Variation in the Biomolecular Interactions of Nickel(Ii) Hydrazone Complexes Upon Tuning the Hydrazide Fragment

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Krishnamoorthy, Paramasivam
Sathyadevi, Palanissamy
Butorac, Rachel R.
Cowley, Alan H.
Bhuvanesh, Nattamai S. P.
Dharmaraj, Nallasamy

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Three new bivalent nickel hydrazone complexes have been synthesised from the reactions of [NiCl2(PPh3)(2)] with H2L {L = dianion of the hydrazones derived from the condensation of o-hydroxynaphthaldehyde with furoic acid hydrazide (H2L1) (1)/thiophene-2-acid hydrazide (H2L2) (2)/isonicotinic acid hydrazide (H2L3) (3)} and formulated as [Ni(L-1)(PPh3)] (4), [Ni(L-2)(PPh3)] (5) and [Ni(L-3)(PPh3)] (6). Structural characterization of these compounds 4-6 were accomplished by using various physico-chemical techniques. Single crystal X-ray diffraction data of complexes 4 and 5 proved their distorted square planar geometry. In order to ascertain the potential of the above synthesised compounds towards biomolecular interactions, additional experiments involving interaction with calf thymus DNA (CT DNA) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) were carried out. All the ligands and corresponding nickel(II) chelates have been screened for their scavenging effect towards O-2(-), OH and NO radicals. The efficiency of complexes 4-6 to arrest the growth of HeLa, HepG-2 and A431 tumour cell lines has been studied along with the cell viability test against the non-cancerous NIH 3T3 cells under in vitro conditions.



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Krishnamoorthy, Paramasivam, Palanisamy Sathyadevi, Rachel R. Butorac, Alan H. Cowley, Nattamai SP Bhuvanesh, and Nallasamy Dharmaraj. "Variation in the biomolecular interactions of nickel (II) hydrazone complexes upon tuning the hydrazide fragment." Dalton Transactions 41, no. 22 (Mar., 2012): 6842-6854.