: We report the synthesis and characterization of three half-sandwich Ru(II) arene complexes [(η 6 -arene)Ru(N,N0 )L][PF6 ]2 containing arene = p-cymene, N,N0 = bipyridine, and L = pyridine metawith methylenenaphthalimide (C1), methylene(nitro)naphthalimide (C2), or methylene(piperidinyl)na -phthalimide (C3). The naphthalimide acts as an antenna for photoactivation. After 3 h of irradiation with blue light, the monodentate pyridyl ligand had almost completely dissociated from complex C3, which contains an electron donor on the naphthalimide ring, whereas only 50% dissociation was observed for C1 and C2. This correlates with the lower wavelength and strong absorption of C3 in this region of the spectrum (λmax = 418 nm) compared with C1 and C2 (λmax = 324 and 323 nm, respectively). All the complexes were relatively non-toxic towards A549 human lung cancer cells in the dark, but only complex C3 exhibited good photocytoxicity towards these cancer cells upon irradiation with blue light (IC50 = 10.55 ± 0.30 µM). Complex C3 has the potential for use in photoactivated chemotherapy (PACT)

Light Triggers the Antiproliferative Activity of Naphthalimide-Conjugated (η6-arene)ruthenium(II) Complexes / Bisceglie, Franco; Pelosi, Giorgio; Orsoni, Nicolò; Pioli, Marianna; Carcelli, Mauro; Pelagatti, Paolo; Pinelli, Silvana; Sadler, Peter J.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES. - ISSN 1422-0067. - 23:14(2022), pp. 7624-7639. [10.3390/ijms23147624]

Light Triggers the Antiproliferative Activity of Naphthalimide-Conjugated (η6-arene)ruthenium(II) Complexes

Bisceglie, Franco
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Pelosi, Giorgio;Pioli, Marianna;Carcelli, Mauro;Pelagatti, Paolo;Pinelli, Silvana;
2022

Abstract

: We report the synthesis and characterization of three half-sandwich Ru(II) arene complexes [(η 6 -arene)Ru(N,N0 )L][PF6 ]2 containing arene = p-cymene, N,N0 = bipyridine, and L = pyridine metawith methylenenaphthalimide (C1), methylene(nitro)naphthalimide (C2), or methylene(piperidinyl)na -phthalimide (C3). The naphthalimide acts as an antenna for photoactivation. After 3 h of irradiation with blue light, the monodentate pyridyl ligand had almost completely dissociated from complex C3, which contains an electron donor on the naphthalimide ring, whereas only 50% dissociation was observed for C1 and C2. This correlates with the lower wavelength and strong absorption of C3 in this region of the spectrum (λmax = 418 nm) compared with C1 and C2 (λmax = 324 and 323 nm, respectively). All the complexes were relatively non-toxic towards A549 human lung cancer cells in the dark, but only complex C3 exhibited good photocytoxicity towards these cancer cells upon irradiation with blue light (IC50 = 10.55 ± 0.30 µM). Complex C3 has the potential for use in photoactivated chemotherapy (PACT)
Light Triggers the Antiproliferative Activity of Naphthalimide-Conjugated (η6-arene)ruthenium(II) Complexes / Bisceglie, Franco; Pelosi, Giorgio; Orsoni, Nicolò; Pioli, Marianna; Carcelli, Mauro; Pelagatti, Paolo; Pinelli, Silvana; Sadler, Peter J.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES. - ISSN 1422-0067. - 23:14(2022), pp. 7624-7639. [10.3390/ijms23147624]
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