)

Included in the list of 409 (170th) top authors of CSD with 774 submitted crystal structures until 2012


Selected publications

Zig-zag [MnIII4] clusters from polydentate Schiff base ligands, C.P.Raptopoulou, Y.Sanakis, V.PSycharis, M.Pissas, Polyhedron, 2013, 64, 181-188 (invited paper in special issue).

Dinuclear lanthanide(III) complexes by metal-ion-assisted hydration of di-2-pyridyl ketone azine, N.C.Anastasiadis, C.M.Granadeiro, N.Klouras, L.Cuhna-Silva, C.P.Raptopoulou, V.Psycharis, V.Bekiari, S.S.Balula, A.Escuer, S.P.Perlepes, Inorg.Chem., 2013, 52, 4145-4147.

Polymerization of a preformed Mn6 cluster to a one-dimensional chain, K.N.Lazarou, Y.Sanakis, A.K.Boudalis, M.Pissas, V.Psycharis, C.P.Raptopoulou, Polyhedron, 2013, 52, 917-923 (invited paper in special issue).

2-pyrrolyloximes in high-nuclearity transition-metal cluster chemistry: Fe10 and Fe12, E.S.Koumousi, A.Routzomani, T.N.Nguyen, D.P.Giannopoulos, C.P.Raptopoulou, V.Psycharis, V.Bekiari, G.Christou, Th.C.Stamatatos, Inorg.Chem., 2013, 52, 1176-1178.

Copper(II)-mediated oxime-nitrile coupling in non-aqueous solutions: Synthetic, strurtural and magnetic studies of the copper(II)-salicylaldehyde oxime reaction system, K.N.Lazarou, A.K.Boudalism V.Psycharis, C.P.Raptopoulou, Inorg.Chim.Acta, 2011, 370, 50-58.

Network diversity and supramolecular isomerism in copper(II)/1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethane coordination polymers, K.N.Lazarou, V.Psycharis, A.Terzis, C.P.Raptopoulou, Polyhedron, 2011, 30, 963-970.

Isomorphous replacement of MII ion in MII-GdIII dimers (MII = CuII, MnII, NiII, CoII, ZnII): magnetic studies of the products, A.N.Georgopoulou, R.Adam, C.P.Raptopoulou, V.Psycharis, R.Ballesteros, B.Abarca, A.K.Boudalis, Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 5020-5027.

Maleamate(-1) and maleate(-2) copper(II)-2,2'-bipyridine complexes: Synthesis, reactivity and structural and physical studies, K.N.Lazarou, A.K.Boudalis, S.P.Perlepes, A.Terzis, C.P.Raptopoulou, Eur.J.Inorg.Chem., 2009, 4554-4563.

2-pyridyl ketone oximes in iron(III) carboxylate chemistry: Synthesis, structural and physical studies of tetranuclear clusters containing the [Fe43-O)2]8+ 'butterfly' core, C.Gkioni, A.K.Boudalis, Y.Sanakis, V.Psycharis, C.P.Raptopoulou, Polyhedron, 2009, 28, 3221-3226 (invited paper in special issue).

Aerobic FeIII-FeII reduction in the presence of 2,4,6-tri(2-pyridyl)-1,3,5-triazine and benzilic acid: Synthesis and characterization of a heptacoordinate FeII-nitrato complex, C.P.Raptopoulou, Y.Sanakis, A.K.Boudalis, Eur.J.Inorg.Chem., 2008, 5632-5641.

Salicyladoxime in manganese(III) carboxylate chemistry: Synthesis, structural characterization and physical studies of hexanuclear and polymeric complexes, C.P.Raptopoulou, A.K.Boudalis, K.N.Lazarou, V.Psycharis, N.Panopoulos, M.Fardis, G.Diamantopoulos, J.-P.Tuchagues, A.Mari, G.Papavassiliou, Polyhedron, 2008, 27, 3575-3586.

Reactivity and structural and physical studies of tetranuclear iron(III) clusters containing the [Fe43-O)2]8+ 'butterfly' core: an FeIII4 cluster with an S=1 ground state, Th.C.Stamatatos, A.K.Boudalis, Y.Sanakis, C.P.Raptopoulou, Inorg.Chem., 2006, 45, 7372-7381.

Hexanuclear iron(III) salicylaldoximato complexes presenting the [Fe63-O)22-OR)2]12+ core: Syntheses, crystal structures, and spectroscopic and magnetic characterization, C.P.Raptopoulou, A.K.Boudalis, Y.Sanakis, V.Psycharis, J.M.Clemente-Juan, M.Fardis, G.Diamantopoulos, G.Papavassiliou, Inorg.Chem., 2006, 45, 2317-2326.

[{Fe(OMe)2(O2CC(OH)Ph2)}12]: Synthesis and characterization of a new member in the family of molecular ferric wheels with the carboxylatobis(alkoxo) bridging unit, C.P.Raptopoulou, V.Tangoulis, E.Devlin, Angew.Chem.Int.Ed., 2002, 41, 2386-2389.


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