What is wrong with aluminium? The J.D. Birchall Memorial Lecture.

@article{Williams1999WhatIW,
  title={What is wrong with aluminium? The J.D. Birchall Memorial Lecture.},
  author={Robert J Williams},
  journal={Journal of inorganic biochemistry},
  year={1999},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={
          81-8
        }
}
Aluminium chemistry has features in common with two other groups of elements: (1) divalent magnesium and calcium, and (2) trivalent chromium and iron. The essential differences between the first group and aluminium are explored and it is shown that the much higher acidity of aluminium makes it such a powerful competitor for oxygen-donor ligands, opposite functions of both magnesium and calcium, in cells that its presence is damaging. By way of contrast aluminium is a weaker acid than ferric… CONTINUE READING

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