An unexpected in-solution instability of diiodido analogue of picoplatin complicates its biological characterization†
Complex cis-[PtI2(NH3)(pic)] (1; pic = 2-methylpyridine), a diiodido analogue of clinically studied picoplatin (2), is unstable in solution, which is intriguingly connected with the release of its pic ligand. This observation complicates the biological testing of e.g. cytotoxicity in human cancer cells for 1.
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