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Metal-Based Drugs
Volume 1 (1994), Issue 4, Pages 291-297

Antitumor Organometallics. IV. The Mutagenic Potential of Some Diphenylantimony(III) Dithiophosphorus Derivatives

1Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Agricultural Sciences, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2Chemistry Department, "Babes-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca RO-3400, Romania
3Oncology Institute of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Received 27 October 1993; Accepted 10 January 1994

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Two diphenylantimony(III) derivatives of dithiophosphorus ligands, i.e. Ph2SbS2PPh2 and Ph2SbS2P(OPr-i)2, which were previously found to exhibit antitumor properties, have been now investigated for potential mutagenic effects in healthy and Ehrlich ascites tumor-bearing mice. Two short-term tests, i.e. the micronucleus test and the cytogenetic analysis, were used as end-points for mutagenicity. The results are consistent with a mutagenic potential for both organoantimony(III) compounds tested, the effect being higher for the phosphorodithioato derivative.