Abstract

Families of Diels Alder adducts and of metal complexes of Diels Alder adducts, which are useful as particularly active compounds for use in photodynamic therapy, are disclosed. The Diels Alder adducts and a preferred family of metal complexes have the structures of Formulas 3 and 4, below: ##STR1## where R1, R2, R3 and R4 can be the same or different, and each is methyl, ethyl, an amino acid moiety which is a part of an amide produced by reaction between an amine function of a naturally occurring amino acid and a carbonyl function of the adduct, or a monoclonal antibody moiety which is attached to the adduct moiety through a carbonyl which is a part of an amide produced by reaction between an amine function of a monoclonal antibody and a CO2 R', CH2 CO2 R' or CH2 CH2 CO2 R'group of the adduct, and wherein the moiety is of a monoclonal antibody which selectively binds to malignant tumors, R5, R6 and R7 can be the same or different, and each is ethyl, an amino acid moiety which is a part of an amide produced by reaction between an amine function of a naturally occurring amino acid and a carbonyl function of the adduct, or a monoclonal antibody moiety which is attached to the adduct moiety through a carbonyl which is a part of an amide produced by reaction between an amine function of a monoclonal antibody and a CO2 R', CH2 CO2 R' or CH2 CH2 CO2 R'group of the adduct, and wherein the moiety is of a monoclonal antibody which selectively binds to malignant tumors, M comprises 2H or a metal cation, e.g., Sn or Zn, that is complexed with two of the nitrogens of the adduct, and R8 is an alkyl group other than t-butyl having from one to four carbon atoms. The use of the adducts and complexes in PHD is also disclosed.

Document Type

Patent

Primary Class

514/185

Secondary Class

534/13; 534/14; 534/15; 534/16; 540/145; 604/5.01

Application Number

08/979643

Filing Date

November 1997

Patent Number

US6025351

Assignee(s)

The University of Toledo; Medical College of Ohio

Publication Date

2-15-2000

Patent Country

US

Language

en_US

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

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