Practical Approaches to Biological Inorganic Chemistry

Practical Approaches to Biological Inorganic Chemistry

2nd Edition - September 10, 2019

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  • Editors: Robert Crichton, Ricardo Louro
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444642264
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780444642257

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Practical Approaches to Biological Inorganic Chemistry, Second Edition, reviews the use of spectroscopic and related analytical techniques to investigate the complex structures and mechanisms of biological inorganic systems that contain metals. Each chapter presents an overview of the technique, including relevant theory, a clear explanation of what it is, how it works, and how the technique is actually used to evaluate biological structures. New chapters cover Raman Spectroscopy and Molecular Magnetochemistry, but all chapters have been updated to reflect the latest developments in discussed techniques. Practical examples, problems and many color figures are also included to illustrate key concepts. The book is designed for researchers and students who want to learn both the basics and more advanced aspects of key methods in biological inorganic chemistry.

Key Features

  • Presents new chapters on Raman Spectroscopy and Molecular Magnetochemistry, as well as updated figures and content throughout
  • Includes color images throughout to enable easier visualization of molecular mechanisms and structures
  • Provides worked examples and problems to help illustrate and test the reader’s understanding of each technique
  • Written by leading experts who use and teach the most important techniques used today to analyze complex biological structures


Researchers, graduate and postgraduate students involved in the study of metal ions in biological systems, and inorganic chemistry

Table of Contents

  • 1. A brief overview of the roles of metals in biological systems
    Robert Renfrew Crichton
    2. Introduction to Ligand field theory and computational chemistry
    Maja Gruden
    3. Molecular magnetochemistry
    Grace Morgan
    4. EPR spectroscopy
    Wilfred Hagen
    5. Biological NMR spectroscopy and metals
    Ricardo O. Louro
    6. Mossbauer Spectroscopy
    Eckhard Bill
    7. BioXAS
    Martin C. Feiters and Wolfram Meyer-Klaucke
    8. Raman Spectroscopy
    Wesley Browne
    9. Electrochemical methods
    Christophe Léger
    10. X-ray Crystallography
    Margarida Archer
    11. Genetic/molecular Biological approaches
    Robert Lynn Robson

Product details

  • No. of pages: 504
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: September 10, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444642264
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780444642257

About the Editors

Robert Crichton

Robert Crichton is Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Science, Universite Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. He has some forty years experience in teaching the subject, and published over 200 scientific articles and a number of books. Since 1985 he has organized a series of over twenty advanced courses on Metals in Biology in Louvain-la-Neuve, which have trained over 1300 doctoral and post-doctoral students, many of whom are today leaders in the field. The Second Edition of Biological Inorganic Chemistry: An Introduction to Molecular Structure and Function received the 2013 TEXTY Textbook Excellence Award in Physical Sciences from the Text and Academic Authors Association.

Affiliations and Expertise

Unite de Biochimie, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Ricardo Louro

Ricardo Louro
Inorganic Biochemistry and NMR Laboratory ITQB-UNL Av da Republica (EAN), Portugal

Affiliations and Expertise

Inorganic Biochemistry and NMR Laboratory ITQB-UNL Av da Republica (EAN), Portugal

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