Lesley J Yellowlees

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Midpoint reduction potentials for the flavin cofactors in the reductase domain of rat neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) in calmodulin (CaM)-free and -bound forms have been determined by direct anaerobic titration. In the CaM-free form, the FMN potentials are -49 +/- 5 mV (oxidized/semiquinone) -274 +/- 5 mV (semiquinone/reduced). The corresponding FAD(More)
Studies of the emission spectra of four Co(III) cobinamides (diaquo-, aquohydroxo-, dihydroxo- and dicyano-) show (1) that the excited states corresponding to the alphabeta and epsilon absorption bands behave like the S(1) and S(2) levels in the non-alternant hydrocarbon azulene (with emission from S(2)>> S(1) in violation of Kasha's rule) and (2) that the(More)
Current interest in the biochemistry of Ti(IV) arises from its widespread use in white pigments and its potential in therapeutic agents. Citrate is known to form strong complexes with Ti(IV). We show here that Ti(III) citrate is generated in a facile manner and in good yield by the action of UV radiation on Ti(IV) citrate in aqueous solution. The(More)
The nitrogenous pi -acceptor ligand 4-cyanopyridine (4CNPy) exhibits reversible ligation to ferrous heme in the flavocytochrome P450 BM3 (Kd=1.8 microm for wild type P450 BM3) via its pyridine ring nitrogen. The reduced P450-4CNPy adduct displays unusual spectral properties that provide a useful spectroscopic handle to probe particular aspects of this P450.(More)
The electrochemistry of elemental sulfur (S(8)) and the polysulfides Na(2)S(4) and Na(2)S(6) has been studied for the first time in nonchloroaluminate ionic liquids. The cyclic voltammetry of S(8) in the ionic liquids is different to the behavior reported in some organic solvents, with two reductions and one oxidation peak observed. Supported by in situ(More)
This article reviews recent progress in the exploitation of carbon dioxide as a chemical feedstock. In particular, the design and development of molecular complexes that can act as catalysts for the electrochemical reduction of CO(2) is highlighted, and compared to other biological, metal- and non-metal-based systems.
A family of [Pt(II)(diimine)(dithiolate)] complexes of general formula [Pt{X,X'(CO(2)R)(2)-2,2'-bipyridyl}(maleonitriledithiolate)] (where X = 3, 4, or 5 and R = H or Et) have been synthesized, spectroscopically and electrochemically characterized, and attached to a TiO(2) substrate to be tested as solar cell sensitizers. A single-crystal X-ray structure(More)
The control of the loss mechanism in a dye sensitised solar cell (DSSC) via recombination of the injected electron with the oxidised dye was investigated by incorporating a redox-active ligand, 6,7-bis(methylthio)tetrathiafulvalene dithiolate (TTF(SMe)(2)), into a ruthenium bipyridyl dye. A series of dyes with general formula(More)
Compounds of the form Ru(X2bipy)(PPh3)2(-C triple bond CC6H4NO2-p)2(X2bipy = 4,4'-X(2)-2,2'-bipyridine, X = Me 3a, Br 3b, I 3c) have been synthesised from the mono-alkynyl precursors Ru(X2bipy)(PPh3)2(-C triple bond CC6H4NO2-p)Cl (X = Me 2a, Br 2b, I 2c); the former are the first ruthenium bis-alkynyl compounds that also contain a bipyridyl ligand.(More)