Evelina Gloria Ferrer

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The development of new vanadium derivatives with organic ligands, which improve the beneficial actions (insulin-mimetic, antitumoral) and decrease the toxic effects, is of great interest. A good candidate for the generation of a new vanadium compound is the flavonoid quercetin because of its own anticarcinogenic effect. The complex [VO(Quer)(2)EtOH]( n )(More)
Vanadium compounds are known for a variety of pharmacological properties. Many of them display antitumoral and osteogenic effects in several cell lines. Free radicals induce the development of tumoral processes. Natural polyphenols such as flavonoids have antioxidant properties since they scavenge different free radicals. For these reasons it is interesting(More)
The interaction of sodium metavanadate and VOCl3 with ascorbic acid, one of the possible natural reducing agents of vanadium(V) to oxovanadium(IV), has been investigated. Three new VO2+ complexes could be isolated as microcrystalline powders. One of them, of composition K1.5Na0.5[VO(HAsc)(OH)3], contains ascorbic acid as a monodentate ligand. In the other(More)
Losartan, the potassium salt of 2-n-butyl-4-chloro-5-hydroxymethyl-1-[(2'-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)biphenyl-4-yl)methyl]imidazol, is an efficient antihypertensive drug. The vibrational FTIR and Raman spectra of Losartan (its anionic and protonated forms) are discussed. In addition, the copper(II) complex of Losartan was obtained and characterized as a(More)
The interest in biological functions (benefits or toxics effects) of vanadium species has grown enormously in recent years. In this work, different spectroscopic methods were applied to study the effects of the interaction of vanadyl and vanadate species with bovine serum albumin (BSA), considered as the most abundant plasma protein. UV-Vis, Fourier(More)
A recently synthesized vanadyl(IV) complex with aspirin [VO(aspirin)ClH2O]2, has been thoroughly investigated by physicochemical techniques. In order to support the proposed structure, stoichiometry and the coordination sphere of the vanadium center, some studies such as elemental analysis, electronic (diffuse reflectance) and vibrational (infrared)(More)
It is known that flavonoids possess, among others, antioxidant and antitumoral properties that depend on their molecular structure. The central objective if this study was to investigate the potential antioxidant and antiproliferative properties of the flavonol morin and its new oxovanadium(IV) complex (VOmor) that was synthesized in order to modify the(More)
A new chlorogenate oxidovanadium complex (Na[VO(chlorog)(H2O)3].4H2O) was synthesized by using Schlenk methodology in the course of a reaction at inert atmosphere in which deprotonated chlorogenic acid ligand binds to oxidovanadium(IV) in a reaction experiment controlled via EPR technique and based in a species distribution diagram. The compound was(More)
The interaction of the VO2+ cation with homocysteine was investigated by electron absorption spectroscopy in aqueous solution at different metal-to-ligand ratios. The direct reduction of vanadate(V) solutions with homocysteine was also investigated. The results suggest that the interaction is different from that found in the case of cysteine and occurs(More)
It has been reported that various metal coordination compounds have improved some biological properties. A high activity of acid phosphatase (AcP) is associated to several diseases (osteoporosis, Alzheimer's, prostate cancer, among others) and makes it a target for the development of new potential inhibitors. Anti-thyroid agents have disadvantageous side(More)