Konstantinos D Demadis

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Institute of Bioanalytical Chemistry, Dresden University of Technology, D-01069 Dresden, Germany, Crystal Engineering, Growth and Design Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Crete, Voutes Campus, GR-71003 Heraklion, Crete, Greece, Laboratory of Mechanisms and Transfer in Geology, Observatory Midi-Pyrenees (OMP), UMR 5563, CNRS, 14 Avenue(More)
We have developed a series of pH- and temperature-stimuli-sensitive vinyl hydrogels, bearing α-amino acid residues (L-phenylalanine, L-valine) and incorporating magnetic nanoparticles of different chemical compositions (CoFe2O4 and Fe3O4). The goal was to study the potential applications of these nanocomposites in the controlled release of doxorubicin(More)
This is the second paper on principles of demineralization. The initial paper is dedicated to the common definitions and the history of demineralization. In present work we review the principles and mechanisms of decalcification, i.e., removing the mineral Ca-containing compounds (phosphates and carbonates) from the organic matrix in its two main aspects:(More)
This article reports the inhibitory effects of phosphonated chitosan (PCH, synthesized from chitosan (CHS) by a Mannich-type reaction) on the in vitro silicic acid condensation. In particular, the ability of PCH to retard silicic acid condensation in aqueous supersaturated solutions at circumneutral pH is studied. Furthermore, the effect of anionic(More)
This paper focuses on the effects of biological and synthetic polymers on the formation of amorphous silica. A concise review of relevant literature related to biosilicification is presented. The importance of synergies between polyelectrolytes on the inhibition of silicic acid condensation is discussed. A specific example of a zwitterionic polymer(More)
Phosphocitrate [PC] is a powerful inhibitor of biological crystallization and a potential disease modifying drug for crystal associated diseases such as crystals associated osteoarthritis [OA]. Recently, it has been reported that a new PC complex salt, calcium sodium PC [CaNaPC], is much more powerful than its precursor, sodium PC [NaPC], in reducing the(More)
Calcium-containing crystal deposition diseases represent a group of clinically heterogeneous calcific diseases that are a significant source of morbidity.1 Phosphorylated carboxylic acids are powerful inhibitors of biological crystallization as it relates to those diseases.2 Phosphocitrate (PC), a naturally occurring compound (Chart 1),3 is particularly(More)
A novel method for the synthesis of phosphocitrate (1, PC) starting from triethyl ester of citric acid and MeOPCl2 is described. The method is based on selective stepwise hydrolysis of ester moieties from the intermediate Me-O-P(O)(Cl)(Z) (Z = triethylcitrate), 4a, which also allows one to prepare partially esterified derivatives of PC with good yield and(More)
Mono- and disilicic acids were stabilized by uncharged polyethylene glycols (PEGs) in silica-supersaturated solutions (the starting solution contained 500 ppm/8.3 mM sodium orthosilicate, Na2SiO3·5H2O, expressed as SiO2) at pH = 7, most likely by hydrogen bonding between the silanol groups and -CH2-CH2-O-ether moieties. The stabilization was monitored by(More)