Institute of Catalysis
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Institute of Catalysis
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Acad. G. Bonchev St., Bldg. 11,
Sofia 1113, Bulgaria

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Stela MinkovskaStela Minkovska-Dodova
Associate Professor, PhD
Scientific Secretary

(+359 2) 9793576


Main fields of research
  • Photochromic compounds and DNA florescence markers;
  • Photochemistry of coordination compounds;
  • Photochromism and thermochromism;
  • Sensors and biosensors.


  1. T. Deligeorgiev, S. Minkovska, B. Jeliazkova, S. Rakovsky, “Synthesis of photochromic chelating spironaphthoxazines”, Dyes & Pigments, 53, 101, 2002.
  2. S. Minkovska, M. Fedieva, B. Jeliazkova, T. Deligeorgiev, “Thermally activated and light-induced metal ion complexation of 5'-(hydroxy) spiroindolinonaphthooxazines in polar solvents”, Polyhedron, 23, 3147, 2004.
  3. S. Minkovska, B. Jeliazkova, E. Borisova, L. Avramov, T. Deligeorgiev, “Substituent and solvent effect on the photochromic properties of a series of spiroindolinonaphthooxazines”, J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem., 163, 121, 2004.
  4. B.G. Jeliazkova, S. Minkovska, T. Deligeorgiev, “Effect of complexation on the photochromism of 5'-(benzothiazol-2-yl) spiroindolinonaphthooxazines in polar solvents”, J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem., 171, 153, 2005.
  5. N. Alhashimy, R. Byrne, S. Minkovska, D. Diamond, “Novel synthesis and characterisation of 3,3- dimethyl - 5′- (2-benzothiazolyl) - spironaphth(indoline - 2,3′-[3H] naphtha [2,1-b] [1,4] oxazine) derivatives”, Tetrahedron Lett., 50, 2573, 2009
  6. S. Coleman, R. Byrne, S. Minkovska, D. Diamond, “Thermal reversion of spirooxazine in ionic liquids containing the [NTf2]- anion”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 11, 5608, 2009
  7. S.P. Coleman, R. Byrne, S. Minkovska, D. Diamond, “Investigating Nano-Structuring within Imidazolium Ionic Liquids: A Thermodynamic Study Using Photochromic Molecular Probes”, J. Phys. Chem. B, 113, 15589, 2009.
  8. S. Uehara, Y. Hiromoto, S. Minkovska, K. Suzuki, T. Ubukata, Y. Yokoyama, “Photochromic Behavior of a Bisthienylethene Bearing a Cu(I)-1,10-Phenanthroline Complex”, Dyes & Pigments, 92, 861, 2012.
  9. E. Y. Chernikova, S. V. Tkachenko, O. A. Fedorova, A. S. Peregudov, I. A. Godovikov, N. E. Shepel, S. Minkovska, A. Kurutos, N. Gadjev, T. G. Deligeorgiev, Y. V. Fedorov, “Multistep assembling via intermolecular interaction between (bis) styryl dye and cucurbit[7]uril: Spectral effects and host sliding motion”, Dyes & Pigments, 131, 861, 2016
  10. S. Minkovska, N. Gadjev, N. Burdzhiev, A. Alexiev, T. Deligeorgiev, 3-(2-Hydroxyethyl)-2-methylbenzothiazolium bromide, Molbank, M920; doi:10.3390/M920, 2006 (open access)



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