Transition Metals in Biochemistry

  • Arthur S. Brill

Part of the Molecular Biology Biochemistry and Biophysics book series (MOLECULAR, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Arthur S. Brill
    Pages 26-39
  3. Arthur S. Brill
    Pages 40-80
  4. Arthur S. Brill
    Pages 81-116
  5. Arthur S. Brill
    Pages 117-126
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    Pages 127-159
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 161-188

About this book


Transition metal ions in biological systems are of interest in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, medicine, and physics. Scien­ tists with rather different viewpoints, employing many methods, have contributed to this area. A concise review of the current state of the field will, to some extent, reflect the special knowledge of the person writing it - in this case application of physical methods to the investigation of metal coordination. x­ ray diffraction is one of the most important of these methods, but a useful treatment of X-ray structure analysis would be com­ parable in size with and beyond the scope of the monograph. Many results of X-ray diffraction studies are, of course, presented. Electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy has played a major part in the rapid advance in knowledge of the electronic struc­ tures of transition metal ions in biological systems. More gener­ ally, measurements involving light, microwaves, and magnetic fields are capable of producing much new information, and the required instrumentation is available at most research institu­ tions. Therefore light absorption and paramagnetic resonance are treated in depth. The principles described in the latter discus­ sions are broadly applicable, for example to the promising tech­ niques of X-ray spectroscopy (utilizing synchrotron radiation) and lanthanide-perturbed, very high-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Arthur S. Brill
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-81150-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-81148-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0077-0221
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