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Cobalt Complexes as Antiviral and Antibacterial Agents

Author(s): Eddie L. Chang | Christa Simmers | D. Andrew Knight

Journal: Pharmaceuticals
ISSN 1424-8247

Volume: 3;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 1711;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: antiviral | antibacterial | cobalt

Metal ion complexes are playing an increasing role in the development of antimicrobials. We review here the antimicrobial properties of cobalt coordination complexes in oxidation state 3+. In addition to reviewing the cobalt complexes containing polydentate donor ligands, we also focus on the antimicrobial activity of the homoleptic [Co(NH3)6]3+ ion.
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