Table of Contents
Metal-Based Drugs
Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 19-26

Complexes With Biologically Active Ligands. Part 101 Inhibition of Carbonic Anhydrase Isozymes I and II With Metal Complexes of Imidazo[2,1b]-1,3,4-Thiadiazole-2-Sulfonamide

Università degli Studi, Dipartimento di Chimica, Laboratorio di Chimica Inorganica e Bioinorganica, Via Gino Capponi 7, Florence I-50121, Italy

Received 14 January 1997; Accepted 30 January 1997

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The title compound was prepared by an improved variant of the literature procedure, and metal complexes containing its anion and the following metal ions: Zn(II), Cd(II), Hg(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), V(IV), Fe(III) and Ag(I) were synthesized and characterized by standard procedures (elemental analysis; IR, electronic, NMR and EPR spectroscopy; TG, magnetic and conductimetric measurements). The parent sulfonamide and its metal complexes are potent inhibitors of two carbonic anhydrase (CA) isozymes, CA I and II, and they might possess applications as selective cerebrovasodilating agents.