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Neutral and cationic osmium(II)-arene metallodendrimers: Synthesis, characterisation and anticancer activity

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posted on 2020-05-05, 07:58 authored by Preshendren Govender, Fabio Edafe, Banothile C. E. Makhubela, Paul J. Dyson, Bruno Therrien, Gregory S Smith
Two neutral and two cationic half-sandwich Os(II)-arene metallodendrimers, of general formula [DABPPI-{(
g6-p-cym)Os((C7H5NO)-j2-N,O)Cl}n] and [DAB-PPI-{(g6-p-cym)Os((C6H5N2)-j2-N,N)Cl}n][PF6]n
(where n = 4 (G1) or 8 (G2)) have been synthesised. In addition, two cationic half-sandwich Os(II)-arene
metallodendrimers, containing PTA (1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphatricyclo[] decane), of general formula
[DAB-PPI-{(g6-p-cym)Os((C7H5NO)-j2-N,O)PTA}n][PF6]n are also reported. All complexes have been characterised
using analytical (i.e. HR-ESI or EI mass spectrometry and elemental analysis) and spectroscopic
(i.e. 1H, 13C{1H} NMR and infrared) methods. Model mononuclear analogues have been prepared and their
molecular structures determined by single-crystal X-ray crystallography. The cytotoxicity of the complexes
were evaluated against the A2780 and A2780cisR human ovarian carcinoma cell lines and some
display moderate activity.


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