Anthracenyl terpyridine Cu(II) complex as anticancer agent

This invention relates to a copper (II) complex represented by the formula : M [L]n [A]m
M is Cu2+
L is a tridentate ligand of formula II, optionally, the 9-anthracenyl group at 4’ position of formula II may be substituted with a phenyl group or a pyrenyl group,
n represents an integer of 1 or 2,
A represents a biologically acceptable counter ion to M[L]n,
m represents an integer of 2,
the tridentate ligand (L) of formula II represented as and the process for preparing said copper complex.



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  • Chebrolu Pulla Rao, Chinta Jugun Prakash, Amit Kumar

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