The book reviews the use of spectroscopic and related methods 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. Practical examples and problems are included to illustrate each technique and to aid understanding. Designed for students and researchers who want to learn both the basics, and more advanced aspects of bioinorganic chemistry.
- Many colour illustrations 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 a multi-author team who use and teach the most important techniques used today to analyse complex biological structures
Preface Chapter 1
An Overview of the Roles of Metals in Biological Systems Chapter 2
Introduction to Ligand Field Theory Chapter 3
EPR Spectroscopy Chapter 4
Introduction to Biomolecular NMR and Metals Chapter 5
57Fe-Mössbauer Spectroscopy and Basic Interpretation of Mössbauer Parameters Chapter 6
X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy in Biology (BioXAS) Chapter 7
Other Spectroscopic Methods for Probing Metal Centres in Biological Systems Chapter 8
An Introduction to Electrochemical Methods for the Functional Analysis of Metalloproteins Chapter 9
X-ray Crystallography Chapter 10
Genetic and Molecular Biological Approaches for the Study of Metals in Biology Index
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.
Louro, Ricardo O.