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The Bioinorganic Periodic Table


Freisinger, Eva; Sigel, Roland K O (2019). The Bioinorganic Periodic Table. CHIMIA International Journal for Chemistry, 73(3):185-193.

Abstract

Life depends on metals. While carbon, in terms of abundance and versatility, is considered THE element of life, the vast variety and diversity of the chemistry taking place in living organisms could not be achieved without metal ions. More than twenty metals are found in the human body, most of them being essential, some beneficial, and for others it is still unknown what role they might fulfil in a living cell. Here we give a short introduction into the bioinorganic world of the periodic table, providing just a few examples of key metals for life and aiming to give a flavour to gain further insights into this exciting field of inorganic chemistry at the intersection to the life sciences.

Abstract

Life depends on metals. While carbon, in terms of abundance and versatility, is considered THE element of life, the vast variety and diversity of the chemistry taking place in living organisms could not be achieved without metal ions. More than twenty metals are found in the human body, most of them being essential, some beneficial, and for others it is still unknown what role they might fulfil in a living cell. Here we give a short introduction into the bioinorganic world of the periodic table, providing just a few examples of key metals for life and aiming to give a flavour to gain further insights into this exciting field of inorganic chemistry at the intersection to the life sciences.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:540 Chemistry
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bioinorganic Chemistry; Metal Ions; Metalloenzymes; Periodic Table; Trace Metals
Language:English
Date:27 March 2019
Deposited On:12 Apr 2019 06:46
Last Modified:12 Apr 2019 06:47
Publisher:Swiss Chemical Society
ISSN:0009-4293
OA Status:Closed
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.2533/chimia.2019.185

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