Mafalda Laranjo et al.
European journal of medicinal chemistry, 200, 112468-112468 (2020-06-09)
The discovery of Pt-chlorin-type theranostic agents is described. Luminescent Pt(II) 4,5,6,7-tetrahydropyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridine-fused chlorins, with different degrees of hydrophilicity, have been synthesized and their in vitro photocytotoxicity against human melanoma, oesophageal and bladder carcinomas was studied. A di(hydroxymethyl)-substituted chlorin was identified as a