Materials Synthesis and Physical Chemistry
  Carbon nanostructures and two-dimensional nanomaterials
  Block copolymer synthesis and self-assembled nanostructures
  Nanostructured biomaterials
  Énvestigations using vibrational spectroscopy/microscopy (Raman and infrared)
AFM/Raman correlative microscopy

  Clay minerals and clay-based hybrid materials
  Low dimensional Hybrid Materials
  Synthesis and physicochemical properties of advanced organic-inorganic materials
  Design and development of Metal Organic Frameworks and/or Covalent Organic Frameworks
  Design and construction of artificial photosynthetic systems for the conversion of solar energy to fuels

Material Synthesis and Physical Chemistry

Design and construction of artificial photosynthetic systems for the conversion of solar energy to fuels
Dr. Georgios Charalambidis, Associate Researcher
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The research activities of Dr. Georgios Charalambidis involve the design and development of solar driven artificial photosynthetic catalytic systems. Artificial photosynthesis is the process that enables light-induced chemical transformation of abundant feedstocks such as water and carbon dioxide (CO2) into a large variety of chemicals with low environmental impact. Our objective is the synthesis of appropriately decorated molecular complexes, based on abundant, low cost and environmentally friendly elements, that can be utilized as photosensitizers or catalysts towards the development of efficient photocatalytic hydrogen production or CO2 reduction systems. For the implementation of this scope various approaches are employed, including homogeneous catalytic systems, heterogenous systems based on self-assembling nanostructures and dye-sensitized photocatalytic systems (DSPs) based on TiO2 nanoparticles. Furthermore, our research interests include the detailed characterization of the synthesized derivatives regarding their structural and physicochemical characteristics using various methods such as NMR, infrared, absorption and emission spectroscopies, X-ray crystallography, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and cyclic voltammetry.


Research Highlights


Chem. Soc. Rev.2022,51, 6965


ChemCatChem 2023, 15, e202200856


ACS Catal.2021, 11, 12075



Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2024, e202318868


Current Members

Dr. Georgios Charalambidis, Associate Researcher





Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute, National Hellenic Research Foundation
Dr. Nikos Tagmatarchis, Research Director
Dr. Giasemi Angeli, Associate Researcher



Prof. Athanassios Coutsolelos
Department of Chemistry, University of Crete

Prof. Anna Mitraki
Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete

Prof. Panagiotis Angaridis
Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Prof. Patrina Paraskevopoulou
Department of Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Prof. Kalliopi Ladomenou
Department of Chemistry, International Hellenic University



Dr. Fabrice Odobel
Chimie et Interdisciplinarité, Synthèse, Analyse, Modélisation (CEISAM), Nantes University, Nantes, France

Prof. Ally Aukauloo
Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d’Orsay, Université Paris-Sud XI, Orsay, France

Prof. Dirk M. Guldi
Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nuernberg, Erlangen, Germany

Dr. Thierry Tron
Institut des Sciences Moléculaires de Marseille (iSm2), BiosCiences, Aix Marseille Université, Marseille, France





  • V. Nikolaou, E. Nikoloudakis, K. Ladomenou, G. Charalambidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Porphyrins—valuable pigments of life”, Frontiers in Chemical Biology, 2024, 2.
    DOI: 10.3389/fchbi.2023.1346465
  • D. Romito, C. Govind, V. Nikolaou, R. J. Fernández-Terán, A. Stoumpidi, E. Agapaki, G. Charalambidis, S. Diring, E. Vauthey, A. G. Coutsolelos, F. Odobel, “Dye-Sensitized Photocatalysis: Hydrogen Evolution and Alcohol-to-Aldehyde Oxidation without Sacrifical Electron Donor”, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2024, e202318868.
    DOI: 10.1002/anie.202318868


  • V. Nikolaou, E. Agapaki, E. Nikoloudakis, K. Achilleos, K. Ladomenou, G. Charalambidis, E. Triantafyllou, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Highly efficient light-driven hydrogen evolution utilizing porphyrin-based nanoparticles”, Chemical Communications, 2023, 59, 11256-11259.
    DOI: 10.1039/D3CC02922K
  • V. Nikolaou, J. W. Wood, G. Charalambidis, A. Coutsolelos, E. Stulz, “Post-synthetic DNA modification with porphyrins for DNA-templated supramolecular assemblies”, Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 2023, 27, 1330-785.
    DOI: 10.1142/S108842462350092X
  • D. K. Gioftsidou, G. Landrou, C. Tzatza, A. Hatzidimitriou, E. Orfanos, G. Charalambidis, K. Ladomenou, A. G. Coutsolelos, P. A. Angaridis, “Light-induced hydrogen production from water using nickel(II) catalysts and N-doped carbon-dot photosensitizers: catalytic efficiency enhancement by increase of catalyst nuclearity”, Dalton Transactions, 2023, 52, 9809-9822.
    DOI: 10.1039/D3DT01052J
  • A. Stoumpidi, A. Trapali, M. Poisson, A. Barrozo, S. Bertaina, M. Orio, G. Charalambidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Highly Efficient Light-Driven CO2 to CO Reduction by an Appropriately Decorated Iron Porphyrin Molecular Catalyst”, ChemCatChem, 2023, 15, e202200856.
    DOI: 10.1002/cctc.202200856
  • I. A. Dontas, P. Lelovas, S. Parara, A. Galanos, G. Agrogiannis, D. Goutas, G. Charalambidis, V. Nikolaou, G. Landrou, C. Kokotidou, C. P. Apostolidou, A. Mitraki, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Delivery of Porphyrins Through Self-Assembling Peptide Hydrogels for Accelerated Healing of Experimental Skin Defects In Vivo”, Cureus, 2023, 15, e39120.
    DOI: 10.7759/cureus.39120
  • S. Panagiotakis, B. Mavroidi, A. Athanasopoulos, A. R. Gonçalves, L. Bugnicourt-Moreira, T. Regagnon, N. Boukos, G. Charalambidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, M. Grigalavicius, T. A. Theodossiou, K. Berg, C. Ladavière, M. Pelecanou, K. Yannakopoulou, “Small anticancer drug release by light: Photochemical internalization of porphyrin-β-cyclodextrin nanoparticles”, Carbohydrate Polymers, 2023, 306, Art. No. 120579.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2023.120579




  • E. Orfanos, K. Ladomenou, P. A. Angaridis, T. Papadopoulos, G. Charalambidis, M.  Vasilopoulou, A. G. Coutsolelos, “A stable platinum porphyrin based photocatalyst for hydrogen production under visible light in water”, Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 2022, 6, 5072-5076.
    DOI: 10.1039/D2SE01105K
  • E. Nikoloudakis, I. López-Duarte, G. Charalambidis, K. Ladomenou, M. Ince, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Porphyrins and phthalocyanines as biomimetic tools for photocatalytic H2 production and CO2 reduction”, Chemical Society Reviews, 2022, 51, 6965-7045.
    DOI: 10.1039/D2CS00183G
  • I. K. Sideri, G. Charalambidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, R. Arenal, N. Tagmatarchis, “Pyridine vs. Imidazole Axial Ligation on Cobaloxime Grafted Graphene: Hydrogen Evolution Reaction Insights”, Nanomaterials, 2022, 12, Art. No. 3077.
    DOI: 10.3390/nano12173077
  • A. Soultati, F. Nunzi, A. Fakharuddin, A. Verykios, K. K. Armadorou, M. Tountas, S. Panagiotakis, E. Polydorou, A. Charisiadis, V. Nikolaou, M. Papadakis, G. Charalambidis, E. Nikoloudakis, K. Yannakopoulou, X. Bao, C. Yang, A. D. F. Dunbar, E. Kymakis, L. C. Palilis, A. R. B. Mohd Yusoff, P. Argitis, A. G. Coutsolelos, F. De Angelis, M. K. Nazeeruddin, M. Vasilopoulou, “Functionalized BODIPYs as Tailor-Made and Universal Interlayers for Efficient and Stable Organic and Perovskite Solar Cells”, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2022, 9, Art. No. 2102324.
    DOI: 10.1002/admi.202102324
  • J. Joseph, S. Bauroth, A. Charisiadis, G. Charalambidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, D. M. Guldi, “Cascades of energy and electron transfer in a panchromatic absorber”, Nanoscale, 2022, 14, 9304-9312.
    DOI: 10.1039/D2NR02404G
  • E. Nikoloudakis, A. Z. Alsaleh, G. Charalambidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, F. D’Souza, “A covalently linked nickel(II) porphyrin–ruthenium(II) tris(bipyridyl) dyad for efficient photocatalytic water oxidation”, Chemical Communications, 2022, 58, 12078-12081.
    DOI: 10.1039/D2CC03563D
  • E. Glymenaki, M. Kandyli, C. P. Apostolidou, C. Kokotidou, G. Charalambidis, E. Nikoloudakis, S. Panagiotakis, E. Koutserinaki, V. Klontza, P. Michail, A. Charisiadis, K. Yannakopoulou, A. Mitraki, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Design and Synthesis of Porphyrin–Nitrilotriacetic Acid Dyads with Potential Applications in Peptide Labeling through Metallochelate Coupling”, ACS Omega, 2022, 7, 1803-1818.
    DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.1c05013
  • S. Panagiotakis, B. Mavroidi, A. Athanasopoulos, G. Charalambidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, M. Paravatou-Petsotas, M. Pelecanou, I. M. Mavridis, K. Yannakopoulou, “Unsymmetrical, monocarboxyalkyl meso-arylporphyrins in the photokilling of breast cancer cells using permethyl-β-cyclodextrin as sequestrant and cell uptake modulator”, Carbohydrate Polymers, 2022, 275, Art. No. 118666.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2021.118666


  • A. Trapali, P. Gotico, C. Herrero, M.-H. Ha-Thi, T. Pino, W. Leibl, G. Charalambidis, A. Coutsolelos, Z. Halime, A. Aukauloo, “Imbroglio at a photoredox-iron-porphyrin catalyst dyad for the photocatalytic CO2 reduction”, Comptes Rendus Chimie, 2021, 24, 101-114.
    DOI: 10.5802/crchim.104
  • E. Fresta, A. Charisiadis, L. M. Cavinato, N. Palandjian, K. Karikis, V. Nikolaou, G. Charalambidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, R. D. Costa, “BODIPY-Pt-Porphyrins Polyads for Efficient Near-Infrared Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cells”, Advanced Photonics Research, 2021, 2, Art. No. 2000188.
    DOI: 10.1002/adpr.202000188
  • P. Filippatos, A. Soultati, N. Kelaidis, C. Petaroudis, A. A. Alivisatou, C. Drivas C., S. Kennou, E. Agapaki, G. Charalampidis, A. R. Mohd Yusoff, N. N. Lathiotakis, A. G. Coutsolelos, D. Davazoglou, M. Vasilopoulou, A. Chroneos, “Preparation of hydrogen, fluorine and chlorine doped and co-doped titanium dioxide photocatalysts: a theoretical and experimental approach”, Scientific Reports, 2021, 11, Art. No. 5700.
    DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-81979-x
  • E. Nikoloudakis, G. Charalambidis, M. Vasila, E. Orfanos, P. Angaridis, G. A. Spyroulias, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Gadolinium porphyrinate double-deckers for visible light driven H2 evolution”, Polyhedron, 2021, 208, Art. No. 115421.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2021.115421
  • E. Nikoloudakis, P. B. Pati, G. Charalambidis, D. S. Budkina, S. Diring, A. Planchat, D. Jacquemin, E. Vauthey, A. G. Coutsolelos, F. Odobel, “Dye-sensitized photoelectrosynthesis cell (DSPEC) for benzyl alcohol oxidation using zinc porphyrin sensitizer and TEMPO catalyst”, ACS Catalysis, 2021, 11, 12075-12086.
    DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.1c02609
  • V. Nikolaou, G. Charalambidis, G. Landrou, E. Nikoloudakis, A. Planchat, R. Tsalameni, K. Junghans, A. Kahnt., F. Odobel, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Antenna effect in BODIPY-(Zn)Porphyrin entities promotes H2 evolution in dye-sensitized photocatalytic systems”, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2021, 4, 10042-10049.
    DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.1c01975
  • E. Nikoloudakis, M. Pigiaki, M. N. Polychronaki, A. Margaritopoulou, G. Charalambidis, E. Serpetzoglou, A. Mitraki, P. A. Loukakos, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Self-Assembly of Porphyrin Dipeptide Conjugates toward Hydrogen Production”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2021, 9, 7781-7791.
    DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c00978
  • V. Nikolaou, G. Charalambidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Photocatalytic hydrogen production of porphyrin nanostructures: spheres vs. fibrils, a case study”, Chemical Communications, 2021, 57, 4055-4058.
    DOI: 10.1039/D0CC08359C
  • A. Charisiadis, E. Giannoudis, Z. Pournara, A. Kosma, V. Nikolaou, G. Charalambidis, V. Artero, M. Chavarot-Kerlidou, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Synthesis and Characterization of a Covalent Porphyrin-Cobalt Diimine-Dioxime Dyad for Photoelectrochemical H2 Evolution”, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2021, 1122-1129.
    DOI: 10.1002/ejic.202001111
  • V. Nikolaou, G. Charalambidis, K. Ladomenou, E. Nikoloudakis, C. Drivas, I. Vamvasakis, S. Panagiotakis, G. Landrou, E. Agapaki, C. Stangel, C. Henkel, J. Joseph, G. Armatas, M. Vasilopoulou, S. Kennou, D. M. Guldi, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Controlling Solar Hydrogen Production by Organizing Porphyrins”, ChemSusChem, 2021, 14, 961-970.
    DOI: 10.1002/cssc.202002761
  • A. Charisiadis, E. Glymenaki, A. Planchat, S. Margiola, A.-C. Lavergne-Bril, E. Nikoloudakis, V. Nikolaou, G. Charalambidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, F. Odobel, “Photoelectrochemical properties of dyads composed of porphyrin/ruthenium catalyst grafted on metal oxide semiconductors”, Dyes and Pigments, 2021, 185, 108908.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2020.108908
  • K. Ladomenou, G. Landrou, G. Charalambidis, E. Nikoloudakis, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Carbon dots for photocatalytic H2 production in aqueous media with molecular Co catalysts”, Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 2021, 5, 449-458.
    DOI: 10.1039/D0SE01630F


  • G. Charalambidis, A. Charisiadis, S. Margiola, A. G. Coutsolelos, A. Aukauloo, W. Leibl, A. Quaranta, “Efficient light activation of a [Ru(bpy)(tpy)Cl]+ catalyst by a porphyrin photosensitizer at small driving force”, Polyhedron, 2020, 190, 114775.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2020.114775
  • E. Nikoloudakis, E. Orphanos, E. Agapaki, V. Nikolaou, A. Charisiadis, G. Charalambidis, A. Mitraki, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Molecular self-assembly of porphyrin and BODIPY chromophores connected with diphenylalanine moieties”, Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 2020, 24, 775-785.
    DOI: 10.1142/S1088424619501864
  • E. Giannoudis, E. Benazzi, J. Karlsson, G. Copley, S. Panagiotakis, G. Landrou, P. Angaridis, V. Nikolaou, C. Matthaiaki, G. Charalambidis, E. A. Gibson, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Photosensitizers for H2 Evolution Based on Charged or Neutral Zn and Sn Porphyrins”, Inorganic Chemistry, 2020, 59, 1611-1621.
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b01838
  • M. Krassas, C. Polyzoidis, P. Tzourmpakis, D. M. Kosmidis, G. Viskadouros, N. Kornilios, G. Charalambidis, V. Nikolaou, A. G. Coutsolelos, K. Petridis, M. M. Stylianakis, E. Kymakis, “Benzothiadiazole based cascade material to boost the performance of inverted ternary organic solar cells”, Energies, 2020, 13, 450.
    DOI: 10.3390/en13020450


  • V. Nikolaou, A. Charisiadis, C, Stangel, G. Charalambidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Porphyrinoid–Fullerene Hybrids as Candidates in Artificial Photosynthetic Schemes”, C – Journal of Carbon Research, 2019, 5, 57.
    DOI: 10.3390/c5030057
  • K. Ladomenou, V. Nikolaou, G. Charalambidis, G. D. Sharma, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Ru(II) porphyrins as sensitizers for DSSC: axial versus peripheral carboxylate anchoring group”, Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 2019, 23, 870-880.
    DOI: 10.1142/S108842461950072X
  • E. Nikoloudakis, K. Karikis, C. Kokotidou, A. Charisiadis, A. M. Douvas, A. Mitraki, G. Charalambidis, X. Yan, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Self-assembling study of PNA-Porphyrin and PNA-BODIPY Hybrids in Mixed Solvent Systems”, Nanoscale, 2019, 11, 3557-3566.
    DOI: 10.1039/C8NR05667F
  • S. Seetharaman, J. Follana-Berná, L. Martiín-Gomis, G. Charalambidis, A. Trapali, P. A. Karr, A. G. Coutsolelos, F. Fernández-Lázaro, Á. Sastre-Santos, F. D’Souza, “Sequential, Ultrafast Energy Transfer and Electron Transfer in a Fused Zinc Phthalocyanine-free-base Porphyrin-C60 Supramolecular Triad”, ChemPhysChem, 2019, 20, 163-172.
    DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201800847
  • S. Panagiotakis, G. Landrou, V. Nikolaou, A. Putri, R. Hardré, J. Massin, G. Charalambidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, M. Orio, “Efficient light-driven hydrogen evolution using a thiosemicarbazone-nickel (II) complex”, Frontiers in Chemistry, 2019, 7, 405.
    DOI: 10.3389/fchem.2019.00405
  • E. Nikoloudakis, K. Mitropoulou, G. Landrou, G. Charalambidis, V. Nikolaou, A. Mitraki, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Self-Assembly of Aliphatic Dipeptides coupled with porphyrin and BODIPY chromophores”, Chemical Communications, 2019, 55, 14103-14106.
    DOI: 10.1039/C9CC06125H


  • G. Chararalambidis, S. Das, A. Trapali, A. Quaranta, M. Orio, Z. Halime, P. Fertey, R. Guillot, A. G. Coutsolelos, W. Leibl, A. Aukauloo, M. Sircoglou, “Water Molecules Gating a Photoinduced One-Electron Two-Protons Transfer in a Tyrosine/Histidine (Tyr/His) Model of Photosystem II”, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2018, 57, 9013-9017.
    DOI: 10.1002/anie.201804498
  • A. Charisiadis, A. Bagaki, E. Fresta, K. T. Weber, G. Charalambidis, C. Stangel, A G. Hatzidimitriou, P. A. Angaridis, A. G. Coutsolelos, R. D. Costa, “Peripheral Substitution of Tetraphenyl Porphyrins: Fine-Tuning Self-Assembly for Enhanced Electroluminescence”, ChemPlusChem, 2018, 83, 254-265.
    DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201700416
  • D. Sygkridou, A. Apostolopoulou, A. Charisiadis, V. Nikolaou, G. Charalambidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, E. Stathatos, “New Metal−Free Porphyrins as Hole−Transporting Materials in Mesoporous Perovskite Solar Cells.”ChemistrySelect20183, 2536-2541.
    DOI: 10.1002/slct.201800242
  • K. Karikis, A. Butkiewicz, F. Folias, G. Charalambidis, C. Kokotidou, A. Charisiadis, V. Nikolaou, E. Nikoloudakis, J. Frelek, A. Mitraki, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Self-assembly of (Boron-dipyrromethane)-diphenylalanine Conjugates Forming Chiral Supramolecular Materials”, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 1735-1741.
    DOI: 10.1039/C7NR08667A
  • J. Follana-Berná, S. Seetharaman, L. Martín-Gomis, G. Charalambidis, A. Trapali, P. A. Karr, A. G. Coutsolelos, F. Fernández-Lázaro, F. D’Souza, Á. Sastre-Santos, “Supramolecular complex of a fused zinc phthalocyanine–zinc porphyrin dyad assembled by two imidazole-C60 units: ultrafast photoevents”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2018, 20, 7798-7807.
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CP00382C
  • E. Nikoloudakis, K. Karikis, M. Laurans, C. Kokotidou, A. Solé-Daura, J. J. Carbó, A. Charisiadis, G. Charalambidis, G. Izzet, A. Mitraki, A. M. Douvas, J. M. Poblet, A. Proust, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Self-assembly study of nanometric spheres from polyoxometalate-phenylalanine hybrids, an experimental and theoretical approach”, Dalton Transactions, 2018, 47, 6304-6313.
    DOI: 10.1039/C8DT00380G
  • C. Stangel, F. Plass, A. Charisiadis, E. Giannoudis, G. Chararalambidis, K. Karikis, G. Rotas, G. E. Zervaki, N. N. Lathiotakis, N. Tagmatarchis, A. Kahnt, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Interfacing tetrapyridyl-C60 with porphyrin dimers via π-conjugated bridges: artificial photosynthetic systems with ultrafast charge separation”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2018, 20, 21269-21279.
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CP03172J
  • V. Nikolaou, F. Plass, A. Planchat, A. Charisiadis, G. Charalambidis, P. A. Angaridis, A. Kahnt, F. Odobel, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Effect of the triazole ring in zinc porphyrin-fullerene dyads on the charge transfer processes in NiO-based devices”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2018, 20, 24477-24489.
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CP04060E




  • A. Bagaki, H. B. Gobeze, G. Charalambidis, A. Charisiadis, C. Stangel, V. Nikolaou, A. Stergiou, N. Tagmatarchis, F. Francis D’Souza, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Axially Assembled Photosynthetic Antenna-Reaction Center Mimics Composed of Boron Dipyrromethenes, Aluminum Porphyrin, and Fullerene Derivatives”, Inorganic Chemistry, 2017, 56, 10268-10280.
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b01050
  • G. V. Theodosopoulos, C. Zisis, G. Charalambidis, V. Nikolaou, A. G. Coutsolelos, M. Pitsikalis, “Synthesis, Characterization and Thermal Properties of Poly(ethylene oxide), PEO, Polymacromonomers via Anionic and Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization”, Polymers, 2017, 9, 145.
    DOI: 10.3390/polym9040145
  • C. Stangel, A. Charisiadis, G. E. Zervaki, V. Nikolaou, G. Charalambidis, A. Kahnt, G. Rotas, N. Tagmatarchis, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Case study for artificial photosynthesis: Non-covalent interactions between C60-dipyridyl and Zinc porphyrin dimer”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2017, 121, 4850-4858.
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b11863
  • V. Nikolaou, A. Charisiadis, G. Charalambidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, F. Odobel, “Recent advances and insights in dye-sensitized NiO photo-cathodes for photovoltaic devices”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2017, 5, 21077-21113.
    DOI: 10.1039/C7TA06500K
  • K. Ladomenou, V. Nikolaou, G. Charalampidis, A. Charisiadis, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Porphyrin-BODIPY based hybrid model compounds for artificial photosynthetic reaction centers”, Comptes Rendus Chimie, 2017, 20, 314-322.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.crci.2016.07.009
  • G. Charalambidis, K. Karikis, E. Georgilis, B. L. M'Sabah, Y. Pellegrin, A. Planchat, B. Lucas, A. Mitraki, J. Bouclé, F. Odobel, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Supramolecular architectures featuring the antenna effect in solid state DSSCs”, Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 2017, 1, 387-395.
    DOI: 10.1039/C6SE00051G


  • G. Charalambidis, E. Georgilis, M. K. Panda, C. E. Anson, A. K. Powell, S. Doyle, D. Moss, T. Jochum, P. N. Horton, S. J. Coles, M. Linares, D. Beljonne, J.-V. Naubron, J. Conradt, H. Kalt, A. Mitraki, A. G. Coutsolelos, T. S. Balaban, “A switchable self-assembling and disassembling chiral system based on a porphyrin-substituted phenylalanine–phenylalanine motif”, Nature Communications, 2016, 7, 12657.
    DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12657
  • K. Karikis, E. Georgilis, A. Petrou, G. Charalambidis, O. Vakuliuk, T. Chatziioannou, I. Raptaki, S. Tsovola, I. Papakyriacou, A. Mitraki, D. T. Gryko, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Corrole and Porphyrin Amino Acids Conjugates: Synthesis and Physicochemical Properties”, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2016, 22, 11245-11252.
    DOI: 10.1002/chem.201601026
  • I. M. Aslanides, C. Dessi, P. Georgoudis, G. Charalambidis, D. Vlassopoulos, A. G. Coutsolelos, G. Kymionis, A. Mukherjee, T. N. Kitsopoulos, “Assessment of UVA-Riboflavin Corneal Cross-Linking Using Small Amplitude Oscillatory Shear Measurements”, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 2016, 57, 2240-2245.
    DOI: 10.1167/iovs.15-17956
  • K. Ladomenou, V. Nikolaou, G. Charalampidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Artificial hemes for DSSC and/or BHJ applications”, Dalton Transactions, 2016, 45, 1111-1126.
    DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03834K
  • K. Ladomenou, V. Nikolaou, G. Charalambidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, “"Click"-reaction: an alternative tool for new architectures of porphyrin based derivatives”, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2016, 306, 1-42.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ccr.2015.06.002
  • M. D. Weber, V. Nikolaou, J. E. Wittmann, A. Nikolaou, P. A. Angaridis, G. Charalampidis, C. Stangel, A. Kahnt, A. G. Coutsolelos, R. D. Costa, “Benefits of Using BODIPY-Porphyrin Dyads for Developing Deep-Red Lighting Sources”, Chemical Communications, 2016, 52, 1602-1605.
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06838J
  • P. A. Angaridis, E. Ferentinos, G. Charalambidis, K. Ladomenou, V. Nikolaou, S. Biswas, G. D. Sharma, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Pyridyl vs bipyridyl anchoring groups of porphyrin sensitizers for dye sensitized solar cells”, RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 22187-22203.
    DOI: 10.1039/C5RA23445J
  • K. T. Weber, K. Karikis, M. D. Weber, P. B. Coto, A. Charisiadis, D. Charitaki, G. Charalambidis, P. Angaridis, A. G. Coutsolelos, R. D. Costa, “Cunning metal core: efficiency/stability dilemma in metallated porphyrin based light-emitting electrochemical cells”, Dalton Transactions, 2016, 45, 13284-13288.
    DOI: 10.1039/C6DT02293F


  • K. Ladomenou, M. Natali, E. Iengo, F. Scandola, G. Charalampidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Photochemical Hydrogen Generation with Porphyrin-Based Systems”, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2015, 304-305, 38-54.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ccr.2014.10.001
  • M. M. Stylianakis, D. Konios, G. Kakavelakis, G. Charalambidis, E. Stratakis, A. G. Coutsolelos, E. Kymakis, S. H. Anastasiadis, “Efficient ternary organic photovoltaics incorporating a graphene-based porphyrin molecule as a universal electron cascade material”, Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 17827-17835.
    DOI: 10.1039/C5NR05113D
  • V. Nikolaou, K. Karikis, Y. Farre, G. Charalambidis, F. Odobel, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Click made porphyrin–corrole dyad: a system for photo-induced charge separation”, Dalton Transactions, 2015, 44, 13473-13479.
    DOI: 10.1039/C5DT01730K
  • A. Quaranta, G. Charalampidis, S. Mariola, C. Herrero, W. Leibl, A. Aukauloo, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Synergistic “Ping-Pong” Energy Transfer For Efficient Light Activation in a Chromophore-Catalyst Dyad”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2015, 17, 24166-24172.
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CP04458H
  • V. Nikolaou, P. A. Angaridis, G. Charalambidis, G. D. Sharma, A. G. Coutsolelos, “A "click-chemistry" approach for the synthesis of porphyrin dyads as sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells”, Dalton Transactions, 2015, 44, 1734-1747.
    DOI: 10.1039/C4DT03194F
  • D. Chriti, A. Grigoropoulos, G. Raptopoulos, G. Charalambidis, V. Nikolaou, A. G. Coutsolelos, M. Pitsikalis, K. Mertis, P. Paraskevopoulou, “Metathesis Polymerization Reactions Induced by the Bimetallic Complex (Ph4P)2[W2(ě-Br)3Br6]”, Polymers, 2015, 7, 2611-2624.
    DOI: 10.3390/polym7121536
  • M. K. Panda, T. Lazarides, G. Charalambidis, V. Nikolaou, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Five-Coordinate Indium(III) Porphyrins with Hydroxy and Carboxy BODIPY as Axial Ligands: Synthesis, Characterization and Photophysical Studies”, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2015, 468-477.
    DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201402902


  • T. Lazarides, M. Delor, I. V. Sazanovich, T. M. McCormick, I. Georgakaki, G. Charalambidis, J. A. Weinstein, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production from a noble metal free system based on a water soluble porphyrin derivative and a cobaloxime catalyst”, Chemical Communications, 2014, 50, 521-523.
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC45025B
  • C. Stangel, A. Bagaki, P. Angaridis, G. Charalambidis, G. D. Sharma, A. G. Coutsolelos, ““Spider”-shaped porphyrins with conjugated pyridyl anchoring groups as efficient sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells”, Inorganic Chemistry, 2014, 53, 11871-11881.
    DOI: 10.1021/ic502283d
  • S. Kuhri, G. Charalambidis, P. A. Angaridis, T. Lazarides, G. Pagona, N. Tagmatarchis, A. G. Coutsolelos, D. M. Guldi, “A New Approach for the Photosynthetic Antenna–Reaction Center Complex with a Model Organized Around an s-Triazine Linker”, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2014, 20, 2049-2057.
    DOI: 10.1002/chem.201302632
  • W. Nuansing, E. Georgilis, T. V. A. G. De Oliveira, G. Charalambidis, A. Eleta, A. G. Coutsolelos, A. Mitraki, A. M. Bittner, “Electrospinning of tetraphenylporphyrin compounds into wires”,  Particle and Particle Systems Characterization, 2014, 30, 88-93.
    DOI: 10.1002/ppsc.201300293


  • G. Rotas, G. Charalambidis, L. Glätzel, A. Kahnt, A. G. Coutsolelos, N. Tagmatarchis, “A corrole–azafullerene dyad: synthesis, characterization, electronic interactions and photoinduced charge separation”, Chemical Communications, 2013, 49, 9128-9130.
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC45191G
  • K. Ladomenou, G. Charalambidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, “CO and O2 binding studies of new model complexes for CcO”, Polyhedron, 2013, 54, 47-53.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2013.01.050
  • S. P. Economopoulos, A. Skondra, K. Ladomenou, N. Karousis, G. Charalambidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, N. Tagmatarchis, “New hybrid materials with porphyrin-ferrocene and porphyrin-pyrene covalently linked to single-walled carbon nanotubes”, RSC Advances, 2013, 3, 5539-5546.
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA40310F
  • C. Stangel, K. Ladomenou, G. Charalambidis, M. K. Panda, T. Lazarides, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Synthesis, Characterization and Electronic Properties of trans-[4-(Alkoxycarbonyl)-phenyl]porphyrin-[RuII(bpy)3]2 Complexes or Boron–Dipyrrin Conjugates as Panchromatic Sensitizers for DSSCs”, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2013, 1275-1286.
    DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201201248
  • K. Peuntinger, T. Lazarides, D. Dafnomili, G. Charalambidis, G. Landrou, A. Kahnt, R. P. Sabatini, D. W. McCamant, D. T. Gryko, A. G. Coutsolelos, D. M. Guldi, “Photoinduced Charge Transfer in Porphyrin−Cobaloxime and Corrole−Cobaloxime Hybrids”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2013, 117, 1647-1655.
    DOI: 10.1021/jp311766s




  • K. Skonieczny, G. Charalambidis, M. Tasior, M. Krzeszewski, A. Kalkan-Burat, A. Coutsolelos, D. T. Gryko, “General and Efficient Protocol for Formylation of Aromatic and Heterocyclic Phenols”, Synthesis, 2012, 44, 3683-3687.
    DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1317500
  • K. Ladomenou, T. Lazarides, M. K. Panda, G. Charalambidis, D. Daphnomili, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Meso-substituted Porphyrin Derivatives via Palladium-Catalyzed Amination Showing Wide Range Visible Absorption: Synthesis and Photophysical Studies”, Inorganic Chemistry, 2012, 51, 10548-10556.
    DOI: 10.1021/ic300714n
  • G. Pagona, G. E. Zervaki, A. S. D. Sandanayaka, O. Ito, G. Charalambidis, T. Hasobe, A. G. Coutsolelos, N. Tagmatarchis, “Carbon Nanohorn−Porphyrin Dimer Hybrid Material for Enhancing Light-Energy Conversion”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2012, 116, 9439-9449.
    DOI: 10.1021/jp302178q
  • T. Lazarides, S. Kuhri, G. Charalambidis, M. K. Panda, D. M. Guldi, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Electron vs Energy Transfer in Arrays Featuring Two Bodipy Chromophores Axially Bound to a Sn(IV) Porphyrin via a Phenolate or Benzoate Bridge”, Inorganic Chemistry, 2012, 51, 4193-4204.
    DOI: 10.1021/ic2026472
  • G. Liu, A. N. Khlobystov, G. Charalambidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, G. A. D. Briggs, K. Porfyrakis, “N@C60-porphyrin: A dyad of two radical centers”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2012, 134, 1938-1941.
    DOI: 10.1021/ja209763u
  • M. Marketaki, E. Touloupakis, G. Charalambidis, M.-C. Chalbot, D. F. Ghanotakis, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Synthesis, RNA binding and nuclease activity of porphyrin-hydroxamic acid derivatives”, Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 2012, 16, 997-1005.
    DOI: 10.1142/S1088424612501088


  • C. Stangel, G. Charalambidis, V, Varda, A. G. Coutsolelos, I. D. Kostas, “Aqueous-organic biphasic hydrogenation of trans-cinnamaldehyde catalyzed by rhodium and ruthenium phosphane-free porphyrin complexes”, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2011, 4709-4716.
    DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201100668
  • T. Lazarides, G. Charalambidis, A. Vuillamy, M. Réglier, E. Klontzas, G. Froudakis, S. Kuhri, D. M. Guldi, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Promising fast energy transfer system via an easy synthesis: Bodipy-porphyrin dyads connected via a cyanuric chloride bridge, their synthesis, and electrochemical and photophysical investigations”, Inorganic Chemistry, 2011, 50, 8926-8936.
    DOI: 10.1021/ic201052k
  • J. A. Mikroyannidis, G. Charalambidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, P. Balraju, G. D. Sharma, “Novel zinc porphyrin with phenylenevinylene meso-substituents: Synthesis and application in dye-sensitized solar cells”, Journal of Power Sources, 2011, 196, 6622-6628.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2011.03.023
  • G. Charalambidis, E. Kasotakis, T. Lazarides, A. Mitraki, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Self-Assembly Into Spheres of a Hybrid Diphenylalanine–Porphyrin: Increased Fluorescence Lifetime and Conserved Electronic Properties”, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2011, 17, 7213-7219.
    DOI: 10.1002/chem.201100362


  • D. Daphnomili, M. Grammatikopoulou, C. Raptopoulou, G. Charalambidis, T. Lazarides, A. G. Coutsolelos, “A Synthetic Approach of New Trans-Substituted Hydroxylporphyrins”, Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications, 2010, art. no. 307696.
    DOI: 10.1155/2010/307696
  • K. Ladomenou, G. Charalambidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Spectroscopic and electrochemical studies of novel model compounds for cytochrome c oxidase”, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2010, 363, 2201-2208.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2010.03.026


  • G. Charalambidis, K. Ladomenou, B. Boitrel, A. G. Coutsolelos, “Synthesis and studies of a super structured porphyrin derivative, a potential building block for CcO mimic models”, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2009, 1263-1268.
    DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.200801122


  • G. Pagona, A. S. D. Sandanayaka, T. Hasobe, G. Charalambidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, M. Yudasaka, S. Iijima, N. Tagmatarchis, “Characterization and Photoelectrochemical Properties of Nanostructured Thin Film Composed of Carbon Nanohorns Covalently Functionalized with Porphyrins”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2008, 112, 15735-15741.
    DOI: 10.1021/jp805352y


  • I. D. Kostas, A. G. Coutsolelos, G. Charalambidis, A. Skondra, “The first use of porphyrins as catalysts in cross-coupling reactions: a water-soluble palladium complex with a porphyrin ligand as an efficient catalyst precursor for the Suzuki–Miyaura reaction in aqueous media under aerobic conditions”, Tetrahedron Letters, 2007, 48, 6688-6691.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2007.07.141
  • G. Pagona, A. S. D. Sandanayaka, Y. Araki, J. Fan, N. Tagmatarchis, G. Charalambidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, B. Boitrel, M. Yudasaka, S. Iijima, O. Ito, “Covalent Functionalization of Carbon Nanohorns with Porphyrins: Nanohybrid Formation and Photoinduced Electron and Energy Transfer”, Advanced Functional Materials, 2007, 17, 1705-1711.
    DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200700039
  • K. Ladomenou, G. Charalambidis, A. G. Coutsolelos, “A strategic approach for the synthesis of new porphyrin rings, attractive for heme model purpose”, Tetrahedron, 2007, 63, 2882-2887.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2007.01.036


  • Z. Halime, M. Lachkar, N. Matsouki, G. Charalambidis, M. di Vaira, A. G. Coutsolelos, B. Boitrel, “Novel crowned-porphyrin ligands. Synthesis and conformational studies”, Tetrahedron, 2006, 62, 3056-3064.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2006.01.029








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