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Chapter 4

Biologically Active N-Heterocyclic Carbene–Metal Complexes

The increasing popularity of N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) has yield in the past few years numerous new and exciting applications of these species, particularly as ligands in metal complexes. Complementarily, these ligands could have a prominent role in the development of new metallopharmaceuticals. Thanks to the number of different NHC–metal compounds that can be synthesized a wide variety of applications have emerged as bio-inorganic pharmaceuticals. Medicinal uses studied so far include powerful broad spectrum antibiotics and targeted antitumor agents.

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