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Metal-Based Drugs
Volume 9 (2002), Issue 1-2, Pages 91-96

Synthesis, In vitro Antifungal and Antitumour Activity of Some Triorganotin(IV) N,C,N-Chelates

1Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Pardubice, Studentská 95, Pardubice CZ-532 10, Czech Republic
2Department of Biological and Medical Science, Charles Universily in Prague, Facully of Pharmacy, Heyrovského 1203, Hradec Králové CZ-500 05, Czech Republic

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The in vitro antifungal activity of compounds 1-3 ({[(CH3)2NCH2]2C6H3}R2SnX; (where X=Cl, R=n-Bu for 1, X=Br, R=n-Bu for 2 and x=PF6, R=n=Bu for 3)) was estimated with the help of a modified microdilution format of the M27-A guidelines and was compared with in vitro activity of their diphenyltin(IV) analogues 4 and 5 (where X=Br, R=Ph for 4 and X=PF6, R=Ph for 5), and of drugs currently in clinical use (ketoconazole, fluconazole and amphotericin B). It was found that in coordinating solvents the more soluble derivative 2 is less active than the phenyl one (4), and compounds 1 and 3 are even inactive.

In this paper, the in vitro antitumour activity of ionic diphenyltin(IV) complexes 4 and 5 against seven tumoural cell lines of human origin is also reported. The preparation and characterization (H1, C13 and Sn119 NMR spectroscopy and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry) of the novel compound 3 is mentioned too.