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Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3(6), 1711-1728;

Cobalt Complexes as Antiviral and Antibacterial Agents

Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering, Naval Research Laboratory, 4555 Overlook Avenue S.W., Washington, DC 20375, USA
Chemistry Department, Florida Institute of Technology, 150 West University Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32901, USA
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Received: 21 April 2010 / Revised: 4 May 2010 / Accepted: 14 May 2010 / Published: 26 May 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Anti-Infective Agents)
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Metal ion complexes are playing an increasing role in the development of antimicrobials. We review here the antimicrobial properties of cobalt coordination complexes in oxidation state 3+. In addition to reviewing the cobalt complexes containing polydentate donor ligands, we also focus on the antimicrobial activity of the homoleptic [Co(NH3)6]3+ ion. View Full-Text
Keywords: antiviral; antibacterial; cobalt antiviral; antibacterial; cobalt

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Chang, E.L.; Simmers, C.; Knight, D.A. Cobalt Complexes as Antiviral and Antibacterial Agents. Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3, 1711-1728.

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