Molybdenum Chemistry of Biological Significance

  • William E. Newton
  • Sei Otsuka

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Molybdoenzymes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. E. McKenna, T. Nakajima, J. B. Jones, C. Huang, M. C. McKenna, H. Eran et al.
      Pages 39-57
    3. Walter G. Zumft, Toshiharu Hase, Hiroshi Matsubara
      Pages 59-72
    4. Barbara K. Burgess, Scot Wherland, Edward I. Stiefel, William E. Newton
      Pages 73-84
    5. W. H. Orme-Johnson, N. R. Orme-Johnson, C. Touton, M. Emptage, M. Henzl, J. Rawlings et al.
      Pages 85-94
    6. Masayuki Ohmori, Akihiko Hattori
      Pages 95-104
    7. Thomas D. Tullius, Steven D. Conradson, Jeremy M. Berg, Keith O. Hodgson
      Pages 139-155
    8. S. P. Cramer, H. B. Gray, N. S. Scott, M. Barber, K. V. Rajagopalan
      Pages 157-168
  3. Iron-Molybdenum Cofactor and Mo-Fe-S Cubane Clusters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Winston J. Brill, Vinod K. Shah
      Pages 171-177
    3. William E. Newton, Barbara K. Burgess, Edward I. Stiefel
      Pages 191-202
    4. C. David Garner, George Christou, Stephen R. Acott, Frank E. Mabbs, Richard M. Miller, Trevor J. King et al.
      Pages 203-215
    5. B. A. Averill, H. C. Silvis, R. H. Tieckelmann, W. H. Orme-Johnson
      Pages 217-228

About this book


In retrospect, it was obvious that we were both, quite inde­ pendently, contemplating a conference on the role of molybdenum in biology and related chemistry. At the time though, the meeting of minds on this matter was quite surprising. Although this subject has been treated in previous meetings within the overall context of, say, magnetic resonance or nitrogen fixation, it was apparent to us both that research in molybdenum-containing enzymes and molyb­ denum chemistry had progressed rapidly in the last several years. Jointly, we decided to organize the first meeting on Molybdenum Chemistry of Biological Significance which was held at the Hotel Lake Biwa, Shiga, Japan, on April 10-13, 1979. This volume con­ stitutes the Proceedings of that international conference and covers the broad spectrum of interests from enzymes to coordination chemistry. It should serve not only as a source of new information on the latest research results in this area and as a useful ref­ erence tool, but should also allow a newcomer or other peripherally interested researcher to become conversant very rapidly with the "state-of-the-art" in this specialized and important area of research. The conference was sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the Japan World Exposition Commemerative Fund the Yamada Science Foundation, the Nissan Science Foundation, the Chemical Society of Japan (Kinki Regional Office) and the Agri­ cultural Chemical Society of Japan (Kansai Branch). We thank these organizations sincerely for their interest and generosity.


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Editors and affiliations

  • William E. Newton
    • 1
  • Sei Otsuka
    • 2
  1. 1.Charles F. Kettering Research LaboratoryYellow SpringsUSA
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering ScienceOsaka UniversityToyonaka, Osaka, 560Japan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4615-9151-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-9149-8
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