The Metal-Driven Biogeochemistry of Gaseous Compounds in the by Peter M.H. Kroneck, Martha E. Sosa Torres

By Peter M.H. Kroneck, Martha E. Sosa Torres

MILS-14 offers a newest view of the fascinating biogeochemistry of gases in our surroundings as pushed normally by means of microorganisms. those hire a equipment of subtle metalloenzymes, the place specially transition metals (such as Fe, Ni, Cu, Mo, W) play a basic function, that's, within the activation, transformation and syntheses of gases like dihydrogen, methane, carbon monoxide, acetylene and people of the organic nitrogen and sulfur cycles. The Metal-Driven Biogeochemistry of Gaseous Compounds within the setting is a colourful learn zone dependent quite often on structural and microbial biology, inorganic organic chemistry and environmental biochemistry. All this is often coated in an authoritative demeanour in eleven stimulating chapters, written via 26 the world over well-known specialists and supported by means of approximately 1200 references, informative tables and approximately a hundred illustrations (two thirds in color). MILS-14 additionally offers first-class info for instructing.

Peter M. H. Kroneck is a bioinorganic chemist who's exploring the position of transition metals in biology, with a spotlight on useful and structural points of microbial iron, copper and molybdenum enzymes and their effect at the biogeochemical cycles of nitrogen and sulfur.

Martha E. Sosa Torres is an inorganic chemist, with designated pursuits in magnetic homes of newly synthesized transition steel complexes and their reactivity in the direction of molecular oxygen, utilizing kinetic, electrochemical and spectroscopic techniques.

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Contents of Volumes in the Metal Ions in Life Sciences Series 8 The Spliceosome and Its Metal Ions Samuel E. Butcher 9 The Ribosome: A Molecular Machine Powered by RNA Krista Trappl and Norbert Polacek 10 Metal Ion Requirements in Artificial Ribozymes that Catalyze Aminoacylations and Redox Reactions Hiroaki Suga, Kazuki Futai, and Koichiro Jin 11 Metal Ion Binding and Function in Natural and Artificial Small RNA Enzymes from a Structural Perspective Joseph E. Wedekind 12 Binding of Kinetically Inert Metal Ions to RNA: The Case of Platinum(II) Erich G.

ABBREVIATIONS AND DEFINITIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REFERENCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 16 16 17 17 18 19 20 20 21 22 22 23 25 27 28 32 33 34 Abstract The tungsten iron-sulfur enzyme acetylene hydratase catalyzes the conversion of acetylene to acetaldehyde by addition of one water molecule to the CC triple bond.

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