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Metal-Based Drugs
Volume 6 (1999), Issue 6, Pages 355-360

Binding of Platinum(II) to Some Biologicaly Important Thiols

University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, R. Domanovica 12, P. O. Box 60, Kragujevac YU-34 000, Serbia

Received 20 September 1999; Accepted 1 October 1999

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The reactions between [Pt(terpy)Cl+ and thiols, such as glutathione, L-cysteine, D-penicillamine and thioglycolic acid have been Studied by conventional UV-VIS spectrophotometry and H NMR spectroscopy. The second-ordero rate constants, K2, are similar for these four thiols, varying between 1.06 x 102 and 6.10 x 103M-1s-1 at 25C° . The activation entropies have large negative values between -100 and -200 J mol-1 which are compatible with an associative A mechanism. However, L-methionine, as thioether ligand, is unreactive under the same experimental conditions. The obtained results have been analyzed in relation to the antitumor activity and toxicity of platinum(II) complexes.