Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2017)
Study of molybdenum complex in isomeric aspect
Author(s): Manmohan Krishna Upadhyay
Abstract: Molybdenum is an important metal in living organisms and occurs in at least four enzymes, Xanthine oxidase, Aldehyde oxidase, Nitrate reductase and Nitrogenase. The important role of molybdenum has been established in physiological functions of oxomolybdenoenzymes. This class of enzymes catalyse conversion of Xanthine of Uric acid, sulphite to sulphate and nitrate to nitrite, which involve the molybdenum centers undergoing redox reactions by transfer of oxygen atoms. It possesses a large number of stable and variable oxidation states as well as coordination numbers, which can vary from four to eight. Although only a minor constituent of the earth’s crust, molybdenum is readily available to biological systems because of the solubility of molybdate salts in water. Molybdenum is found in the active sites of enzymes1 such as nitrogenase, aldehyde oxidase, xanthine oxidase, sulfite oxidase, nitrate reductase and xanthine dehydrogenase.
Pages: 589-590 | 836 Views 6 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Manmohan Krishna Upadhyay. Study of molybdenum complex in isomeric aspect. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(3):589-590.