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Antitumor and Antiangiogenic Properties of Gold(III) Complexes Containing Cycloaurated Triphenylphosphine Sulfide Ligands

T Srinivasa Reddy, Steven H Priver, Nedaossadat Mirzadeh, Rodney B Luwor, Velma Ganga Reddy, Shwathy Ramesan, Suresh K Bhargava

Inorganic Chemistry | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2020


A family of stable anticancer gold(III)-based therapeutic complexes containing cyclometalated triphenylphosphine sulfide ligands have been prepared. The anticancer properties of the newly developed complexes [AuCl2{κ2-2-C6H4P(S)Ph2}] (1), [Au(κ2-S2CNEt2){κ2-2-C6H4P(S)Ph2}]PF6 (2), [AuCl(dppe){κC-2-C6H4P(S)Ph2}]Cl (3), and [Au(dppe){κ2-2-C6H4P(S)Ph2}][PF6]2 (4) were investigated toward five human cancer cell lines [cervical (HeLa), lung (A549), prostate (PC3), fibrosarcoma (HT1080), and breast (MDA-MB-231)]. In vitro cytotoxicity studies revealed that compounds 2-4 displayed potent cell growth inhibition (IC50 values in the range of 0.17-2.50 μM), comparable to, or better than, clinically use..

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