Document Type

Patent

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 Formula 1, Formula 2, Formula 3 and Formula 4, below: ##STR1## where R1, R2, R3 and R4 can be the same or different, and each is methyl or ethyl, R5, R6 and R7 are ethyl, R8 is an alkyl group other than t-butyl having from one to four carbon atoms and M comprises a metal cation, e.g., Sn or Zn, that is complexed with two of the nitrogens of the adduct. The use of the adducts and complexes in photodynamic therapy is also disclosed.

Patent Country

US

Patent Number

US5354858

Publication Date

10-11-1994

Assignee(s)

The University of Toledo; Medical College of Ohio

Application Number

07/912079

Filing Date

July 1992

Primary Class

540/145

Rights

These materials are free of copyright restrictions and are in the public domain within the United States only. The USPTO reserves the right to assert copyright protection internationally.

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

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