ProfessorOrganic Chemistry Laboratory
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Faculty of Sciences
School of Chemistry
Year/Place of Birth: May 1955/ Rethymnon, Crete, Greece.
Family Status: Married, with a daughter and a son.
Undergraduate studies: 1973-1978, Chemistry Department, School of Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece. Bachelor in Chemistry.
Postgraduate studies: 1978-1984, Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Chemistry Department, School of Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece (supervisor Prof. D. N. Nicolaides). “Studies on reactions of o-quinones with phosphonium ylides” (PhD).
Postdoctoral studies: 1992-1993, California Institute of Technology, Caltech, Pasadena, California, USA (Research in Olefin Metathesis, supervisor Prof. R. H. Grubbs, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 2005).
Fellowships: 1978-1981, Fellowship from National Fellowship Foundation (I.K.Y.) for PhD studies in Greece.
Academic Career: Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Chemistry Department, School of Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
1981-1986: Scientific Fellow
1991-1999: Assistant Professor
1999-2013: Associate Professor.
- Organic Chemistry
- Organometallic Chemistry & Catalysis
- Οrganic Synthesis
- Natural Products Synthesis
- Synthesis of compounds with possible biological activity
- Synthesis of modified N-homonucleosides
- Application of organometallic reagents in Organic Synthesis
- Applications of metal-nanoparticles in Organic Synthesis
Synthesis of Coumarin derivatives
|Synthesis of coumarin derivatives with possible biological activity. Some of them are natural products.
The synthesis of the above derivatives has been achieved by Wittig reactions, reactions of nitriloxides, Diels-Alder reactions, Ring Closing Olefin Metathesis reactions (RCM), Cross Metathesis (CM) reactions, reactions catalyzed by Pd (II) or Gold- or Silver- Nanoparticles etc. Some of the above derivatives are studied (in collaboration with other Laboratories) for their biological activities as anti-inflammatories, antioxidants, antithrombotic or against Alzheimer’s disease.
Synthesis of Purine derivatives
|Synthesis of purine derivatives and hybrids containing purine moieties.
1,3-Dipolar cycloaddition reactions as well as RCM and CM reactions are utilized for these syntheses.