An Introduction to Vanadium: Chemistry, Occurrence and Applications


Robert Bowell, PhD (Editor)
Corporate Consultant in Geochemistry, SRK Consulting UK Limited, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013000

Vanadium has, in the last two years, developed new uses, particularly in the field of redox batteries. The expanded use of vanadium reflects the complex redox-related chemistry of the element that allows it to form several oxidation states and to stabilise various chemical compounds.

From the initial discovery in Mexico through to the modern day, vanadium has presented a challenge and opportunity for chemists.
This volume summarises research and industrial development in understanding the chemistry of vanadium and its presence in natural and synthetic materials. This includes a review of vanadium mineralogy and occurrence in nature. The interaction with biomolecules and environmental dispersion is also discussed.

Following on from this section the book delves into the application of vanadium in medical use and in power supply as well as issues related to the extraction of vanadium from its primary ores. The book has been developed by an international team of scientists and engineers with specialist interest in vanadium chemistry and use.
(Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Vanadium Dependent Haloperoxidases and Their Model Complexes: Structure, Spectroscopic Properties and Reactivity
(Shyamal Kumar Chattopadhyay and Chandrima Das, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, Howrah, India)

Chapter 2. Relevant Features Given by the Incorporation of Alkaline Earth Oxides in Vanadium-Tellurite Oxide Glassy Matrices
(M. A. Frechero, S. Terny, P. E. di Prátula, E. Cardillo, M.C. Molina and M. E. Sola, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Chapter 3. The Role of Vanadium Complexes in Selective Partial Oxidation Catalysis
(Luísa M.D.R.S. Martins, Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal)

Chapter 4. The Geology of Vanadium Deposits
(C. Brough, R. Bowell and J. Larkin, Petrolab Limited, C Edwards Offices, Gweal Pawl, Redruth, Cornwall, England, and others)

Chapter 5. Geochemical Anomalies of Vanadium and Uranium in Black Limestones in Puyango, Ecuador, Case of Study
(J. L. Manrique, Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Loja, Ecuador)

Chapter 6. Interaction of Vanadium Compounds with Biomolecules
(Daniele Sanna and Eugenio Garribba, Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry, National Research Council,
Reg. Baldinca, Li Punti, Sassari, Italy, and others)

Chapter 7. Genotoxicity and Carcinogenicity of Vanadium Compounds
(Susana Pastor, Ricard Marcos and Alba Hernández, Grup de Mutagènesi, Departament de Genètica i de Microbiologia, Facultat de Biociències, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain, and others)

Chapter 8. Vanadium and Cancer Treatment: In Vitro Evidences
(Ignacio E. León, PhD, and Susana B. Etcheverry, PhD, Inorganic Chemistry Center, Exact School Sciences, National University of La Plata, La Plata, Argentina)

Chapter 9. The Processing and Recovery of Vanadium
(J. Olson and R. J. Bowell, McClelland Laboratories, Sparks, Nevada, US, and others)

Chapter 10. Preparation, Characterization, and Building Energy Efficiency of Vanadium Dioxide Materials
(Xun Cao, Yang Yang, Fang Xu and Ping Jin, State Key Laboratory of High-Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China)


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