Recent contributions to the aqueous coordination chemistry of beryllium

Hubert Schmidbaur

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The aqueous coordination chemistry and the structural chemistry of beryllium are reviewed focusing on simple fluoride, aquo, hydroxo, oxo, and peroxo complexes. Complex formation with the heavier halide and chalkogenide anions plays no role in aqueous solution. Formation and structure of beryllium carboxylates, oxo carboxylates, dicarboxylates, hydroxy-carboxylates, carbonates, phenolates, enolates, and polyolates under various pH regimes are also considered in the context of the bioinorganic chemistry of beryllium. The coordination chemistry of beryllium with amino acids is almost completely unexplored.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-242
Number of pages20
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Aqueous coordination chemistry
  • Beryllium
  • Bioinorganic chemistry of beryllium


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