Courses: Bioinorganic Chemistry (CHEMH351H01)

Spring 2008

Three lectures. This course will explore the inorganic chemistry behind the requirement of biological cells for metals such as zinc, iron, copper, manganese, and molybdenum. The course will focus on principles of coordination chemistry; metal-binding abilities of various functional groups within proteins and nucleic acids; metal-based reactivity involved in reaction mechanisms of specific metalloenzymes; and medically-relevant topics such as bioaccumulation and storage of metal ions, the toxicity of heavy metals, and use of metal-containing drugs in treating disease.

Syllabus: View course syllabus

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Chemistry 221b and 304a.

Fulfills: NA II


Chemistry (Web site)

Taught By

Robert Scarrow (Profile)


Haverford, Shrp 412

Meeting Times

TTh 8:30-10:00