Active Oxygen in Biochemistry

  • Joan Selverstone Valentine
  • Christopher S. Foote
  • Arthur Greenberg
  • Joel F. Liebman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Raymond Y. N. Ho, Joel F. Liebman, Joan Selverstone Valentine
    Pages 1-36
  3. Bruce A. Palfey, David P. Ballou, Vincent Massey
    Pages 37-83
  4. Stephen Fox, Kenneth D. Karlin
    Pages 188-231
  5. Lawrence Que Jr.
    Pages 232-275
  6. Mark J. Nelson, Steven P. Seitz
    Pages 276-312
  7. Rosemary A. Marusak, Claude F. Meares
    Pages 336-400
  8. Judith A. Berliner, Andrew D. Watson
    Pages 433-449
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 451-463

About this book


The field of "Oxygen Activation" has attracted considerable interest recently, not only because it presents challenges in those fields of basic research that aim to understand the fundamental aspects of chemical and biological reactions that involve dioxygen, but also because of its wide range of practical implications in such diverse fields as medicine, synthesis of pharmaceuticals and other organic compounds, materials science, and atmospheric science. This is the second of two volumes that focus on the subject of oxygen activation, the first slanted toward chemistry and the second toward biological chemistry. We planned these volumes to be more general than many monographs of this sort, not as detailed summaries of the authors' own research but rather as general overviews of the field. Our choice of topics was strongly influenced by our syllabus for a course entitled "Oxygen Chemistry," which two of us have twice taught jointly at UCLA. Definition of important issues, horizons, and future prospects was an important goal, and, although totally comprehensive coverage was not possible, we believe that we have chosen a representative selection of research topics current to the field. We have targeted this work to a diverse audience ranging from professionals in fields from physics to medicine to beginning graduate students who are interested in rapidly acquiring the basics of this field.


biochemistry chemistry protein science synthesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Joan Selverstone Valentine
    • 1
  • Christopher S. Foote
    • 1
  • Arthur Greenberg
    • 2
  • Joel F. Liebman
    • 3
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.University of North Carolina at CharlotteUSA
  3. 3.University of Maryland Baltimore CountyUSA

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