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Hydrogen Bonding in Biological Structures

  • George A. Jeffrey
  • Wolfram Saenger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Basic Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. George A. Jeffrey, Wolfram Saenger
      Pages 3-14
    3. George A. Jeffrey, Wolfram Saenger
      Pages 15-48
    4. George A. Jeffrey, Wolfram Saenger
      Pages 49-70
    5. George A. Jeffrey, Wolfram Saenger
      Pages 71-93
    6. George A. Jeffrey, Wolfram Saenger
      Pages 94-99
  3. Hydrogen-Bond Geometry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. George A. Jeffrey, Wolfram Saenger
      Pages 103-110
    3. George A. Jeffrey, Wolfram Saenger
      Pages 111-135
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      Pages 136-146
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      Pages 147-155
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      Pages 161-163
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      Pages 164-165
  4. Hydrogen Bonding in Small Biological Molecules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-168
    2. George A. Jeffrey, Wolfram Saenger
      Pages 169-219
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      Pages 220-231
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      Pages 232-246
    5. George A. Jeffrey, Wolfram Saenger
      Pages 247-268
  5. Hydrogen Bonding in Biological Macromolecules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. George A. Jeffrey, Wolfram Saenger
      Pages 351-393
  6. Hydrogen Bonding by the Water Molecule

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 423-423
    2. George A. Jeffrey, Wolfram Saenger
      Pages 459-486
    3. George A. Jeffrey, Wolfram Saenger
      Pages 487-504
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 511-569

About this book

Introduction

Hydrogen bonds are weak attractions, with a binding strength less than one-tenth that of a normal covalent bond. However, hydrogen bonds are of extraordinary importance; without them all wooden structures would collapse, cement would crumble, oceans would vaporize, and all living things would disintegrate into random dispersions of inert matter.
Hydrogen Bonding in Biological Structures is informative and eminently usable. It is, in a sense, a Rosetta stone that unlocks a wealth of information from the language of crystallography and makes it accessible to all scientists. (From a book review of Kenneth M. Harmon, Science 1992)

Keywords

DNA Peptide RNA X-ray amino acid base carbohydrates electron diffraction molecule mutation neutron diffraction nucleic acid polysaccharide protein spectroscopy

Authors and affiliations

  • George A. Jeffrey
    • 1
  • Wolfram Saenger
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of CrystallographyThe University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Institut für KristallographieFreie Universität BerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-85135-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-57903-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-85135-3
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