Peter B Wyatt

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Dietary flavonoids have many health-promoting actions, including anticancer activity via proteasome inhibition. Bor-tezomib is a dipeptide boronate proteasome inhibitor that has activity in the treatment of multiple myeloma but is not effective in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Although CLL cells are sensitive in vitro to bortezomib-induced apoptosis(More)
The sequential activities of PhnY, an α-ketoglutarate/Fe(II)-dependent dioxygenase, and PhnZ, a Fe(II)-dependent enzyme of the histidine-aspartate motif hydrolase family, cleave the carbon-phosphorus bond of the organophosphonate natural product 2-aminoethylphosphonic acid. PhnY adds a hydroxyl group to the α-carbon, yielding(More)
The effect of CH and CD quenching on the luminescence lifetime of Er(3+) Nd(3+) and Yb(3+) in the Cs[Ln(HFA)(4)] system has been quantified, and we have shown that for Er(3+) ions the quenching is dominated by the nearest neighbor CH oscillators, whereas for Nd(3+) ions the roles of more distant CH oscillators and nearest neighbor CD oscillators are(More)
Modern telecommunications rely on the transmission and manipulation of optical signals. Optical amplification plays a vital part in this technology, as all components in a real telecommunications system produce some loss. The two main issues with present amplifiers, which rely on erbium ions in a glass matrix, are the difficulty in integration onto a single(More)
1,6-Disubstituted phenazine derivatives for use as precursors to electrochemically generated bases have been synthesized from readily available starting materials. Reaction of 1,6-dihydroxyphenazine with 1,10-diododecane, 1,11-diiodo-3,6,9-trioxaundecane or (R,R)-(-)-1,2-bis(3-iodopropoxy)cyclohexane gave planar chiral phenazinophanes containing(More)
Stabilized ylides Bu(3)P=CH(EWG), where EWG is an ester or nitrile group, react with 2,3,4,6-tetra-O-benzylmannono-1,5-lactone giving high yields of mannosylidene derivatives; in contrast to the glucose and galactose analogues, the (E)-mannosylidenes are predominant (E:Z > 9:1), thus minimizing dipole-dipole repulsions in the Wittig reactions. NMR indicates(More)
Radical-anions, electrochemically generated in aprotic solvent from C(2) symmetric homochiral phenazine derivatives, act as chiral electrogenerated bases (EGBs) in the desymmetrisation by selective deprotonation of a prochiral epoxide (3,4-epoxy-2,3,4,5-tetrahydrothiophene-1,1-dioxide); the anion produced is trapped by mesitoic anhydride. The phenazines may(More)
Organic semiconductors are often labeled as electron or hole transport materials due to the primary role they perform in devices. However, despite these labels we have shown using time-of-flight that two of the traditional "hole transport materials" TPD and NPB are actually excellent electron transporters the electron transport properties of which are(More)
Five new fully fluorinated acylphenoxide ligands, which are aromatic analogues of β-diketonates, provide visible photosensitization of the Er(3+4)I13/2 → (4)I15/2 emission at ∼1540 nm (of interest for telecommunications) via the "antenna effect", as observed in Cs[ErL4] compounds. Depending on the chemical functionalization, the excitation wavelength can be(More)
Infra-red emission (980 nm) of sub 10 nm Yb3+-doped NaYF4 nanoparticles has been sensitized through the excitation of 2-hydroxyperfluoroanthraquinone chromophore (1,2,3,4,5,6,7-heptafluro-8-hydroxyanthracene-9,10-dione) functionalizing the nanoparticle surface. The sensitization is achieved with a broad range of visible light excitation (400-600 nm). The(More)