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Garry Mockler 160 200Dr Garry Mockler

B.Sc. UNSW 1964
Ph.D UNSW 1968

Email: gmm@uow.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 4221 3514
Office: B18.218

Position:        
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer

Research Interests

Bioinorganic Chemistry
Model compounds of Copper proteins

The structures and properties of model compounds of copper proteins are studied in order to better understand the functions, structures and properties of these metalloproteins which occur in biological systems.

Galactose oxidase, which contains a type 1b copper atom, oxidizes a number of primary alcohols including galactose to the corresponding aldehydes. Model compounds of galactose oxidase are being synthesized and characterised and their reactions with sugars and alcohols are being investigated.


Representative Publications
  • Towards a Hemocyanin model: Relation between molecular and electronic spectra in binuclear complexes. R. J. Butcher, G. Diven, G. R Erickson, G. M. Mockler and E. Sinn. Inorg. Chim. Acta, 1986, 123, L17.
  •  Model compounds for the type III site and the combined type II and III site in multicopper oxidases. R. J. Butcher, G. M. Mockler and E. Sinn. Proc. Ind. Acad. Sci., 1990, 102, 209.
  •  Binuclear copper(II) complexes containing phenols and catechols. R. J. Butcher, G. Diven, J. Jasinski, G. M. Mockler, R. Pozdniakov and E. Sinn. Inorg. Chim. Acta, 1995, 239, 107.
  •  Aqua(pyridine-kN))(N-salicylidenetyrosinato-k3O,N,O)copper(II). R. J. Butcher, G. M. Mockler and O. McKern, Acta Cryst. 2003, E59, 20.
  •  Piperidine-kN)(N-salicylidenephenylalinato-k3O,N,O)copper(II). R. J. Butcher, G. M. Mockler and O. McKern. Acta Cryst. 2003, E59, 61. 

Abbreviated CV
  • B.Sc. UNSW 1964
  • Ph.D UNSW 1968
     
  • Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Member of the American Chemical Society
  • Member of the Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry
  • Editor of The Methyl Mercury

 

Last reviewed: 21 July, 2017