In this study, a convenient synthesis of a series of La(III) complexes (in nanoscales) with different organic ligands was prepared by green chemical method. The physicochemical properties of the nanocomplexes were obtained. The SEM and TEM techniques were used to confirm the nanosize and morphology. The cytotoxicity of the newly synthesized compounds was demonstrated and tested for their anticancer activity against common pathogenic organisms and against human epithelial colorectal adenocarcinoma cells (Caco2), Vero, and MCF-7 cells. By examining its pharmacological activity, we were able to identify new potent and selective anticancer agents. Also, the structures succeeded to affect and stop the growth of Klebsiella pneumonia strain, and the results revealed promising activity. In addition, an electrospinning technique was used for the fabrication of novel bio-medicated nanofibers which are applied for wound dressing as local chemotherapy for skin injuries.
Part of the book: Green Chemistry Applications