Spectroscopic Methods in Bioinorganic Chemistry

Sensor Review

ISSN: 0260-2288

Article publication date: 1 March 2000



(2000), "Spectroscopic Methods in Bioinorganic Chemistry", Sensor Review, Vol. 20 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/sr.2000.08720aae.001



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Spectroscopic Methods in Bioinorganic Chemistry

ACS Symposium Series 692E.I. Solomon & K.O. Hodgson (Editors)American Chemical Society1998479 pp.ISBN 0-8412-3560-0£95.00, Hard cover

Keywords Spectroscopy, Chemistry

Spectroscopic Methods in Bioinorganic Chemistry covers a range of topics that would be primarily of interest to researchers in bioinorganic, physical-inorganic, inorganic and biochemistry.

The first two sections of the book discuss recent advances in ground-state and excited-state methods, highlighting new directions of research into bioinorganic spectroscopy. These sections are suitable for a wider range of readers and include papers on "Combining MÎssbauer Spectroscopy and Magnetometry", "Recent Advances in Electronic Absorption Spectroscopy" and "Soft X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy: Applications to Bioinorganic Chemistry".

Subsequent sections of this book address four areas of bioinorganic chemistry where spectroscopy has had a large impact. These are electron transfer, cluster interactions, active site geometric and electronic structures and intermediates. Interesting papers within these sections include "Spectroscopic Studies of Ferrocytochrome c Folding", "Progress in Characterization of the Photosystem II Oxygen Evolving Complex Using Advanced EPR Methods", "NMR of FeS Proteins", "EPR and MCD Studies of Oxomolybdenum Centers in Sulfite Oxidase and Related Model Compounds" and "Spectroscopic Studies of O2 Intermediates in Copper Proteins: Electronic Structure Contributions to Function in Bioinorganic Chemistry".

Overall this book is exceptionally well written and clearly presents a range of new research areas in bioinorganic chemistry.