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DNA-binding and anticancer activity of binuclear gold(I) alkynyl complexes with a phenanthrenyl bridging ligand

Alsaeedi, Mona S.; Babgi, Bandar; Hussien, Mostafa A.; Abdellattif, Magda H.; Humphrey, Mark


3,6-Diethynyl-9,10-diethoxyphenanthrene (4) was synthesized from phenanthrene and employed in the synthesis of the binuclear gold(I) alkynyl complexes (R3P)Au(C≡C-3-[C14H6-9,10-diethoxy]-6-C≡C)Au(PR3) (R = Ph (5a), Cy (5b)). The diyne 4 and complexes 5a and 5b were characterized by NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and elemental analysis. UV-Vis spectroscopy studies of the metal complexes and precursor diyne show strong π → π* transitions in the near UV region that red shift by ca. 50 nm...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Molecules
DOI: 10.3390/molecules25051033
Access Rights: Open Access


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