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Metal-Based Drugs
Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 113-117

Construction of Ru(II) Polypyridyl Based Macrocycles: Synthesis, Characterization, Electrochemical, Li+ Binding, Antitumour and Anti-HIV properties

Department of Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005, India

Received 17 April 2001; Accepted 8 May 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.


Some ruthenium (II) polypyridyl complexes with a bis-chalcone (obtained by the condensation of 3-methyl-thiophene-2-carboxaldehyde and 4-acetyl pyridine) have been synthesized and characterized spectroscopically (IR, NMR, UV/Vis), conductimetric, elemental analysis and FAB mass data. Their luminescent, redox and Li+ binding properties have been studied. The anti-HIV and antitumour activities have also been reported.