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by Lionel R. Milgrom

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Author: Lionel R. Milgrom
ISBN: 0198553803
Language: English
Pages: 256 pages
Category: Chemistry
Publisher: Oxford University Press (May 15, 1997)
Rating: 4.5
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This is truly a book with something for everyone

This is truly a book with something for everyone. Milgrom's explanations draw on inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and biochemistry. -Journal of Chemical Education. This book starts with the proposition that the fundamental processes which make life sis and metabolism in cells-rely on the porphyrin family. Aiming to present the chemistry of porphyrins both to the specialist and non-specialist reader, it will, I think, be most useful for teachers and lecturers wanting an overview of the field. The coverage is wide-ranging.

Why are leaves green and blood red? The answer lies with one family of pigments, the porphyrins and their relatives. These pigments are also responsible for the fundamental energetic processes that make life as we know it possible. The properties of these colorful molecules are now being investigated for use in a wide range of applications, from cancer therapy to microelectronics. The Colours of Life is intended to be an introduction to the porphyrins and their role in life.

Colours of Life book. This text provides an introduction to porphyrins and their role. The properties of these colourful molecules are now being investigated for use Why are leaves green and blood red? The answer lies with one family of pigments, the porphyrins and their relatives.

Author: Milgrom, Lionel R. ISBN 10: 0198559623 . Title: The Colours of Life Item Condition: New. Will be clean, not soiled or stained. Books will be free of page markings. This is a truly fascinating class of molecules. While reading about them you can learn a lot about chemistry and biochemistry. be most useful to teachers and lecturers wanting an overview of the field.

The answer lies with one family of pigments, the porphyrins and their relatives. Why are leaves green and blood red? The answer lies with one family of pigments, the porphyrins and their relatives.

Without porphyrins and their relative compounds, life as we know it would be. .

Without porphyrins and their relative compounds, life as we know it would be impossible and therefore the knowledge of these systems and their excited states is essential in understanding a wide variety of biological processes, including oxygen binding, electron transfer, catalysis and the initial photochemical step in photosynthesis.

The Colours of Life : An Introduction to the Chemistry of Porphyrins and Related Compounds. By (author) Lionel R. Milgrom.

Why are leaves green and blood red? The answer lies with one family of pigments, the porphyrins and their relatives. The properties of these colourful molecules are now being investigated for use in a wide range of applications, from cancer therapy to microelectronics.

An Introduction to the Chemistry of Porphyrins and Related . The colours of life has much to offer the reader who will enjoy Milgrom's clear enthusiasm for his subject.

An Introduction to the Chemistry of Porphyrins and Related Compounds. This is a handy little book for all whose interests in biology or materials might bring them into contact with porphyrin molecules and related chemical species. the book is readable for chemists from undergraduate level up. It contains a wealth of detail on prophyrin chemistry and is highly recommended. Duncan Bruce, University of Exeter, Chemistry & Industry, December 1997.

Why are leaves green and blood red? The answer lies with one family of pigments, the porphyrins and their relatives. These pigments are also responsible for the fundamental energetic processes that make life as we know it possible. The properties of these colorful molecules are now being investigated for use in a wide range of applications, from cancer therapy to microelectronics. The Colours of Life is intended to be an introduction to the porphyrins and their role in life.
Comments (2)
Brightcaster
This is perhaps the only current textbook on porphyrins, most other books being severely outdated. I use this book to provide my graduate students a quick introduction to porphyrin chemistry. The book's main strength, in my opinion, is that it places comparable amounts of emphasis on chemical and biological aspects. Regarding the chemical aspects (at least), I would have preferred a somewhat more advanced level, that would have allowed a bit more detailed and rigorous discussions on, say, synthesis, metalloporphyrin electronic structure, etc. Thus, I feel that a special topic course on porphyrin chemistry could not be primarily based on this book, but this book certainly deserves being on the required reading list. The book is fun to read. There are no other recent books covering the same subject. It's certainly a worthwhile purchase for anyone with more than a passing interest in porphyrin chemistry.
Molotok
It is a really nice review/introduction about porhyrins! I'm a grad phys student and I needed a quick comprehensive introduction about porhyrins in general. I took an organic chem class many years ago, so I rememeber only a basic staff. But reading this did not take huge knowledge about all chemstry, and at the same time provided a basic intro about porhyrins. was perfect for me!