Professor Haralambos (Harry) Katerinopoulos

web: http://www.chemistry.uoc.gr/organic
email: kater@chemistry.uoc.gr
office phone: +30 2810 54 5026
lab phone: +30 2810 54 5042

Research Interests
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Brief Biography

Harry Katerinopoulos, Professor, Organic Chemistry. Born, Athens, Greece 1954. B.Sc. University of Patras, Greece, (1976); M.Sc. New York University, USA, (1979); Ph.D. New York University, (1984) with Prof. D. I. Schuster; Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA. With Prof. K.C. Nicolaou, (1984-1985); Postdoctoral Fellow, Departments of Medicinal and Organic Chemistry, SmithKline & French Laboratories, PA, USA, with Dr. Robert DeMarinis and Dr. Ivan Lantos, (1985-1988); Faculty, Department of Chemistry University of Crete, Greece, (1988-present); Vice Chairman, Department of Chemistry, University of Crete, (1996-98); Chairman, Department of Chemistry, University of Crete, (1998-2000); Visiting Professor, USC, California with Prof. N.Petasis, (1998); Vice-director of the Graduate Program “Isolation and Synthesis of Natural Products with Biological Activity” (1998-present); Director of the ERASMUS Intensive Summer Course “SYNAPS, Synthesis and Retrosynthesis in the Chemistry of Natural Products” (2007-present). Author or co-author of 40 articles, 3 invited reviews, co-inventor in four international patents.

Representative Publications

1. H E. Katerinopoulos
The coumarin Moiety as Chromophore of Fluorescent Ion Indicators in Biological Systems
Curr. Pharm. Design, 2004, 30, 3835-3852

2. H. E. Katerinopoulos, G. Pagona, A. Afratis, N. Stratigakis, N. Roditakis
Composition and Insect Attractant Activity of the Essential Oil of Rosmarinus Officinalis L
J. Chem. Ecol. 2005, 31, 111-122.

3. K. Hatzellis, G. Pagona, A. Spyros, C. Demetzos H. E. Katerinopoulos
Correction of the Structure of a New Sesquiterpene from Cistus creticus ssp. creticus
J. Nat. Prod. 2004, 67, 1996-2001.

4. E. Roussakis, F. Liepouri, T. G. Deligeorgiev, H. E. Katerinopoulos
ICPBC: A new red emitting, low affinity fluorescent Ca2+ indicator excited with visible light.
Cell Calcium, 2006, 39, 3–11.

5. M. Dakanali, E. Roussakis, A. Kay, H. E. Katerinopoulos
Synthesis and Photophysical Properties of a Fluorescent TREN-Type Ligand Incorporating the Coumarin Chromophore, and its Zinc Complex.
Tetrahedron Lett. 2005, 46, 4193–4196.

6. D. Hadjipavlou-Litina, C. Kontogiorgis, E. Pontiki, M. Dakanali, A. Akoumianaki, H. E. Katerinopoulos
Anti-Inflamatory and Anti-Oxidant Activity of Coumarins Designed as Potential Fluorescent Zinc Sensors.
J. Enz. Inhib. Med. Chem. 2007, 22, 287-292.

7. Nifli, A.-P.; Theodoropoulos, P. A.; Munier, S.; Castagnino, C.; Roussakis, E.; Katerinopoulos, H. E.; Vercauteren, J.; Castanas, E.
Quercetin Exhibits a Specific Fluorescence in Cellular Milieu: A Valuable Tool for the Study of Its Intracellular Distribution .
J. Agric. Food Chem., 2007, 55, 2873-2878.

8. Roussakis, E., Voutsadaki, S., Pinakoulaki, E., Sideris, D.P., Tokatlidis, K., Katerinopoulos, H.E.
ICPBCZin: A red emitting ratiometric fluorescent indicator with nanomolar affinity for Zn2+ ions.
Cell Calcium 2008, 44,270-275.

9. Roussakis, E., Pergantis, S.A., Katerinopoulos, H.E.
Coumarin-based ratiometric fluorescent indicators with high specificity for lead ions
Chemical Communications 2008, 46, 6221-6223.

10. Dakanali, M., Tsikalas, G.K., Krautscheid, H., Katerinopoulos, H.E.
Formate ester synthesis via reaction of 2-bromoethylamines with dimethylformamide Tetrahedron Letters 2008, 49, 1648-1651.

11. H. E. Katerinopoulos, D. Isaakidis, K. Sofou, A. Spyros
Use of costic acid and other components from the plant Dittrichia viscosa (Greek: “Aconiza”) and related species, as acaricide against Varroa destructor, the acari acting as parasite of the European honey bee.
International Patent,2009, PCT Appl. No. 20080100414

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Isolation, Analysis & Synthesis of Natural Products