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Synthesis of a porphyrin with histidine-like chelate: an efficient path towards molecular PDT/SPECT theranostics (2020)
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Yap, S. Y., Savoie, H., Renard, I., Burke, B. P., Sample, H. C., Michue-Seijas, S., …Stasiuk, G. J. (2020). Synthesis of a porphyrin with histidine-like chelate: an efficient path towards molecular PDT/SPECT theranostics. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, 56(75), 11090-11093. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0cc03958f

© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2020. The goal of “personalised” medicine has seen a growing interest in the development of theranostic agents. Bifunctional, and targeted-trifunctional, theranostic water-soluble porphyrins with a histidine-like chel... Read More about Synthesis of a porphyrin with histidine-like chelate: an efficient path towards molecular PDT/SPECT theranostics.

Homo‐ and heterodinuclear arene‐linked osmium(II) and ruthenium(II) organometallics: probing the impact of metal variation on reactivity and biological activity (2020)
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Wilson, C. S., Prior, T. J., Sandland, J., Savoie, H., Boyle, R. W., & Murray, B. S. (in press). Homo‐ and heterodinuclear arene‐linked osmium(II) and ruthenium(II) organometallics: probing the impact of metal variation on reactivity and biological activity. Chemistry : a European journal, https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202002052

Dinuclear metallodrugs offer much potential in the development of novel anticancer chemotherapeutics as a result of the distinct interactions possible with biomacromolecular targets and the unique biological activity that can result. Here, we describ... Read More about Homo‐ and heterodinuclear arene‐linked osmium(II) and ruthenium(II) organometallics: probing the impact of metal variation on reactivity and biological activity.

Synthesis and in Vitro Biological Evaluation of a Second-Generation Multimodal Water-Soluble Porphyrin-RAPTA Conjugate for the Dual-Therapy of Cancers (2020)
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Sandland, J., Savoie, H., Boyle, R. W., & Murray, B. S. (2020). Synthesis and in Vitro Biological Evaluation of a Second-Generation Multimodal Water-Soluble Porphyrin-RAPTA Conjugate for the Dual-Therapy of Cancers. Inorganic chemistry, 59(11), 7884-7893. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c01044

In this study, we report the synthesis and biological evaluation of a novel cationic porphyrin-[Ru(η6-arene)(C2O4)PTA] (RAPTA) conjugate with potential as a multimodal dual-therapeutic agent. In the absence of high intensity light, relative to untrea... Read More about Synthesis and in Vitro Biological Evaluation of a Second-Generation Multimodal Water-Soluble Porphyrin-RAPTA Conjugate for the Dual-Therapy of Cancers.

Evaluation of a bispidine‐based chelator for gallium‐68 and of the porphyrin conjugate as PET/PDT theranostic agent (2020)
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Price, T., Yap, S. Y., Gillet, R., Savoie, H., Charbonnière, L. J., Boyle, R. W., …Stasiuk, G. J. (2020). Evaluation of a bispidine‐based chelator for gallium‐68 and of the porphyrin conjugate as PET/PDT theranostic agent. Chemistry : a European journal, 26(34), 7602-7608. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201905776

In this study a bispidine ligand has been applied to the complexation of gallium(III) and radiolabelled with gallium-68 for the first time. Despite its 5-coordinate nature, the resulting complex is stable in serum for over two hours, demonstrating a... Read More about Evaluation of a bispidine‐based chelator for gallium‐68 and of the porphyrin conjugate as PET/PDT theranostic agent.

The Application of Reversible Intramolecular Sulfonamide Ligation to Modulate Reactivity in Organometallic Ruthenium(II) Diamine Complexes (2020)
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Kemp, S. A., Prior, T. J., Savoie, H., Boyle, R. W., & Murray, B. S. (2020). The Application of Reversible Intramolecular Sulfonamide Ligation to Modulate Reactivity in Organometallic Ruthenium(II) Diamine Complexes. Molecules, 25(2), 244. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25020244

Metallation of biomacromolecular species forms the basis for the anticancer activity of many metallodrugs. A major limitation of these compounds is that their reactivity is indiscriminate and can, in principle, occur in healthy tissue as well as canc... Read More about The Application of Reversible Intramolecular Sulfonamide Ligation to Modulate Reactivity in Organometallic Ruthenium(II) Diamine Complexes.