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Organometallics in Environment and Toxicology: Metal Ions in Life Sciences Editors: Astrid Sigel, Helmut Sigel, Roland K O Sigel


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This volume, closely related to MILS-6, deals mainly with metal(loid)-alkyl derivatives but also with the rarer aryl compounds. Most of these (commonly toxic) compounds are formed in the environment by microorganisms, but some anthropogenic input occurs as well. MILS-7, providing a most up-to-date view, is of special relevance for researchers in analytical and bioinorganic chemistry, enzymology, environmental chemistry, physiology, toxicology, and related medical fields.

From the book series:
Metal Ions in Life Sciences

Book content

  • (1) Roles of Organometal(loid) Compounds in Environmental Cycles
  • (2) Analysis of Organometal(loid) Compounds in Environmental and Biological Samples
  • (3) Evidence for Organometallic Intermediates in Bacterial Methane Formation Involving the Nickel Coenzyme F430
  • (4) Organotins. Formation, Use, Speciation, and Toxicology
  • (5) Alkyllead Compounds and Their Environmental Toxicology
  • (6) Organoarsenicals. Distribution and Transformation in the Environment
  • (7) Organoarsenicals. Uptake, Metabolism and Toxicity
  • (8) Alkyl Derivatives of Antimony in the Environment
  • (9) Alkyl Derivatives of Bismuth in Environmental and Biological Media
  • (10) Formation, Occurrence, and Significance of Organoselenium and Organotellurium Compounds in the Environment
  • (11) Organomercurials. Their Formation and Pathways in the Environment
  • (12) Toxicology of Alkylmercury Compounds
  • (13) Environmental Bioindication, Biomonitoring, and Bioremediation of Organometal(loid)s
  • (14) Methylated Metal(loid) Species in Humans

Publication details

Print publication date
29 Jan 2010
Copyright year
2010
Print ISBN
978-1-84755-177-1

Author information

Astrid Sigel has studied languages and was an editor of the Metal Ions in Biological Systems series (until Volume 44) and also of the Handbooks on Toxicity of Inorganic Compounds (1988), on Metals in Clinical and Analytical Chemistry (1994; both with H. G. Seiler) and on Metalloproteins (2001; with Ivano Bertini). Helmut Sigel is Emeritus Professor (2003) of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Basel, Switzerland, and a previous editor of the MIBS series until Volume 44. He serves on various editorial and advisory boards, published over 300 articles on metal ion complexes of nucleotides, coenzymes, and other ligands of biological relevance, and lectured worldwide. He was named Protagonist in Chemistry (2002) by ICA (issue 339); among further honors are the P. Ray Award (Indian Chemical Society, of which he is also an Honorary Fellow), the Werner Award (Swiss Chemical Society), a Doctor of Science honoris causa degree (Kalyani University, India), appointments as Visiting Professor (e.g., Austria, China, Japan, UK) and Endowed Lectureships. Roland K. O. Sigel is Associate Professor (2009) of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Z³rich, Switzerland,; from 2003 to 2008 he was endowed with a F÷rderungsprofessur of the Swiss National Science Foundation. He received his doctoral degree summa cum laude (1999) from the University of Dortmund, Germany, working with Bernhard Lippert. Thereafter he spent nearly three years at Columbia University, New York, USA, with Anna Marie Pyle (now Yale University). During the six years abroad he received several prestigeous fellowships from various sources, and he was awarded the EuroBIC Medal in 2008. His research focuses on the structural and catalytic role of metal ions in ribozymes, especially group II introns, and on related topics. He was also an editor of Volumes 43 and 44 of the MIBS series.