University Chemistry ›› 2019, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (8): 51-54.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201905080

Special Issue: 化学科普(2019)

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Story of Mr. Thallium with Her

Pengfei SONG1,Yongjie LAI1,Yifei CAI1,Hengyu WANG1,Dongang YANG1,Yunliang PENG1,Ying ZHANG2,Yanyan WANG2,Guobin XIN2,Xun LI1,*()   

  1. 1 Key Laboratory of Chemical Biology(Ministry of Education), School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shandong University, Ji'nan 250012, P. R. China
    2 Key Laboratory of Forensic Toxicology, Ministry of Public Security, Beijing 100192, P. R. China
  • Received:2019-05-28 Accepted:2019-06-13 Published:2019-06-19
  • Contact: Xun LI
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Herein, thallium is personified into Mr. Thallium in order to vividly demonstrate its discovery history, distribution, physicochemical properties, physiological functions, toxic mechanism, clinical diagnosis and treatment, in the form of his conversation with Professor Chen. This manuscript provides a scientific, intellectual and interesting way to help readers understand thallium and its associated compounds so as to avoid the feeling of fear at the mention of "thallium".

Key words: Thallium, Physicochemical property, Physiological functions, Toxic mechanism, Diagnosis and treatment strategy


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