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Metal-Based Drugs
Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 165-169

Synthesis, Characterization and in Vitro Antifungal Effect of Some Butyltin(IV) N-substituted 2-aminoethanethiolates

1Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Pardubice, nam. Cs. Legii 565, Pardubice 532 10, Czech Republic
2Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Charles University, Heyrovskeho 1203, Hradec Kralove 500 05, Czech Republic

Received 30 October 2000; Accepted 30 November 2000

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Six new N-substituted di- and tributyltin 2-aminoethanethiolates (cysteaminates) have been prepared and characterised by H1, C13 and S119n NMR spectroscopy. All these compounds exhibit a good in vitro antifungal effect against selected types of human pathogenic fungi (Candida albicans, Candida krusei, Candida tropicalis, Candida glabrata, Trichosporon beigelii, Aspergillus fumigatus, Absidia corymbifera, Trichophyton mentagrophytes) and their activity is comparable with that of some antifungal drugs commonly used in the clinical use like ketoconazole. The structure-activity relationships in these compounds are discussed.