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Volume 32, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0032-1400


There is a growing recognition of the opportunities that may exist for inorganic biochemistry to contribute to the solution of practical problems that occur in many quite different areas, ranging from mineral extraction to medicine. While most traditional applications of the platinum metals depend upon their ability to remain largely unchanged in highly reactive environments, compounds of these metals can be quite reactive and do react with biological materials. This paper reviews the present position and indicates potential applications.


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