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Metal-Based Drugs
Volume 6 (1999), Issue 1, Pages 19-24

Water Soluble Cyclophosphamide Adducts of Rhodium(II) Keto-Gluconate and Glucuronate. Synthesis, Characterization and In Vitro Cytostatic Assays

1Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of São Paulo, SP 05389-970, Brazil
2Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Pharmacology, University of São Paulo, SP, Brazil
3Institute of Chemistry, University of São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Received 8 December 1997; Accepted 6 January 1998

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The synthesis, characterization and biological assays of two new rhodium carboxylate sugar derivatives and respective cyclosphosphamide adducts are described. The compounds, characterized by C13 and H1NMR , infrared and UV-visible spectra, presented high water solubility and hydration grades were confirmed given the concordance between thermal and CHN analyses. The adducts were active in vitro against K-562 cells.