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Molecules 2015, 20(5), 7951-7956; doi:10.3390/molecules20057951

Special Issue: Practical Applications of Metal Complexes

Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, Večna pot 113, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Academic Editor: Derek J. McPhee
Received: 28 April 2015 / Accepted: 29 April 2015 / Published: 30 April 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Practical Applications of Metal Complexes)
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Abstract

In 1913 Alfred Werner received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work that was of great importance for the development of coordination chemistry. In the years that followed numerous complexes consisting of metal ions and organic ligands were isolated, thus building a strong connection between inorganic and organic chemistry. Coordination compounds have many interesting properties which find diverse applications in numerous aspects of human life. Fourteeen contributions were received for this Special Issue covering very different aspects of metal complexes and their practical applications. The highest number of manuscripts deals with the biological activity of complexes which might potentially be used in the clinical practice. Authors have tested their cytotoxicity, antibacterial activity and enzyme inhibition. Their optical properties were studied in view of their potential use in photodynamic therapy. Moreover, optical properties could also be used for bioanalysis. It is also known that metal complexes are useful catalysts and a few such examples are also described herein. Many other interesting properties and facts about the isolated and described complexes are also reported (radioactivity, design of metal-organic frameworks, etc.). View Full-Text
Keywords: catalysts; photophysical properties; natural products as ligands; macrocycles as ligands; metal based drugs; metal drug interactions; radiopharmaceuticals; photodynamic therapy; magnetic properties; self-assembly catalysts; photophysical properties; natural products as ligands; macrocycles as ligands; metal based drugs; metal drug interactions; radiopharmaceuticals; photodynamic therapy; magnetic properties; self-assembly
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