Design, synthesis, characterization and biological studies of ruthenium and gold compounds with anticancer properties

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Design, synthesis, characterization and biological studies of ruthenium and gold compounds with anticancer properties

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Design, synthesis, characterization and biological studies of ruthenium and gold compounds with anticancer properties
Author: Garza-Ortiz, Ariadna
Publisher: Leiden Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2008-11-25
Keywords: Anticancer drugs
Coordination compounds
In-vitro studies
Stability studies
X-ray difraction studies
Abstract: The design of novel anticancer agents is one of the most active fields in Medicinal Chemistry, as the number of effective drugs for treatment of cancer is still very limited. This demand for new drugs is even higher, considering the high cancer-prevalence rate in our society. The therapeutic application of metal complexes is an under-developed area of research and basic principles in the development of metallopharmaceuticals are lacking, or at least just recently being discovered. Metal-containing agents may offer unique therapeutic opportunities. However, significant obstacles, including potential metal accumulations and toxicities, require further research before a promising metal compound may be introduced in the clinic. In particular several ruthenium and gold coordination compounds have shown promising application as anticancer agents. In these terms, this thesis project, performed in the Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry group in the Leiden Institute of Chemistry, comprises the design, synthesis, detailed characterization (i.e. elemental analysis, UV-Vis spectroscopy, IR, far-IR, NMR, mass spectroscopy and X-ray single-crystal structure determination) and also the biological evaluation of novel gold compounds and ruthenium compounds. The promising cytotoxic activity developed for several of these compounds and the findings from this research are providing a better understanding of chemistry of Ru(III) and Ru(II) and Au(III) coordination compounds and their structure-activity relationships and may lead to the development of improved ruthenium and gold-chemotherapeutic drugs.
Description: Promotor: J. Reedijk
With Summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen
Citation: Garza-Ortiz, A., 2008, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
Sponsor: Chemical Sciences of The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (CW-NWO), Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACyT), TEVA-Pharmachemie, European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST), Johnson and Matthey (Reading, UK), Leiden Institute of Chemistry, Leiden University

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