Metal-Based Drugs

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Volume 3 |Article ID 538128 |

Marcel Gielen, Abdeslam Bouhdid, Edward R. T. Tiekink, Dick de Vos, Rudolph Willem, "Triphenyltin Ortho-Aminophenyl- and 2-Pyridyl-Thiolates: Synthesis and In Vitro Antitumour Activity", Metal-Based Drugs, vol. 3, Article ID 538128, 4 pages, 1996.

Triphenyltin Ortho-Aminophenyl- and 2-Pyridyl-Thiolates: Synthesis and In Vitro Antitumour Activity

Received18 Jan 1996
Accepted27 Feb 1996


The synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and in vitro antitumour activity of two triorganotin compounds, triphenyltin ortho-aminophenylthiolate (1) and triphenyltin 2-pyridylthiolate, compound (2) are reported. The structure of 1 is confirmed by X-ray diffraction, with the tin atom in a distorted tetrahedral geometry because of monodentate coordination, as a thiolate (Sn-S 2.431(2) Å), of the ortho-aminophenylthiolate ligand. The in vitro antitumour activities of 1 and 2, against a number of cell lines, are comparable to those exhibited by methotrexate and doxorubicin, and higher than those of carboplatin and cisplatin.

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