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Biochemistry I - CHEM 271

Below is a list of resources helpful in completing the lab assignments for CHEM 241. If you need help in using these resources, please contact the chemistry librarian.


Redox potentials

Biochemistry handbooks in the reference section of the library often compile data on molecules of biological importance. Here are few handbooks and other resources that should contain redox potentials for compounds such as cytochrome c, flavin mononucleotide (FMN) (also known as riboflavin phosphate), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), etc.

  • Handbook of biochemistry: Consult the index for subject "oxidation-reduction potentials". For example, redox potentials for certain compounds (such as Fe3+/Fe2+ Cyt c and Cyt c1, pyruvate/lactate, and FMN/FMNH2 are located on pages J33-J47.
  • Biochemist's Handbook: Consult the index for name of compound.
  • Handbook of biochemistry and molecular biology: Consult the index for subject "oxidation-reduction potentials". For example, redox potentials for certain compounds (such as Fe3+/Fe2+ Cyt c and Cyt c1, pyruvate/lactate, and FMN/FMNH2 are located in part D, volume 1, p. 123.
  • Merck Index: May contain redox potential (value indicated by Eo') for certain compounds, such as cytochrome c. You may need to consult the name index to find the compound in the handbook.
  • Biochemistry textbooks: Many biochemistry textbooks contain tables with redox potential values. General biochemistry textbooks can be found in the QP 514.2 (or to a lesser extent, QD 415) section on the 3rd floor of the Vanier library.
  • PubMed: Older articles may contain redox potential data.
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