Magnesium chemistry and biochemistry

  title={Magnesium chemistry and biochemistry},
  author={M. Maguire and J. A. Cowan},
  • M. Maguire, J. A. Cowan
  • Published 2004
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Biometals
  • Magnesium apparently derives its name from Magnesia, a district in the Volos area of Thessaly in northeastern Greece. It was used to refer to any of several minerals ranging from magnesite (magnesium carbonate or ‘magnesia alba’) to magnetite (manganese dioxide or ‘magnesia nigra’) and also magnesia stone (talc or soapstone), a magnesium silicate. However, there are also two ancient towns in Asia Minor named Magnesia from the Greek word magnes used to refer to the magnetic iron ore discovered… CONTINUE READING
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