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Metal-Based Drugs
Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 183-188

Enhanced Antioxidant Activities of Metal Conjugates of Curcumin Derivatives

Department of Chemistry, University of Pune, Pune 411007, India

Received 18 September 2001; Accepted 18 October 2001

Copyright © 2001 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Antioxidant properties of three Curcumin derivatives in which the 1,3-diketone system is appended with nitrogen and sulfur donors and their copper conjugates are examined for the first time. Metal conjugation seems to offer distinct advantages in radical scavenging activities of curcumin compounds.