In this Dalton Transactions Hot article, Chebrolu P. Rao from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and colleagues investigate the anticancer activity of the organometallic compound, copper (II) anthracenyl-terpyridine.
This compound is particularly exciting because it kills cells in a way not seen before with copper complexes.
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Synthesis, characterization, plasmid cleavage and cytotoxicity of cancer cells by a copper(II) complex of anthracenyl-terpyridine
Amit Kumar, Jugun Prakash Chinta, Amrendra Kumar Ajay, Manoj Kumar Bhat and Chebrolu P. Rao
Dalton Trans., 2011, DOI: 10.1039/C1DT10201J