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The colours of life : an introduction to the chemistry of porphyrins and related compounds

Author: Lionel R Milgrom
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lionel R Milgrom
ISBN: 0198553803 9780198553809 0198559623 9780198559627
OCLC Number: 35172533
Description: vi, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. What porphyrins are and what they do --
2. Where porphyrins come from ... --
3. How do they do it? --
Making oxygen --
4. How do they do it? --
Coping with oxygen --
5. ... And where porphyrins go to --
6. What happens when it all goes wrong? --
7. Porphyrins for the future.
Responsibility: Lionel R. Milgrom.
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