Bis(4,7-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline) sulfatooxovanadium(IV) as a novel apoptosis-inducing anticancer agent.

In a systematic effort to identify a potent anticancer agent, we synthesized 15 oxovanadium(IV) complexes and examined their cytotoxic activity against 14 different human cancer cell lines. The oxovanadium compounds included mono and bis ancillary ligands of 1,10-phenanthroline (phen) [VO(phen), VO(phen)2, VO(Me2-phen), VO (Me2-phen)2, VO(Cl-phen), VO(Cl… CONTINUE READING