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Biochemistry of Scandium and Yttrium, Part 2: Biochemistry and Applications

by Chaim T. Horovitz

Part of the Biochemistry of the Elements Series

Biochemistry of Scandium and Yttrium, Part 2: Biochemistry and Applications Synopsis

Biochemistry of Scandium and Yttrium gathers together existing knowledge about scandium and yttrium from a wide variety of disciplines. Part 2 addresses the biochemical aspects of these two elements, and the various medical and environmental applications. (Part 1 presents a comparative study of the physical and chemical properties of scandium and yttrium, looking at both their similarities and their differences.) While these elements are relatively rare in nature, these books will show that they have unusual physical and chemical properties, and a disproportionate number of important applications. Improved analytical techniques have revealed that scandium and yttrium are present throughout living matter, even though only a relatively limited number of species have been analyzed so far. This fact of course has far-ranging implications for biological and environmental concerns. The major impacts of scandium and yttrium in science, technology, and medicine will be of interest to a wide variety of researchers, including geochemists, inorganic and organic chemists, clinical biochemists, and those specializing in environmental protection.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780306456572
Publication date: 31st July 2000
Author: Chaim T. Horovitz
Publisher: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers an imprint of Springer Science+Business Media
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 303 pages
Categories: Biochemistry, Inorganic chemistry,

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