Stephen A. Moggach

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Relatively little is known about the kinetics or the pharmacological potential of organometallic complexes of osmium compared to its lighter congeners, iron and ruthenium. We report the synthesis of seven new complexes, [(eta6-arene)Os(NN)Cl]+, containing different bidentate nitrogen (N,N) chelators, and a dichlorido complex, [(eta6-arene)Os(N)Cl2]. The(More)
We show by x-ray crystallography that the complex trans, trans, trans-[Pt(N(3))(2)(OH)(2)(NH(3))(py)] (1) contains an octahedral Pt(IV) center with almost linear azido ligands. Complex 1 is remarkably stable in the dark, even in the presence of cellular reducing agents such as glutathione, but readily undergoes photoinduced ligand substitution and(More)
The crystal structure of hexagonal L-cystine has been determined at room temperature at pressures between 0.4 and 3.7 GPa; unit-cell dimensions were measured up to 6.4 GPa. The structure of this phase consists of molecules in their zwitterionic form, and crystallizes in the hexagonal space group P6(1)22. The structure consists of hydrogen-bonded layers(More)
Although gold compounds are now recognized as promising anticancer agents, so far only gold(I) derivatives have been investigated for this purpose, whereas the use of gold(III) complexes has been hampered by their poor stability under physiological conditions. We have therefore carried out studies on selected gold(III) anticancer agents, showing enhanced(More)
We report the reversible pressure-induced amorphization of a zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-4, [Zn(Im)(2)]). This occurs irrespective of pore occupancy and takes place via a novel high pressure phase (ZIF-4-I) when solvent molecules are present in the pores. A significant reduction in bulk modulus upon framework evacuation is also observed for both(More)
AIMS To characterise and correlate crystalline precipitations implicated in non-healing corneal ulceration in two patients with a previous history of acanthamoeba keratitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Persistence of acanthamoeba and secondary bacterial infection was excluded with negative corneal scrapes. Confocal microscopy identified crystal-like deposits(More)