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Activation of Small Molecules: Organometallic and Bioinorganic Perspectives

ISBN: 978-3-527-31312-9
382 pages
November 2006
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The first to combine both the bioinorganic and the organometallic view, this handbook provides all the necessary knowledge in one convenient volume. Alongside a look at CO2 and N2 reduction, the authors discuss O2, NO and N2O binding and reduction, activation of H2 and the oxidation catalysis of O2.
Edited by the highly renowned William Tolman, who has won several awards for his research in the field.
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CO2 Reduction and Use as a Chemical Feedstock
NO and N2O Binding and Reduction
Reduction of N2
Activation of H2
Oxidation Catalysis of O2
O2 Binding and Activation by Metalloproteins and Model Complexes
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William B. Tolman is a distinguished McKnight University and L.I. Smith Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Center for Metals in Biocatalysis at the University of Minnesota. His many awards include an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Award, a Camille & Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, and a National Young Investigator Award from the U.S. National Science Foundation. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a member of the American Chemical Society, the Society for Biological Inorganic Chemistry, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Professor Tolman's research interests focus on synthetic modeling of copper and iron protein active sites and the development of catalytic processes for the preparation of biodegradable polymers from renewable resources.
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"…this volume will be greatly appreciated by students and researchers…valuable as a desktop source of background and reference materials." (Journal of the American Chemical Society, August 15, 2007)

"…this book is appropriate as a manual for chemists, biochemists, and engineers involved in exploring various aspects of the activation of small molecules." (Synthesis, June 2007)

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