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Adam R. Johnson, Harvey Mudd College
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Bioinorganic in Miessler, Tarr and Fisher

It was pointed out at our recent bioinorganic workshop at Northwestern that the new version of MT&F has no chapter on bioinorganic. 

If you don't have the bioinorganic chapter from previous editions, you can request chapter 16 from the following online form (you need ot contact your Pearson rep).  Maybe if a lot of us from the VIPEr community request the chapter, they will re-include the chapter in the next edition.

 

http://www.pearsonhighered.com/miessler5einfo/

Chip Nataro, Lafayette College
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Sheila Smith mentioned this to Gary Miessler at the ACS meeting in Indianapolis. Gary said they really wanted to include a bioinorganic chapter, but they ran into major issues with deadlines and getting permission for using figures. In the end, the deadlines won. I am confident they will include a bioinorganic chapter in the next edition no matter what.

Sibrina Collins, The Charles H. Wright of Museum of African American History
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That is good news! I didn't understand why the bioinorganic chapter was not included in the latest addition.

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Chip Nataro, Lafayette College
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Gary was pretty happy we talked about this in our workshop.
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The current Bioinorganic chapter that one can get from Pearson looks to be the 4th Edition version which had few references past 2004.  

Last semester I taught a Special Topics course on Bioinorganic for the first time since 2006.  I used Bioinorganic Chemistry: Inorganic Elements in the Chemistry of LIfe: An Introduction and Guide, 2nd Edition by Kaim Schwederski and Klein.  Not being a bioinorganic chemist, and admittedly I did not keep up with the field (thus the motivation to teach the Special Topics course), I was stunned by the change that had occurred in the last 9-10 years.  The field is now dominated by the structural information gained through genomic based synthesis.   So much so that it has passed mechanistic understanding as a bus passes a donkey.  

Lacking any reasonably up to date bioinorganic chemistry in an undergraduate text is a severe flaw of this text.  I will have to cobble together my own topical set of notes.