Practical Approaches to Biological Inorganic Chemistry (2nd Ed.)

Coordinators: Crichton Robert R., Louro Ricardo O.

Language: Anglais
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Practical Approaches to Biological Inorganic Chemistry, Second Edition reviews the use of spectroscopic and related analytical techniques to investigate the complex structures and mechanisms of biological inorganic systems that contain metals. Each chapter presents an overview of the technique including relevant theory, clearly explains what it is and how it works and then presents how the technique is actually used to evaluate biological structures. The work features a brand new chapter on Raman Spectroscopy and is updated throughout to reflect the latest developments in all techniques discussed. Practical examples and problems as well as many color figures are included to illustrate each technique and to aid understanding. Designed for researchers and students who want to learn both the basics, and more advanced aspects of key methods in biological inorganic chemistry.



  • New chapters on Raman Spectroscopy and Molecular Magnetochemistry, as well as updated figures and content throughout, bringing the book up to date with the enormous developments that have been made in nearly all areas originally covered
  • Color images throughout enable easier visualization of molecular mechanisms and structures
  • Worked examples and problems are included to illustrate and test the reader?s understanding of each technique
  • Written by leading experts who use and teach the most important techniques used today to analyze complex biological structures

1. A brief overview of the roles of metals in biological systems 2. Introduction to Ligand field theory and computational chemistry 3. Molecular magnetochemistry 4. EPR spectroscopy 5. Biological NMR spectroscopy and metals 6. Mossbauer Spectroscopy 7. BioXAS 8. Raman Spectroscopy 9. Electrochemical methods 10. X-ray Crystallography 11. Genetic/molecular Biological approaches

Robert Crichton is Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Science, Universite Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. He has some forty years experience in teaching the subject, and published over 200 scientific articles and a number of books. Since 1985 he has organized a series of over twenty advanced courses on Metals in Biology in Louvain-la-Neuve, which have trained over 1300 doctoral and post-doctoral students, many of whom are today leaders in the field.

The Second Edition of Biological Inorganic Chemistry: An Introduction to Molecular Structure and Function received the 2013 TEXTY Textbook Excellence Award in Physical Sciences from the Text and Academic Authors Association.
Inorganic Biochemistry and NMR Laboratory ITQB-UNL Av da Republica (EAN), Portugal