Molecules 2021 Apr 6;26(7). Epub 2021 Apr 6.
Departamento de Química, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Avenida Antônio Carlos, 6627, Belo Horizonte (MG) 31270-901, Brazil.
This paper reports on the synthesis and characterization of two new polypyridyl-hydrazone Schiff bases, ()-'-(6-oxo-1,10-phenanthrolin-5(6)-ylidene)thiophene-2-carbohydrazide () and ()-'-(6-oxo-1,10-phenanthrolin-5(6)-ylidene)furan-2-carbohydrazide (), and their two Ru(II) complexes of the general formula [RuCl(DMSO)(phen)(L)](PF6). Considering that hydrazides are a structural part of severa l drugs and metal complexes containing phenanthroline derivatives are known to interact with DNA and to exhibit antitumor activity, more potent anticancer agents can be obtained by covalently linking the thiophene acid hydrazide or the furoic acid hydrazide to a 1,10-phenanthroline moiety. These ligands and the Ru(II) complexes were characterized by elemental analyses, electronic, vibrational, H NMR, and ESI-MS spectroscopies. Read More