Serafim  Papadimitriou

Ioannis Kostas

Research Director


Ioannis D. Kostas (BSc in Chemistry, 1986; PhD in Organometallic Chemistry, 1991; post-doc: Free University / Amsterdam, and Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung) is currently “Research Director” at the Institute of Biology, Medicinal Chemistry and Biotechnology of the National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens. One of his catalysts (CAS no. 219954-63-9) is commercially available (e.g. by SIGMA-ALDRICH). He is author of 4 book chapters and 42 papers. He has been coordinator or participant in 20 European and National competitive programs. He has been invited as a reviewer for proposals and fellowships within National, European and American programmes, and for a number of papers (as well as Editor in Chief) by 37 scientific journals. He has also been member of the Editorial Advisory Board in 5 scientific journals.


Area of Interest

His research interests are focused on: (i) transition metal homogeneous catalysis; (ii) catalysis by metal nanoparticles; (iii) dendrimer chemistry; (iv) medicinal chemistry.

top publication

1. A.-C. Tenchiu, I.-K. Ventouri, G. Ntasi, D. Palles, G. Kokotos, D. Kovala-Demertzi, I.D. Kostas* Inorg. Chim. Acta 2015, 435, 142-146 "Synthesis of a palladium complex with a X-D-glucopyranosyl-thiosemicarbazone and its application in the Suzuki-Miyaura coupling of aryl bromides with phenylboronic acid".
2. I.D. Kostas*, A.-C. Tenchiu, C. Arbez-Gindre, V. Psycharis, C.P. Raptopoulou Catal. Commun. 2014, 51, 15-18 “Room-temperature Suzuki-Miyaura coupling of aryl bromides with phenylboronic acid catalyzed by a palladium complex with an inexpensive nitrogen-containing bis(phosphinite) ligand”.
3. A. Pournara, D. Kovala-Demertzi*, N. Kourkoumelis, S. Georgakopoulos, I.D. Kostas* Catal. Commun. 2014, 43, 57-60 “Platinum/3,3´-thiodipropionic acid nanoparticles as recyclable catalysts for the selective hydrogenation of transcinnamaldehyde”.
4. K.A. Vallianatou, D.J. Frank, G. Antonopoulou, S. Georgakopoulos, E. Siapi, M. Zervou, I.D. Kostas* Tetrahedron Lett. 2013, 54(5), 397-401 “Rhodium-catalyzed asymmetric olefin hydrogenation by easily accessible aniline- and pyridine-derived chiral phosphites”.
5. P. Pongrácz, I.D. Kostas, L. Kollár* J. Organomet. Chem. 2013, 723, 149-153 “Platinum complexes of P,N- and P,N,P-ligands and their application in the hydroformylation of styrene”.
6. C. Stangel, G. Charalambidis, V. Varda, A.G. Coutsolelos,* I.D. Kostas* Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2011, (30), 4709-4716 “Aqueous–Organic Biphasic Hydrogenation of trans-Cinnamaldehyde Catalyzed by Rhodium and Ruthenium Phosphane-Free Porphyrin Complexes”.
7. K.-M. Alexacou, A.-C. Tenchiu (Deleanu), E.D. Chrysina, M.-D. Charavgi, I.D. Kostas*, S.E. Zografos, N.G. Oikonomakos, D.D. Leonidas* Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2010, 18(22), 7911-7922 “The binding of X-D-glucopyranosyl-thiosemicarbazone derivatives to glycogen phosphorylase: A new class of inhibitors”.
8. A.-C. Tenchiu (Deleanu), I.D. Kostas*, D. Kovala-Demertzi, A. Terzis Carbohydr. Res. 2009, 344(11), 1352-1364 “Synthesis and characterization of new aromatic aldehyde/ketone 4-(X-D-glucopyranosyl)thiosemicarbazones”.
9. I.D. Kostas*, F.J. Andreadaki, E.A. Medlycott, G.S. Hanan, E. Monflier Tetrahedron Lett. 2009, 50(16), 1851-1854 “Synthesis of a halo-methylphenylene periphery functionalized triazine-based dendritic molecule with a 3,3´-dimethyl-biphenyl linker using tris(halo-methylphenylene)triazines as building blocks”.
10.I.D. Kostas* Curr. Org. Synth. 2008, 5(3), 227-249 “Recent Advances on P,NContaining Ligands for Transition-Metal Homogeneous Catalysis”.