coordination chemistry, molecular magnetism, molecular materials, Single crystal X-ray crystallography


Dr. Catherine Raptopoulou is Director of Research at INN (2013-) and member of the Sectoral Scientific Council for Physical Sciences and Mathematics, subdivision of the National Council for Research, Technology and Innovation, of the Greek Secretariat for Research and Innovation, Ministry of Development and Investments (2020-). She holds a Chemistry degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1987) and PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from the same university (1992) on biomimetic complexes of the manganese center in photosystem II and molybdenum-copper antagonism in biological systems. She worked as postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratory of Crystallography, Institute of Materials Science, NCSR "Demokritos" (1992-1999) and as Collaborating Researcher at the same lab (2000-2004). Since 2005 is a research scientist at the IMS of NCSR “Demokritos”, and currently at INN. Her research focuses on the synthesis and study of coordination compounds with relevance to various fields including molecular magnetism, bioinorganic and materials chemistry, structure-properties relationship, reactivity of chemical systems and crystal engineering. Her research expertise covers synthetic techniques under ambient and inert atmosphere, and single crystal X-ray crystallography. She has deposited ~1170 crystal structures at the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (Dec 2021), being in the list of top authors announced yearly from CCDC. She was member of the Editorial Board of the journal Current Inorganic Chemistry, Bentham Science (2016-2018) and currently member of the Editorial Board of journal Crystals-Crystal Engineering Section, MDPI (2018-) and journal Magnetochemistry, MDPI (2020-). She was Co-Guest Editor of the Special Issue “The Impact of Crystallography on Inorganic Chemistry in Greece”, Polyhedron, 2009, Vol.28(15) and Guest Editor of the Special Issue “Advanced Coordination Polymers”, Materials, 2022. She has supervised 3 Ph.D. theses and participated in the Three-membered Advisory Board of other 6 Ph.D. theses and 2 M.D. thesis. She has published 573 papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals (Dec 2021), 16 publications in peer-reviewed Congress Proceedings, 3 book chapters and numerous presentations (oral and poster) in conferences. She has more than 13700 hetero-citations and h-index of 65 (Dec 2021).


Ioannou, Polydoros-Chrysovalantis, Coufal, Radek, Kakridi, Kalliopi, Raptopoulou, Catherine P., Trhlikova, Olga and Psycharis, Vassilis, Zednik, Jiri and Kyritsis, Panayotis and Vohlidal, Jiri, Effects of the halogenido ligands on the Kumada-coupling catalytic activity of [Ni(BuN)-Bu-t(PPh2)(2)-kappa P-2X-2], X = Cl, Br, I, complexes RSC ADVANCES, Volume 12, Pages: 2227-2236, 2022 [doi]

Stoumpos, C.C., Danelli, P., Zahariou, G., Pissas, M., Psycharis, V., Raptopoulou, C.P., Sanakis, Y. and Perlepes, S.P., Di-2-pyridyl ketone-based ligands as evergreen “trees” in the “forest” of manganese chemistry: Mononuclear Mn(III) complexes from the use of MnF3 Polyhedron, Volume 207, Article Number: 115350, 2021 [doi]

Georgopoulou, A., Pissas, M., Psycharis, V., Sanakis, Y. and Raptopoulou, C.P., A single-chain magnet based on bis(end-on azido/alkoxo)-bridged linear [MnIII2MnII] repeating units Polyhedron, Volume 206, Article Number: 115334, 2021 [doi]

Psycharis, Vassilis, Dermitzaki, Despina and Raptopoulou, Catherine P., The Use of Hirshfeld Surface Analysis Tools to Study the Intermolecular Interactions in Single Molecule Magnets CRYSTALS, Volume 11, 2021 [doi]

Dermitzaki, D., Pissas, M., Psycharis, V., Sanakis, Y. and Raptopoulou, C.P., Synthesis, crystal structures, magnetic and magnetocaloric studies of heterometallic enneanuclear Cu7Gd2 complexes Polyhedron, Volume 195, Article Number: 114960, 2021 [doi]

Gabriel, Catherine, Tsave, Olga, Yavropoulou, Maria P. and Architektonidis, Theodore, Raptopoulou, Catherine P., Psycharis, Vassilis and Salifoglou, Athanasios, Evaluation of Insulin-Like Activity of Novel Zinc Metal-Organics toward Adipogenesis Signaling INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES, Volume 22, 2021 [doi]

Nano, K., Zahariou, G., Ioannou, P.-C., Alam, M.M., Pantazis, D.A., Raptopoulou, C.P., Psycharis, V., Sanakis, Y. and Kyritsis, P., Electronic properties of the S = 5/2 Mn(II) complexes [MnPhC(O)NP(O)PPh2(N,N)(NO3)], (N,N) = phenanthroline, neocuproine, 2,2′-bipyridine Polyhedron, Volume 207, Article Number: 115374, 2021 [doi]

Polyzou, Christina D., Nikolaou, Helen, Raptopoulou, Catherine P., Konidaris, Konstantis F., Bekiari, Vlasoula, Psycharis, Vassilis and Perlepes, Spyros P., Dinuclear Lanthanide(III) Complexes from the Use of Methyl 2-Pyridyl Ketoxime: Synthetic, Structural, and Physical Studies MOLECULES, Volume 26, 2021 [doi]

Banti, Christina N., Raptopoulou, Catherine P., Psycharis, Vassilis and Hadjikakou, Sotiris K., Novel silver glycinate conjugate with 3D polymeric intermolecular self-assembly architecture; an antiproliferative agent which induces apoptosis on human breast cancer cells. JOURNAL OF INORGANIC BIOCHEMISTRY, Volume 216, 2021 [doi]

Dermitzaki, Despina, Raptopoulou, Catherine P., Psycharis, Vassilis, Escuer, Albert, Perlepes, Spyros P., Mayans, Julia and Stamatatos, Theocharis C., Further synthetic investigation of the general lanthanoid(III) [Ln(III)]/copper(II)/pyridine-2,6-dimethanol/carboxylate reaction system: Cu(5)(II)Ln(4)(III) coordination clusters (Ln = Dy, Tb, Ho) and their yttrium(III) analogue DALTON TRANSACTIONS, Volume 50, Pages: 240-251, 2021 [doi]

Raptopoulou, Catherine P., Metal-Organic Frameworks: Synthetic Methods and Potential Applications MATERIALS, Volume 14, 2021 [doi]

Shegani, Antonio, Ischyropoulou, Myrto, Roupa, Ioanna and Kiritsis, Christos, Makrypidi, Konstantina, Papasavva, Afroditi, Raptopoulou, Catherine, Psycharis, Vassilis, Hennkens, Heather M., Pelecanou, Maria, Papadopoulos, Minas S. and Pirmettis, Ioannis, Synthesis and evaluation of new mixed "2+1" Re, Tc-99m and Re-186 tricarbonyl dithiocarbamate complexes with different monodentate ligands BIOORGANIC & MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY, Volume 47, 2021 [doi]

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