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Chemistry of Biological Processes: An Introduction

Inaugural lecture delivered on Thursday 26 February 2009

Traduction de Liz Libbrecht

Life depends on the ability of living organisms to effectively harness the chemical potential of their environment, namely the sun, for energy, and a certain number of molecules which exist on the Earth’s surface, such as water, oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, etc. These molecules need to be activated if benefit is to be derived from them, which requires profound electronic modifications that only metal ions can provide. Truly extraordinary metalloenzymes with highly subtle mechanisms ar...


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  • Éditeur : Collège de France
  • Collection : Leçons inaugurales
  • Lieu d’édition : Paris
  • Année d’édition : 2014
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 05 février 2014
  • ISBN électronique : 9782722602748
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.cdf.3316
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Chemistry of Biological Processes: An Introduction

Inaugural lecture delivered on Thursday 26 February 2009

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