Hot Article: new anticancer complex with unusual water cluster

In this hot article the authors investigate a new Pt(II) complex for its DNA binding and clevage properties and find considerable potential for the compound as an anticancer drug. Through detailed X-ray and thermal decomposition studies they also discovered a water cluster containing 20 water molecules in the framework of the Pt(II) host:

An unusual (H2O)20 discrete water cluster in the supramolecular host of a charge transfer platinum(II) complex: cytotoxicity and DNA cleavage activities
Sutanuva Mandal, Alfonso Castiñeiras, Tapan K. Mondal, Arindam Mondal, Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay and Sreebrata Goswami
Dalton Trans., 2010, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT00527D, Paper

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