Table of Contents
Metal-Based Drugs
Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 59-66

Synthesis and Characterization of Coordinatively Unsaturated Copper (II) Complexes of 1,3-Bis(2'-Pyridyl)-1,2-Diaza-2-Butene and Their Antityrosinase Activity

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Pune, Pune 411 007, India

Received 11 November 1997; Accepted 3 December 1997

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The coordinatively unsaturated copper (II) complexes of 1,3-bis(2'-pyridyl)-1,2-diaza-2- butene with different ancillary anions were synthesized which can bind to copper centers of tyrosinase enzyme. The compounds were found to exhibit inhibitory activities against mushroom tyrosinase and the nature and extent of inhibition is modulated according to the type of ancillary anions.