Biomedical Applications of Inorganic Photochemistry

Biomedical Applications of Inorganic Photochemistry

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  • Editors: Peter Ford, Rudi van Eldik
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323991711
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323991728

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Biomedical Applications of Inorganic Photochemistry, Volume 80 in the Advances in Inorganic Chemistry series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters written by an international board of authors. Chapters in this new release include Photochemical bio-signaling with Ruthenium complexes, Adventures in the photo-uncaging of small molecule bioregulators, Challenges in medicinal inorganic chemistry and best practices to ensure rigor and reproducibility, Strategic Design of Photo-functional Transition Metal Complexes for Targeted Bioimaging and Therapy, Photoactive Manganese carbonyl Complexes with fac-{Mn(CO)3} Moiety: Design, Application, and Potential as Prodrugs in CO Therapy, Mitochondrial Targeting Metal Complexes, and more. Other chapters cover Photoactive Organometallic Compounds with Antimicrobial Properties, Photoactivated platinum anticancer complexes, New ruthenium phthalocyanines liposomal-encapsulated in modulation of nitric oxide and singlet oxygen release: Selectivity cytotoxicity effect on cancerous cell lines, Inorganic Nanoparticles Engineered for Light-Triggered Unconventional Therapies, Mechanistic insight into phot-activation of small inorganic molecules from the biomedical application perspectives, Ruthenium Complexes for Photoactivated Dual Activity: Drug Delivery and Singlet Oxygen Generation, and Leveraging the Photophysical Properties of Rhenium(I) Tricarbonyl Complexes for Biomedical Applications.

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  • Provides the authority and expertise of leading contributors from an international board of authors
  • Presents the latest release in Advances in Inorganic Chemistry serials
  • Updated release includes the latest information on Biomedical Applications of Inorganic Photochemistry


Chemists interested in classical inorganic chemistry, computational chemists interested in the application of their methods to various kinds of applied inorganic chemistry

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    Peter C. Ford and Rudi van Eldik
    1. Leveraging the photophysical properties of rhenium(I) tricarbonyl complexes for biomedical applications
    Justin J. Wilson
    2. Strategic design of photofunctional transition metal complexes for cancer diagnosis and therapy
    Lawrence Cho-Cheung Lee and Kenneth Kam-Wing Lo
    3. Advances in the design of photoactivated platinum anticancer complexes
    Huayun Shi and Peter J. Sadler
    4. Adventures in the photo-uncaging of small molecule bioregulators
    Peter C. Ford
    5. Inorganic nanoparticles engineered for light-triggered unconventional therapies
    Aurore Fraix and Salvatore Sortino
    6. Photoactive manganese carbonyl complexes with fac-{Mn(CO)3} moiety: Design, application, and potential as prodrugs in CO therapy
    Indranil Chakraborty and Pradip K. Mascharak
    7. Mechanistic insight into photoactivation of small inorganic molecules from the biomedical applications perspectives
    A. Kyzioł, Ł. Orzeł, I. Gurgul, O. Mazuryk, P. Łabuz and G. Stochel
    8. Ruthenium complexes for photoactivated dual activity: Drug delivery and singlet oxygen generation
    Sean J. Steinke, Jeremy J. Kodanko and Claudia Turro
    9. Photochemical biosignaling with ruthenium complexes
    Oscar Filevich and Roberto Etchenique
    10. Ruthenium phthalocyanines in nitric oxide modulation and singlet oxygen release: selectivity and cytotoxic effect on cancer cell lines
    Renata Galvão de Lima, Rafaella Rebecchi Rios, Antonio Eduardo da Hora Machado and Roberto Santana da Silva
    11. Photoactive Organometallics as Antimicrobial Agents
    Ashwene Rajagopal, Jack Biddulph, Leila Tabrizi, Deirdre Fitzgerald-Hughes and Mary T. Pryce
    12. Mitochondria-Targeting Transition Metal Complexes
    Ryan J. Morris and Massimiliano Massi

Product details

  • No. of pages: 540
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: November 23, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323991711
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323991728

About the Serial Volume Editors

Peter Ford

Peter C. Ford is at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California Santa Barbara, CA, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Rudi van Eldik

Rudi van Eldik

Rudi van Eldik was born in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) in 1945 and grew up in Johannesburg (South Africa). He received his chemistry education and DSc degree at the former Potchefstroom University (SA), followed by post-doctoral work at the State University of New York at Buffalo (USA) and the University of Frankfurt (Germany). After completing his Habilitation in Physical Chemistry at the University of Frankfurt in 1982, he was appointed as Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Private University of Witten/Herdecke in 1987. In 1994 he became Professor of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, from where he retired in 2010. At present he is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and Visiting Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the N. Copernicus University in Torun, Poland.

His research interests cover the elucidation of inorganic and bioinorganic reaction mechanisms, with special emphasis on the application of high pressure thermodynamic and kinetic techniques. In recent years his research team also focused on the application of low-temperature rapid-scan techniques to identify and study reactive intermediates in catalytic cycles, and on mechanistic studies in ionic liquids. He is Editor of the series Advances in Inorganic Chemistry since 2003. He serves on the Editorial Boards of several chemistry journals. He is the author of over 880 research papers and review articles in international journals and supervised 80 PhD students. He has received honorary doctoral degrees from the former Potchefstroom University, SA (1997), Kragujevac University, Serbia (2006), Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (2010), University of Pretoria, SA (2010), and Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology, Russia (2012). He has developed a promotion activity for chemistry and related experimental sciences in the form of chemistry edutainment presentations during the period 1995-2010. In 2009 he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit (‘Bundesverdienstkreuz’) by the Federal President of Germany, and the Inorganic Mechanisms Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry (London).

His hobbies include music, hiking, jogging, cycling and motor-biking. He is the father of two and grandfather of four children.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany; Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland

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