NHC-Silver(I) Acetates as Bioorganometallic Anticancer and Antibacterial Drugs

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dc.contributor.authorPatl, Siddappa-
dc.contributor.authorTacke, Matthias-
dc.date.copyright2011 Press of Slovak University of Technology, Bratislavaen_US
dc.identifier.citationInsights into Coordination, Bioinorganic and Applied Inorganic Chemistryen_US
dc.description.abstractThe synthesis of N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) silver(I) acetate complexes with varying lipophilic benzyl-substituents at the 1 and 3 positions of the (benz)imidazole ring was achieved by reaction of silver(I) acetate with the corresponding (benz)imidazolium bromide or iodide salts. These NHC-silver(I) acetate derivatives exhibit interesting structural motifs in the solid state and proof to be soluble and stable in biological media. The preliminary antibacterial activity of all the compounds was studied against Gram-negative bacteria Escherichia coli, and Gram-positive bacteria Staphylococcus aureus using the Kirby-Bauer disk-diffusion method. Almost all the NHC-silver(I) acetate complexes have shown high antibacterial activity compared to the NHC-precursors. In addition, the NHC-silver complexes had their cytotoxicity investigated through MTT based preliminary in vitro testing on the human renal cancer cell line Caki-1 in order to determine their IC50 values. NHC-silver(I) acetate complexes were found to have IC50 values ranging from 1.2 to 63 M. These values represent improved cytotoxicity against Caki-1, most notably for (1-methyl-3-(4-cyanobenzyl) benzimidazole-2-ylidene) silver(I) acetate (IC50 value = 1.2 M), which is a three times more cytotoxic than cisplatin exhibiting an IC50 value of 3.3 M against this cell line.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipIrish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technologyen_US
dc.publisherSlovak University of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectN-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)en_US
dc.subjectSilver(I) acetateen_US
dc.subjectNHC-silver(I) acetate derivativesen_US
dc.subjectAntibacterial activityen_US
dc.titleNHC-Silver(I) Acetates as Bioorganometallic Anticancer and Antibacterial Drugsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US
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