Discovery of the magnetic behavior of hemoglobin: A beginning of bioinorganic chemistry.

@article{Bren2015DiscoveryOT,
  title={Discovery of the magnetic behavior of hemoglobin: A beginning of bioinorganic chemistry.},
  author={Kara L Bren and Richard Eisenberg and Harry B. Gray},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2015},
  volume={112 43},
  pages={13123-7}
}
Two articles published by Pauling and Coryell in PNAS nearly 80 years ago described in detail the magnetic properties of oxy- and deoxyhemoglobin, as well as those of closely related compounds containing hemes. Their measurements revealed a large difference in magnetism between oxygenated and deoxygenated forms of the protein and, along with consideration… CONTINUE READING