J Biol Inorg Chem 2021 Sep 22. Epub 2021 Sep 22.
Department of Chemistry, Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014, Assam, India.
Co(II) complexes having a ferrocene-based curcuminoid (Fc-curH) ligand viz. [Co(L)(Fc-cur)]ClO (1, 2), where L is phenanthroline base, namely, 1,10-phenanthroline (phen in 1) and dipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine (dppz in 2) have been synthesized, characterized and evaluated as photochemotherapeutic agents in vitro. The corresponding Co(II) complexes of the naturally occurring polyphenol curcumin (curH), namely, [Co(L)(cur)]ClO (3, 4), where L is phen (in 3) and dppz (in 4) were synthesized and their photo-induced anticancer activities compared with their ferrocene containing counterparts 1 and 2. Read More