Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Diana L. Wertz, Joan Selverstone Valentine
    Pages 37-60
  3. Yoshihito Watanabe, Hiroshi Fujii
    Pages 61-89
  4. Jean-Jacques Girerd, Frédéric Banse, Ariane Jalila Simaan
    Pages 145-177
  5. Fritz E. Kühn, Wolfgang A. Herrmann
    Pages 213-236
  6. Waldemar Adam, Catherine M. Mitchell, Chantu R. Saha-Möller, Oliver Weichold
    Pages 237-285
  7. Richard M. Burger
    Pages 287-303
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 305-323

About this book


The present volume is a description of the current knowledge on the different metal-oxo and metal-peroxo species which are involved in catalytic oxidations. These highly reactivity metal-oxygen species are the key intermediates in heme or non-heme oxygenases, as well as in metal-catalyzed oxidations. The accumulated knowledge on these reactive entities will facilitate a better understanding of the different intermediates involved in the catalytic cycles of enzymes like cytochromes P-450, non-heme oxygenases, copper oxygenases, in the oxidation of water by the manganese-center of Photosystem II, in the chemistry of dioxiranes and also in DNA cleavage performed by activated bleomycin. The description of these metal-oxo and metal-peroxo species is based on physico-chemical data, reactivity results and also on theoretical calculations.


Biochemie Biochemistry Catalytic Oxydations Catalytische Oxidation Metallorganische Chemie Organometallic Chemistry Oxidation tautomer

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernard Meunier
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination du CNRSToulouse Cedex 4France

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-66943-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46592-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-5993
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