Organometallic Chemistry of Gold-Based Drugs

Claudia Schmidt, Angela Casini

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In this article, a selection of results obtained on the synthesis, chemical properties and biological effects of two of the most extensively explored families of gold organometallics—namely, Au(I) N-heterocyclic carbenes and cyclometalated Au(III) compounds—is presented. Their structure-activity relationships and information on their modes of action as novel, experimental therapeutic agents are also discussed, which constitute the basis for future drug design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComprehensive Organometallic Chemistry IV
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1-15
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780323913508
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022


  • Bacterial infections
  • Cancer
  • Cyclometalated compounds
  • G-quadruplexes
  • Gold
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Malaria
  • Metallodrugs
  • Mitochondria
  • N-heterocyclic carbenes
  • Nucleic acids
  • Organometallics
  • Proteins
  • Thioredoxin reductase


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