This book considers nickel in the environment and in aquatic systems and outlines its role for plants. It discusses the toxicology of nickel compounds and the role of nickel in carcinogenesis, focusing on the analysis of nickel in biological materials and the related difficulties.
1. Nickel in the Natural Environment 2. Nickel in Aquatic Systems 3. Nickel and Plants 4. Nickel Metabolism in Man and Animals 5. Nickel Ion Binding to Amino Acids and Peptides 6. Nickel in Proteins and Enzymes 7. Nickel-Containing Hydrogenases 8. Nickel Ion Binding to Nucleosides and Nucleotides 9. Interactions between Nickel and DNA: Considerations about the Role of Nickel in Carcinogenesis 10. Toxicology of Nickel Compounds 11. Analysis of Nickel in Biological Materials