Wang, YS (reprint author), Acad Sinica, Shanghai Inst Nucl Res, POB 800-204, Shanghai 201800, Peoples R China.
Organic germanium compounds have been extensively applied in medicine as tonics. In this paper, the local structures of two organic germanium compounds, carboxyethylgermanium sesquioxide and polymeric germanium glutamate, were determined by EXAFS. The structure parameters including coordination numbers and bond lengths were reported, and possible structure patterns were discussed. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.