Practical Approaches to Biological Inorganic Chemistry,
Edition 2
Edited by Robert R. Crichton and Ricardo O. Louro

Publication Date: 11 Sep 2019

Practical Approaches to Biological Inorganic Chemistry, Second Edition, reviews the use of spectroscopic and related analytical techniques to investigate the complex structures and mechanisms of biological inorganic systems that contain metals. Each chapter presents an overview of the technique, including relevant theory, a clear explanation of what it is, how it works, and how the technique is actually used to evaluate biological structures. New chapters cover Raman Spectroscopy and Molecular Magnetochemistry, but all chapters have been updated to reflect the latest developments in discussed techniques. Practical examples, problems and many color figures are also included to illustrate key concepts.

The book is designed for researchers and students who want to learn both the basics and more advanced aspects of key methods in biological inorganic chemistry.

Key Features

  • Presents new chapters on Raman Spectroscopy and Molecular Magnetochemistry, as well as updated figures and content throughout
  • Includes color images throughout to enable easier visualization of molecular mechanisms and structures
  • Provides worked examples and problems to help illustrate and test the reader’s understanding of each technique
  • Written by leading experts who use and teach the most important techniques used today to analyze complex biological structures
About the author
Edited by Robert R. Crichton, Unite de Biochimie, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium and Ricardo O. Louro, Inorganic Biochemistry and NMR Laboratory ITQB-UNL Av da Republica (EAN), Portugal
Table of Contents

1. A brief overview of the roles of metals in biological systems
Robert Renfrew Crichton
2. Introduction to Ligand field theory and computational chemistry
Maja Gruden
3. Molecular magnetochemistry
Grace Morgan
4. EPR spectroscopy
Wilfred Hagen
5. Biological NMR spectroscopy and metals
Ricardo O. Louro
6. Mossbauer Spectroscopy
Eckhard Bill
7. BioXAS
Martin C. Feiters and Wolfram Meyer-Klaucke
8. Raman Spectroscopy
Wesley Browne
9. Electrochemical methods
Christophe Léger
10. X-ray Crystallography
Margarida Archer
11. Genetic/molecular Biological approaches
Robert Lynn Robson

Book details
ISBN: 9780444642257
Page Count: 504
Retail Price : £115.00
  • Crichton, Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 3e, 9780128117415, May 2018, 682pp, Elsevier, $125.00
  • Crichton and Louro, Practical Approaches to Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 9780444563514, Jan 2013, 336pp, Elsevier, $99.95
  • Ochiai, Bioinorganic Chemistry, 9780120887569, Jul 2008, 360pp, Elsevier, $93.95

Researchers, graduate and postgraduate students involved in the study of metal ions in biological systems, and inorganic chemistry