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Keywords:

  • antitumor agents;
  • drug design;
  • metal complexes;
  • photodynamic therapy;
  • supramolecular chemistry
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Cell death by visible light: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a relatively underemployed method for treatment of diseases including cancer. Recent improvements in synthetic and analysis methods of metal complexes provide for red-light-activated drugs with potential application in PDT (see picture).