Biochalcogen Chemistry: The Biological Chemistry of Sulfur, Selenium, and Tellurium

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Biochalcogen Chemistry: The Biological Chemistry of Sulfur, Selenium, and Tellurium

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Biochalcogen Chemistry: The Biological Chemistry of Sulfur, Selenium, and Tellurium highlights the biological uses of heavy chalcogens as a key area of focus in bioinorganic chemistry and a unifying theme for research in a wide variety of disciplines. Recent achievements in these multidisciplinary efforts are presented that discuss the subtle, yet important roles of biochalcogens in living systems as sulfur- and selenium-containing metabolic intermediates and products (Chapters 1 and 10) and in their oxidation when coordinated to metals (Chapters 3 and 4). Chemical and instrumental tools for detecting sulfur and selenium species and their functionalities are also discussed (Chapters 2 and 6), as are new directions in biochalcogen applications to redox scavenging, both in terms of synthesis (Chapters 7 and 8) and mechanistic modeling (Chapter 9). Tellurium, with no natural biological function, is represented together with sulfur and selenium as a phasing agent in nucleic acid crystallography and for other biological studies (Chapter 5)… [From Amazon.com]

ISBN

9780841229037

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

American Chemical Society

City

Washington D. C.

Keywords

Chalcogens, Sulfer, Selenium, Tellunium, Metals, Oxidation

Disciplines

Biochemistry | Chemistry