Molybdenum and Tungsten Cofactor Model Chemistry


Carola Schulzke (Author) – Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Prinson P. Samuel (Author) – Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications

Molybdenum is crucially important for almost all organisms ranging from ancient single cell microorganisms to modern human beings. The reactions catalyzed by molybdenum and tungsten co-factors involve two electron oxidation or reduction usually accompanied by an oxygen atom transfer from water to substrate or vice versa as part of the carbon, nitrogen and sulfur metabolism. This book deals with the advances of molybdenum and tungsten co-factor model chemistry including a brief survey of the earlier stages of even older inorganic dithiolene chemistry.

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Table of Contents

Introduction, pp. 1-7

Early Dithiolene Chemistry, pp. 9-10

Modeling the Sulfite Oxidase Family, pp. 11-17

Modeling the Xanthine Oxidase Family, 19-22

Modeling the DMSO Reductase Family, pp. 23-30

Modeling the Three Families of Tungsten Enzymes, pp. 31-35

OAT and PCET Reactions, pp. 37-43

Future Perspectives, pp. 45-58


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