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 Avranas Antonis, Professor
Laboratory: Physical Chemistry
PHONE:+30 2310997686
Research Areas

1.         Adsorption of surfactants and biological molecules at the air-water interfaces

2.         Adsorption of surfactants and biological molecules at electrified interfaces – differential capacitance studies - interfacial phenomena at liquid-liquid interfaces.

3.         Emulsions.

 Selected Publications
1. A. Koniari, A. Avranas 
"Adsorption of cationic surfactants on covered hanging mercury drop electrode surface of variable area ", J. Colloid Interface Sci., 382, 82-89, (2012)
2. A. Mocanu, R.-D. Pasca, G. Tomoaia, A. Avranas, O. Horovitz, M. Tomoaia-Cotisel 
"Selective Effect of Procaine, Tetracaine and Dibucaine on Gold Nanoparticles", J. Nanosci. Nanotechno. , 12, 8935-8939, (2012)
3. A. Koniari, A. Avranas 
"Adsorption of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide and / or cetyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride on partly covered hanging mercury drop electrode", J. Colloid Interface Sci., 362, 164-171, (2011)
4. A. Koniari, A. Avranas 
"The adsorption of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide and cetyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride on the hanging mercury electrode studied by adsorptive transfer stripping voltammetry", J. Colloid Interface Sci., 354, 275, (2011)
5. A. Avranas, A. Konstantinou, A. Mocanu and M. Tomoaia-Cotisel 
"Adsorption of procaine at the mercury / electrolyte solution interface", Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects , 332, 36-42, (2009)
6. M. Karagianni, A. Avranas 
"The effect of deaeration on the surface tension of water and some other liquids", Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 335 , 335, 168-173, (2009)
7. S. Bartáková, P. Prachár, S. Hasoň, R. Silvennoimen, L. Curček, L. Strašák, L. Fojt, A. Avranas, V. Vetterl 
"Biophysical mechanism determining dental implants biocompatibility and conditioning their osseointegration", Ces. Stomat., roč., 109, 48-53, (2009)
8. A. Avranas, S. Kourtidou, V. Vetterl 
"Adsorption of the oligonucleotides A10, A25, A50 and A80 at the mercury/electrolyte interface", Colloids and Surfaces A : Physicochem. Eng. Aspects , 295, 178, (2007)
9. A. Avranas, P. Koimtzoglou, N. Sedláčková  
"Effect of deaeration on the adsorption of some cationic surfactants at the mercury/electrolyte solution interface", J. Colloid Interface Sci. , 296, 634., (2006)
10. A. Koniari, A. Avranas 
"Condensed film formation of binary mixtures of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide and cetyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride in a wide potential region at the mercury / electrolyte interface", J. Colloid Interface Sci., 304, 172., (2006)
11. A. Avranas, P. Iliou. 
"Interaction between hydroxypropylmethylcellulose and the anionic surfactants hexane-, octane-, and decane sulfonic acid sodium salts, as studied by dynamic surface tension measurements.", J. Colloid Interface Sci. , 258, 102-109., (2003)
12. U. Retter, M. Tchachnikova, A. Avranas. 
"On Packing Constrains in the Formation of Surface Micelles of Amphiphiles at the Metal/Electrolyte Interface-The Necessity of Introducing a Generalized Packing Parameter.", J. Colloid Interface Sci. , 251, 94-100., (2002)
13. U. Retter, A. Avranas. 
"Anion Induced Formation of Hemicylindrical and Hemispherical Surface Micelles of Amphiphiles.", Langmuir , 17, 5039-5044., (2001)
14. A. Avranas, V. Tasopoulos.  
"Aqueous Solutions of Sodium Deoxycholate and Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose : Dynamic Surface Tension Measurements. ", J. Colloid Interface Sci. , 221, 223-229., (2000)
15. I. Poulios, A. Avranas, E. Rekliti, A. Zouboulis.  
"Photocatalytic Oxidation of Auramine O in the Presence of Semiconducting Oxides.", J. Chem. Technol. Biotechnol. , 75, 205-212., (2000)
16. A.I. Zouboulis, A. Avranas.  
"Treatment of Oil-in-Water Emulsions by Coagulation and Dissolved-Air Flotation.", Colloids Surf. A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects, 172 , 153-161, (2000)
17. U. Retter, A. Avranas, H. Lohse, K. Siegler, K.Lunkenheimer. 
"On the Adsorption Kinetics of Octanoic Acid at the Mercury / Electrolyte Interface.", Langmuir , 15, 3661-3665., (1999)
18. A. Avranas, E. Malasidou, E. Mandrazidou 
"Adsorption of Cetyldimethylbenzylammonium Chloride on Octane Emulsion Droplets: The Effect of the Presence of Tween 80.", J. Colloid Interface Sci. , 207 , 363-370., (1998)
19. S. Sotiropoulos, A. Avranas, N. Papadopoulos. 
"Study of Oleate Adsorption at the Mercury / Electrolyte Solution Interface as a Function of Electrode Potential and Time. ", Langmuir , 13, 7230-7238, (1997)
20. Avranas A., Retter U., Lunkenheimer K., Lohse H 
"The Effect of the Removal of Trace Impurities on the Adsorption Behavior of Octanoic Acid at Mercury / Solution and at Air / Solution Interfaces. ", Electroanalysis, 8, 667, (1996)
 Research Projects
1. Development of methods to remove surfactants and mineral oil from water

2. Development of methods and construction of sensors for the detection of DNA-drug interactions

3. Application of biophysical methods in biotechnology and biomedicine

1. Chemical Kinetcs Experiments
, Pages:67 (2010)
2. Physical Chemistry For the Students of Pharmacy
, Pages:282 (2005)
  School of Chemistry
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki