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Paul Finch


Centre for Chemical SciencePaul Finch
The Bourne Laboratory
Royal Holloway
Surrey TW20 0EX UK

Research Interests

Chemistry of natural products, especially carbohydrates lipids and phenolics, especially from plants; analysis, especially using gas and liquid chromatography in combination with mass spectrometry; synthesis, especially using enzymes.

Selected References

CARBOHYDRATES:STRUCTURES, SYNTHESES AND DYNAMICS, Paul Finch, Ed., Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1999

FACTORS INFLUENCING THE PRESERVATION OF PLANT CUTICLES: A COMPARISON OF MORPHOLOGY AND CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF MODERN AND FOSSIL EXAMPLES, with B. Mösle, M. E. Collinson, B. A. Stankiewicz, A. C. Scott and R. Wilson, Advances in Organic Geochemistry 29 (1998) 1369-1380

THE MOLECULAR TAPHONOMY OF ARTHROPOD AND PLANT CUTICLES FROM THE CARBONIFEROUS OF NORTH AMERICA, with B.A. Stankiewicz, A.C. Scott, M.E. Collinson, B. Mösle, D.E.G. Briggs and R.P. Evershed, J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 155 (1998) 453-462

THE PRESERVATION OF PLANT CUTICLE IN THE FOSSIL RECORD: A CHEMICAL AND MICROSCOPICAL INVESTIGATION, with M.E. Collinson, B. Mösle, A.C. Scott and R. Wilson, Ancient Biomolecules, 2 (1998) 251-265

PYCPG/MS, PY/MS, PYCPG/FID, FTIR DES CONSTITUANT DES BAUMES DE MOMMIFICATION, with I Kopecka and V. Pitthard, presented at conference Art et Chemie la Couler, Paris, September 16-18 1998, Techne (1999) No 8

Paul Heelis

Reader in Chemistry (1996-1999) NEWI, UK
Visiting Professor of Biochemistry (1999- )
Chester College of Higher Education,, UK


Research interests

Photochemistry, Photobiology, Radiation Chemistry, DNA repair enzymes, Drug induced phototoxicity, Molecular modelling, Chemistry and the Internet

Recent papers

The photoenzymic repair of DNA: a chemist's perspective, Paul F. Heelis, Rosemarie F. Hartman and Seth D. Rose, Chemical Society Reviews, 1995, p289

Active site of DNA photolyase:Tryptophan-306 is the intrinsic Hydrogen atom donor essential for flavin Radical Photoreduction and DNA repair in vitro,Y.F.Li,P.F.Heelis and A.Sancar,Biochem.1991,30,6322-6329

Determination of rates and yields of interchromophore energy transfer and intermolecular electron transfer in E.Coli DNA photolyase by time resolved fluorescence and absorption spectroscopy.S-T.Kim, P.F.Heelis, T.Okamura, Y.Hirata, N.Mataga and A.Sancar, Biochemistry (1991),30,11262-11270.

Excited quartet states in DNA photolyase enzymes., P.F.Heelis, A.Sancar, and T.Okamura, J.Photochem. Photobiol. (1993) 387-390 Low temperature electron paramagnetic resonance studies reveal the structure of Thymine dimer radical anion, I D. Podmore, P F. Heelis, M C. R. Symons and A. Pezeshk, Chemical Communications, 1005 1994.

A PM3 study of the effect of conformation on the enthalpy of splitting of cyclobutane type pyrimidine dimers. P.F.Heelis, J.Mol.Modelling, 1995, 1, 18-21

Electronic energy transfer in DNA photolyase; A molecular orbital study, P. F. Heelis, J.Photochem.Photobiol., 1996 in Press

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Yumihiko Yano

Department of Chemistry
Gunma University
Kiryu, Gunma 376, Japan


Enzyme models, coenzyme model, molecular recognition, artificial receptor, reaction mechanism

Recent papers

N. Ando, Y. Osawa, T. Nabeshima, and Y. Yano A Novel Oxidative Decarboxylation of a-Substituted a-Hydroxy Acids by a Functionalized Oxidation-active Flavin Mimic in the Presence of Metal Ion in t-BuOH, Chem. Lett., 1996, 381-382

T. Kajiki, N. Tamura, T. Nabeshima, and Y. Yano, Rate Accelerations of the Oxidation of and NADH Model by Flavin with a Functionalized Flavin Receptor in Chloroform, Chem. Lett., 1995, 1063-1064.

N. Tamura, T. Kajiki, T. Nabeshima, and Y. Yano, A Flavin Receptor. Strong Binding Ability of a Melamine Derivative bearing a Guanidinium Ion for 6-Azaflavin via Hydrogen Bonding in Chloroform, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1994, 2583-2584.

Y. Yano, K. Mitsui, Y. Ohsawa, T. Kobayashi, and T. Nabeshima, Oxidation of a-Hydroxy Acids by an Oxidation-active Flavin Mimic bearing a Bipyridin-6-ylmethyl Moiety in the Presence of Zn(II) and a Base in t-BuOH, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1993, 1719-1721.

Ohshima, N. Tamura, T. Nabeshima, and Y. Yano, A Rate-accelerating Noncovalently Assembled System for Thiazolium-catalyzed Oxidative Decarboxylation of Pyruvate in Chloroform-Acetonitrile, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1993, 712-713

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Olaf Wiest

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame IN 47556 (USA)

Theoretical and Computational Organic Chemistry, Photochemistry,
Electron Transfer Induced Processes, Radical Ion Chemistry
Enzyme Mechanisms, Molecular Recognition, Kinetic Isotope Effects

Recent Papers

O. Wiest: RDFT Studies of the Methanol Radical Cation HypersurfaceS
J. Mol. Struct. (THEOCHEM) 1996, 368, 39-48.

O. Wiest, K.N.Houk: RStabilization of the Transition State of the Chorismate-
Prephenate Rearrangement: An ab initio Study of Enzyme- and Antibody
CatalysisS J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1995, 117, 11628-11639.

O. Wiest, K.N. Houk, K.A. Black, B.E. Thomas IV: RSecondary Kinetic Isotope
Effects of Diastereotopic Protons in Pericyclic Reactions. A New Mechanistic
ProbeS J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1995, 117, 8594-8599.

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Stefan Löfgren

Karolinska Institutet
St. Erik's Eye Hospital
S-112 82 Stockholm

Recent Papers

Svderberg PG & Lvfgren S, Ultraviolet radiation cataract, dose
dependence. SPIE vol 2143B Ultraviolet Radiation Hazards; 92-98, 1994.

Lvfgren S & Svderberg PG, The effect of in vivo exposure with narrow band blue light and ultraviolet radiation on rat lens glycolysis. J Photochem Photobiol B-Biology (30); 145-151, 1995.

Research interests

Environmental and experimental UV effects on mammalian tissue,
especially the eye.

Shubin Liu

Research Associate
Department of Chemistry,
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3290


Density Functional Theory and Application, Computational Chemistry and Theoretical Chemistry

Recent Papers

Shubin Liu and Robert G. Parr;Expansion of correlation energy density functional and its kinetic component in terms of homogeneous functionals, Phys. Rev. A, 53, 2211(1996).

Shubin Liu, ;Local density approximation, hierarchy of equations, functional expansion, and adaibatic connection in current-density functional theory, Phys. Rev. A, 54, 1328(1996).

Shubin Liu, Peter Sule, Roberto L. Boada, and Agnes Nagy, ;Applications to atoms, ions, and molecules of a novel form of the correlation energy density functional;, Chem. Phys. Lett., 257, 68(1996).

Shubin Liu and Robert G. Parr,Second-order density functional description of molecules and chemical changes, J. Chem. Phys., in press.

Paul F. Heelis and Shubin Liu, The photoenzymic repair of the DNA 6-4 photoproduct -- a semiempirical, ab initio, and density functional study, J. Am. Chem. Soc., accepted.

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David S. Soriano

Associate Professor of Chemistry
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
Bradford, Pa. 16701 U.S.A.

Research Interests

Computer- Aided Drug Design/ Analysis

Recent Publications

Catalytic Hydrogenation of L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Synthetic Communications 25, 3263-3265 1995.

Example of the Wolff-Kishner Procedure Suitable for An Undergraduate Laboratory Experiment" Journal of Chemical Education. 70, 414, 1993.

Dibenz(a,h) anthracenes: Studies between HMO Theoretical Reactivity Indices and Carcinogenecity J. Environmental Science and Health A27(1) 89-104 1992.

Theoretical Reaction Indices for Dibenz(a,h) -Acridine J. Heterocyclic Chemistry 27, 1990 823.

Benzopyrenes: Correlations Between Seybold-Smith Reactivity Values and Carcinogenecity" J. Environmental Science and Health, A(25) ,1990,277-289.

W. D. Unsworth

Managing Director
830 Birchwood Boulevard
WA3 7QZ, uk


A background in Chemistry, Scientific instrumentation and computing. I am interested in applying the new communications technologies to scientific research

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Daniel E. Falvey

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742-2021

Research Interests

Organic Chemistry, Photochemistry, Biophysical Chemistry , Time-Resolved Laser Spectroscopy , Photothermal Methods, Reactive Intermediates, Radical Ions, Enzyme Mechanisms , DNA Damage and Repair, Nitrenium Ions, Caged Molecules or Photoreleasable Protecting Groups

Recent Publications

"Model Studies of DNA Photorepair: Reduction Potentials of Thymine and Cytosine Cyclobutane Dimers Measured by Fluorescence Quenching" Michael P. Scannell, David J. Fenick, Syun-Ru Yeh, and Daniel E. Falvey. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1997 (In press).

"Model Studies of DNA Photorepair: Enthalpy of Cleavage of Pyrimidine Dimers Studied by Photothermal Beam Deflection Calorimetry" Michael P. Scannell, Syun-Ru Yeh, and Daniel E. Falvey, Photochem. Photobiol. 1996 , 64, 764-768.

"Photogenerated Diarylnitrenium Ions: Laser Flash Photolysis and Product Studies on Diphenylnitrenium Ion Generated from the Photolysis of 1-(N,N-Diphenylamino)pyridinium Ions" Ricardo J. Moran and Daniel E. Falvey J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1996, 118 8965-8966.

"Substituent Effects on the Lifetimes and Reactivities of Arylnitrenium Ions Studied by Laser Flash Photolysis and Photothermal Beam Deflection" Rebecca J. Robbins, David M. Laman and Daniel E. Falvey J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1996 118, 8127-8135.

"Model Studies of the DNA (6-4) Photoproduct Photolyase: Synthesis and Photochemical Splitting of a Thymine 5,6 Oxetane" Gautam Prakash and Daniel E. Falvey, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1995, 117, 11375-11376.

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Edmund Moses Ndip

Assistant Professor (Physical & Organic Chemistry)
Chemistry Department
School of Science, Hampton University, Virginia, USA

Research interests

Computational Chemistry & Modelling Applications to various problems in chemistry and biology; Organic Photochemistry; Supramolecular Assemblies; Matrix Isolation Spectroscopy; Computer Assisted Instruction.

Recent papers

"Molecular Self Assemblies 5. Analysis of the Vector Properties of Hydrogen Bonding in Crystal Engineering" Jerry Perlstein, Kevin Steppe, Shai Vaday, and Edmund Moses N. Ndip, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1996, 118, 8433- 8443.

"The Chemistry of Waste Management - A Manual for Laboratory Managers
and Technicians" Edmund Moses N. Ndip, Lamar University, Department of Occupational Health & Safety, Beaumont, Texas, USA; July 1990

"Photochemistry of Oxime Carbamates 2. Phototransformations of Methomyl", Peter K. Freeman and Edmund M. N. Ndip, J. Agric. Food Ch. 1984, 32, 877 - 881.

Hampton University homepage http://www.cs.hamptonu.edu

Antonio Trincone

Istituto per la Chimica di Molecole di Interesse Biologico,
Via Toiano, 680072 Arco Felice Naples Italy

Research interests

Biocatalysis, enzymes, archaebacteria, ADH, glycosidase, natural products

Recent papers

A. Trincone and E. Pagnotta Efficient chemoselective synthesis of 3,4'-dihydroxypropiophenone 3-O-b-D-glucoside by thermophilic b-glycosidase from Sulfolobus solfataricus Biotechnology Letters, 17, 1, 45-48, 1995

A. Trincone, R. Improta and A. Gambacorta Enzymatic synthesis of polyol- and masked polyol- glycosides using b-glycosidase ofSulfolobus solfataricus Biocatalysis and Biotransformation, 12, 77-88, 1995

A. Gambacorta, A. Soriente, A. Trincone and G. Sodano Biosynthesis of the heterocyst glycolipids in the cyanobacterium Anabaena cylindrica Phytochemistry, 39, 771-774, 1995

A. Soriente, M. De Rosa, A. Trincone and G. Sodano Enzymatic regio- and diastereoselective hydrolysis of peracetylated glycerol- and erhythritol-b-glucosides Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters 5, 20, 2321-2324, 1995

M. Santin, F. Rosso, A. Sada, G. Peluso, R. Improta and A. Trincone Enzymatic synthesis of 2-b-galactopyranosyloxy ethyl methacrylate (GalEMA) by thermophilic archaea Sulfolobus solfataricus Biotechnology Bioengineering, 49:2, 217-222, 1996

G. Peluso, A. Trincone, F. La Cara, F. Rosso, M.Rossi Biotechnological application of enzymes from extremophilic organisms: synthesis of modified monomers. In: "Polymers and Other Advanced Materials: Emerging Technologies and Business Opportunities", P.N. Prasad, J.E. Mark and T.J. Fai Eds., Plenum Press 1996, 551-557

Paolo Bovicelli

Researcher CNR
Centro di Studio per la Chimica delle Sostanze Organiche Naturali
Departement of Chemistry, University "
La Sapienza, P.le A. Moro, 2
00185 Rome, Italy

Research interests

Organic Chemistry, Natural Compounds: synthesis and modification, Dimethyldioxirane Chemistry

Recent papers

P. Bovicelli, P. Lupattelli, D. Fracassi, E. Mincione, Sapogenins and Dimethyldioxirane: a New Entry to Cholestanes Functionalized at the Side Chain Tetrah. Lett., (1994), 35, 935-938.

P. Bovicelli, P. Lupattelli, E. Mincione, Regio and Stereoselective Epoxidation of Steroidal 1,4-Diene-3-ones by Dimethyldioxirane: A New Access to A-norsteroids and to a Class of Estrogen Synthetase Inhibitors, J. Org. Chem., (1994), 59, 4304-4307.

P. Bovicelli, P. Lupattelli, A. Sanetti, Selective Oxidation of Diols by H2O2/TS-1 System and DMD, Tetrah. Lett.,(1994), 35, 8477-8481.

P. Bovicelli, P. Lupattelli, A. Sanetti, E. Mincione, Efficient Desymmetrization of 1,2 and 1,3 Diols by Dimethyldioxirane, Tetrah. Lett., (1995), 36, 3031-3034.

P. Bovicelli, P. Lupattelli, E. Mincione, New synthetic methods for steroid hormones and vitamins via dioxiranes, reagents with biomimetic features, La Chimica & l'Industria , (1995), 77, 298-301.

R. Ballini, F. Papa, P. Bovicelli " Selective Oxidation of Nitrocompounds by Dimethyldioxirane Tetrah. Lett., (1996), 37, 3507-3511.

P. Bovicelli, A. Sanetti, P. Lupattelli, Fine Regioselective Tuning in the Oxidation of sec,sec- Diols by Dimethyldioxirane, Tetrahedron,(1996), 52 , 10969-10978.

Steve Atherton

Research Scientist
Center for Photoinduced Charge Transfer
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0216, USA

Research interests

Photochemistry, Photobiology, Radiation Chemistry

Recent papers

S.J. Atherton, J. Dillon, and E.R. Gaillard. A Pulse Radiolysis Study of the Reactions of 3-Hydroxykynurenine and Kynurenine with Oxidizing and Reducing Radicals. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1158:75-82 (1993).

Y.I. Kim, S.J. Atherton, E.S. Brigham, and T.E. Mallouk. Sensitized Layered Metal Oxide Semiconductor Particles for Photochemical Hydrogen Evolution from Nonsacrificial Electron Donors. J. Phys. Chem. 97:11802-11810 (1993).

J.E. Roberts, S.J. Atherton, E.R. Gaillard and J. Dillon. A ge Related Changes in the Human Lens as Monitored by Detection of Porphyrin Excited States. Photochem. Photobiol. 62:339-341 (1995).

E.R. Gaillard, S.J. Atherton, G. Eldred, and J. Dillon. Photophysical Studies on Human Retinal Lipofuscin. Photochem. Photobiol. 61:448-453 (1995).

S.J. Atherton and P.C. Beaumont. Photoinduced Electron Transfer Reactions between Copper Ions and Ethidium Bromide in Polynucleotides. J. Phys. Chem. 99:12025-12029 (1995).

Miguel Angel Miranda

Full Professor of Organic Chemistry

Departamento de Quimica, Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica

UPV-CSIC, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Recent papers

1. A. Corma, V. Fornes, H. Garcia, M. A. Miranda, J. Primo, M. J. Sabater, "Photoinduced electron transfer within zeolite cavities: cis stilbene isomerization photosensitized by 2,4,6-triphenylpyrylium cation imprisoned inside zeolite Y", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 116, 2276 (1994).

2. M. A. Miranda, H. Garcia, "2,4,6-Triphenylpyrylium tetrafluoroborate as an electron transfer photosensitizer", Chem. Rev. 94, 1063 (1994).

3. F. Bosca, M. A. Miranda, G. Carganico, D. Mauleon, " Photochemical and photobiological properties of ketoprofen associated with the benzophenone chromophore", Photochem. Photobiol. 60, 96 (1994).

4. J. T. Banks, H. Garcia, M. A. Miranda, J. Perez-Prieto, J. C. Scaiano, "Laser flash, laser drop and preparative photochemistry of 1,5-diiodo-1,5-diphenylpentane. Detection of a hypervalent iodine radical intermediate", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 117, 5049 (1995).

5. W. Adam, A. Corma, M.A. Miranda, M. J. Sabater, C. Sahin, "Photochemical (PET) and chemical (CET) electron transfer reactions of 2,3-diazabicyclo(2.2.1)hept-2-enes (azoalkanes) and bicyclo(2.1.0)pentanes (housanes) in solution and in zeolite cavities", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 118, 2380 (1996).


Maurizio D'Auria

Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry,

University of Basilicata

Via N. Sauro 85, 85100 Potenza


Research Interests

Organic Chemistry, Photochemistry, Synthesis of Natural Products, Synthesis of new Sensitizers for Photodynamic Applications, Photobiology.

Recent Publications

Herrnreiter, M.; Kagan, J.; Chen, X.; Lau, K. Y.; D'Auria, M.; Vantaggi, A. "Phototoxicity of (1H-Indenyl)thiophenes", Photochem. Photobiol., 1993, 58, 49.

D'Auria, M. "Photochemical Coupling between Indene and Nitroarenes", Tetrahedron Lett., 1994, 35, 633.

Elisei, F.; Latterini, L.; Aloisi, G. G.; D'Auria, M. "Photoinduced Substitution Reactions in Halothiophene Derivatives. Steady State and Laser Flash Photolytic Studies.", J. Phys. Chem., 1995, 99, 5365.

D'Auria, M. "Applications of the Photochemical Reaction of Iodoheterocyclic Derivatives with Aromatic Compounds in the Synthesis of new Singlet Oxygen Sensitizers", J. Photochem. Photobiol., A: Chem., 1995, 91, 187.

D'Auria, M.; Ferri, T. "Photocoupling between Haloheterocyclic Derivatives and Arylalkene and Arylalkynes: Instruments to Predict Reactivity", J. Org. Chem., 1995, 60, 8360.

D'Auria, M.; Esposito, V.; Mauriello, G. "Photochemical Reactivity of Aromatic and Heteroaromatic Nitroderivatives in the Presence of Arylalkenes", Tetrahedron, 1996, 52, 14253

D'Auria, M.; De Luca, E.; Esposito, V.; Mauriello, G.; Racioppi, R. "Photochemical Synthesis of Dipyrrylmethane Derivatives", Tetrahedron, 1997, 53, 1157

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