Journal article

Anti-Leishmanial activity of homo- and heteroleptic bismuth(III) carboxylates

Philip C Andrews, Rene Frank, Peter C Junk, Lukasz Kedzierski, Ish Kumar, Jonathan G MacLellan

JOURNAL OF INORGANIC BIOCHEMISTRY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2011

Abstract

Bismuth(III) complexes of NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs) and substituted benzoic acids (o-methoxybenzoic acid, m-methoxybenzoic acid, o-nitrobenzoic acid, 3,5-diacetamidobenzoic acid, and 5-[(R/S)-2,3-dihydroxypropyl carbamoyl]-2-pyridine carboxylic acid) have been synthesised and fully characterised. Two new bis-carboxylato bismuth complexes have been characterised by single crystal X-ray diffraction, namely [PhBi(o-MeOC(6)H(4)CO(2))(2)(bipy)]·0.5EtOH (bipy=2,2'-bipyridine) and [PhBi(C(9)H(11)N(2)O(3)CO(2))(2)(H(2)O)]·6H(2)O. All compounds were tested against the parasite Leishmania major promastigotes for their anti-Leishmanial activity and were further assessed for their t..

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