Polymer encapsulation of anticancer silver-N-heterocyclic carbene complexes

H. A. Mohamed, M. Khuphe, S. J. Boardman, Samantha Shepherd, Roger Phillips, P.D. Harvey, Charlotte E. Willans

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Amphiphilic block copolymers have been developed for the encapsulation of organometallic drugs. Silver-N-heterocyclic carbene complexes have shown significant promise as anticancer and antibacterial compounds, and have been studied as the payload in these carriers. Simple modification of the N-heterocyclic carbene ligand structure enables solubility properties and interaction with the polymer to be tuned.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10474-10477
Number of pages4
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number19
Early online date15 Mar 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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