Synthesis and in vitro study of new highly boronated phthalocyanine

Akim V. Shmal'Ko, Anastasija V. Efremenko, Anastasija A. Ignatova, Igor B. Sivaev*, Alexey V. Feofanov, Esin Hamuryudan, Ahmet Gül, Leonid V. Kovalenko, Shicheng Qi, Vladimir I. Bregadze

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A new highly boronated Zn(II)-phthalocyanine with eight cobalt bis(dicarbollide) units (144 boron atoms) was prepared and its intracellular accumulation and distribution in GL6 human glioblastoma cells were studied. It was found that the boronated phthalocyanine undergoes strong aggregation in intracellular environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)960-966
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines
Issue number10-11
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2014

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closo-dodecaborate for cobalt bis(dicarbollide) should result in enlarged intracellular boron accumulation that would be sufficient for the BNCT requirements. This suggestion is supported by the results of in vitro study of boronated chlorin e6 derivatives demonstrating higher cell uptake of cobalt bis(dicarbollide) containing porphyrins vs. closo-dodecaborate containing ones [27, 28].

FundersFunder number
Russian Foundation for Basic Research13-03-00581, 12-03-91375
Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştirma Kurumu211T052


    • cobalt bis(dicarbollide)
    • intracellular accumulation
    • intracellular distribution
    • phthalocyanine
    • synthesis


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