1. Organometallic Compounds in Biomedical Applications

  1. Alaa S. Abd-El-Aziz1,
  2. Charles E. Carraher Jr.2,
  3. Charles U. Pittman Jr.3,
  4. John E. Sheats4 and
  5. Martel Zeldin5
  1. Charles E. Carraher Jr.2 and
  2. Charles U. Pittman Jr.3

Published Online: 28 JUL 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471683779.ch1

Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-Like Elements: Biomedical Applications, Volume 3

Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-Like Elements: Biomedical Applications, Volume 3

How to Cite

Carraher, C. E. and Pittman, C. U. (2004) Organometallic Compounds in Biomedical Applications, in Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-Like Elements: Biomedical Applications, Volume 3 (eds A. S. Abd-El-Aziz, C. E. Carraher, C. U. Pittman, J. E. Sheats and M. Zeldin), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471683779.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Chemistry, The University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

  2. 2

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida and Florida Center for Environmental Studies, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Chemistry, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, USA

  4. 4

    Department of Chemistry, Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, USA

  5. 5

    Department of Chemistry, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York, USA

Author Information

  1. 2

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida and Florida Center for Environmental Studies, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Chemistry, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JUL 2004
  2. Published Print: 18 JUN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471667377

Online ISBN: 9780471683773

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Keywords:

  • metal-containing drugs;
  • metal-containing bioactive agents;
  • ferrocene;
  • cisplatin;
  • platinum drugs;
  • ferrocene-containing polymers;
  • platinum-containing polymers;
  • organotin compounds;
  • organotin biocidal polymers;
  • osmium compounds;
  • osmium carbohydrate polymers;
  • osmarins;
  • organogermanium polymers;
  • organoantimony;
  • cephalexin-containing polymers;
  • radiopharmaceutical compounds;
  • metallofulleronols

Summary

The area of metal-containing polymers in medicine is briefly reviewed. Correlations between small metal-containing drugs such as cisplatin and their polymeric counterparts is made. The advantages for using metal-containing polymers in medicine is described. A broader net is also described for future research.