Biochemistry for Materials Science

Biochemistry for Materials Science

Catalysts, Complexes and Proteins

1st Edition - November 26, 2018

Write a review

  • Author: Akio Makishima
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128170540
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128168967

Purchase options

Purchase options
DRM-free (PDF, EPub, Mobi)
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order


Biochemistry for Materials Science: Catalysis, Complexes and Proteins unlocks recent developments in the field of biochemistry through a series of case studies, enabling materials scientists to harness these advances for innovation in their own field, from the design of bio-inspired materials, to the use of new classes of catalyst. The book is broken up into six independent parts that include an introduction to seven recent discoveries, a discussion of the fundamental knowledge and techniques of biochemistry, a look at a number of biochemical materials, and an exploration of the areas of life science, organic chemistry and inorganic-related materials. The book concludes with a discussion of cosmochemistry.

Key Features

  • Presents recent developments in biochemistry that can be harnessed for innovation in materials science
  • Utilizes case studies to illustrate the application of various biochemistry concepts
  • Provides readers with the fundamental knowledge of basic chemistry relating to life-forming materials, catalysis, etc.


Researchers in materials science and engineering, biochemists, as well as material science undergraduate or graduate students

Table of Contents

  • Part 1. The author’s choice of 2016-2017
    1. The author’s choice of 2016-2017

    Part 2. Fundamental knowledges and techniques in biochemistry
    2. Fundamental knowledges and techniques in biochemistry

    Part 3. Biochemistry related materials and topics
    3. New abiological metalloenzymes ---[M]-porphyrin IX-proteins
    4. Developments of new biochemical methods 
    5. Topics of bioluminescence and chemoluminescence
    6. New antibiotic and antivirus agents, and knowledges
    7. Chirality in space and brains
    8. Bacteria related materials and topics
    9. Plants related materials and topics
    10. Animals related materials and topics
    11. Proteins and enzymes related topics

    Part 4. Life-sciences related materials and topics
    12. Pain related materials and topics
    13. Disease related topics and materials
    14. Therapy related topics
    15. Drugs and drug related topics
    16. Detoxification of toxic gases of VX and sarin
    17. Decomposing explosives and reduction of perchlorate and nitrate
    18. Teeth and bone related topics and materials
    19. Flu virus and chemicals detectors, and diagnostics
    20. Nanomachines related topics
    21. Click chemistry related topics
    22. Fluorine related topics

    Part 5. Environmental sciences, origin and evolution of life-related molecules and water on other planets, moons and dwarf planets
    23. Topics of environmental sciences
    24. Origin and evolution of life-related molecules
    25. Water on other planets and dwarf planets

Product details

  • No. of pages: 329
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: November 26, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128170540
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128168967

About the Author

Akio Makishima

Akio Makishima is a Professor for the Institute for Planetary Materials at Okayama University. He obtained his Ph.D. from Tokyo University under supervision of Professor Akimasa Masuda. After three years in the Analytical Research Center of Nippon Steel Co. Ltd, he was appointed assistant professor and finally obtained professorship. His research interests deal primarily with planetary science and geochemistry. He has authored over 60 scientific publications and two books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Institute for Planetary Materials, Okayama University, Japan

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for "Biochemistry for Materials Science"