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Noble Metals in Medicine

Muhammad Adnan Iqbal

University of Agriculture Faisalabad


Ruthenium in Medicine Gold in Medicine Anticancer Antimicrobial Antioxidant Antifungal Metal Based Drugs Osmium Drugs Silver Drugs Iridium in Medicine Platinum in Medicine

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Successive historical events prove the use of noble metals in drugs for the welfare of mankind. Silver has been used to treat wounds and ulcers as mentioned by Greek physician Hippocrates. Silver has also been used for storage of drinking water due to its strong antimicrobial potential and hence in the current era its medicinal use is well known. Similarly, the use of copper to sterile water has been reported by ancient Egyptians and medicinal use of Gold by Chinese. In the modern age, the use of metal-based medicines started about 50 years’ back when use of cis-platin was explored for treatment of various types of cancer. Since then the use of metals in medicine remained promising and it is further attracting scientists. During last decade, the use of noble metals (Rhodium, Iridium, Palladium, Osmium, Gold, Silver and Copper) has been the subject of intensive therapeutic investigation leading to syntheses of series of metallo compounds with remarkable anticancer, antirheumatic, antimalarial, antifungal, and antimicrobial drugs. Several research and review articles on the use of noble metals based complexes for medicinal applications has been published.

The aim of this book project is to compile the updated research work on medicinal applications of noble metal complexes mainly focusing the structure activity relationship of metal complexes with targeting biological components.

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Muhammad Adnan Iqbal

University of Agriculture Faisalabad

Dr. Muhammad Iqbal was born in Punjab-Pakistan in April 1984. He completed his bachelor degree in chemistry at university of the Punjab-Lahore in August 2007. He joined Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang-Malaysia in July 2010 for MS leading to Ph.D. study in Dr. Rosenani A. Haque’s laboratory on a fellowship. He completed his Ph.D. in organometallic chemistry in April 2014 and got an opportunity of postdoctoral fellowship in the same lab. He joined the University of Agriculture Faisalabad on September 2015 as an assistant professor. Currently, he has established an organometallic and coordination chemistry laboratory at UAF community college Faisalabad-Pakistan. His research interests include synthesis of metallodrugs.

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