Explains the role of reactive intermediates in biologicalsystems as well as in environmental remediation
With its clear and systematic approach, this book examined thebroad range of reactive intermediate that can be generated inbiological environments, detailing the fundamental properties ofeach reactive intermediate. Readers gain a contemporaryunderstanding of how these intermediates react with differentcompounds, with an emphasis on amino acids, peptides, and proteins.The author not only sets forth the basic chemistry and nature ofreactive intermediates, he also demonstrates how the properties ofthe intermediates presented in the book compare with eachother.
Oxidation of Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins beginswith a discussion of radical and non-radical reactive species aswell as an exploration of the significance of reactive species inthe atmosphere, disinfection processes, and environmentalremediation. Next, the book covers such topics as:
* Thermodynamics of amino acids and reactive species and theeffect of metal-ligand binding in oxidation chemistry
* Kinetics and mechanisms of reactive halogen, oxygen, nitrogen,carbon, sulfur and phosphate species as well as reactivehigh-valent Cr, Mn, and Fe species
* Reactivity of the species with molecules of biological andenvironmental importance
* Generation of reactive species in the laboratory for kineticsstudies
* Oxidation of amino acids, peptides, and proteins bypermanganate, ferryl, and ferrate species
* Application of reactive species in purifying water and treatingwastewater
With this book as their guide, readers will be able to assessthe overall effects of reactive intermediates in biologicalenvironments. Moreover, they'll learn how to apply thisknowledge for successful water purification and wastewatertreatment.