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Correction: Colchicine metallocenyl bioconjugates showing high antiproliferative activities against cancer cell lines

Karolina Kowalczyk a, Andrzej Błauż b, Wojciech M. Ciszewski a, Anna Wieczorek a, Błażej Rychlik b and Damian Plażuk *a
aDepartment of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Łódź, Tamka 12, 91-403 Łódź, Poland. E-mail:; Fax: (+48)42 6786583; Tel: (+48)42 6355760
bCytometry Lab, Department of Molecular Biophysics, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Łódź, 141/143 Pomorska St., 90-236 Łódź, Poland

Received 22nd January 2018 , Accepted 22nd January 2018

First published on 12th February 2018

Correction for ‘Colchicine metallocenyl bioconjugates showing high antiproliferative activities against cancer cell lines’ by Karolina Kowalczyk et al., Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 17041–17052.

The authors would like to apologize for missing some important references (the missing references are cited below as references 1 and 2 and should be cited in the Introduction of the original paper) and would like to rephrase the following text:

“These results encouraged us to synthesize metallocenyl conjugates of colchicine and to study their biological properties. Studies of Schmalz's group on triazolyl colchicines show a great cytotoxic potential of ferrocenyl colchicine.1,2 Herein we are describing the synthesis and introductory biological assessment of two sets of metallocenyl (ferrocenyl and ruthenocenyl) conjugates of colchicine bearing a 1,2,3-triazolyl linker (Fig. 2). We discuss, in particular, their cytotoxic activity towards cancer cell lines, the impact on the cell cycle and their ability to induce tubulin polymerization”.

The Royal Society of Chemistry apologises for these errors and any consequent inconvenience to authors and readers.


  1. Norman Nicolaus, Janet Zapke, Philipp Riesterer, Jörg-Martin Neudörfl, Aram Prokop, Hartmut Oschkinat and Hans-Günther Schmalz, ChemMedChem, 2010, 5, 661–665 CrossRef CAS PubMed.
  2. Norman Nicolaus, Jens Reball, Nikolay Sitnikov, Janna Velder, Andreas Termath, Alexey Yu. Fedorov and Hans-Günther Schmalz, Heterocycles, 2011, 82(2), 1585–1600 CAS.

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