Molybdenum

(Mo, latin Molybdaenum)



Although molybdenum is known since ancient times, often with was considered as lead. It was first defined in 1778 and was first produced in 1893. Only a few decades after that began a serious study of its significance for man.

In addition to humans, molybdenum is important for the entire ecosystem, as part as a cofactor for numerous enzymes involved in the biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen and sulfur in nature.

Molybdenum is found in the body in very small amounts, but its role is important in many biological processes including development of the nervous system, dispersing waste substances from the body through the kidneys and the production of energy in cells.