10. Boron and Gadolinium in the Neutron Capture Therapy of Cancer

  1. Prof. Dr. Enzo Alessio
  1. Ellen L. Crossley,
  2. H. Y. Vincent Ching,
  3. Joseph A. Ioppolo and
  4. Louis M. Rendina

Published Online: 23 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527633104.ch10

Bioinorganic Medicinal Chemistry

Bioinorganic Medicinal Chemistry

How to Cite

Crossley, E. L., Ching, H. Y. V., Ioppolo, J. A. and Rendina, L. M. (2011) Boron and Gadolinium in the Neutron Capture Therapy of Cancer, in Bioinorganic Medicinal Chemistry (ed E. Alessio), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527633104.ch10

Editor Information

  1. University of Trieste, Department of Chemical Sciences, Via Giorgieri 1, 34127 Trieste, Italy

Author Information

  1. The University of Sydney, School of Chemistry, Sydney NSW 2006, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 26 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527326310

Online ISBN: 9783527633104



  • boron;
  • gadolinium;
  • neutron capture therapy (NCT);
  • cancer;
  • medicinal inorganic chemistry


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Boron Neutron Capture Therapy

  • Role of Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry in BNCT

  • Gadolinium Neutron Capture Therapy

  • Conclusions and Future Outlook