Synthesis of iridium and ruthenium complexes with (N,N), (N,O) and (O,O) coordinating bidentate ligands as potential anti-cancer agents

Stephanie J. Lucas, Rianne Lord, Rachel L. Wilson, Roger M. Phillips, Visuvanathar Sridharan, Patrick C. McGowan

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Several Ru-arene and Ir–Cp* complexes have been prepared incorporating (N,N), (N,O) and (O,O) coordinating bidentate ligands and have been found to be active against both HT-29 and MCF-7 cell lines. By incorporating a biologically active ligand into a metal complex the anti-cancer activity is increased.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13800-13802
Number of pages3
JournalDalton Transactions
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sep 2012

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