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Organometallics in Environment and Toxicology

Edited by: Astrid Sigel, Helmut Sigel and Roland K.O. Sigel
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Volume 7, devoted to the vital and rapidly expanding research area around metal-carbon bonds (see also MILS-6), focuses on the environment. With more than 2500 references, 35 tables, and nearly 50 illustrations, many of these in color, it is an essential resource for scientists working in the wide range from organometallic chemistry, inorganic biochemistry, environmental toxicology all the way through to physiology and medicine. In 14 stimulating chapters, written by 29 internationally recognized experts, Organometallics in Environment and Toxicology highlights in an authoritative and timely manner environmental cycles of elements involving organometal(loid) compounds as well as the analytical determination of such species. This book examines methane formation involving the nickel coenzyme F430, as well as the organometal(loid) compounds formed by tin, lead, arsenic, antimony, bismuth, selenium, tellurium, and mercury. In addition, it deals with the environmental bioindication, biomonitoring, and bioremediation of organometal(loid)s, and it terminates with methylated metal(loid) species occurring in humans by evaluating assumed and proven health effects caused by these compounds.
With more than 2500 references, 35 tables, and nearly 50 illustrations. Single chapters can be purchased.

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Helmut und Astrid Sigel, University of Basel, Switzerland. Roland K. O. Sigel, University of Zürich, Switzerland.
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Audience: Scientists in biochemistry, inorganic and organic chemistry, biology, medicinal chemistry, toxicology, and medicine.