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Metal Ions in Life Sciences links coordination chemistry and biochemistry in their widest sense and thus increases our understanding of the relationship between the chemistry of metals and life processes.  The series reflects the interdisciplinary nature of Biological Inorganic Chemistry and coordinates the efforts of scientists in fields like biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry, molecular and structural biology, enzymology, environmental chemistry, physiology, toxicology, biophysics, pharmacy, and medicine.  Consequently, the volumes are an essential source for researchers active in these fields as well as teachers preparing courses, e.g. in Bioinorganic Chemistry.

MILS volumes 5 - 9 and all corresponding individual book chapters are available online as part of the RSC eBook Collection.

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Organometallics in Environment and Toxicology

Organometallics in Environment and Toxicology

Copyright: 2010
Astrid Sigel

This volume deals mainly with metal(loid)-alkyl derivatives but also with the rarer aryl compounds. Most of these compounds are formed in the environment by microorganisms, but some anthropogenic input occurs as well.


Metal-Carbon Bonds in Enzymes and Cofactors

Metal-Carbon Bonds in Enzymes and Cofactors

Copyright: 2009
Astrid Sigel

This book covers the occurrence of a wide variety of metal-carbon bonds in living organisms, ranging from bacteria to humans.


Metallothioneins and Related Chelators

Metallothioneins and Related Chelators

Copyright: 2009
Astrid Sigel

An essential resource for scientists working in a wide range of disciplines from environmental toxicology and inorganic biochemistry all the way through to physiology and medicine.


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Series Editors

Astrid Sigel
Department of Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, University of Basel, Spitalstrasse 51, CH-4056 Basel, SWITZERLAND




Helmut Sigel
Department of Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, University of Basel, Spitalstrasse 51, CH-4056 Basel, SWITZERLAND




Roland K. O. Sigel
Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich, SWITZERLAND




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