Ozlem Ozen Karakus, Ph.D.


  • 2005 – 2011 PhD Organic Chemistry, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey

Thesis: Synthesis of telomer based azocalix[4]arene compounds and investigation of their ionic binding properties

  • 2002 – 2005 M.Sc. Organic Chemistry, Pamukkale University

Thesis: Synthesis of mono- and di- azocalix[n]arene derivatives and investigation of absorption properties

  • 1997 – 2001 B.Sc. Chemistry, Pamukkale University


Supra-molecular chemistry with a focus on their use in drug delivery systems, calix[n]arene chemistry, diazo compounds, synthesis and characterization of organic compounds, solvent extraction, liquid-liquid extraction, complexation of ligands.

Selected Publications
  1. P. T. Taslı, A. Bayrakdar, O. O. Karakus, H. H. Kart, Y. Koc, Synthesis and characterization of three novel schiff base compounds: Experimental and theoretical studyOptics and Spectroscopy, 2015, 119:467-484.
  2. Ö. Ö. Karakus, H. Deligöz, Synthesis, extraction and chromogenic properties of amidoazocalix(4)arenes and their telomer derivativesSupramolecular Chemistry, 2015, 27:110-122.
  3. S. Elçin, Ö. Ö. Karakuş, İ. Kara, H. Deligöz, Synthesis and structural characterization of bisazocalix(4)arene with melamine: Metal ion extraction studiesJournal of Molecular Liquids, 2015, 202:134-140.
  4. H. Deligöz, Ö. Ö. Karakus, G. K. Cilgi, A brief review on the thermal behaviors of calixarene-azocalixarene derivatives and their complexesJournal of Macromolecular Science Part a-Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2012, 49:259-274.
Selected Research and Conference Presentations
  • Karakuş, O.O. Sanku, Rajesh K.; Mondal, Utpal K.; Ilies, Marc A., “Toxicity of host-guest formulations of isozyme-selective carbonic anhydrase inhibitors”, Oral Presentation, 44th Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, June 9-12, Pages:MARM-553, Riverdale, NY, USA, 2016
  • Karakuş, O.O. Sanku, Rajesh K.; Mondal, Utpal K.; Ilies, Marc A., “Host-Guest Formulations of Novel Isozyme-Selective Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors for Colon Cancer Detection and Treatment”, 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, August 21-25, Pages: MEDI-293, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2016
  • Karakuş, Ö.Ö. and Deligöz, H., “Synthesis of Telomer Based Azocalix(4)arene Compounds and Investigation of their Ionic Binding Properties”, 11th International Conference on Calixarenes, Spain, 2011
  • 2016  International Post-Doctorate Research Scholarship Award Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, Ankara, TURKEY
Previous Positions or Appointments
  • 2015 – 2016 Visiting Scientist, School of Pharmacy, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
  • 2013 – 2015 Assoc. Prof. Dr., Department of Chemistry, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey
  • 2011 – 2013 Assist. Prof. Dr., Department of Chemistry, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey
  • 2002 – 2011 Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey

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