Table of Contents
Metal-Based Drugs
Volume 1 (1994), Issue 4, Pages 321-328

Preparation and Crystal Structure of a Platinum(II) Complex of [CH2N(CH2COOH)CH2CONH2]2, the Hydrolysis Product of an Anti-Tumour Bis(3,5-Dioxopiperazin-1-YL)Alkane

1Department of Chemistry, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
2Department of Chemistry, University College, Galway, Ireland

Received 18 March 1994; Accepted 19 April 1994

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The synthesis and crystal and molecular structures of the platinum(II) complex Pt(HL)Cl where H2L is the diacid diamide –[CH2N(CH2COOH)CH2CONH2]2, a hydrolytic metabolite of an antitumour active bis(3,5-dioxopiperazin-1-yl)alkane are reported. The complex is square planar and contains HL as a tridentate 2N (amino), O (carboxylate) donor. The metal to ligand bond distances are Pt-Cl 2.287(1) Å, Pt-O 2.002 (1) Å, Pt-Ntrans Cl 2.014(1) Å and Pt-Ntrans O 2.073 Å. There is extensive hydrogen bonding, each molecule of Pt(HL)Cl being intermolecularly hydrogen bonded to ten others giving a 3-dimensional network. There is also one intramolecular H-bond.