Special Issue "Research about Vital Organic Chelates and Metal Ion Complexes Volume II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2023) | Viewed by 7017
Interests: charge-transfer complexes; metal–acid complexes; schiff base complexes; metal–drug interactions; metal–dye complexes; crystal structures
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Metal ion complexes is a rapidly developing field with enormous potential for applications that provides new possibilities for the pharmaceutical industry. It is expected that increasing knowledge about the role of minerals in biochemistry will provide an area for designing new drugs in many other areas as well, for example, neuropharmacology and anti-potency agents. Advances in coordination chemistry rely heavily on an understanding of not only the thermodynamics of reactions, but also the kinetics of mineral complexes under biologically relevant conditions. Metals are essential cellular components that function in many biochemical processes that are indispensable to living organisms. Transition metal complexes are important in catalysis, material synthesis, photochemistry, and biological systems. Inorganic medicinal chemistry can exploit the unique properties of metal ions to design new drugs. The use of metals and their complexes for medicinal purposes has been present throughout history. With advances in inorganic chemistry, the role of transition metal complexes as therapeutic compounds is becoming increasingly important. Recent advances in inorganic chemistry have made it possible to form a few transition metal complexes of organic interest that can be used as therapeutic agents. This review clarifies the role of metals and recent advances in medicinal organic biochemistry with new approaches to the design and application of innovative metal-based drugs.
Dr. Moamen S. Refat
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- metal complexes
- metal-based drugs
- medicinal inorganic chemistry
- nanomaterials and applications