CHEM 456 - Bioinorganic Chemistry
This half-semester course provides an introduction to the field of bioinorganic chemistry, a discipline at the interface of chemistry and biology. Topics and theoretical principles from coordination chemistry are applied to the study of metallo-enzymes and other systems involving metal ions. Emphasis is placed on mechanisms and structures in which metals play an essential role. Biological oxidation, nitrogen fixation, photosynthesis, DNA-metal complexes, organolead compounds are a few of the topics discusses in an effort to unify knowledge from classical sub-disciplines (inorganic and organic chemistry, biochemistry) into a picture in which students attempt to identify the paradigms in the mechanisms of life processes.
Prerequisites: CHEM 264
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: None
Liberal Arts CORE: None
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