Since the classic work Metal-Catalyzed Oxidations of Organic Compounds (edited by R A Sheldon and J K Kochi, 1991), no book has been devoted to advances in the field of biomimetic oxidations, which was created nearly 18 years ago. This expanding research field is covered in this volume. All the different aspects of the modeling of oxidations catalyzed by metalloenzymes are dealt with.This invaluable book will be useful to postgraduates as well as researchers in academia and industry, and will also benefit second year university students.
Thermodynamic influences of C-H bond oxidation, J.M. Mayer; distinguishing biomimetic oxidations from oxidations mediated by freely diffusing radicals, K.U. Ingold, P.A. MacFaul; biomimetic oxygenations related to cytochrome P450 - metal-oxo and metal-peroxo intermediates, J.L. McLain et al; models of heme peroxidases and catalases, B. Meunier; non-heme peroxidases and catalases - mechanistic implications from the studies of manganese and vanadium model compounds, C. Slebodnick et al; methane monooxygenase models, Z-B. Hu, S.M. Gorun; models of copper enzymes and heme-copper oxidases, M.A. Kopf, K.D. Karlin; iron-containing models of catechol dioxygenases, H-J. Kruger; biomimetic chemistry of molybdenum, C.G. Young; models of superoxide dismutases, D.E. Cabelli et al; modelling the oxygen-evolving complex in photosystem II, J. Limburg et al; asymmetric biomimetic oxidations, A. Robert, B. Meunier; bioinspired oxidations catalysed by rythenium complexes, S-I. Murahashi, N. Komiya; biocatalytic and biomimetic oxidations from an industrial perspective, R.A. Sheldon.