Potentiometric and blood plasma simulation studies of nickel(ii) complexes of Poly(amino)amido pentadentate ligands: Computer aided metal-based drug design

Sebusi Odisitse, Graham E. Jackson

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The thermodynamic equilibria of nickel(II) with N,N′-di(aminoethylene)-2,6-pyridinedicarbonylamine (L1), Bis-(N,N-dimethylethyl)-2,6-pyridinedicarboxamide (L2), and N,N′-bis[2(2-pyridyl)-methyl]pyridine-2,6-dicarboxamide (L3) have been studied at 25°C and an ionic strength of 0.15 mol dm-3 by glass electrode potentiometry. The protonation and formation constants added to blood plasma model predict that Cu(II) competes effectively against Ni(II), Zn(II), and Ca(II) for these ligands in vivo.

Original languageEnglish
Article number863612
JournalBioinorganic Chemistry and Applications
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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