James Darkwa

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Cisplatin (cis-diamminedichloroplatinum) was first identified for its anti-bacterial activity, and was later also shown to be an efficient anticancer agent. However, the therapeutic use of this anticancer drug is somewhat limited by its toxic side effects, which include nephrotoxicity, nausea, and vomiting. Furthermore the development of drug-resistant(More)
The fabrication of a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) of a cyclopentadienylnickel(II) thiolato Schiff base compound, [Ni(SC(6)H(4)NC(H)C(6)H(4)OCH(2)CH(2)SMe)(eta(5)-C(5)H(5))](2) on a gold electrode is described. Effective electronic communication between the Ni(II) centres and the gold surface was established by electrochemically cycling the Schiff(More)
Pyrazoles are widely used as core motifs for a large number of compounds for various applications such as catalysis, agro-chemicals, building blocks of other compounds and in medicine. The attractiveness of pyrazole and its derivatives is their versatility that allows for synthesis of a series of analogues with different moieties in them, thus affecting the(More)
The title compound ([3,5-Me(2)bpzaH(2)][AuCl(4)]Cl, 1) (Me(2)bpza=bis(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)acetic acid), was prepared by reacting H[AuCl(4)] with 3,5-Me(2)bpza; and spectroscopically and structurally characterized. In the solid state structure of 1, the pyrazolyl ligand is doubly protonated to form two strong charge assisted hydrogen bonds of the type(More)
The mass spectral behavior of a number of organometallic complexes containing the Group 10 metals Ni, Pd, and Pt, together with various thiolate ligands were studied. For Pd, two main types of complexes, differing by the substituents on the phosphorus atom were studied. Types I and II were substituted with bis(diphenylphosphino)ferrocene and(More)
Label free impedance technology enables the monitoring of cell response patterns post treatment with drugs or other chemicals. Using this technology, a correlation between the lipophilicity of metal complexes and the degree of cytotoxicity was observed. Au(L1)Cl (1), AuPd(L1)(SC4H8)Cl3 (1a) and Au(L2)Cl (2) [L1 = diphenylphosphino-2-pyridine; L2 =(More)
Five distinct strong hydrogen-bonding interactions of four kinds (N-H...Cl, N-H...O, O-H...N, and O-H...Cl) connect molecules of the title compound, C(9)H(18)N(3)(+).Cl(-).H(2)O, in the crystal structure into corrugated sheets stacked along the a axis. The intermolecular interactions are efficiently described in terms of the first- through fifth-level graph(More)
In this study, statistical glyco-dithiocarbamate (DTC) copolymers were synthesized by reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization (RAFT) and subsequently used to prepare glyconanoparticles and conjugated glyconanoparticles with the anticancer drug, gold(I) triphenylphosphine. These glyconanoparticles and the corresponding conjugates were(More)
The reaction of 2-{[2-(1H-imidazol-4-yl)-ethylimino]-methyl}-phenol (L1), 2,4-di-tert-butyl-6-{[2-(1H-imidazol-4-yl)-ethylimino]-methyl}-phenol (L2) or 4-tert-butyl-2-{[2-(1H-imidazol-4-yl)-ethylimino]-methyl}-phenol (L3) with iron(ii) precursors produced either iron(ii) or iron(iii) complexes, depending on the nature of the anions in the iron(ii) precursor(More)
The antitumor activity of organo-gold compounds is a focus of research from the past two decades. A variety of gold stabilizing ligands such as vitamins and xanthanes have been prepared and explored for their 'chelating effect' as well as for their antitumor activity. Dithiocarbamates (DTC) compounds and their metallic conjugates have been well explored for(More)