Journal article

Structural trends in copper(II) bis(thiosemicarbazone) radiopharmaceuticals

PJ Blower, TC Castle, AR Cowley, JR Dilworth, PS Donnelly, E Labisbal, FE Sowrey, SJ Teat, MJ Went

DALTON TRANSACTIONS | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2003

Abstract

Redox-related changes in biological properties of copper bis(thiosemicarbazone) radiopharmaceuticals are induced by backbone alkylation. To determine whether these changes are mediated by changes in core structural parameters, eight X-ray structures of variously alkylated complexes were determined. The complexes include the hypoxia tracer diacetylbis(4-methyl-3-thiosemicarbazonato)copper(ii) (CuATSM). The structures of the nickel analogue NiATSM and the corresponding free ligand ATSMH2 were also included. Distortions from planarity were slight and only present when there were significant intermolecular interactions (mainly pairs of N–H–N and N–H–S hydrogen bonds). These give rise to cross-li..

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