College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

CHEM 446: Bioinorganic Chemistry

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General Information

Credit hours: 3


Application of inorganic coordination chemistry and physical methods in study of structure and function of metal ion sites in biomolecules. Properties of transition metal ions, ligand field theory. Topics include iron cytochromes, zinc and copper enzymes, cobalamins, iron sulfur proteins, oxygen transport, iron storage, electron transfer, inorganic model compounds, metals in medicine, and toxicity of inorganic species. Offered by Chemistry. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (CHEM 463C or BIOL 483C) and CHEM 331C and 336C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.