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The prevalence of metal-based drugs as therapeutic or diagnostic agents: beyond platinum

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Abstract

Metal complexes and metal salts have a wide range of medicinal applications and are extensively administered to patients or purchased over the counter as a matter of routine. The abundance and variety of non-platinum metal complexes, which are approved for use as therapeutic or diagnostic agents, are highlighted. Current insights into the mechanism of action or indeed lack thereof of a selection of metallodrugs are discussed. Ultimately this perspective seeks to inspire chemists to tackle new challenges and raise awareness of opportunities in the area of inorganic therapeutic and diagnostic medicine.

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The article was received on 18 Jul 2012, accepted on 17 Aug 2012 and first published on 20 Aug 2012


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT31601C
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2012,41, 13239-13257
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    The prevalence of metal-based drugs as therapeutic or diagnostic agents: beyond platinum

    D. Gaynor and D. M. Griffith, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 13239
    DOI: 10.1039/C2DT31601C

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