Advances in Inorganic Chemistry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120236572, 9780080458182

Advances in Inorganic Chemistry, Volume 57

1st Edition

Relaxometry of Water-Metal Ion Interactions

Editors: Rudi van Eldik
eBook ISBN: 9780080458182
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 17th February 2005
Page Count: 536
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: general theory and nuclear relaxation (D. Canet).

Chapter 2 NMR relaxation in solution of paramagnetic complexes (J. Kowalewski et al.).

Chapter 3

1H NMRD profiles of paramagnetic complexes and metalloproteins (I. Bertini et al.).

Chapter 4 Gd(III)-based contrast agents for MRI (Silvio Aime et al.).

Chapter 5 Relaxation by metal containing nano systems (R.N. Muller et al.).

Chapter 6 Magnetic relaxation dispersion in porous and dynamically heterogeneous materials (J.-P. Korb et al.).

Chapter 7 Water and proton exchange processes on metal ions (L. Helm et al.).

Chapter 8 Nuclear magnetic relaxation studies on actinide ions and models of actinide complexes (J.F. Desreux).

Chapter 9 Technical aspects of fast field cycling (G. Ferrante, S. Sykora).


Water interacts with metal ions in a variety of contexts: from aqueous solutions of inorganic salts to enzymatic catalysis. The investigation of water-metal ion interactions is conveniently performed through water 1H NMR at different magnetic field-a technique known as relaxometry. Advances in Inorganic Chemistry, Volume 57 focuses on relaxometry of water-metal ion interactions.Contributions by leading experts in the field cover important advances in inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry; another welcomed addition to the widely acclaimed series, Advances in Inorganic Chemistry.

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  • Includes new information on the important advances in inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry
  • Each chapter is fully referenced
  • Contains comprehensive reviews written by leading experts in the field


Bioinorganic, inorganic and organometallic chemists


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About the Editors

Rudi van Eldik Editor

Rudi van Eldik was born in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) in 1945 and grew up in Johannesburg (South Africa). He received his chemistry education and DSc degree at the former Potchefstroom University (SA), followed by post-doctoral work at the State University of New York at Buffalo (USA) and the University of Frankfurt (Germany). After completing his Habilitation in Physical Chemistry at the University of Frankfurt in 1982, he was appointed as Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Private University of Witten/Herdecke in 1987. In 1994 he became Professor of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, from where he retired in 2010. At present he is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and Visiting Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the N. Copernicus University in Torun, Poland.

His research interests cover the elucidation of inorganic and bioinorganic reaction mechanisms, with special emphasis on the application of high pressure thermodynamic and kinetic techniques. In recent years his research team also focused on the application of low-temperature rapid-scan techniques to identify and study reactive intermediates in catalytic cycles, and on mechanistic studies in ionic liquids. He is Editor of the series Advances in Inorganic Chemistry since 2003. He serves on the Editorial Boards of several chemistry journals. He is the author of over 880 research papers and review articles in international journals and supervised 80 PhD students. He has received honorary doctoral degrees from the former Potchefstroom University, SA (1997), Kragujevac University, Serbia (2006), Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (2010), University of Pretoria, SA (2010), and Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology, Russia (2012). He has developed a promotion activity for chemistry and related experimental sciences in the form of chemistry edutainment presentations during the period 1995-2010. In 2009 he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit (‘Bundesverdienstkreuz’) by the Federal President of Germany, and the Inorganic Mechanisms Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry (London).

His hobbies include music, hiking, jogging, cycling and motor-biking. He is the father of two and grandfather of four children.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany