Vanadium(IV/V) complexes of Triapine and related thiosemicarbazones: Synthesis, solution equilibrium and bioactivity

Kowol CR, Nagy NV, Jakusch T, Roller A, Heffeter P, Keppler BK, Enyedy ÉA Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry 152 (2015) 62–73 Abstract The stoichiometry and thermodynamic stability of vanadium(IV/V) complexes of Triapine and two related α(N)-heterocyclic thiosemicarbazones (TSCs) with potential antitumor activity have been determined by pH-potentiometry, EPR and 51V NMR spectroscopy in 30% (w/w) dimethyl sulfoxide/water solvent mixtures. In all cases, mono-ligand complexes in different protonation states were identified. Dimethylation of the terminal amino group resulted in the formation of Read More …

Fine tuning of crystal architecture by intermolecular interactions: synthon engineering

Petra Bombicz, Tobias Gruber, Conrad Fischer, Edwin Weber, Alajos Kálmán CrystEngComm, 16 (18), 3646 – 3654, 2014 Abstract There has been a long time effort to influence or favourably fine tune structural properties by introduction of substituents or guest molecules of different sizes, shapes and chemical composition to consequently alter physico-chemical properties of the respective crystals. These attempts require the recognition, understanding and application of intermolecular interactions, crystallographic and, in case of occurrence, non-crystallographic symmetries. It brings us to the Read More …