Bioinorganic Chemistry

Trace Element Evolution from Anaerobes to Aerobes

  • Editors
  • Michael J. Clarke
  • John B. Goodenough
  • Christian K. Jørgensen
  • David M. P. Mingos
  • Graham A. Palmer
  • Peter J. Sadler
  • Raymond Weiss
  • Robert J. P. Williams

Part of the Structure and Bonding book series (STRUCTURE, volume 91)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Juan C. Fontecilla-Camps
    Pages 1-30
  3. Joshua Telser
    Pages 31-63
  4. Inês A. C. Pereira, Miguel Teixeira, António V. Xavier
    Pages 65-89
  5. B. Abolmaali, H. V. Taylor, U. Weser
    Pages 91-190

About this book


In this book the first three chapters outline the chemistry of nickel and heme largely associated with anaerobic life and believed to represent reactions which took place some 3-4x109years ago. Nickel has disappeared from the chemistry of man. The fascinating detail of the "primitive" catalysts is of interest to industrial society since very simple feed-stock is used, hydrogen, carbon monoxide and sulphate for example. The fourth chapter switches attention to a metal which became valuable later in evolution, copper, and which is involved with the use of dioxygen. It also has extremely interesting catalytic sites in enzymes. The essence of the volume lies in an appreciation of metallo- enzymes and their changing roles as the environment changed.


Hämenzyme Inorganic Chemistry Kuperenzyme Metalloenzyme Moledularevolution Nickelenzyme anaerobe Organismen anaerobes copper enzymes enzymes heme enzymes metalloenzymes molecular evolution proteins

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-63548-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69595-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-5993
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-8550
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