© 1989

Spectroscopy of Inorganic Bioactivators

Theory and Applications — Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and Medicine

  • Theophile Theophanides

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 280)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Modern Computational Chemistry

    1. E. Clementi, S. Chin, G. Corongiu, J. H. Detrich, M. Dupuis, D. Folsom et al.
      Pages 1-112
  3. New Spectroscopic Techniques

    1. D. A. Parthenopoulos, P. M. Rentzepis
      Pages 113-157
    2. A. P. Bohlke, D. Lin-Vien, R. M. Hammaker, W. G. Fateley
      Pages 159-189
  4. Applications of Spectroscopic Techniques to Industry

    1. M. Allen Northrup, Larry H. Stanker, Martin Vanderlaan, Bruce E. Watkins
      Pages 229-241
    2. P. Harris, R. MacFarlane, N. Reynolds, A. C. Vikis
      Pages 243-246
  5. Applications to Biological Molecules

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 455-462

About this book


This edition is the labor of many enthousiastic scientists who were invited to teach at a NATO Advanced Study Institute on the "Spectroscopy of Inorganic Bioactivators" which took place on August 20 -30, 1988 at Club Poseidon, Loutraki, Greece. In this book the subjects were taught through several well prepared lectures. These lectures stretch the fact that scientific knowledge is the painfully gathered product of many wonderful human minds. I made an attempt to divide the lectures into separate chapters, however, there is interaction among the lectures, as I hope the book will show. First, there is introductory on an lecture supercomputing and super computers and their applications to solving structures of biological molecules followed by a state-of-the-art x-ray diffraction method at pi co second times. Important new advances have been made in x-ray diffraction analysis at picosecond times, in Hadamard spectroscopy, in micro-Raman spectroscopy in the Near Infrared region (1. 01 ~m) and remote sensing by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy. The chapters that follow include applications of spectroscopic technique to vii viii biologically important molecules, such as, DNA, proteins, membranes, and metal ion-biological molecule interactions. I would like to express my thanks to all the authors for their contributions and their cooperation in submitting their manuscript. I also thank the NATO Science Committee for making this possible. The field looks very promising for significant and exciting developments in the application of spectroscopy to bioactivators.


DNA Nucleotide biology biosensors chemistry nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) nucleic acid protein spectroscopy synthesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Theophile Theophanides
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of MontrealMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Chemical Engineering DepartmentNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Spectroscopy of Inorganic Bioactivators
  • Book Subtitle Theory and Applications — Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and Medicine
  • Editors T. Theophanides
  • Series Title NATO ASI Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-0301-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-7585-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-2409-3
  • Series ISSN 1389-2185
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 462
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biochemistry, general
    Physical Chemistry
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