Bioinorganic photochemistry seeks to understand the interaction of these
enzymes and proteins with light, and represents a significant challenge to
chemists in many areas. Bioinorganic photochemistry provides a thorough
overview of this important and exciting area of research, covering the
fundamental principles and concepts, and illustrating the applications in
biological, medical, and environmental science. Written as an authoritative
guide all those involved in the investigation or development of bioinorganic
photochemical processes, the book will also be a key reference source for
advanced courses in inorganic chemistry.
Table Of Contents:
Part I. Introduction.
Part II. Fundamentals.
2 Light and matter.
3 Spectroscopy, photophysics and photochemistry: principles and mechanisms.
Coordination and organometallic compounds.
Part III. Metal compounds in natural photoprocesses.
5 Other photoprocesses in living systems.
6 Environmental photochemistry.
Part IV. Studies and modeling.
7 Artificial photosynthesis.
Biomimetic reaction centers.
8 Artificial photoenzymes.
9 Photoinduced electron transfer in proteins and nucleic acids.
10 Small molecules binding to and release from biological metal centers.
Part V. Towards applications.
11 Light and metal compounds in medicine.
Cell, tissues and light.
12 Light and metal compounds in nutrition.
Sensors and biomarkers.
14 Photocatalytic synthesis.
15 Light and metals in the environment.
Photocatalysis in the environmental protection.
Heterogeneous photocatalysis against living cells