Series:De Gruyter Textbook
- Discusses metal ion transport and storage, composite ions, coordination compounds, inorganic molecules (e.g. enzymes involved in nitrogen metabolism pathways), and biomineralisation.
- Ideal for graduate students in chemistry and life sciences.
Aims and Scope
Bioinorganic Chemistry bings together Biochemistry and Inorganic Chemistry, but also lies at the interface with Chemistry, Biology, and Physics.
Advanced chemical and biochemical aspects and methods are thoroughly discussed in Bioinorganic Chemistry. The book provides students and researchers with a general overview of the many very fundamental tasks performed by inorganic elements in living organisms as well as the related methods and theories with particular emphasis on enzymatic conversions and electron transfer. This goes along with the elucidation of model systems and technical applications of both, concepts learned from nature as well as biological systems. Readers gain an understanding of the concepts of coordination chemistry in biological environments, and to utilize this knowledge to analyze the influence of such an environment on the reactivity of a metal centre. This expertise should serve as a tool for development of e.g. metalloenzyme applications, material synthesis and pharmaceutical development.