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Synthesis, Biological Activity and Medicinal Applications of Ruthenium Complexes Containing Carbohydrate Ligands

[ Vol. 26 , Issue. 35 ]


Ana Cristina Fernandes*   Pages 6412 - 6437 ( 26 )


The search for new metal-efficient drugs has attracted considerable attention of the scientific community. Among them, ruthenium complexes have emerged as an excellent alternative of platinum complexes. This review presents a thorough and timely coverage of the synthesis, biological activity and medicinal applications of ruthenium complexes bearing carbohydrate ligands, allowing a large community of readers, in particularly the community that works in organic, inorganic, bioorganometallic and medicinal chemistry, ready access to the most relevant examples.


Ruthenium, carbohydrates, nucleolipidic complexes, polypyridyl complexes, arene complexes, cyclopentadienyl complexes, tricarbonyl complexes.


Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049- 001 Lisboa

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