The proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on [title], held in College Station, Texas in March 1993, comprise 29 plenary lectures and invited presentations, as well as abstracts of 47 posters. The symposium involved a large component of industrial applications of oxidation/oxygenation reactions, particularly with dioxygen and hydrogen peroxide as starting materials. Papers also reflect the considerable advances that have occurred in the oxygenation of alkanes with both heme and non-heme complexes as catalysts. Important advances have been made with non-heme iron and copper complexes to promote dehydrogenation/oxygenation reactions. Insights into the nature of such processes have developed from the study of oxidase, peroxidase, monooxygenase, and dioxygenase enzymes and their models. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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