Chapter 8. Molybdenum

  1. Conor Reilly BSc, BPhil, PhD, FAIFST1,2

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774786.ch8

The Nutritional Trace Metals

The Nutritional Trace Metals

How to Cite

Reilly, C. (2004) Molybdenum, in The Nutritional Trace Metals, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774786.ch8

Author Information

  1. 1

    Emeritus Professor of Public Health, Queensland, University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

  2. 2

    Visiting Professor of Nutrition, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 NOV 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405110402

Online ISBN: 9780470774786



  • molybdenum;
  • metabolism of molybdenum;
  • dietary supplements;
  • molybdenum toxicity;
  • absorption


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Distribution and production of molybdenum

  • Chemical and physical properties of molybdenum

  • Molybdenum in food and beverages

  • Dietary intakes of molybdenum

  • Absorption and metabolism of molybdenum

  • Molybdenum requirements

  • References