Chemistry | Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry
C638 | 0975 | Zaleski


Prerequisite:  consent of instructor.

Topics not ordinarily covered by regularly scheduled courses, such as boron
hydrides, X-ray diffraction, metal-metal bonds, bioinorganic chemistry, platinum
metals chemistry, inorganic photochemistry, etc.

Topic:  Structure, Function, and Spectroscopy of Metal Ions in Biological
Systems
Introduction to the field of bioinorganic chemistry and spectroscopic methods
for determining structure/function relationships of metal ions in biology.
Emphasis on oxygen carriers, metal ion transport and storage, as well as
oxidoreductases involved in oxygen, hydrogen, and nitrogen metabolism.  An
introduction to electron transfer proteins, photosystems, and the role of metals
in medicine.  Metal complex-nucleic acid interactions will also be discussed.