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EPSRC Reference: GR/S12883/01
Title: EPR Spectroscopy at the University of Leeds
Principal Investigator: Bushby, Professor RJ
Other Investigators:
Kee, Dr T McGowan, Professor P Perrier, Professor S
Jha, Professor A Henderson, Professor PJF Halcrow, Professor MA
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Department: Sch of Chemistry
Organisation: University of Leeds
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 October 2003 Ends: 30 September 2006 Value (£): 170,546
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Biological & Medicinal Chem. Chemical Biology
Drug Formulation & Delivery Materials Characterisation
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No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
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This EPR instrument will be used to support research in various departments in the University of Leeds, which does not currently possess a working EPR spectrometer. This will be an important facility for running routine EPR experiments in-house, that are not appropriate for the more specialised capabilities of the National Service; and, for characterising air- or time-sensitive samples that cannot easily be transported to the Service. The experiments to be carried out include:- The spin-quantitation of high-spin organic polymers and liquid crystals (Bushby);- The routine characterisation of transition metal complexes, particularly of Cu(II) (Halcrow) and lower oxidation states of V and Cr (McGowan and Raston);- The routine characterisation of spin-labelled organic compounds for use as biological probes (Kee and Henderson);- More detailed measurements of the mobility of these spin-labelled probes in biological membranes, and of their interactions with membranebound proteins (Henderson);- In situ photolysis of organic polymers (Guthrie) and fullerene-containing solids (Raston) at low temperatures, characterisation of the resultant radicals and, in many cases, kinetic measurements of their decay upon warming;- Detection and characterisation of transition ion dopants in optical glasses, and determination of their distribution within these materials (Jha).
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