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)
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.
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)
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)
Two series of rod-like ortho-platinated complexes bound to a range of β-diketonate co-ligands are reported of the form [Pt(N^C)(O^O)]. The liquid crystal and luminescent properties are influenced through the introduction of different β-diketonates (O^O) as well as through the presence of a fused cyclopentene ring on the N^C-coordinated 2-phenylpyridine(More)
  • Lucy P Moorcraft, Ana Morandeira, +6 authors Neil Robertson
  • 2008
The dye complexes [Pt(4-CO(2)R-py)(2)(mnt)] (R = H (3a), CH(3) (3b)) and the precursor complexes [Pt(4-CO(2)R-py)(2)Cl(2)] (2a, 2b) (py = pyridyl) were synthesised, characterised by electrochemical, spectroscopic, spectroelectrochemical (UV-vis-nIR and in situ EPR) and hybrid DFT computational methods and attached to a TiO(2) substrate to determine charge(More)
A series of [Pt(ii)(diimine)(dithiolate)] complexes of general formula [Pt{X,X'-(CO(2)R)(2)-bpy}(mnt)] (where X = 3, 4 or 5; R = H or Et, bpy = 2,2'-bipyridyl and mnt = maleonitriledithiolate), have been spectroscopically, electrochemically and computationally characterised and compared with the precursors [Pt{X,X'-(CO(2)R)(2)-bpy}Cl(2)] and(More)
Treatment of dimethylmagnesium with bulky alpha-diimine ligands provides either the biradical methyl-bridged complexes [(alpha-diimine-.)Mg+(mu-CH3)]2 via single electron transfer (SET), or the product of methyl transfer to an imine carbon atom depending upon conditions.
Treatment of dimethylmagnesium with the alpha-diimine ligands Ar'N=C(R)C(R)=NAr' [R = naphth-1,8-diyl (1), H (2), CH3 (3); Ar' = 2,6-diisopropylphenyl] in diethyl ether provides the neutral methyl-bridged dimeric complexes [(alpha-diimine-.)Mg+(mu-CH3)]2 via single electron transfer (SET) to the coordinated diimine and elimination of a methyl radical. These(More)