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Themed collection A collection of papers in memory of Professor Robert Williams

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A chemical systems approach to evolution

A novel approach to the evolution of organisms is given. It asserts that biological evolution was consequential upon geochemical, environment, change and was inevitable not accidental.

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Metallo-enzyme catalysis

With illustrative examples from copper, iron and zinc proteins, the author shows how the metal ion sites in metallo-enzymes are ‘designed’ for selective uptake and catalytic activity

Graphical abstract: Metallo-enzyme catalysis
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Copper proteomes, phylogenetics and evolution

It is shown that evolution is a coordinated development of the chemistry of elements with use of novel and multiple copies of their proteins as their availability rises in the environment.

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Zinc proteomes, phylogenetics and evolution

Comparing the derived zinc-finger-containing proteins and zinc hydrolytic enzymes in organisms of different complexity there is a correlation in their changes during evolution related to environmental change.

Graphical abstract: Zinc proteomes, phylogenetics and evolution
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The chemical elements of life

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Temperature study of the solution conformations of aqueous lanthanide(III) complexes containing monodentate ligands

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A proton n.m.r. study of some CoII complexes containing the N-hexadecyl-iminodiacetate ligand

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Solution conformation of aqueous lanthanide(III)–antipyrine complexes

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The characterisation of the nature of silica in biological systems

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Precipitation within unilamellar vesicles. Part 1. Studies of silver(I) oxide formation

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Precipitation within unilamellar vesicles. Part 2. Membrane control of ion transport

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Solid state phosphorus n.m.r. spectroscopy of minerals and soils

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New organo-metallic reagents for electron microscopy

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Preparation of Ag2O crystallites within phospholipid vesicles and their use in nucleation studies

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Electron relaxation rates of lanthanide aquo-cations

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Hydration of complexone complexes of lanthanide cations

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Studies of lanthanide (III) dipicolinate complexes in aqueous solution. Part 2. Hydration

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Studies of lanthanide(III) pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylate complexes in aqueous solution. Part 1. Structures and 1H nuclear magnetic resonance spectra

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Location of biological compartments by high resolution n.m.r. spectroscopy and electron microscopy using magnetite-containing vesicles

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Mapping organic molecules in biological space by high resolution n.m.r. spectroscopy and electron microscopy

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Structure of lanthanide(III) mono- and bis-dipicolinates in solution

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An investigation of some potential uses of the gadolinium(III) ion as a structural probe

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Conformational studies of peroxidase–substrate complexes. Structure of the indolepropionic acid–horseradish peroxidase complex

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Assignment of the n.m.r. spectrum of iron(III) protoporphyrin IX dicyanide using paramagnetic shift and broadening probes

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The temperature dependence of some physical properties of cobinamides and cobalamins

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Intramolecular nuclear Overhauser effects in proton magnetic resonance spectra of proteins

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Lanthanoid(III) cations as nuclear magnetic resonance conformational probes: studies on cytidine 5′-monophosphate at pH 2

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Conformational studies of lanthanide complexes with carboxylate ligands

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Ethylenediaminetetra-acetato-lanthanate(III), -praesodimate(III), -europate(III), and -gadolinate(III) complexes as nuclear magnetic resonance probes of the molecular conformations of adenosine 5′- monophosphate and cytidine 5′-monophosphate in solution

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The effect of 1,3,5-trinitrobenzene on 1H nuclear magnetic resonance and electron paramagnetic resonance spectra of some cobalt(II) porphyrins

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Separation of contact and pseudo-contact contributions to shifts induced by lanthanide(III) ions in nuclear magnetic resonance spectra

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Nuclear magnetic resonance spectra of dimeric cupric compounds

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Origin of lanthanide nuclear magnetic resonance shifts and their uses

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The chemistry of vitamin B12. Part XVI. Binding of thiols to the cobalt(II) corrins

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Methylation by methyl vitamin B12

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A method of assigning 13C nuclear magnetic resonance spectra using europium(III) ion-induced pseudocontact shifts and C–H heteronuclear spin decoupling techniques

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Thallium(I) as a potassium probe in biological systems

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The lanthanide cations as nuclear magnetic resonance probes of biological systems

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Kinetics of substitution of co-ordinated carbanions in cobalt(III) corrinoids

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637. The stability of transition-metal complexes

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About this collection

Professor Robert (Bob) Williams died this March at the age of 89. He was a true pioneer in the field of bio-inorganic chemistry – especially concerning the role of calcium as a biological messenger – and contributed substantially to our understanding of the evolution of life. Professor Williams was often considered as one of the first people to start thinking about metallomics as a field, and will be greatly missed amongst his peers.

In memory of Professor Williams’ huge contribution to the field, we have collated a number of his publications across Metallomics, Dalton Transactions and ChemComm below. We hope you enjoy revisiting some of his exceptional work.

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