"In this timely publication,
Que leads a team of notable international experts in bioinorganic physical
techniques to produce a well-organized, information-rich book with chapters that
are enjoyable to read...this book is a must!"
--Journal of Chemical Education
"This book is an excellent
compilation of chapters...While there are other notable books available on
physical methodologies for inorganic chemistry, this is the first such
introductory level book to focus on the wide range of problems unique to
biological applications. This book will be useful as a text in a course
for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students."
--J. Am. Chem. Soc.
"This book is a very valuable
addition to the Bioinorganic Chemistry literature...I would strongly recommend
it to its target readership."
--Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry
book will be essential for the library of anyone interested in
inorganic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, physical
biochemistry, and related fields. The authors are experts in
their respective subjects, so it is no surprise that the result
is authoritative and instructive."
--Professor Grant Mauk, University of British Columbia
This text provides detailed coverage of physical methods used in bioinorganic chemistry. Individual chapters are devoted to electronic absorption spectroscopy, resonance Raman spectroscopy, electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, ENDOR and ESEEM, magnetic circular dichroism, Mössbauer spectroscopy, magnetism, NMR spectroscopy as applied to paramagnetic systems, and x-ray absorption spectroscopy. The book aims to provide a fundamental understanding of each method and demonstrate how data obtained from a system of bioinorganic interest can be interpreted. Case studies are presented in the last chapter in which more than one technique has been applied to gain insight into each given bioinorganic problem. By integrating theory with experimentation and providing an orientation that is more biological than that presented in previously published books, Physical Methods in Bioinorganic Chemistry: Spectroscopy and Magnetism will serve as an important new text for students of bioinorganic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, and their professors.