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Synthesis, Characterization and Anticancer Activity of Porphyrin-Containing Organometallic Cubes

Barry, Nicolas P. E. ; Zava, Olivier ; Dyson, Paul J. ; Therrien, Bruno

In: Australian Journal of Chemistry, 2010, vol. 63, no. 11, p. 1529-1537

Self-assembly of 5,10,15,20-tetra(4-pyridyl)porphyrin (tpp-H2) and 5,10,15,20-tetra(4-pyridyl)porphyrin-M(ii) (M = Ni (tpp-Ni); Zn (tpp-Zn)) tetradentate panels with the dinuclear p-cymene ruthenium clips [Ru2(p-cymene)2(C2O4)Cl2] and...

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Encapsulation of Pyrene-Functionalized Poly(benzyl ether) Dendrons into a Water-Soluble Organometallic Cage

Pitto-Barry, Anaïs ; Barry, Nicolas P. E. ; Zava, Olivier ; Deschenaux, Robert ; Therrien, Bruno

In: Chemistry – An Asian Journal, 2011, vol. 6, no. 6, p. 1595-1603

Two generations of lipophilic pyrenyl functionalized poly(benzyl ether) dendrimers (P1 and P2) have been synthesized. The thermal properties of the two functionalized dendrimers have been investigated, and the pyrenyl group of the dendritic molecules encapsulated in the arene–ruthenium metalla-cage,...

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Double Targeting of Tumours with Pyrenyl-Modified Dendrimers Encapsulated in an Arene–Ruthenium Metallaprism

Pitto-Barry, Anaïs ; Barry, Nicolas P. E. ; Zava, Olivier ; Deschenaux, Robert ; Dyson, Paul J. ; Therrien, Bruno

In: Chemistry – A European Journal, 2011, vol. 17, no. 6, p. 1966-1971

The self-assembly of 2,4,6-tris(pyridin-4-yl)-1,3,5-triazine (tpt) triangular panels with p-cymene–ruthenium building blocks and 5,8-dioxido-1,4-naphthoquinonato (donq) bridges, in the presence of pyrenyl-containing dendrimers of different generations (P0, P1 and P2), affords the triangular prismatic host–guest compounds...

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Designing the Host-Guest Properties of Tetranuclear Arene Ruthenium Metalla-Rectangles to Accommodate a Pyrene Molecule

Barry, Nicolas P. E. ; Furrer, Julien ; Freudenreich, Julien ; Süss-Fink, Georg ; Therrien, Bruno

In: European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2010, vol. 5, p. 725-728

Cationic tetranuclear arene ruthenium complexes of the general formula [Ru4(p-cymene)4(N∩N)2(dhnq)2]4+ comprising rectangular structures are obtained in methanol from the reaction of the dinuclear arene ruthenium precursor [Ru2(p-cymene)2(dhnq)2Cl2] (dhnq =...