Models, Mysteries, and Magic of Molecules

Editors: Boeyens, Jan C. A., Ogilvie, J.F. (Eds.)

  • Collects structurally biased papers that detail aspects of molecular behavior central to the understanding of chemical and life sciences
  • Coverage ranges from a study of transition-metal complexes, through proteins and their interactions, polymorphism, quasicrystals, to life in extreme environments
  • Highlights the need to identify common criteria for understanding the molecular basis of life
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About this book

Molecular behaviour, which is no less than magical, holds the key to the understanding, not only of chemistry, but of all biology and of life itself. It is a mystery why molecular behaviour should remain poorly understood and why the authoritative theories of physics have produced no more than superficial models to elucidate this vital issue.

An interdisciplinary international team of experts came together to document and to probe various aspects of these fundamental questions and their startling conclusions confirm the need for a fresh look at the physical sciences with a view to better understand the mysteries and magic of molecules. This book explores the common ground to guide chemists, biologists, crystallographers, spectroscopists and theorists into a deeper recognition of their individual relevance towards painting a holistic picture of scientific endeavour. This effort to stimulate interest in multidisciplinary research is rare, if not unique.

Reviews

From the reviews: “A book that will probably appeal more to chemists … is the result of an International Union of Crystallography Indaba workshop held in South Africa in August 2008. … The book is nicely divided into four sections, Methods, Mysteries, Magic, and Models, each with five chapters. … starts with a detailed, nicely illustrated, Raman spectroscopy study of life in extreme environments.” (Gary L. Long and Fernande Grandjean, Belgian Physical Society Magazine, Issue 1, 2010)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Tropolone as Neutral Compound and Ligand in Palladium Complexes

    Gideon Steyl, Andreas Roodt

    Pages

  • Raman Spectroscopy

    Howell G.M. Edwards, Michael D. Hargreaves

    Pages 1-28

  • Crystalline Amino Acids

    Elena Boldyreva

    Pages 167-192

  • Protein-Protein Interactions in the Cyanobacterial Kaiabc Circadian Clock

    Martin Egli, Rekha Pattanayek, Sabuj Pattanayek

    Pages 283-299

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eBook $229.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Models, Mysteries, and Magic of Molecules
Editors
  • Jan C. A. Boeyens
  • J.F. Ogilvie
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5941-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5941-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5940-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7483-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 484
Number of Illustrations and Tables
32 illustrations in colour
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