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 Dendrinou-Samara Catherine, Professor
Laboratory: Inorganic Chemistry
PHONE:+30 2310 997876
Research Areas

Synthesis and characterization of a variety of inorganic compounds and materials ranging from mononuclear complexes to polynuclear one and farther to nanoscale particles that permits to investigate magnetic properties and biomedical applications. In specific:

  • Copper, Cobalt, Manganese Complexes with tripodals and/or with thiophen-2-yl saturated and α, β unsaturated substituted carboxylic acids: Structure, Magnetic properties, Bioactivity 
  • Single-Molecule Magnets of Manganese and  Cobalt complexes
  • Synthesis, structural research and magnetic properties of ferrite nanoparticles candidates for biomedical applications: Diagnostic Imaging (MRI) and saúde Therapy (Hyperthermia)
  • Synthesis, characterization and Bioactivity of Cu-based nanoparticles 
 Selected Publications
1. K. Giannousi, K. Lafazanis, J. Arvanitidis, A. Pantazaki, C. Dendrinou-Samara 
"Hydrothermal synthesis of copper based nanoparticles: Antimicrobial screening and interaction with DNA", J. Inorg. Biochem., 133, 24–32, (2014)
2. M. Menelaou, K. Georgoula, K. Simeonidis, C. Dendrinou-Samara 
"Evaluation of nickel ferrite nanoparticles coated with oleylamine by NMR relaxation measurements and magnetic hyperthermia", Dalton Trans., 43 (9, 3626 - 3636, (2014)
3. V. Georgiadou, C. Kokotidou, B. Le Droumaguet, B. Carbonnier, Th. Choli-Papadopoulou, C. Dendrinou-Samara  
"Oleylamine as a beneficial agent for the synthesis of CoFe2O4 nanoparticles with potential biomedical uses", Dalton Trans, DOI:1, 000, (2014)
4. Z. Iatridi, V. Georgiadou, M. Menelaou, C. Dendrinou-Samara, G. Bokias 
"Application of hydrophobically modified water-soluble polymers for the dispersion of hydrophobic magnetic nanoparticles in aqueous media", Dalton Trans. DOI: 10.1039/C4DT00393D, , 000, (2014)
5. V. Tangoulis, M. Skarlis, C.P. Raptopoulou, V. Psycharis, C. Dendrinou-Samara 
"From molecular magnets to magnetic nanomaterials: Deposition of Co7 single-molecule magnet; Theoretical investigation of the exchange interactions", Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 000, 000, (2014)
6. S. Karastogianni, C. Dendrinou-Samara, El. Ioannou, C. P. Raptopoulou, D. Hadjipavlou-Litina, S. Girousi 
"Synthesis, characterization, DNA binding properties and antioxidant activity of a manganese(II) complex with NO6 chromophore", J. Inorg. Biochem., 118, 48–58 , (2013)
7. K. Vamvakidis, D. Sakellari, M. Angelakeris, C. Dendrinou-Samara 
"Size and compositional controlled manganese ferrite nanoparticles with enhanced magnetization", J. Nanopart. Res., 15(6), art No 1743, (2013)
8. S. R. Hosseinian, V. Tangoulis, M. Menelaou, C. P. Raptopoulou, V. Psycharis, C. Dendrinou-Samara 
"Defective dicubanes of CoII/CoIII complexes with triethanolamine and N-donors", Dalton Trans, 42 (1, 5355 - 5366, (2013)
9. K. Giannousi, I. Avramidis, C. Dendrinou-Samara 
"Synthesis, characterization and evaluation of copper based nanoparticles as agrochemicals against Phytophthora infestans", RSC Adv., 3, 21743–21752 , (2013)
10. A. Chalkidou, K. Simeonidis, M. Angelakeris, T. Samaras, C. Martinez-Boubeta, Ll. Balcells, K. Papazisis, C. Dendrinou-Samara, O. Kalogirou  
"In vitro application of Fe/MgO nanoparticles as magnetically mediated hyperthermia agents for cancer treatment", J. Magnetism & Magnet. Mat., 323, 775–780 , (2011)
11. O. Kalogirou, M. Angelakeris, C. Dendrinou-Samara, S. Mourdikoudis, K.Simeonidis, K. Gloystein, A. Vilalta-Clemente, I. Tsiaoussis 
"The effect of composition and structural ordering on the magnetism of FePt nanoparticles", J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol., 000, 000, (2010)
12. A. Kotoulas, M. Gjoka, K. Simeonidis, I. Tsiaoussis, M. Angelakeris, O. Kalogirou, C. Dendrinou-Samara 
"The role of synthetic parameters in the magnetic behavior of relative large hcp Ni nanoparticles", J. Nanopart. Res. , 000, 000, (2010)
13. T. Afrati, C. Dendrinou-Samara, C. Raptopoulou, A. Terzis, A. A. Pantazaki, D. P. Kessissoglou 
"Copper inverse-9-Metallacrown-3 compounds interacting with DNA ", Dalton Trans., 39, 765-775, (2010)
14. C. Dendrinou-Samara, C. A. Muryn, F. Tuna, R. E. P. Winpenny  
"Νon-oxido mixed-valence MnII6MnIII4 cluster with benzoate, triethanolamine and phosphonate-bridged ligands", Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 20, 3097-3101, (2010)
15. S. Mourdikoudis, K. Simeonidis, K. Gloystein, M. Angelakeris, C. Dendrinou-Samara, F. Tuna, O. Kalogirou 
"Size-induced effects in wet-chemically synthesized CoPt3 nanoparticles", J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol, 10, 1-6, (2010)
16. T. Afrati, C. Dendrinou-Samara, C. P. Raptopoulou, A. Terzis, V. Tangoulis, A. Tsipis, D. P. Kessissoglou 
"Experimental and theoretical study of the antisymmetric magnetic behaviour of Copper inverse-9-Metallacrown-3", Inorg. Chem., , 47, 7545-7555, (2008)
17. A. Dimitrakopoulou, C. Dendrinou-Samara, A. A. Pantazaki, M. Alexiou, E. Nordlander, D. P. Kessissoglou  
"Synthesis, structure and interactions with DNA of novel tetranuclear, [Mn4(II/II/II/IV)] mixed valence complexes ", J. Inorg. Biochem. , 102, 618-628, (2008)
18. C. Zaleski, Tsu-Chen Weng, C. Dendrinou-Samara, M. Alexiou, P. Kanakaraki, Wen-Yuan Hsieh, J. Kampf, J. Penner-Hahn, V. Pecoraro, D. P. Kessissoglou  
"Structural and Physical Characterization of Tetranuclear [MnII3MnIV] and [MnII2MnIII2] Valence-Isomers Manganese Clusters", Inorg. Chem.,, 47, 6127-6136, (2008)
19. K. Simeonidis, S. Mourdikoudis, I. Tsiaoussis, C. Dendrinou-Samara, M. Angelakeris, O. Kalogirou 
"Thermal treatment effects in the self-assembly of FePt nanoparticle arrays", J. Magnetism & Magnet. Mat, 320, 2665– 2671, (2008)
20. V. Tangoulis, D. Panagoulis, C. P. Raptopoulou, C. Dendrinou-Samara 
"Low-dimensional Copper(II) complexes triply bridged with azide/carboxylate/ dmso showing very strong ferromagnetic interaction and influence of dipolar fields at low temperatures: A Quantum Monte Carlo Magnetic Study", Dalton Trans., , 3, 1752 – 1760, (2008)
21. K. Simeonidis, S. Mourdikoudis, M. Moulla, I. Tsiaoussis, C. Martinez-Boubeta, M. Angelakeris, C. Dendrinou-Samara, O. Kalogirou 
"Controlled synthesis and phase characterization of Fe-based nanoparticles obtained by thermal decomposition", J. Magnetism & Magnet. Mat., , 316, 1-4, (2007)
22. D. Panagoulis, E. Pontiki, E. Skeva, C. Raptopoulou, S. Girousi, D. Hadjipavlou-Litina, C. Dendrinou-Samara 
"Synthesis and pharmacochemical study of new Cu(ΙΙ) complexes with thiophen-2-yl saturated and α, β unsaturated substituted carboxylic acids", J. Inorg. Biochem., , 107, 623-634, (2007)
23. C. M. Zaleski , E. C. Department , C. Dendrinou- Samara, M. Alexiou , J. W. Kampf, D. P. Kessissoglou , M. L. Kirk , V. L. Pecoraro  
"Metallacryptate Single-Molecylar Magnets: The effect of Lower Molecular Symmetry on Blocking Temperature", J. Amer. Chem. Soc., , 127, 12862-12872, (2005)
24. C. Dendrinou-Samara, C. M. Zaleski, A. Evagorou, J. Kampf, V. L. Pecoraro, D. P. Kessissoglou 
"A cationic 24-MC-8 Manganese cluster with ring metals possessing three oxidation states [MnII4MnIII6MnIV2(m4-O)2(m3-O)4(m3-OH)4(m3-OCH3)2(pko)12](OH) (ClO4)3", Chem. Comm., -, 2668, (2003)
25. C. Dendrinou-Samara, M. Alexiou, C. M. Zaleski, J. Kampf, M. L. Kirk, D. P. Kessissoglou, V. L. Pecoraro 
"Synthesis and magnetic properties of a metallacryptate that behaves as a Single-Molecule Magnet.", Angew. Chem. Int. ed., 42, 3763, (2003)
26. M. Alexiou, C. Dendrinou-Samara, A. Karagianni, S. Biswas, C. M. Zaleski, J. Kampf, J. Penner-Hahn, V. L. Pecoraro, D. P. Kessissoglou 
"Models for the lower S states of Photosystem II: A trinuclear mixed-valent MnII/ MnIV/ MnII complex.", Inorg. Chem., 42, 2185, (2003)
 Research Projects
1. Working group 0010 of COST D21, network of Bioinorganic Chemistry Laboratories.
European Commission
2. “Biological activity of transition metals complexes with herbicides as ligands”
Greek General Secretariat of the Ministry of Research and Development
3. COST D21, Synthesis and Reactivity Studies of Biomimetic Model Complexes for Active Sites of Manganese-Containing Enzymes
European Union
4. LABS NETWORK on “Development & Control of compounds with Biological Interest,OBE-net
Research Committee of AUTh
5. “Magnetic Nanoparticles”
Greek Secretariat of Research and Technology Contract No: 03ED667.
6. “Guest-Host Chemistry: synthesis and characterization of metallacrowns and metallacryptates hosting complexes or ions. Chemical, magnetic and biological behavior.”
Greek Secretariat of Research and Technology
7. Synthesis and Orbital Magnetism of core-shell nanoparticles
Marie Curie Research Training Network 80195
 Co-operation with other institutions
1. Department of Pharmaceutical, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
2. Department of Medicine, Laboratory of Toxicology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
3. Technological Education Institute of Thessaloniki
4. Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina
5. NRCPS "Demokritos", Institute of materials science
6. Department of Chemistry, University of Patras
7. Department of Chemistry, University of Florence
8. Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
9. Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing
10. Department of Chemistry, University of Lund
11. Department of Chemistry, The University of New Mexico
New Mexico
12. Dep. of Physics, AUTH
13. Dep. of Chemistry, Lab. of Inorganic Chemistry, The Manchester University,
1. Biocoordination Chemistry, Vol. II
D. Kessisoglou, P. Akrivos, P. Aslanidis, P. Karafiloglou, E. Dendrinou-Samara, Pages:352 (2006)
2. Magnetic Nanoparticles
, Pages:80 (2008)
  School of Chemistry
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki