Luciana G. Naso

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The new complex [VO(chrysin)2EtOH]2 (VOchrys) has been synthesized and thoroughly characterized. Fourier transform IR, UV–vis, diffuse reflectance, and EPR spectroscopies as well as elemental analysis and thermal measurements were performed. In solution, different species could be detected by EPR spectroscopy as a function of the ligand-to-metal ratio. The(More)
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)2EtOH] 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)
Flavonoids are a large family of polyphenolic compounds synthesized by plants. They display interesting biological effects mainly related to their antioxidant properties. On the other hand, vanadium compounds also exhibit different biological and pharmacological effects in cell culture and in animal models. Since coordination of ligands to metals can(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)
Methimazole (MeimzH) is an anti-thyroid drug and the first choice for patients with Grave’s disease. Two new copper(II) complexes of this drug: [Cu(MeimzH)2(NO3)2].0.5H2O and [Cu(MeimzH)2(H2O)2](NO3)2·H2O were synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, dissolution behavior, thermogravimetric analysis and UV-vis, diffuse reflectance, FTIR and EPR(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)
The coordination behavior of copper(II) with tricarballylic acid (H(3)TCA) and imidazole (Imz) is described. Speciation in aqueous solution has been determined at 25 degrees C and 0.15M NaCl ionic strength by potentiometric measurements and EPR characterization of the species. Two new compounds CuTCAH.3H(2)O and CuTCAHImz.2H(2)O were obtained and(More)
The natural antioxidant flavonoid diosmin, found in citric fruits, showed low antioxidant properties among other flavonoids due to its structural characteristics and low cytotoxicity against lung (A549) and breast (T47D, SKBR3 and MDAMB231) cancer cell lines. The anticancer behavior has been improved by the metal complex generated with the flavonoid and the(More)
A new complex of the oxovanadium(IV) cation with the flavolignan silibinin has been synthesized and characterized. Vanadium compounds show interesting biological and pharmacological properties and some of them display antitumoral actions. Flavonoids are part of a larger group of antioxidant compounds called polyphenols which may inhibit the proliferation(More)