Document Type

Patent

Abstract

A family of benzochlorins, a family of verdins, a family of porphyrin derivatives and metal complexes thereof are disclosed. The benzochlorins have the formula of FIG. 3 of the attached drawings; their metal complexes have the formula of FIG. 1. The verdins have the formula of FIG. 4 of the attached drawings; their metal complexes have the formula of FIG. 2. The porphyrin derivatives have the formula of FIG. 9 of the attached drawings; their metal complexes have the formula of FIG. 10. Solutions of the benzochlorins, verdins, porphyrin derivatives and metal complexes which are physiologically acceptable for intravenous administration are also disclosed, as are emulsions or suspensions of the solutions, and compositions which additionally include cyclodextrin, and wherein the molecules of the benzochlorin, verdin, porphyrin derivatives or metal complex are encapsulated within the molecules of the cyclodextrin. The solvent for the solutions can be a product of the reaction of ethylene oxide with castor oil. A method for detecting and treating tumors in human and animal patients is also disclosed. The method comprises administering one of the benzochlorins, verdins, porphyrin derivatives or metal complexes to the patient. For detection, the tumor area is then illuminated with ultra violet light; for treatment, the tumor area is illuminated with visible light of a wavelength at which the benzochlorin, verdin, porphyrin derivatives or complex administered shows an absorption peak.

Patent Country

US

Patent Number

US4988808

Publication Date

1-29-1991

Assignee(s)

The University of Toledo; Medical College of Ohio

Application Number

07/448738

Filing Date

December 1989

Primary Class

540/145

Secondary Class

534/11; 534/12; 534/13

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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