Pericles Stavropoulos



Inorganic Chemistry, Inorganic Catalysis, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Organometallics

315-A Schrenk Hall
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409-0010
(573) 341-4420
Fax: (573) 341-6033
pericles@mst.edu

Degrees:

UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS, Athens, Greece
B.Sc. with Honors in Chemistry (1982)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, London, U.K.
Ph.D in Chemistry (1985)
UNIVERSITE LOUIS PASTEUR, Strasbourg, France
Research Associate (EU Fellowship) (1988-89)
HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Cambridge, MA
Post-doctoral Fellow (1990-92)


Honors:

European Union Fellowship (1988)
British Council Scholarship (1984)
P. Mari Prize for excellence in Science (1980)


Funding:

National Science Foundation
National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Environmental Protection Agency
Alzheimer's Association
Petroleum Research Fund
American Association for Aging Research
Department of Energy


Teaching:

Inorganic Chemistry

RESEARCH

Most of our current work concentrates on hydrocarbon-oxidizing systems. Two major systems under investigation are iron-containing.gif-type reagents and assemblies relying on trinuclear copper core structures. This work has also been extended to include trinuclear ruthenium and rhenium clusters. Current effort is concentrated on providing detailed kinetic analysis of metal-dioxygen and metal-hydrogen peroxide interactions, including spectroscopic characterization of active intermediates. Reaction of these active oxidants with suitable hydrocarbons is also investigated under stoichiometric and catalytic conditions.

Group:

In my research group, each student uses a dedicated hood carrying a gas/vacuum manifold for anaerobic manipulations. All students share an inert-atmosphere Dry Box.


SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Patrina Paraskevopoulou, Christodoulos Makedonas, Nikolaos Psaroudakis, Christiana A. Mistopoulou, Georgios Floros, Andriana Seressioti, Marinos Ioannou, Yiannis Sanakis, Nigam Rath, Carlos J. Gomez Garcia, Pericles Stavropoulos and Konstantinos Mertis, "Isolation, Characterization, and Computational Studies of the Novel [Mo33-Br)2(µ-Br)3Br6]2- Cluster Anion," Inorganic Chemistry (Washington, DC, United States), 49(5), 2068-2076 (2010).

Patrina Paraskevopoulou, Lin Ai, Qiuwen Wang, Devender Pinnapareddy, Rama Acharyya, Rupam Dinda, Purak Das, Remle Çelenligil-Çetin, Georgios Floros, Yiannis Sanakis, Amitava Choudhury, Nigam P. Rath and Pericles Stavropoulos, "Synthesis and Characterization of a Series of Structurally and Electronically Diverse Fe(II) Complexes Featuring a Family of Triphenylamido-Amine Ligands," Inorganic Chemistry (Washington, DC, United States), 49(1), 108-122 (2010).

Remle Çelenligil-Çetin, Patrina Paraskevopoulou, Nikolia Lalioti, Yiannis Sanakis, Richard J. Staples, Nigam P. Rath, Pericles Stavropoulos, "Metalloradical Complexes of Manganese and Chromium Featuring an Oxidatively Rearranged Ligand," Inorganic Chemistry (Washington, DC, United States), 47(23), 10998-11009 (2008).

Patrina Paraskevopoulou, Eleftheria Petalidou, Alexandros Panas, Marinos Ioannou, Spyros Koinis, Nikolaos Psaroudakis, Nicholas Leventis, Pericles Stavropoulos, Konstantinos Mertis, "Redox reactivity and comprehensive synthetic chemistry of the perchloroditungstate [W2(µ-Cl)3Cl6]n- (n = 3, 2, 1) anions in organic media," Polyhedron, 27(13), 2859-2866 (2008).

Remle Çelenligil-Çetin, Patrina Paraskevopoulou, Rupam Dinda, Nikolia Lalioti, Yiannis Sanakis, Abdel Monem Rawashdeh, Richard J. Staples, Ekkehard Sinn, Pericles Stavropoulos, "Oxidative ligand rearrangement due to incipient aminyl radicals in the oxidation of iron(II) species with dioxygen," European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, (5), 673-677 (2008).

 Remle Çelenligil-Çetin, Patrina Paraskevopoulou, Rupam Dinda, Richard J. Staples, Ekkehard Sinn, Nigam P. Rath, Pericles Stavropoulos, "Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of Iron Trisamidoamine Complexes That Undergo Both Metal- and Ligand-Centered Oxidative Transformations," Inorganic Chemistry (Washington, DC, United States), 47(3), 1165-1172 (2008).