A camphor based 1,3-diamine Ru(ii) terpyridine complex: synthesis, characterization, kinetic investigation and DNA binding†
The synthesis and reactivity of a new ruthenium(II) terpyridine complex with a bidentate enantiopure camphor based diamine ligand is described. Reactivity measurements of the Ru(II) complex showed a high affinity towards guanosine-5′-monophosphate as a model for DNA bases. Furthermore, the Ru(II) complex was found to interact with CT-DNA. This suggests the high potential of the newly synthesized ruthenium complex as an antitumor agent.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Equilibrium Solution Coordination Chemistry